Wolters Kluwer VP, Product Innovation in Waltham, Massachusetts

VP, Product Innovation

Requisition Number: 17-17379

State: Massachusetts

City: Waltham

Shift: Not Applicable

Job Description: Wolters Kluwer Health’s Clinical Effectiveness (CE) organization is a fast-growing and innovation-driven healthcare information technology (HIT) provider working on the front lines of clinical care. Our flagship products include UpToDate, Lexicomp, Medi-Span. and Emmi Solutions. Our talented team of physician editors, pharmacists, technologists, and product visionaries collaborate to provide solutions that measurably improve clinical effectiveness by helping healthcare professionals provide optimal care for their patients.

CE’s mission is to improve care worldwide. To achieve this vision, CE has strived to deeply understand the challenges facing clinicians and provider organizations as they evolve their work-flow to cope with changing regulatory payment pressures while striving to deliver high quality and effective care.

The position will drive the vision and direct the discovery and development for new healthcare solutions that expand Wolters Kluwer’s offering portfolio and create a pipeline that will enable the company to achieve future growth.

The VP of Product Innovation will lead a team of product managers, business analysts and developers whose responsibilities will be to stay deeply informed about healthcare market, explore adjacent and emerging market opportunities, define new potential offerings, develop partnerships, prove out concepts, and assess the commercial viability for horizon three investment options.


•Achieve deep understand of complex business problems and create and prioritize healthcare product portfolio investment options that will drive new profitable growth

•Build and lead a team of product managers, developers and business analysts

•Work with key stakeholders to analyze market segments, develop product strategies, build out business cases and deliver working prototypes and proofs of concepts.

•Lead the creation and prioritization of functional and business requirements

•Cultivate client partnerships to explore new market opportunities and new product innovations

•Work with senior leadership and across multiple functions to make investment decisions and help define an optimal product portfolio pipeline



•Undergraduate BA/AB/BS

•Graduate MBA degree preferred


•Ten or more years of experience of successful in product management, product marketing and technology leadership

•Three or more years as a product executive within the healthcare sector

•Ten or more years of experience leading cross-functional teams, that include product managers, product marketers, business analysts, and developers.

•Proven visionary leadership

•Experience defining new market segments

•Proven track record of successful portfolio management and new product development.

•Experience establishing client partnerships and collaborating with development partners.

•Experience in agile development and lean prototyping; experience with Cloud, SaaS and new technologies, including AI

•Industry experience in the health care sector, particularly with work-flow integration and electronic medical record systems

•An understanding of and experience with clinical informatics

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications: (First list requirements, followed by preferences.)

•Strong product innovation and leadership skills, including new product planning and development.

•Excellent analytical skills, including market research, competitive analysis, business planning and go-to-market

•Strong technical skills and solid understanding of key HIT concepts and trends.

•Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, including with peers and senior management

•Ability to lead multiple projects and build collaborative relationships with internal, matrixed teams and external clients partners

•Creative problem solver

•Passionate about products


Up to 20% Travel

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at (888) 495-4771