Product Manager (New York)

New York, New York


The Product Manager has the primary responsibilities of managing the entire end-to-end product release life-cycle and translating the features defined by Product Owners into technical requirements that can be developed and delivered from a technology perspective. In addition, the Product Manager will be responsible for identifying and recommending new products / product features in collaboration with various internal partners (project teams, sales, and business process operations).


  • Drives pre-release planning process to ensure sufficient information is available for Product Teams prior to release planning
  • Develops release plans for multiple products and manages the execution of those plans to schedule, scope and budget
  • Conducts regular status meetings with Delivery Teams and communicates status to Senior Management
  • Responsible for managing team members’ and deliverables as dictated by the release plan
  • Reviews all release deliverables to ensure quality and adherence to Polaris Product Team standards
  • Develops deep understanding of architecture and infrastructure of Polaris products to drive key design decisions
  • Assists Business Development Team by conducting product demos for potential and existing clients
  • Assists Project Teams by serving as product SME to ensure product capabilities and limitations are well understood
  • Collaborates with stakeholders and product teams to decompose features into functional and non-functional specifications that can be understood and approved by members of the development team
  • Assists in the execution/analysis of integration, user acceptance and performance testing
  • Develops, maintains and demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of all products
  • Responsible for the following deliverables throughout the Software Development Life-cycle (SDLC):
    • Wireframes and functional specifications (Requirements Phase)
    • UAT test scripts and test results (UAT Phase)
    • Training materials, release notes, and product manuals (Release Phase)
  • Reviews and analyzes current / planned product offerings in relation to the competition
  • Requests and summarizes feedback from various internal partners regarding new products / product features
  • Creates and prepares detailed business cases for new product / product feature recommendations
  • Builds trust and respect, establish relationships, and develop rapport with technical and non-technical team members
  • Conducts internal trainings to ensure organization stays informed of all product releases on the roadmap as well as a high level understanding of all enhancements / fixes in each product release


  • Minimum 3-6 years of work experience of managing the product release life-cycle.
  • Undergraduate degree required; Degree in computer science, or a related field greatly preferred
  • Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects and resources in a matrix environment
  • Software Product Management experience is a plus
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to facilitate cross- functional project team collaboration
  • Ability to navigate within a fast-paced dynamic environment with high degrees of ambiguity and change
  • Superior communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate to diverse audiences and all levels of the organization
  • Experience facilitating requirements gathering sessions and writing technical requirements for applications (preferably healthcare applications)
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience with wireframe prototype tools (e.g., Axure) is preferred.
  • Specific technologies (preferred, not required): ASP.NET, SQL, Java, Windows Architecture [IIS, Windows Server], Microsoft Office Expertise, SAP/Oracle Apps
  • Experience or knowledge of pharmaceutical industry a plus
  • Ability to analyze complex information and translate into concise, readable, unambiguous language
  • Ability to promote process improvement
  • Experience with full lifecycle system implementations (requirements, build, testing, training)

Physical and Location Requirements:

  • Ability to work in the NJ office on a regular basis

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**Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer**