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Executive Director New Product Development

Job ID: 10919
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

This position is a strategic product leader with industry vertical expertise in the healthcare and digital sectors to guide and grow its healthcare innovation team. This leader will leverage their entrepreneurial and innovative passion to drive new approaches to maximizing patient outcomes, improving customer experience and creating new enterprise revenue. They will establish new product credibility and partner with UNC Health physician leaders, external investors and top talent at a national level.


Operations: Sets the vision for new companies and define the overall strategy from launch to scale to include: driving growth, profitability and company value. Drives alignment around a multi-year investment and product strategy for key focus areas (e.g., pharmacy, digital health, diagnostic/lab solutions). Defines product vision including all aspects of future roadmap, investment, innovation and experimentation. Serves as a leader to ensure initiatives achieve scale necessary for successful transition into an existing business or new entity. Develops a pipeline of client innovation partners and lead sales and delivery of early solution pilots in search of product-market fit. Collaborates with existing business leaders to set vision and strategy for “white space” businesses and cross business unit growth opportunities. Oversees teams to source, lead and develop new product initiatives, including scoping inquiries, market research, analysis, testing, key metrics and competitive landscape to justify investment. Evaluates internal capabilities and external opportunities (build, partner, invest) based on qualitative, quantitative and financial metrics. Advises internal clients on business strategy, operational effectiveness and digital healthcare best practices. Provides subject matter expertise to other UNC Health business units as it relates to strategic planning and execution of new businesses and products. Manages competition and threats in the marketplace, with constant evaluation of the financial structure, capital strategy and strategic objectives. Builds a comprehensive ecosystem that connects corporate, industry and innovation partners broadly across the UNC Health, Chapel Hill, Raleigh-Durham, and general region’s community based on interest and opportunity. Reports updates to corporate stakeholders regarding progress on strategic goals.

Leading People: Leads people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Encourages workforce engagement by building a commitment to excellence and by promoting the organization's vision internally and externally. Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations and holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility. Leads in a deliberate and predictable way and operates with transparency. Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately. Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

Leading Change: Acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action. Brings about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Establishes an organizational vision and implements it in a continuously changing environment. Is open to change and new information and rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Deals effectively with pressure and remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks. Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others.

Results Driven: Exceeds organizational goals and customer expectations. Makes decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Delivers high-quality services and is committed to continuous improvement. Fosters a culture of safe and compassionate patient care. Makes well-informed, timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unfavorable results. Positions the organization for success by identifying new opportunities and builds the organization by developing and improving services. Leads the budgeting process. Uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities, monitors expenditures in support of programs and policies, and identifies cost-effective approaches.


Education Requirements:

● Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline.

Professional Experience Requirements:

● Requires a minimum of ten years of related entrepreneurship, venture and/or M&A experience, with at least seven years of management experience. Healthcare experience strongly preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
●  Uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities, monitors expenditures in support of programs and policies
● Strong and proven interpersonal and communication skills.
● Demonstrated expertise in the development of trusting relationships and partnerships.
● Excellent project management skills.
● Understands and applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.
● Financial analysis
● Product development, design, go-to-market strategy, marketing, sales, and fundraising

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Shared Services

Organization Unit: UNC Health Enterprises 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care. This is not a State employed position.
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