Top Director Of Product Development Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Director Of Product Development. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Director Of Product Development resumes they appeared on. For example, 33.8% of Director Of Product Development resumes contained New Product Development as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Director Of Product Development actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Director Of Product Development resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Coordinated all Qualification Test activities on all new product developments, and gained consensus on product readiness for transition to Manufacturing.
  • Analyzed market trends, competitive data, and current market conditions to identify new product development opportunities and increase penetration.
  • Direct engineering, testing, program management, and technical publication activities supporting both new product development and continuous improvement.
  • Evaluated internal sales and external market data with Senior Management Team to propose new product development or existing product expansion.
  • Provided hands-on leadership and direction in new product development, marketing platform strategy and advertising campaign development for partners.
  • Traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia as International Liaison Officer procuring raw materials for new product development.
  • Develop and implement new product development strategies, strategic sourcing processes, supplier development and departmental procedures.
  • Developed and executed new product development process that delivered the highest efficiency rates ever at DaySpring.
  • Spearhead strategic innovation and new product development along with marketing, sales and co-manufactures.
  • Managed all New Product Development, Customer Satisfaction Management and Supply Chain improvement initiatives.
  • Implemented new product development system that streamlined processes and improved turnaround from overseas suppliers.
  • Reported to the president with full responsibility for all new product development activity.
  • Planned and prioritized new product development and product enhancements for multiple products.
  • Fostered cultural transformation to align with new product development strategy and methodology.
  • Collaborate with Engineering group on new product development and procurement policies.
  • Win investments for new product development and negotiate licensing agreements.
  • Ensured that new product development aligned with existing manufacturing capabilities.
  • Develop and execute trend presentations for new product development.
  • Created New Product Development initiative into corporate structure.
  • Travel pertaining to new product development and sourcing opportunities with suppliers and key clients as it pertains to new seasonal development.

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2. Product Strategy

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Here's how Product Strategy is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Analyzed and interpreted market intelligence to develop and implement product strategy.
  • Developed and refined product strategy.
  • Developed $500 million, 5 year business case / product strategy and led negotiations with outside vendors to develop technology.
  • Drafted and implemented 2012 & 2013 entire world cable and power product strategy with estimated growth revenue of $200 million.
  • Performed market research, elicited customer feedback to enhance current products and worked with senior management to define product strategy.
  • Developed 3 year product strategy, garnered support from the executive team and achieved 100% funding for all activities.
  • Refined product strategy to ensure clear linkage to specific customer needs and to medium-term sales & marketing objectives.
  • Led product strategy and operations for over 90 locally focused instances of highly dynamic, content-driven website.
  • Worked directly with customers and internal team to understand and help in business and product strategy.
  • Developed mobile product strategy involving text messaging with short codes for 7 stations in 4 markets.
  • Define product strategy to build upon current installed base while finding and defining new market opportunities.
  • Key participant in product strategy process and deployment.
  • Created product strategy for entire business.
  • Established new product strategy based on an assessment of competitive environment and forecasted incremental volume opportunity.
  • Initiated and drove multi-line of business converged voice/data network product strategy.
  • Defined and championed company-wide ongoing 2-year roadmap and product strategy.
  • Organized and led business and product strategy workshops, providing a roadmap for new projects and ongoing product development.
  • Led overall consumer broadband product strategy by creating strategies for underlying platforms and 3 year product roadmaps.
  • Defined initial and ongoing vision for website design, product strategy, and sponsorships.
  • Concepted the product strategy and decorating perspective driving development of products for 2017 launch.

