Product Development Manager
Also referred to as: Product Development Manager, Manager of Technical Product Management, Manager Product Research and Development, Product Development/Innovation Manager, Product Lifecycle Manager
Requirements and Responsibilities
Manages and coordinates product development projects. Evaluates and resolves technical feasibility, design optimization, and production issues. Ensures that labeling and marketing/promotional literature match product specifications. Researches and monitors existing client base and industry developments and identifies potential new product opportunities. Works with other departments to establish a design, technology, product development, and vendor strategy. Manages project budgets and prepares financial analysis reports for top management. May require a bachelor's degree or in a related area. Typically reports to top management. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. Typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.
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Level of Education:  Product Development Manager Salaries with an Associate's Degree, Product Development Manager Salaries with a Bachelor's Degree, Product Development Manager Salaries with a Master's Degree or MBA, Product Development Manager Salaries with a JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent
Industries:  Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Insurance, Internet, Media, MFG Durable, MFG Nondurable, Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Wholesale, Software & Networking, Telecom, Transportation,