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Product Manager with CMS, Medicaid

MSys Inc
Raleigh, NC
November 07, 2019


Title: Product Manager with CMS, Medicaid

Location: Raleigh, NC, United States

Length: Long term

Restriction: W2 or C2C


Interview Type: Skype *** Very long term project; initial PO for 1 year, expect to go for 4+ years *** Onsite - No Remote ***

This position will champion our departments key strategies with the goal of creating the opportunity for healthier outcomes for our citizens through clinical and technological innovation. This position is responsible for providing independent product oversight for Medicaid products. This oversight may include development and monitoring of the Medicaid Managed Care product strategies, while collaborating with other DHHS divisions and external stakeholders to develop and implement targeted strategies to streamline processes. This position will create user stories, technology roadmaps and customer research in relation to Medicaid initiatives and strategic goals. The IT Product Manager represents DHHS business functions within NC Medicaid and partners with IT to ensure delivery of relevant and impactful software and solutions. This position will interact with the NC Medicaid Business Information Analytics Office, DHHS Data Office, Information Technology Division, Privacy and Security Office, Policy Office, General Counsel, Office of Procurement, Contracts and Grants, among others.

Leads and direct cross-functional activities that provide effective oversight of Medicaid Programs.

Manages direct and hybrid reporting relationships and staff, sets priorities, establishes accountabilities, and defines roles/responsibilities to secure necessary resources not under direct supervision, while maintaining peak levels of performance and compliance.

Collaborates and develops workgroups around product deliverables with Product Owners, Business Leads, Technical Leads and Management.

In-depth knowledge and understanding of products across functions and business segments in healthcare that meet departmental goals.

Directing the conception, development and implementation of new product initiatives, including current product enhancements.

Provides feedback and input to senior level decision-makers to develop long-range strategic alternatives for product solutions.

Communicate project goals and timelines, next steps and results to team members, project managers and the executive team.

Through a variety of communication/meeting methods, determines the customers needs, leads product discovery and translates these into detailed and actionable requirements for the MES PMU.

Able to assess emerging products and partners to measure and address their potential value or risk to the department, as well as make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage.

Provide in-person, conference calls, or virtual trainings on product knowledge, usage and implementation.

Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate survey data, define successful criteria for testing and product acceptance.

Fluently discuss the financial and/or operational benefits associated with proposed product capabilities.

Ensures compliance with all applicable policies and procedures.

Manages the product lifecycle from conception through implementation.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

7 years experience

Knowledge of Enterprise IT Systems, system integration principles, and associated change management best practices.

Has an understanding of CMS Seven Standards and Conditions and the Medicaid program

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, function in a fast-paced moving constantly changing, deadline driven environment

Proficient use of Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Adobe software

Skills in persuasion, negotiation, relationship management, conflict resolution, and effective oral and written communication at all levels

Proven track record of launching successful user-focused products preferably in the enterprise, analytics or healthcare space.

Previous experience creating business use cases, requirements, and process maps/data flows.

Experience working in a combination of business analysis, product management, project management and/or software application development.

Excellent communication skills and attention to detail with specific experience developing, editing, and presenting summaries, reports, and complex in

Proven experience and working knowledge of agile development methodologies, environment and tools.

Experience using or implementing Cloud technologies IaaS, PaaS, SaaS.

Experience handling HIPAA and PII data.