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3. Business Development

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Here's how Business Development is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Collaborated with Solution Design and Development teams; improved integration and implementation processes, client satisfaction, and strategic business development.
  • Develop project execution strategies for multiple projects in collaboration with business development and project management to meet or exceed client expectations.
  • Delivered web-based marketing planning and proposal portal that improved agency's business development consistency, efficiency and sales conversion.
  • Initiated best-practice-methods Business Development Team with District-Managers, with primary focus on key direct-customer accounts and solutions-based selling.
  • Partnered with Business Development and Strategy executives to develop and deliver solutions, many customized to partner devices.
  • Worked closely with Business Development and Sales to develop and close large business opportunities relating to lines of business
  • Managed broadband product development and business development efforts for both subscription and ad-supported lines of business.
  • Headed Business Development efforts to enhance product sets based on improved partner and vendor relationships.
  • Worked energetically across company departments and with private equity investors to execute business development initiatives.
  • Developed all related project budgets and schedules while working closely with business development.
  • Collaborated with the sales directors and food brokers assisting in business development initiatives.
  • Developed a marketing strategy, marketing materials and led all business development efforts.
  • Promoted to Business Development role for ensuring the successful integration of acquisition resources.
  • Conceived unique reward experiences for prospective partners working with Business Development.
  • Spearheaded marketing and business development for proprietary asset management platform.
  • Led business development projects with national-level strategic alliance partners.
  • Partnered with Marketing and New Business Development to assess market needs, communicate value proposition and prepare new business proposals.
  • Conducted Business Development tasks including procurement of new business, conducted due diligence, and negotiated third party deals.
  • Led interactive department s business development for intense volume of advertising, editorial, and technology deals.
  • Worked closely with company founders on studio wide policies, business strategy and new business development.

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4. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Established and implemented Project Management Organization to provide skilled staff, management visibility, quality management, and reduce operational cost.
  • Use manufacturing and project management expertise to revitalize global development, and cultivate and integrate new manufacturers into supply chain.
  • Prioritized and ensured internal alignment of Account Management, Project Management and Engineering Resources with key customer and client requirements.
  • Managed process for product delivery deadlines communicate timely updates and statuses to Manager and Project Management team as needed.
  • Key contributor to product development process (PDP) focused on improving efficiency and effectiveness of engineering project management.
  • Implemented a hybrid project management methodology while leading a technical project management department responsible for delivering product development projects.
  • Established project management discipline within the organization to manage all phases of product development ensuring on-schedule product releases.
  • Provided leadership, product direction and project management for the development of a web portal for collaborative engineering
  • Facilitated monthly senior management level PDP project review meetings and maintained Portfolio and Project Management reporting system.
  • Led product and project management in the development of psychometric assessment platform to predict candidate hiring-risk.
  • Implemented a Project Management Office and a Systems Engineering Department and established guidelines for related activities.
  • Developed and implemented corporate strategy for project management, reporting, and support systems.
  • Championed the enhancement of the overall product development and project management process.
  • Focused on emerging technologies and project management for MenuPad using Agile methods.
  • Specified and implemented new project management procedures to expedite product development.
  • Provide Project Management for all internal and several external projects.
  • Initiated true project management methodologies into the development organization.
  • Optimized project management successes through phase-based development flows.
  • Influenced radical improvement in project management coordination.
  • Perform independent consulting Project Management consulting reviews.

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5. R

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Here's how R is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Collaborated with Chesapeake Bay Watershed Commission, Potomac River Basin and Delaware Watershed to educate and enhance awareness of relevant technologies.
  • Promoted to Habitat International headquarters in NYC as an entry-level designer with direct responsibility for the Habitat Lighting Division.
  • Conceptualized and developed industry-first innovations providing breakthrough capabilities in major product areas and developed end-to-end business plan process.
  • Enhanced product design quality by establishing electronic design verification links between mechanical and electrical engineering teams.
  • Develop methods of production to increase profitability while maintaining high quality standards in time sensitive deadlines.
  • Evaluated, hired and managed user interface design consultancy to launch major site redesign initiative.
  • Sourced new components and utilized innovative technologies to open new markets and channels of distribution.
  • Performed Spectrum category specific gap analyses to identify existing product family line extension introduction opportunities.
  • Conceived and directed architecture upgrade, integrating Unix servers for more intelligent interactive voice products.
  • Completed turnaround strategy for recruiting top talent from University of Wisconsin-Madison exceeding targets each year.
  • Planned and executed marketing strategies to sell training through e-commerce to specifically targeted audiences.
  • Researched new revenue opportunities within industries served historically as well as other growing industries.
  • Supplied strategic guidance and enact strategic initiatives as member of corporate executive team.
  • Established and executed Progressive Business Publication s vision for the Executive Education Division.
  • Developed front-end application for viewing and post-processing images using a custom function set.
  • Orchestrated various projects and procedures that benefited the company and delivered positive results.
  • Conducted product specification audits and assured adherence to marketing initiatives and built sales.
  • Developed exclusive line and managed worldwide business for this unique global property.
  • Transformed a non-performing initial prototype into an innovative and commercially viable product.
  • Developed and monitored quality assurance systems for company and franchise locations.

