Aetna Product Manager (Local Markets & Commercial) - 52538BR in Walnut Creek, California

Req ID: 52538BR


This is not an IT position

This role will be based in one of our California office locations.

The Product Management & Development individual will be based in an Aetna office in California and develop and maintain medical product portfolios for Aetnas commercial business through a consultative, forward thinking approach with the local markets. Conduct competitive & market analysis, incorporate consumer insights, understand/apply benefit mandates and collaborate with market leadership to formulate market specific portfolio strategy and plan designs that maximize competitive advantage, sales and earnings.

Fundamental Components:


  • Partner with the market and develop a market specific product strategy targeted at driving achievement of market and enterprise goals

  • Design product portfolio to maximize competitive advantage, sales and earnings

  • Create data driven recommendations and drive consensus on product simplification strategy

  • Lead market discussions to drive consensus on portfolio needs and timing

  • Articulate product and market expertise to all stakeholders in strategy and planning sessions, and day to day interactions

  • Demonstrate expertise on federal and state specific EHB rules and regulations, including all state-specific rules pertaining to HCR and product in assigned states

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Aetna products/services/benefits/system capabilities

  • Effectively measure and communicate product performance; ensure we capitalize on greatest opportunity to maximum sales and earnings

  • Enable product innovation by vetting new product concepts, facilitating dialogue to generate new ideas and raising those ideas for formal concept evaluation


    6+ years of related industry experience.

  • Consultative, forward thinking, strong negotiator

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Prior experience in medical product development and a detailed understanding of medical benefits required along with a financial understanding of profit, pricing and margin and how that is incorporated into the product strategy


    The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


    Functional - Products-Medical/All Aetna Standard Plans/4-6 Years


    Technical - Desktop Tools//1-3 Years/End User


    General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

    General Business/Consulting for Solutions/ADVANCED

    Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED


    General Business/Ensuring Project Discipline/ADVANCED

    Sales/Knowing Markets/ADVANCED

    Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/FOUNDATION


    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

    Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Product & Marketing