Director, Innovation Portfolio

Centene Corporation Clayton , MO 63105

Posted 2 months ago

Position Purpose:

Conduct Innovation project pre-studies and help lead commercialization of attractive concepts.

Implement lean development and business model canvas methods where applicable.

Prepare report-outs of progress, status updates, set directions, and remove road blocks for pilots and projects.

Manage multiple innovation Project Managers and leaders.

Create and implement an efficient innovation organization and culture.

Conduct due diligence of vendors for potential programs and monitor business opportunities.

Responsible for development of, and sometimes portfolio management of, several innovation projects and initiatives. Define strategic roadmaps for clinical and non-clinical innovation programs and products for assigned market segments.


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, HealthCare, or STEM field. Master's degree in related field preferred.7 years of product development and Product Management, or Program management experience.

Thorough understanding of health care market, trends and business functions. Entrepreneurial experience and/or launch of new function(s) within larger firm. Lean Customer Development and Business Model Canvas experience.

Entrepreneurial background from leading position in start-up, or commercialization of major new products/businesses within a larger firm is highly preferred.

Business minded entrepreneurial doer with strategic understanding is desired.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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