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CDPHP VP Production Innovation in Albany, New York

CDPHP and its family of companies are mission-driven organizations that support the health and well-being of our customers and the communities we are proud to serve. CDPHP was founded in Albany in 1984 as a physician-guided not-for-profit, and currently offers health plans in 29 counties in New York state. The company values integrity, diversity, and innovation, and its corporate culture supports those values wholeheartedly. At CDPHP, the employees have a voice and are encouraged to make an impact at both the company and community levels through engagement and volunteer opportunities. CDPHP invests in employees who share these values and invites you to be a part of that experience.

The Vice President, Product Innovation is responsible for developing long term product strategy, providing thought leadership, and designing long-term technical plans for all digital products. The role will help set and lead the product vision, product requirements, the development of strategy and roadmaps, and the go-to-market planning and execution for new products. This individual will be part of the IT/Analytics senior Leadership Team and will lead a small, cross functional team working to implement strategy with tight alignment across appropriate internal teams. This small team will work across CDPHP stakeholders and provide insights and leadership to ensure our product vision aligns with strategic needs, that the value proposition is understood, and to assist with product management oversight for the various products needed to achieve our enterprise strategies. The Vice President, Product Innovation will work closely with the Vice President, Product Development to ensure that our internal product development teams, and associated partners, understand the product value, the product roadmap, and are correctly focused on delivering the features and value that our product strategy requires. This individual’s role will require them to understand a broad breadth of product lines that exist today across multiple technology platforms and partners and help craft an overall product strategy.


  • Bachelor's Degree required. Advanced Degree: MBA or Business discipline is preferred.

  • Minimum of twenty (20) years of diverse technology experience is required.

  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of leadership experience, including, but not limited to; strategy, transformation and execution launching apps, websites and digital experiences from consumer, supplier and B2B perspectives.

  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of managing vendor relationships is required.

  • Extensive experience integrating and customizing COTS solutions.

  • Experience building applications in a heavily regulated industry.

  • Experience with innovation and ideation methods, such as design thinking.

  • Extensive experience successfully building, launching and supporting end user applications (including mobile).

  • Extensive experience successfully running large, distributed teams required.

  • Knowledge of Data Architecture required.

  • Extensive experience leading development teams using cloud-based technologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide end-to-end technology support to complex mission-critical functions is required.

  • Prior experience with mobile app development (iOS, Android, etc.)

  • Prior exposure of various application architecture frameworks is required.

  • Prior hands-on experience with various System Development Life Cycle required.

  • Extensive experience running Agile teams, building MVPs and overall product management.

  • Prior hands-on progressive experience with following technologies is preferred:

  • C#, VB, .Net, XML, Microsoft Visual Studio, ASP, ASP.Net, HTML, J2EE, Javascript, Websphere, PL-SQL

  • Demonstrated ability to identify weaknesses in workflow and develop and implement process improvements to continually ensure that corporate goals are satisfied.

  • Demonstrated Superior problem solving skills are must.

  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills are essential.

  • Outstanding analytical skills, strong experience interpreting test results & drawing conclusions.

  • Demonstrated strong business judgment and decision-making skills; ability to identify, prioritize, and articulate highest impact initiatives.

    As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, CDPHP will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, protected veterans status, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. To that end, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any such protected status.

    CDPHP and its family of companies include subsidiaries Acuitas Health LLC, Strategic Solutions Management Consultants (SSMC), Practice Support Solutions (PSS), and ConnectRX Services, LLC.