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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Product Management Manager in Decatur, Georgia


Manages and supervises staff and operations in an Information Technology (IT) area. Advises management on issues within a specific IT area to ensure compliance and uniform systems across the division and enterprise. Works closely with other area managers and directors to ensure smooth and transparent processes and systems. Designs information systems and procedures to support division operations. Hires, trains and supervises staff. Performs related responsibilities as requi

Within Emory University’s Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) organization, the Manager, Product Management is part of the Research Solutions group to support Emory University’s Research, Education and Service missions. The incumbent leads a team of IT Product Managers to develop and operationalize the adoption of a set of technologies to meet the needs of the Emory community, such as products and servicesfor data capture and surveys, data visualization and analytics, cloud-based computing and more. The incumbent collaborates with Emory’s world class researchers, physicians, students, and staff to help advance discoveries in health sciences and other disciplines, improve the care of patients, and enhance the education of learners throughout the Emory Community.

Researches, defines, prioritizes and documents product requirements, use cases and design for feature enhancements for existing and new software products while considering the needs of users, competitive market offerings, technology trends and overall institutional strategy. Directly or through cohesive team leadership, takes ownership and manages a portfolio of assigned products through all phases of product life cycle. Drives the process of working with, and prioritizing inputs from, multiple constituents including academic and business users, professional services consultants, support personnel, sales, and development. Communicates and coordinates with constituents on proposed solutions, status and timeline for delivery. Delivers internal and external training on products, new feature enhancements or extension modules. Leads, or participates in, speaking engagements or product demonstrations as needed, as well as intake consulting sessions with prospective users. Fosters community of practice and knowledge sharing among users of the product, through coordination of awareness communication and events, shared knowledge and code bases, use case identification and pattern development. Leads team members and constituents into adhering to best practices and high-quality standards for IT service design, implementation and operations including security and regulatory compliance for data and systems. Manages the defect resolution process including project management, requirements gathering and testing and customer communication throughout the release.

Serves as a product expert, and understands the market, user workflows and domain-specific settings. Collaborates with multiple IT teams to deliver solutions to meet end user and institutional needs: client services and local IT units, infrastructure and middleware operations, data and software solution delivery, enterprise application operations, IT Security and University compliance. Monitors performance of solutions through metrics around customer satisfaction, return of value, success factors and continuous improvement. Identifies enhancements and owns the product backlog. Understands market trends and technology advancements; incorporates knowledge into product plans and roadmaps. Conceptualizes new products or features for development based on customer awareness and/or research. Contributes to the strategic and operational planning for the solutions team. Maintains vendor relationship management with 3 rd party products to ensure an accurate understanding of the product roadmap and upgrade schedule, and manage user and enterprise licensing models and keys as relevant. Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Demonstrated success defining and launching services or products within an organization or for a target customer base

  • Demonstrated change leadership skills (i.e., ability to effectively manage communication, negotiate successful outcomes, identify risks, engage correct stakeholders, etc.)

  • Demonstrated prior experience effectively leading and participating in collaborative, cross-functional relationships; ability to work in a highly matrixed environment and contribute as a dedicated team player

  • Ability to lead and facilitate product sessions with stakeholders and user groups

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, process knowledge and methodology background

  • Background in IT technologies, customer solutions and user experience design

  • Experience developing meaningful measures to manage product performance and evolution

  • Principled approach to delivering high-quality solutions, on schedule and in scope, including with ambiguity, uncertainties, and competing priorities

  • Understanding of changing strategic business objectives, process and technology, and ability to drive results

  • High levels of integrity and commitment in conducting professional affairs and dealing with sensitive data and confidential information

  • Ability to uphold the goals and culture of the organization

  • Ability to establish and nurture a high performance, cohesive team in the context of a multi-disciplinary IT organization, and to build cross-organizational consensus with exposure to other IT functions, technology and solution providers and business clients

  • Ability to lead teams by providing advice and guidance in a constructive, committed fashion, and by fostering team engagement and excellence through clear vision, open communication and change management

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate interactions across the division and University; Ability to adapt to a variety of audiences, whether highly technical teams, subject matter experts and users, or leadership stakeholders

  • Calm and clarity of thought and communication while under pressure.

  • Excellent listening skills, open to improvements and constructive consensus, while maintaining integrity, commitments and values.

  • Background in Higher Education, Research and/or Healthcare a strong plus

  • Experience withfederal and state regulations, such asthe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), or similar compliance standards

  • Certification in ITIL foundations, Service Strategy, Service Design, Continual Service Improvement, PMP, Pragmatic Product Management framework, or related experience a plus

  • Experience with software technologies used for analytics (e.g., Tableau, RStudio), structured data capture / surveys (e.g., REDCap, Qualtrics), Big data, cohort discovery, customer relationship management, cloud-based computing is a plus

  • Understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC), automated testing and CI/CD pipelines, software configuration management, and other IT delivery standards a plus


Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or related field and Five years of product management, business analysis, business relationship management and software development experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Master's degree in business preferred. Strong knowledge of operating systems, databases, and application layer technologies support to troubleshooting and identify issues.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence others, resolve conflicts, and lead a Product Delivery Team. Demonstrates advanced level proficiency in work productivity tools such as MS-Office suite, diagramming tools, and project management software.

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Job Number 45305

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division LITS: Library and IT Services

Department LITS: Product Management SC

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Information Technology

Location : Name Clairmont - N Decatur