Development Program Manager

at Life Healthcare
Location Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



An exciting career opportunity has arisen for the position of Product Development Program Manager at Life Healthcare, Head Office, reporting to the Head of Product Development. This role will focus on managing the overall delivery of VBC clinical products. This aligns with our strategy to build capacity in the organisation to deliver on our Value based care mandate through products which drive value. Our ability to streamline our development process and shorten our time to market for clinical products is critical to enhancing our competitive advantage and solving the pain points of both patients and funders.


Critical Outputs

Product development Scheduling


Produce and maintain a master product schedule plan for all products in development.

Manage product timelines


Oversee the development of a spectrum of clinical products within the organisation, monitoring and reporting on project progress, ensuring that they stay on schedule and new products are delivered on time.

Produce detailed project plans which track Clinical products from conception to product review.

Weekly and monthly product status reports for relevant stakeholders.

Co-ordinate core product team activities


Oversee all aspects of execution of the development process while troubleshooting and finding solutions to problems which may delay product delivery.

Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span across multiple lines of business

Manage and deliver the project using the appropriate project management methodology (incl Agile)

Manage outputs


Manage the channels of engagement and communication between internal stakeholders involved in development and implementation of clinical products.




Tertiary qualification in Business Management/ Project Management

5-10 years’ demonstrated experience in Programme management

Project Management qualification (e.g. Prince 2, PMBOK)

Proven experience in delivery of large / strategic projects

Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors

Healthcare operations experience is advantageous




Strong interpersonal skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills

Results orientation

Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

Problem-solving, analysis and judgment

Ability to work both independently and in a team, with dynamic reporting lines and multiple stakeholders

Critical thinking skills and out-of-the box thinking

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office



Interested candidates can send their CV


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