New Product Planning Manager - Cardiac Solutions

Location: Remote, PA

Cardiac Management Solutions

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 Cardiac Solutions is a critical role that will lead the creation of breakthrough strategies to solve complex patient and clinician problems in the diagnoses and treatment of heart disease.  The position will also be focused on identifying, specifying, and implementing integrated solutions to support the strategy.  This is a highly strategic role that is essential to the short and long-term success of ZOLL Cardiac Management Solutions.

Duties and responsibilities

Primary job duties and responsibilities of the position.

  • Accountable for defining, launching and building profitable solutions that transform the ZOLL Cardiac Management Solutions business. 

  • Lead and perform comprehensive market research into both patients and clinicians who are part of cardiac care workflows.

  • Generate compelling market insights based on research, data, and other acquired inputs.

  • Develop short and long-term strategies based on derived insights, business objectives, and other identified patient, clinical, and technology trends.

  • Work closely with new product development, regulatory, clinical, marketing, and external partners to develop and commercialize solutions. 

  • Create key marketing requirement documents to enable successful development

  • Develop business requirements for new product and enhancements to existing products; work with R&D on functional specifications and feature/function prioritization

  • Develop business cases for new products and solutions for consideration in the portfolio planning process

  • Obtain global customer requirements via market research activities, market analysis, and on-going communication with global marketing and sales

  • Perform competitive analysis and maintain insights into current and future competition.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering related discipline; MBA preferred

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in medical device new product planning, product management, or strategy is required.

  • Excellent analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills, and strong business acumen required

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of new product planning and strategic planning processes required. 

  • Must be an effective leader in a matrixed environment. 

  • Demonstrated leadership in product development (taking solutions from conception to release), product management, and project management, required.

  • Cardiology clinical knowledge preferred

  • Working knowledge of wireless communication technologies, clinical systems and their application in the healthcare environment, preferred.

  • Ability to interpret and convey clinical data required.

  • Approximately 30% 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


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Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran

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