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Cognizant Technology Solutions Director of Product Management, Healthcare & Life Sciences in New York City, New York

Working at Cognizant is fast paced and exhilarating! At Cognizant Digital Engineering, we ideate and develop innovative software solutions with our clients. We are seeking a seasoned individual to join our Product Management Leadership Team reporting to our VP Global Head of Product Management. As a key thought leader in one of Cognizant?s most strategic and fastest-growing practices, this product management leader will operate on a global scale to define the vision, strategy, priorities, methods and practices associated with product management within their product area (PA), serve as a trusted advisor to clients and provide inspiring leadership on multiple dimensions across Cognizant and with key stakeholders.

In this role, you will lead all aspects of the Healthcare & Life Sciences PA consisting of product solutions that maximize market advantage and scale throughout this vertical hub. You will craft industry leading solutions for our clients aligned with achieving their key business goals while ensuring discovery and focus around the problem spaces that maximize business value and long-term outcomes. This individual has a proven track record leading and winning deals, as well as developing and aligning products and capabilities to empower product development teams to create outcome driven experiences and solutions that meet and exceed client and customer expectations.

Ideally, you'll possess expertise in digital engineering, cloud native development and product management, and have a proven track record building and scaling a successful practice (over $100M) across global markets and key industry domains. In addition to driving delivery excellence, product strategy and the roadmap, you'll also maintain significant personal client engagement and successfully deliver of services and solutions in global technology intensive environments.

We're looking for a strategic problem solver with strong product management instincts that drive innovation and efficiencies of scale. They?re passionate about product, and enjoy helping others mature as successful product managers. The ideal candidate is comfortable with ambiguity and moving forward with imperfect information. They excel at leading, effectively aligning team members as well as clients & executives around a shared set of objectives to progress the goal of shipping a product that delights our clients and their users. Furthermore, they judge their success by the success of their team and the happiness of our clients.

In addition, they'll be entrepreneurial, enterprising, collaborative and personable; possessing gravitas, sound business sense and leadership skills vital to grow, support, and sustain the PM practice globally for Cognizant.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Member of the product leadership team responsible for developing and executing a global product management practice throughout the PA to meet client and financial goals.

  • Practice leadership and oversight of all activities and functions within your PA to ensure clear and efficient agile and lean development process.

  • Envision product strategies and roadmaps that align with the strategic and tactical direction of the client?s KBOs building on commonalities across lines of business and technologies.

  • Drive product thinking and customer-centric solutioning for complex deals involving multiple service lines as part of RFI, RFP and informal deal processes.

  • Product Evangelist & Stakeholder manager, tasked with representing the business, promoting and advocating for the product(s) with clients, at executive briefings, events, etc.

  • Researches & analyzes to establish competitive intelligence and various market analyses to supplement, compliment and further aid the business in understanding current and future PA needs.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional leadership (i.e. engineering, marketing, sales and operations) and 3rd party intermediaries to (1) develop, define, and be responsible for the PA?s roadmap, (2) achieve high quality results and (3) to align around the greatest opportunity and build high business value outcomes.


  • 10 years of experience as Product Leader within the Healthcare & Life Sciences PA developing large-scale product solutions for a leading global professional services firm, technology firm, & /or interactive agency.

  • A proven track record in product planning, defining and launching successful products, unifying product portfolios and working with SaaS/Cloud native product lines.

  • Experience with Proposal Writing, Win Themes, Executive Summary, Commercials and SLA's.

  • Ability to present complex delivery and technical concepts to clients during white boarding and oral sessions.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of PA, Industry Marketplace Trends, and Digital & Next Gen Technologies, as well as the cloud development lifecycle, and depth and breadth of experience with modern techniques, including PaaS, multi-cloud, microservices, agile methodology, containers, CI/CD and DevOps, relevant platforms, frameworks, tools and technologies.

  • Bachelor?s degree required; PhD, MBA or master?s degree in Product Leadership, Marketing, Economics or equivalent in work experience strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated commitment to building a PA and shown success leading, growing and developing a successful product management team

  • Experience managing a global P& L and aggressive revenue targets along with the demonstrated ability to exceed such targets

  • Inspiring leadership and proven track record to operate successfully in a collaborative, matrixed global organizational structure

  • Excellent analytical skills and sound judgement with superior ability to quickly synthesize diverse and complex information

  • PA Industry eminence and contributions to PA thought leadership, publications, white papers, etc.

  • Extraordinary communication and relationship building skills to/with senior level executives: Director, VP, CxOs.

** Candidates should be open to work out of any location near a Cognizant office.
** Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position whom are legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship (H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, etc.).


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