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Product Management Directors

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Product management directors have extensive experience in product management. This is a mid-level to upper level position. Many companies require product management directors have at least 10 years of professional work experience in product management and a master's degree in business, marketing, or a related field. The job requires a combination of skills: business and management, math, leadership, decision-making, communication, writing, and interpersonal. The ability to pay attention to details amid the myriad of tasks is essential for making sure product timelines are followed and standards are maintained. Active listening skills are also important for clearly understanding what product management team members are sharing and helping them to tackle any challenges or problems that arise. Knowing how to keep employees motivated is important in this profession. In addition, knowledge of the product, its industry, and its competitors is required. 

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