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Product Realization Strategist

Toronto, ON M2H
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The Company

Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant has over 160,000 employees. Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 1000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.

Cognizant Interactive

We are a digital innovation consulting group within a top tier, global technology consulting firm. We are engaging with clients to imagine a world where the environments in which people live, work and play are sensing, responsive and supportive to their needs and desires. Employing connected device ecosystems, smart environments and data analytics, we collaborate to bring a new sense of awareness to products and services. Working globally with major players across industries including health care, entertainment, retail, financial services, and communications, we offer an exciting opportunity to shape how the world will be over the next decade.

Cognizant Interactive has deep client relationships and existing offerings of business and IT consulting, application development and maintenance services. We are leveraging this wealth of delivery expertise while building a culture and practice that focuses on identifying, defining and bringing to market innovative solutions. Our group is cross disciplinary, with close-knit teams comprised of product realization strategists, creative technologists, data scientists and designers. Perpetually forward looking; we are focused on harnessing cutting edge technology to impact peoples lives in meaningful ways.

Our Values

Human-centered: we keep the customer at the center of the innovation process

Collaborative: we believe that the best solutions come from working together with users, colleagues, and clients

Entrepreneurial: we champion new and innovative ideas and thrive on tackling new challenges

Passionate: we want what we make to have a positive impact on peoples lives

The Position: Product Realization Strategist

Toronto, CA

We are seeking an experienced product realization strategist to define innovative and successful product, business and marketing strategies for Fortune 2000 clients. Strong client management, strategic thinking and executive communication skills are required. The ideal candidate will have a track record in bringing products from idea-to-market; creating and validating innovative product concepts; understanding how to develop successful new market entry strategies and rationalizing product portfolios.

The Product Realization Senior Associate is an essential member of the Cognizant Interactive Product Realization team; you contribute to all aspects of the innovation process, from research and ideation to delivery with a focus on delivering new products throughout the product life cycle across multiple clients. You pair up with designers, data scientists and engineers to explore markets, identify innovative product opportunities, prototype product concepts, and scale solutions for full market launch. You have a passion for bringing products from idea-to-market built on experience translating visionary ideas into executable roadmaps and marketable products.


Provide product realization leadership within the studio and across multiple projects.

Ensure work created by teams is cohesive, top quality and in line with and exceeds client expectations.

Oversee the work across all product realization capabilities including opportunity identification and analysis, market sizing and segmentation, product and business model definition, requirements definition and development management.

Partner with functional teams to oversee activities in co-innovation lab space including client presentations and ideation workshops.

Direct interdisciplinary teams in identifying innovative product and service opportunities from concept definition and validation through to formal requirements documentation, commercialization, launch and ongoing support.

Lead new business development, recruiting, team skill development, and digital product/service "evangelization" initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

MBA and management consulting experience

7+ years of strategy consulting, product planning, product marketing, or product management experience.

Proven track record in managing digital transformations from product and business model, casing, and definitionthrough market launch required.

Extensive experience in front-end ideation activities including: opportunity identification and analysis, market sizing and segmentation, and product and business model definition.

Demonstrated experience in defining product requirements, managing develop effort across integrated teams of designers, strategists, and engineers, and delivering products to market.

Exceptional team player with the confidence and integrity to earn client and internal team confidence quickly.

Strong writing, presentation and slide development skills.

Exposure to user-centered design methodologies.

Agile development experience including user story development.

Regional and global travel of 50-70% expected.

Must be authorized to work in Canada without visa sponsorship or transfer.

At Cognizant, we are continually looking to add star-quality talent to our Team. Please see our website atwww.cognizant.comfor project credentials and additional information.

Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Cognizant is committed to ensuring that all current and prospective associates are afforded equal opportunities and treatment and a work environment free of harassment.

Posted: 2021-01-05 Expires: 2021-02-03
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