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6. Product Management

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Here's how Product Management is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Directed all product management and development efforts while closely collaborating with key customers to execute the product vision.
  • Project Manager supporting Product Management, Sales, Marketing and Operations teams on key Business Performance Improvements initiatives.
  • Managed team of Product Management and Development professionals who were accountable for portfolios across seven states.
  • Developed Product Management training module for cross-training Sales and Marketing colleagues complete with standards and milestones.
  • Led product management activities for strategic product lines accounting for approximately one-third of total revenues.
  • Elevated product management effectiveness through continuous building and retention of top performing global team.
  • Guided Software Engineering, Product Management and Customer Management for customized handset software.
  • Promoted a portfolio product management approach rather than the traditional individual perspective.
  • Executed post launch product management measuring performance and implemented corrective plan of action
  • Collaborated with product management in designing web-based products.
  • Prepared delivery and product management budgets.
  • Developed portfolio with international product management.
  • Mentored and developed product management team
  • Lead the product management team, graphic design and quality assurance team developing Nova branded title for Windows & Macintosh computers.
  • Served as a key member of the team dedicated to the firm's investment product development and product management effort.
  • Developed and directed the Product Management Team responsible for designing and developing all Birch Local and Long Distance products.
  • Managed seven product management professionals across two teams to create and grow Client Reporting and Retirement products and services.
  • Managed product management, network engineering, software engineering, and all various product development and support teams.
  • Provided feedback to sales and product management teams on the financial implications of current and prospective business opportunities.
  • Managed an exempt staff of 4 Product Development, 7 Product Management and 14 contract Development staff.

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7. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Led a variety of enterprise-wide initiatives and projects supporting product release activities, standardization, customer service delivery and business development.
  • Develop and implement procedures pertinent to the effective and efficient operation of the Customer Service Department.
  • Assist Customer Service Representatives, Reps/Dealers/Sales in troubleshooting orders that require special handling.
  • Managed customer service function, defining processes and appropriate response parameters.
  • Develop and implement customer service policies.
  • Closed sale of ABMS information products that yielded $500k incremental royalties, improved customer service and permitted focus on mission.
  • Work closely with all functional areas including operations, marketing, finance, sales, customer service, purchasing and management.
  • Coach not only the Customer Service Team, but EVERY employ within the company in order to achieve high performance.
  • Established a common customer service database for product information and field notifications that can be accessed on a worldwide basis.
  • Direct Quality Control, root cause analysis of product performance issues, FMEA, and Customer Service / Repair efforts.
  • Provided technical customer service via phone, email and off-site visits, including trips to southern France and central Germany.
  • Managed a 9-man support team providing sales support, installation, and contractor coordination, customer service and training.
  • Coordinated efforts of marketing, sales, customer service, purchasing and manufacturing teams to launch new products.
  • Partner with the management team to align customer service department policies and systems with the company's objectives.
  • Implemented a standard of excellent customer service within all event operations; in return driving sales and clientele.
  • Oversee a staff of 12, including account managers, customer service, engineers, and editorial.
  • Returned location to profitability through staff training on best practices on customer service and brand positioning.
  • Hired, trained and managed staff with external and internal customers to achieve the best customer service
  • Managed staff of independent sales reps, a customer service rep., and warehouse staff.
  • Led customer research and customer service team needed to migrate customers to new product platforms.

