NBME is seeking a new Senior Innovation Product Manager. The individual in this role will intermittently report to the VP, of Product and Business Development. The selected candidate will be responsible for expanding NBME’s portfolio by focusing on the development of new products, services, or processes that contribute to an increase in market leadership. They will lead products and initiatives of high complexity that require significant inter-team and cross-functional collaboration to execute and/or are new and groundbreaking and can serve as models for future development and standardization across the unit. Additionally, they will foster individual and collective creativity and establish processes and procedures for ideation and prototyping.
This role has been designated as which means it generally does not require onsite work more but, may require prescheduled onsite work. We’re open to considering candidates in the following states: PA, FL, TX, VA, NJ, DE and MD.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
At NBME ®, we continue to innovate and improve how we fulfill the evolving needs of the health care community. This commitment starts and ends with the people at NBME. By recruiting and empowering talented individuals from various disciplines and backgrounds, which includes professionals with diverse life experiences, abilities, and perspectives, NBME can take a well-informed, robust approach to advancing medical education and assessment for years to come. We also continue to focus on ensuring that our DEI work is impactful and ingrained in everything we do, including with our staff, workplace culture, products and services, the Philadelphia community and the broader medical education landscape.
Stay abreast on a wide range of issues related to testing, medical education/healthcare, and assessment for learning; share knowledge for the benefit of other staff and provide mentorship as appropriate on translating knowledge into strategy.
Maintain an in-depth understanding of NBME products and services and assessment enhancements.
Demonstrate the ability to present product-related information and presentations in a well-organized and informative manner.
Implement program plans as specified in roadmap and contract(s), while adhering to critical milestone dates and establishing best practice protocols and procedures.
Ensure product specifications such as roadmaps, project documentation, contracts, addenda, and cost-effective budgets are effectively communicated and monitored to all appropriate staff.
Ensure efficient and cost-effective use of resources and budgets.
Confirm projects related to strategic initiatives are planned, documented, and implemented.
Certify that best practice protocols and procedures are established and maintained.
Skills and Abilities
Proven track record of launching new product(s) or significant overhauls to existing product(s); leading and organizing intensive market research/pilot/testing efforts; coordinating Agile experiences.
Demonstrated experience with managing vendor and partner relationships.
Strategic and technical product management experience, preferably in healthcare, medical education, education and/or assessment.
Strong team orientation, project management and analytical skills.
Demonstrated ability to operate within diverse cross-functional groups and diverse external stakeholder groups.
Demonstrated leadership abilities and strong critical thinking, problem-solving and conflict management skills.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Ability to maintain confidential information and secure materials appropriately.
Proficient in the use of project planning software and budget management.
Broad knowledge base in all aspects of testing.
Demonstrated ability to bring new projects from concept to pre-launch or market introduction stage.
Attention to detail.
7 or more years of relevant experience in program/product management preferred.
Bachelor’s degree required and relevant master’s degree desired.
Product management certification through Pragmatic Institute or similar is desired but not required.
NBME offers a versatile selection of high-quality assessments and educational services for students, professionals, educators, regulators and institutions dedicated to the evolving needs of medical education and health care. To ensure our assessments meet the highest standards of quality, stay relevant and align to the current curriculum in medical schools and training programs, we rely on a wide network of collaborators. These include the volunteers who help develop our exam questions, the committees and panels who represent various groups within the medical education community, external researchers and health profession organizations.
We are committed to meeting the needs of educators and learners globally with assessment products and expert services such as NBME® Subject Examinations, Customized Assessment Services, Self-Assessments, the International Foundations of Medicine® Program and Item Writing Workshops. Together with the Federation of State Medical Boards, NBME develops and manages the United States Medical Licensing Examination®, which measures the ability to apply knowledge and skills that form the basis of safe and effective patient care. Our Competency-based Assessment unit is focused on new methods as well as the optimization of assessment in the workplace and education.
As a result of leadership in ongoing research, innovative measurement practices and the exploration of forward-thinking assessment modalities and improvements, NBME advances assessment science. Our grant and funding opportunities further support this dedication to medical education and assessment science. We help develop the next generation of assessment professionals through our Summer Psychometric Internship Program. Through the Stemmler Fund, Strategic Educators Enhancement Fund and Latin America Grants Program, researchers and educators can continue to improve the assessment of health care professionals around the world.
NBME views diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as foundational and enduring to our strategy and vision. We continue to focus on ensuring that our DEI work is impactful and ingrained in everything we do, including with our staff, culture, products and services, the Philadelphia community and the broader medical education landscape. Our commitment manifests in our hiring and staff development, recruitment for committees, grants programs, design and review of our assessments, and involvement in our local and national communities.
Learn more about NBME at NBME.org.
The NBME offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a rewarding work environment. Excellent Benefits include: Healthcare, Dental, Prescription, and Vision plans; 401(k) w/match, Tuition Reimbursement Plan, Commuter Benefit: Public Transit or Parking options. Remote Friendly Workplace.
NBME is an equal opportunity employer as defined by the EEOC.