New Product Planning Manager, Strategic Business Innovations

Location: Gamma Dr. Pittsburgh, PA


The Cardiac Management Solutions division of ZOLL Medical Corporation develops products to protect and manage cardiac patients, including the LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD), the ZOLL cardiac monitor, and associated technologies.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. At ZOLL, your work will help to ensure cardiac patients get the life-saving therapy they need. To date, the LifeVest WCD has been worn by hundreds of thousands of patients and saved thousands of lives.

ZOLL has been Pittsburgh’s Manufacturer of the Year, one of Western PA’s Healthiest Employers, and even one of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Offices. But it’s our unique opportunity to impact people’s lives that makes ZOLL the ideal place to build your career.

Job purpose

The New Product Planning Manager for Strategic Business Innovations is dedicated to identifying, researching and developing new business opportunities for ZOLL Cardiac Management Solutions.

The position is for a high-energy innovator with a strategic mindset that can develop business models, perform market assessments, and identify new areas of focus to grow the business. 

These strategies will benefit ZOLL CMS in both short and long term.  The individual is highly versed in many areas of healthcare technology and will have a strong combination of business acumen, technical skill, clinical knowledge, understanding of the healthcare information system environment, and the ability to create a long-term strategies.  

This is a highly strategic role that is critical for ZOLL’s long-term success and ensuring our business is growing in new and exciting areas of healthcare.

Duties and responsibilities

Primary job duties and responsibilities of the position.

  • Perform market research and landscape analysis to identify new spaces where ZOLL CMS may successfully enter and grow.
  • Develop long-term strategies that allow ZOLL CMS to leverage our core strengths to extend into new market areas focused on incremental growth.
  • Identify global healthcare market trends and drivers, technology developments, remote patient monitoring trends, and reimbursement trends that will shape the future of healthcare delivery.
  • Develop short and long-term strategies based on derived insights, business objectives, and other identified technology and clinical trends.
  • Participate in assigned projects focused on mergers and acquisitions. 
  • Work with peers to drive overall execution of development and launch of products/solutions in target markets as part of a cross functional business teams including R&D, clinical, sales, marketing, IT, operations and finance
  • Perform analysis and build business models for entry of ZOLL CMS business in international markets.
  • Develop business cases and market assessments for next generation solutions, new market opportunities, research projects, and other new business opportunities for consideration in the portfolio management process
  • Develop business requirements for new products; work with R&D on functional specifications and feature/function prioritization
  • Develop and maintain five-year strategic vision for product roadmap
  • Generate compelling market insights based on research, data, and other acquired inputs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or clinical science related discipline; MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in medical device new product planning, product management, or strategy is required
  • Strong understanding of trends impacting care delivery, including value-based care, population health management, and healthcare technology preferred
  • Prior new product planning and strategy development experience required 
  • Understanding of healthcare informatics preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of new product planning and strategic planning processes required
  • Excellent analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills, and strong business acumen required
  • Working knowledge of wireless communication technologies, clinical systems and their application in the healthcare environment is essential
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and well-honed interpersonal and leadership skills are required. 
  • Independent thinking and a high level of initiative and the ability to interact well with patients, physicians, customers, and key opinion leaders are essential.
  • Must be an effective leader in a matrixed environment. 
  • Cardiology clinical knowledge preferred
  • Approximately 40% travel required

Working conditions

This position is generally performed in a typical office environment that is usually quiet.  Employee is expected to work collaboratively with team members, as well as able to work independently with limited supervision.  Work will require significant computer and telephone work.

Physical requirements

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Supervisory responsibility


AAP/EEO Statement

ZOLL is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace, where unique identities, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences are respected and valued.

 Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran



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