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8. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Conducted ongoing market research and identified new product extensions and new line development opportunities.
  • Formulated seasonal Assortment Plans utilizing statistical analysis, market research and development expertise.
  • Conducted market research and competitor analysis related to future product enhancements.
  • Identified product growth opportunities through internal business analysis and market research.
  • Developed overall user experience, use cases, pricing, and conducted primary market research while managing a $5M budget.
  • Piloted market research product reaching 30,000 youth in 150 countries, leading to adoption of the product in partnership with Microsoft.
  • Performed market research and developed global product strategies: Requirements, Regulatory, Packaging, Positioning, Pricing, and Promotion.
  • Managed new product development, market research and acquisitions for UK, French, German, and Dutch books businesses.
  • Led all product related aspects from market research and concept development, through production, QC and delivery.
  • Manage and negotiate factory costing, set retail/wholesale prices based on market research and attain desired IMU.
  • Conduct market research and analysis and present product innovation to our CEO for approval and next steps.
  • Conducted market research, authored business cases and managed cross-functional team for the IP-VPN product suite.
  • Managed execution process from technical concept development through market research, testing and launch.
  • Direct Export Portfolio Planning and Program Management organization as well as Export Market Research.
  • Managed new product development and market research for retail mutual funds and Discount Brokerage.
  • Managed new product development, market research, web development and competition research.
  • Managed the operations of the market research subsidiary, MediResearch.
  • Collaborated with Insights team on market research and product positioning.
  • Developed concepts and trends based on market research.
  • Manage the external market research and validation process.

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9. Software Development

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Here's how Software Development is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Monitored and exploited the competitive environment Team Development: Recruited, on-boarded, trained, and mentored expert-level software development team.
  • Managed the product development organization including software development, architecture, database, program/project management, QA and global sourcing components.
  • Recruited and supervised Development Department personnel, including hardware and software development engineers, hardware designers, and technical writers.
  • Assisted in identifying market position for software development and business planning purposes, creating executive summary for specific positioning.
  • Accelerated software development cycle 40% by replacing components of internal legacy billing system with off-the-shelf cloud-based software.
  • Managed software development activity associated with new products, custom implementations, and ongoing system growth and maintenance.
  • Developed guidelines for setting up and maintaining a properly structured and organized software development department.
  • Managed software development transition after Rio Systems International, Inc. was acquired by SoftBrands Hospitality.
  • Provide technical consultation on most hardware and software development projects.
  • Managed all software development and operational projects.
  • Managed software development and publications projects.
  • Managed TransEnergy's software development activities for Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) products within R&D.
  • Refined the software development process by defining and supporting a process that is well defined, efficient, and responsive.
  • Managed the PC software development, quality assurance and technical writing professional staff for existing and new State projects.
  • Worked with other studio management to establish best practices for a 130+ person, cross functional software development studio.
  • Expanded the Software Development team from 6 to 35 employees, including overseeing one downsizing and subsequent rebuilding.
  • Directed 5 project managers on 5 concurrent software development teams and directed QA managers leading 20 software testers.
  • Identified and managed offshore software development partner through RFP process, to deliver product on-time and within-budget.
  • Managed all software development providing enhancements and new modules to enhance user experience and expand user base.
  • Launched software development and customer service outsourcing venture with technology vendor partner Dynamic Web Technologies, Pvt.

