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Become A Director Of Product Development

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Working As A Director Of Product Development

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $108,597

    Average Salary

What Does A Director Of Product Development Do

A Director of Product Development supervises and implements product development policies, initiatives, and objectives. They conduct market research to determine consumer needs and identify competitors.

How To Become A Director Of Product Development

A bachelor’s degree is required for most advertising, promotions, and marketing management positions. These managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales.

Education

A bachelor’s degree is required for most advertising, promotions, and marketing management positions. For advertising management positions, some employers prefer a bachelor’s degree in advertising or journalism. A relevant course of study might include classes in marketing, consumer behavior, market research, sales, communication methods and technology, visual arts, art history, and photography.

Most marketing managers need a bachelor’s degree. Courses in business law, management, economics, finance, computer science, mathematics, and statistics are advantageous. For example, courses in computer science are helpful in developing an approach to maximize online traffic, by utilizing online search results, because maximizing such traffic is critical for digital advertisements and promotions. In addition, completing an internship while in school can be useful.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Advertising, promotional, and marketing managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales. For example, many managers are former sales representatives; buyers or purchasing agents; or public relations specialists.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to analyze industry trends to determine the most promising strategies for their organization. 

Communication skills. Managers must be able to communicate effectively with a broad-based team made up of other managers or staff members during the advertising, promotions, and marketing process. They must also be able to communicate persuasively with the public.

Creativity. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to generate new and imaginative ideas.

Decisionmaking skills. Managers often must choose between competing advertising and marketing strategies put forward by staff.

Interpersonal skills. These managers must deal with a range of people in different roles, both inside and outside the organization.

Organizational skills. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must manage their time and budget efficiently while directing and motivating staff members.

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Real Director Of Product Development Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director-Product Management/Development Verizon Corporate Resources Group LLC San Jose, CA Jun 06, 2016 $244,800
Director-Product Management/Development Verizon Corporate Resources Group LLC San Jose, CA Jun 01, 2015 $240,000
Director of Product Development Rosenblatt Securities, Inc. New York, NY Oct 14, 2013 $224,000
Director Product Development SP Health, LLC Santa Monica, CA Jan 04, 2016 $210,000
Director Product Development Jetblue Airways Islandia, NY Aug 30, 2014 $206,747
Director, Product Development Jetblue Airways Islandia, NY Apr 29, 2015 $200,824
Director of Product Development Computech International, Inc. Great Neck, NY Sep 16, 2016 $200,000
Associate Director of Product Development Theranos, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Mar 29, 2016 $195,000
RK-Director, Product Development Coach, Inc. New York, NY Mar 07, 2013 $193,770
Director, Product Development Emdeon Business Services LLC San Mateo, CA Nov 10, 2014 $183,300
Director, Product Development Emdeon Business Services LLC San Mateo, CA Nov 01, 2014 $183,300
Director of Product Development Fiber Composites LLC New London, NC Feb 13, 2015 $148,100
Director of Product Development 5.11, Inc. Irvine, CA Jun 12, 2016 $145,577
Director of Product Development, Content Initiativ Bittorrent, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 10, 2013 $145,000
Director, Product Development Just Play, LLC Deerfield Beach, FL May 13, 2015 $145,000
Associate Director Product Development Analytical Bayer Healthcare LLC Morristown, NJ Sep 26, 2016 $145,000
Director of Product Development, Content Initiatives Bittorrent Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 26, 2015 $145,000 -
$159,500
Director of Product Development 5.11, Inc. Irvine, CA Dec 06, 2015 $144,265
Director Product Development Pros, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 12, 2016 $143,804
Director of Global Product Development Kalsec, Inc. Kalamazoo, MI Dec 07, 2016 $129,851
Director, Product Development Orbitz Worldwide, LLC Chicago, IL Jan 13, 2014 $125,286 -
$187,929
Director, Product Development American Express Travel Related Services Company New York, NY Jan 03, 2015 $125,145
GM & Director of Product Development & Strategic Marketing Oakridge Global Energy Solutions Inc. Palm Bay, FL May 08, 2016 $125,000
Director of Sourcing, Production and Product Development Color Image Apparel, Inc. Commerce, CA Jul 09, 2016 $125,000
Director, Mobile Product Development Sephora USA, Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 01, 2015 $125,000 -
$175,000
Director of Product Development Interactive Communications International, Inc. North Miami Beach, FL Nov 01, 2016 $125,000

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Top Skills for A Director Of Product Development

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Top Director Of Product Development Skills

  1. New Product Development
  2. Product Strategy
  3. New Product Lines
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia as International Liaison Officer procuring raw materials for new product development.
  • Direct our internal process to define the product strategy, roadmap and priorities.
  • Directed multiple design engineering firms to create 2 new product lines worth >$3M in annual revenue.
  • Architected and developed various web services based on strategic business needs.
  • Created financial models to determine profit potential of individual customer deals and overall business.

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