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Centene Corporation Manager, Provider Solutions Product Management in St. Louis, Missouri


In this role, you will be responsible for managing a team of Product Managers and Product Owners and will shape the strategic product direction for Provider systems. You will engage stakeholders, understand their business, and develop long-term product roadmaps to support their strategic goals and objectives. You will help identify improvement opportunities, drive business case development, conduct research, and deliver new and improved products to drive business value and an exceptional customer experience.

To succeed, you will need to be equally comfortable managing tactical details as well as driving strategic topics with key stakeholders. You will need the ability to influence others and build strong collaborative relationships while exhibiting strong leadership qualities—including the ability to create and articulate a concise vision and a plan to realize it. You will need solid business knowledge to understand the day-to-day experience of our stakeholders as well as a technical background so that you can easily converse in the details with our developers and technology teams as you find new ways to leverage technology to solve business problems. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on leader that possesses experience in Product Management and Agile practices, promotes a collaborative team culture, and ignites passion within the team to deliver exceptional business solutions.

You will guide and mentor Product Managers and Product Owners on your team and help them grow into strong contributors who understand their role within a Product operational model and how to engage with their key stakeholders. In addition to serving and manager and team leader, you will also own your own portfolio of initiatives where you will directly engage with stakeholders and technology teams.

Who You Are:

  • You are a seasoned product leader with a proven track-record of end-to-end ownership and delivery of digital products and services.

  • You have extremely high standards and deep operational knowledge and understanding of digital product development. You use tools, technologies, established best practices, and your own experience-based methods.

  • You have a relentless focus on the customer, their concerns, and how to improve their experience.

  • You use data to drive your decisions and hold yourself and others accountable.

  • You are a team player who is willing to do whatever is necessary to help the collective effort of the group.

  • Though you are not a developer, you have the ability to guide conversations with tech teams to ensure the planned solution will satisfy the needs of your customers and stakeholders.

  • You identify the most impactful concepts and push them through a rigorous course of critical evaluation, execution, implementation, experimentation, success—or failure.

  • You have a strong sense of ownership and are able to drive initiatives to their conclusion.

  • You are a strong communicator, able to articulate your point-of-view, engage in fact-based discourse, collaborate, compromise, and bridge gaps.

  • You are able to build a strong, trusting relationship with your team, your colleagues, and strategic partners.

  • You are scrappy—focused, driven, and the natural owner of both big ideas and practical daily output.

  • You are a talent-multiplier, building product teams and growing talent.

  • You feel most at home in a fast-paced, iterative, and collaborative environment.

  • You are fluid and adaptable—able to work on multiple tracks and pivot from one project to another.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead the translation of business strategy into product strategy and roadmaps by facilitating the collaboration and alignment of business leaders and technology teams.

  • Be responsible for the overall product lifecycle of multiple enterprise-wide products including design, development, implementation, and support. Ensure the ongoing funding and investment of product development and while capturing value realization and delivering ROI.

  • Ensure the overall health of the agile development process by coaching and developing product mangers and product owners and monitoring team productivity and efficiency.

  • Collaborate and influence stakeholders and technology teams to negotiate and agree on proposed new systems and changes to existing systems and practices.

  • Actively synthesize and integrate market changes and technology improvements into actionable improvements for key products.

  • Act as a thought leader by partnering closely with internal and external stakeholders to provide a global viewpoint and extend applications across the enterprise.

  • Work in a fast-paced environment and be resourceful in achieving success in the face of ambiguity while prioritizing and managing multiple priorities.

  • Exhibit strong communication and collaboration skills with the capability to facilitate deep strategic conversations, build and develop consensus with other business units, and influence decisions across functions.

Analyze moderately complex business objectives and engage closely with stakeholder to define product requirements and ensure implementation of product vision. Own the end-to-end product strategy from concept to production.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, or related field. 5+ years of product management experience. Deep knowledge of specified product domain and industry trends. Knowledge of Information Technology. Product Owner, Scrum Master, or Agile Coach experience preferred.

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.

TITLE: Manager, Provider Solutions Product Management

LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri

REQNUMBER: 1201134