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10. QA

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Here's how QA is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Managed packaging design and nutritional labeling within QA guidelines.
  • Estimated QA and Development resource requirements
  • Managed 8-person QA Dept; staffed, trained, and developed policies to ensure complete implementation of the quality management system.
  • Led the PMO for the Atlanta office's activities related to projects for Development, QA, Production Support and Implementation.
  • Managed and collaborated with Engineering, QA, Creative, Sales, and Marketing team members to develop world-class products.
  • Worked directly with Product Management, QA and Sales to develop proposed solutions and project estimates for customer enhancements.
  • Implemented previously absent QA process with minimum staging time of 2 days reducing bugs per release by 60%.
  • Direct Reports: Warehouse Manager, QA Manager, Production Manager, Machining Manager, & Product Development Engineers
  • Interfaced heavily with managerial peers in Marketing, Operations, Network Support, QA and Engineering teams.
  • Designed and created functional specifications and use cases to support design, development, and QA.
  • Work with FSQA, Category Managers, vendor partners in all product category development and realignment.
  • Managed entire product development team that included; engineers, QA, documentation and User Experience designers
  • Integrated team of 10 SUN development engineers and 4 QA engineers into the Web Server teams.
  • Worked with Marketing, QA, Support to develop new and improved products and enhancement releases.
  • Restructured the department into small, empowered teams, including new representation from the QA department.
  • Managed staff of BA, QA and Developers, included recruiting, training and coaching employees.
  • Managed a team of seven (Development, UXD, QA, Reporting, Data).
  • Established and implemented test plan methodology for complete end-to-end QA testing on the product line.
  • Managed off-shore outsourced development, internal virtual development and Quality Assurance (QA) teams.
  • Negotiated contracts with 3rd party companies dealing with QA, Localization, and Customer Service.

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11. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Traveled with international sales force to provide technical support and conducted sales presentations to potential customers.
  • Ensured exceptional technical support delivery to over 300 users in sales and marketing environments worldwide.
  • Provided technical support to Operations and optimized new and existing manufacturing processes.
  • Communicated product expectations with Sales, Training and Technical Support departments.
  • Manage manufacturing and technical support for drug product manufacturing.
  • Provide technical support for operations involving process improvements.
  • Work cohesively with sales, technical support and strategic customers to identify new markets and the products needed to serve them.
  • Delivered NES 3.6 which due to stability and performance improvements, was quoted as miracle release by Technical Support.
  • Manage team of engineers responsible for design, development, testing and technical support for Beeline suite of products.
  • Provided product / technical support to both clients and internal staff members specific to the Dispute product line.
  • Directed sales engineering and technical support groups for commercial business; assisted in closing deals with sales.
  • Provided technical support to global affiliates in their launch of new products and maintenance of marketed products.
  • Provided training, mentoring, and technical support to sales team of 12 on positioning new products.
  • Developed and oversee a 28-member technical support team to aid online students 24 hours a day.
  • Provided technical support to all in-house employees as well as entire sales and distribution network.
  • Provided technical support to sales channels for OEM, Distributor, and End-user customers.
  • Provided ongoing technical support to Marketing and Sales for new product introductions.
  • Assisted in various areas of technical support to the development team.
  • Provided technical support to achieve desirable sizes and fits of garments.
  • Subject matter expert for complex Tier III technical support issues.

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12. Revenue Growth

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Here's how Revenue Growth is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Led strategic product development group, with focus on innovation to drive visitor and revenue growth and consumer loyalty.
  • Contributed to 70% gain in share value and consistent double-digit revenue growth over last two years.
  • Achieved 34% revenue growth (896 million EBIT) in 2014 for the Specialty Pharmacy division.
  • Contribute to revenue growth by heading up marketing campaigns and social media efforts.
  • Increased margins by 35% and realized greater than 300% revenue growth.
  • Achieved 30% average annual revenue growth over 2 consecutive years.
  • Achieved average annual revenue growth of 12%.
  • Planned major community events, managed social media strategy and the development of apps and interactive webproducts to drive revenue growth.
  • Cultivated 35% revenue growth with national high-end wholesale accounts (e.g.

