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Product Development Specialist

You are a highly analytical thinker and aptly apply your assessment and evaluation skills to business decisions, technical requirements, and product development. You are also a collaborator, who works easily with all team members from tech to decision makers. The opportunity to work with a growing, forward-thinking team of professionals who will shape future direction of their organization is the next step in your career plan.

Smart, Savvy + Associates is excited to be working our client in their search for a Product Development Specialist to support their not-for-profit, healthcare-related society. This role reports to the Manager of Product Development and supports performance analysis of existing and future products. If you have combined experience in business analysis, technical assessment, and product development, consider bringing your specialized skillset to an evolving organization who was ranked as one of BC’s Top Employers in 2017.

About the role:
  • Accountable for accumulating data and knowledge to support detailed product review, usually acquired through ongoing consultation with various internal leadership teams and analysis of external market conditions
  • Researches and analyzes data to develop and explain recommendations for new products / product options; prepares business case studies to support ideas for innovative new products
  • Maintains all product information and related documents through changes to product lines, and functions as subject matter expert for all products to support sales teams
  • Responsible for product performance throughout the end-to-end lifecycle, evaluates arising issues and creates solutions with significant scope and potential for impact upon other work areas
  • Manage contracts with external product vendors including evaluation of new applications, building on existing contracts, and ongoing management
  • Facilitates communication and discussion as required with internal and external stakeholders, including technical matters, project details, and confidential internal operations
About you: 
  • Post Secondary education in Marketing, Business, or related area
  • 3+ years’ experience in marketing or sales, with related accountability for revenue and operational service levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong ability to understand process and outcomes, and to write business case documents
  • Superior professional skills, including working effectively with teams across the organization; creating and delivering visually strong presentations
  • Demonstrated experience with product innovation, preferably in an area related to healthcare, insurance or financial services
About Smart, Savvy + Associates
Smart, Savvy + Associates are expert providers of recruitment of high caliber marketing, communications, creative, and sales professionals. Our specialty is strong relationships: we get to know our candidates and we take the time to explore the job requirements, cultural context and business objectives surrounding each hire.
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This seems self-explanatory. You've polished, edited, fabuloused your resume for us, so you've applied to a job or registered through our online portal. Your resume then makes its way to us via email.

Job Match

We are a client-facing business so we’re actively seeking people that fit our client’s requests. If you’re a fit for a role, we’ll reach out via email or phone to chat further about the opportunity with you. If the opportunity aligns with your career trajectory, we’ll continue the discussion from there. If you’re not a fit for a role, we’ll do our best to let you know that so we can keep your job hunt respected and honest.

Online Screening

If we've contacted you with an opportunity that you're interested in pursuing, we'll put you through a screening process called the Online Career Profile. It's an online questionnaire that allows us to get to know you more in-depth: what you've achieved, where you want to go, your views on corporate culture. It takes about an hour to complete, but we promise the investment will be worth the return so we can find you a perfect match.


We then meet face-to-face with you to flush out your OCP further and get to know you on a personal level. If following this both parties see a great fit for the role in mind, we then introduce you to our client to go through their interview and hiring process.

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