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Posted: Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:07 PM

Virginia Mason Institute is a nonprofit organization with the mission to relentlessly pursue the improvement of patient safety, patient experience, and the quality, cost and delivery of health care - at their training facility in Seattle, Washington and at client sites around the world the Institute's team of physicians, nurses and other lean experts inspire others to believe that zero defect health care is possible while preparing and guiding health care professionals to dramatically improve the lives of their patients. Virginia Mason Institute is wholly owned by Virginia Mason Medical Center, a renowned leader in the use of lean management methods in health care. Learn more about Virginia Mason Institute on their website,

This position leads the creation of Virginia Mason Institute's coaching services and learning experiences that aim to improve patient safety, patient experience, and the quality, cost and delivery of health care.

The manager of research and product development provides leadership to a team that conducts research, compiles information, designs, develops, and maintains all Virginia Mason Institute coaching and educational services (products). This role works with senior management to set the vision for products, lead new product development initiatives, manage the product life cycle, identify and select new product ideas, determine the perceived value and price of all institute products, and develop partnerships essential to the development of products.

Job responsibilities include:

* Oversee and direct the creation of new products and maintenance (or sun setting) of existing products, including: the conducting of research, analysis information, and development, design, maintenance and quality assurance of all products. Manage budgeted expenses accordingly.

* Ensure appropriate, regular communication with and buy-in from Virginia Mason executives for new products.

* Conduct cross functional collaboration with marketing, sales, operations, client support and service delivery workgroups fostering a team environment that consists of trust and empowerment.

* Develop annual performance objectives for team and direct reports.

* Utilize technical skills to understand risk and provide input to scale investments and products appropriately.

* Utilize knowledge of the business strategy and market to prioritize new product ideas, with recommendations from the pricing analyst. Shape and validate the problem a product solves and provide the design constraints related to the business.

* Manage resources to align to business strategies and organizational goals, in regards to market research, product developed, and products maintained.

* Continuously work to adapt product and pricing strategy to meet market demands and achieve business goals.

* Lead efforts to continually improve the institute's approach to pricing products using research and proprietary methods for establishing the price for all current and new products.

This position places strong emphasis on the following outcomes:

* Development of products that help the institute achieve long-term business growth

* Aggressive development and dissemination of best practices for product development

* Cultivation of a highly effective product development workgroup

* Master's degree in business administration or equivalent relevant experience required.

* Eight years of relevant product development experience,

* Five years of relevant management experience

* Functional knowledge and experience with product development best practices and industry trends, and exceptionally strong relationship management and communication skills.

* Demonstrated talent and passion for innovation is required as is conceptual and behavioral commitment to lean thinking and lean practice.

Master's degree in business administration and experience outside health care, especially in an industry environment that uses rapid prototyping and/or is rapidly adapting to market trends is preferred. Health care and working in an environment that rapidly adapts to market trends is preferred.

This position requires completion of Advanced VMPS for Leaders by one year employment anniversary.

Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.

There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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