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13. Product Roadmap

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Here's how Product Roadmap is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Defined product roadmap of intelligent fastening devices and networks to accomplish 2008 business objectives.
  • Provided leadership and direction on strategic product roadmap within all commercial market segments.
  • Led definition of international product roadmap, assessing market needs against internal/external costs.
  • Monitored proper, timely execution of product roadmaps, making and communicating adjustments.
  • Direct participation on product definition, technical/product roadmaps, requirements elaboration.
  • Developed relationships to understand customer specific needs and product roadmaps.
  • Created product roadmap to define evolution of features and functionality.
  • Contributed to insurance policy administration system product roadmaps planning.
  • Developed and maintained product roadmaps for engineering efforts.
  • Create, maintain and communicate the core product roadmap along with associated project phases and objectives to internal and external partners.
  • Build a robust product roadmap including establishing a cadence for product extensions, upgrades of existing and new to market product.
  • Maintained the product roadmap based on executive strategic direction, managing growth towards clear monthly, quarterly and yearly development goals.
  • Developed comprehensive product roadmap and requirements to support the creation and evolution of offering (Addressable TV and Email).
  • Report directly to the CEO/President, oversee product development and delivery from inception to market launch to future product roadmaps.
  • Participated in the company board of directors strategic planning to lay out product and department scorecards and new product roadmaps.
  • Developed and implemented product roadmap based on company's business and brand strategy, competitive analyses and market insights.
  • Create integrated product roadmap incorporating architecture and staffing plans, with detailed product feature backlog and user stories.
  • Implemented a client engagement model that provided a broader range of client outreach and communication of product roadmap.
  • Placed in charge of the Chemistry platform and the product roadmap for both tactical and strategic product development.
  • Directed strategic planning for ongoing product roadmap, fostered cross-functional team growth and protected $15M operational budget.

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14. Market Share

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Here's how Market Share is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Cornered a critical market share by developing a one-of-a-kind internal shock protection system for another cartridge storage product.
  • Designed, developed and tested comprehensive IT solutions leading to increased market share and higher customer satisfaction.
  • Identified innovative market share opportunities and drove category and item dominance within the modern apparel assortments.
  • Implemented annual customer satisfaction survey, quarterly competitiveness survey, and semi-annual market share analysis.
  • Managed and directed the initiatives to further increase market share of instrumental music publications.
  • Conduct in-depth market/consumer research to identify key market share opportunities and product attributes.
  • Developed and implemented strategic initiatives to improve global market share for automotive Floor Consoles, Overhead Consoles, and Instrument Panels.
  • Developed and lead company-wide initiatives to expand readership, improve market share and increase revenue through new products and digital evolution.
  • Introduced a casual quilt category to add new market share which now equates to 15% of total sales volume.
  • Increased market share from 6% to 14% by launching new products and securing new enterprise clients.
  • Managed a business performance management (BPM) software suite from 0% to 70% market share.
  • Focused on increasing market share, building brands, accelerating product development cycle, and driving strategic selling.
  • Develop and implement new strategic business to enhance market share and revenue for precision applications and services.
  • Market Share: Increased penetration of products by 35%, gained 10% market share.
  • Expanded product base to multiple new categories and increased retail and wholesale market share significantly.
  • Market share, turn rates and product development cycle time all improved during this period.
  • Developed new vendor sources, expanding product design categories that increased market share.
  • Captured over 55% market share by quickly bringing new product to market.
  • Increased market share by selling 6 styles to Hallmark Crown Stores throughout U.S.
  • Market share grew from 7% to 33% after successful integration.

