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Product Development Directors

Overview

Product development directors are responsible for directing the development of products and services from the concept and design phase to the implementation. They work closely with product designers, engineers, marketers, sales managers, and others to oversee the development of the product or service through the phases of its life cycle, from idea generation to development, to market testing, to product launch. They also manage updates, changes, and improvements to ensure their products or services remain competitive in the market and meet customer needs. The Department of Labor doesn't specifically track employment of product development directors, which are employed in many, varied industries, but employment in the related field advertising, promotions, and marketing managers reaches nearly 250,000 workers in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Enterprising

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Senior Director, Department Head

Product Development Director

Product Development Assistant

Product Development Coordinator

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