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15. Trade Shows

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Here's how Trade Shows is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Assisted trade shows and coordinated with overseas manufacturers.
  • Participated and attended relevant trade shows domestically and internationally
  • Conducted marketing demonstrations at several trade shows.
  • Managed vendors, attended tannery, textile and yarn trade shows to source and select leather, fabrics, and yarns.
  • Attend international trade shows, gather market conditions, survey products, and evaluate industry information direction for product development.
  • Collaborated with the sales team to coordinate and customize product line presentations for large chain buyers and trade shows.
  • Partnered with Sales Team and facilitated trade shows, coordinated product photography and copy for bi-annual product catalogs.
  • Traveled to Europe (2 times a year) to attend major trade shows and to do research.
  • Sourced raw materials and trends through consistent attendance of international tannery, textile trade shows and fashion markets.
  • Interacted with spine and orthopedic surgeon community at both trade shows and in the hospital / O.R.environment.
  • Presented information to management, sales force, and retail accounts at meetings and trade shows.
  • Projected product design and product development efforts through in-depth trend analysis at trade shows and conferences.
  • Coordinated all marketing of products, including photography, brochures, trade shows and advertising.
  • Trade shows, presentations to private and public agencies, training and law enforcement liaison.
  • Designed product catalogs and sales tools while also managing all trade shows and industry exhibits.
  • Design and create marketing collateral for sales meetings, trade shows and company executives.
  • Communicated market dynamics to Senior management, at public events and industry trade shows.
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends through trade shows, trade publications and competitive shopping.
  • Led design team and participated in trade shows renewing relationships and generating orders.
  • Established marketing tools for new product introductions for trade shows and customer presentations.

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16. Direct Reports

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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Reported to Vice President of Residential Broadband Data Product Management; direct reports included five product managers and certified project managers.
  • Communicated actionable results to direct reports and businesses units and franchisees.
  • Led 12 direct reports supporting project development requirements.
  • Supervised and effectively developed direct reports.
  • Created and mentored direct reports to build synergy internally and globally to recognize, manage, cultivate, and develop talent.
  • Directed 15+ team members through direct/indirect reports - including Technical Sales, Marketing, Purchasing, Customer Support and Logistics.
  • Sourced, trained, and managed personnel within $250M Consumer Direct division with 10 direct and 15 indirect reports.
  • Managed team of 5 direct reports and 30+ indirect reports while controlling annual product marketing budget of $10M.
  • Led a team of over 50+ employees with 4 direct reports to support 33 Shared Services across the enterprise.
  • Led global team of 5 direct reports and managed 7 distinct product lines that overlapped 3 seasons.
  • Supervised a staff of 5 people (direct reports) and an engineering team of 8.
  • Managed the company's product development team, which consisted of up to 6 direct reports.
  • Managed five direct reports and nine indirect reports, and all departmental and engineering development budgeting.
  • Trained and coached direct reports to achieve goals and continue to grow with the company.
  • Delegated responsibilities to several direct reports (Manager of Product Development and Test Analysts).
  • Led 60 direct reports at five locations across the United States, Mexico and Brazil.
  • Lead team of 3-5 managers, Senior Manager with direct reports and a Portfolio Manager.
  • Directed a SWAT team of project leaders including as many as twenty direct reports.
  • Reported to VP Marketing & International Sales; managed staff of 6 direct reports.
  • Direct Reports include Director of R&D and Product Development Assistant Manager.

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17. Internet

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Here's how Internet is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Directed product planning, development and management for multimedia software in consumer and education markets delivered via cable and internet.
  • Implemented internet methodology for communications access; developed backbone network to connect client entities.
  • Developed and launched video content and dedicated Internet access product.
  • Delivered the first-to-market institutional private label client internet trading platform.
  • Developed an Internet application for retrieving and storing medical records.
  • Charged with successfully entering a new market segment for connected consumer electronic devices (for access to real-time internet-based content).
  • Developed and delivered award-winning Dynamic IP product for company, bundle of VoIP, Internet, and private data networking services.
  • Conduct market trend research by analyzing trade magazines, the Internet, store visits, wholesale market and Color/Trend services.
  • Managed all LAN services including file, print, email, remote access, Internet, and, backup.
  • Explored Internet Media & VOD content models, creating a proof-of-concept demonstrations deemed as visionary by the CTO.
  • Managed a team of five product development managers responsible for launching ATM-based Internet access and VPN product suite.
  • Managed creation of Use Cases and Business Requirements for Internet Service including use of Debit Card products.
  • Worked in a business development role with other Internet companies to add planning and international product capabilities.
  • Developed pain relief, LED product with combined infomercial and internet sales levels of $23 million.
  • Recognized for servicing mass market, internet, home club, and specialty store channels of distribution.
  • Assisted customers with wholesale sales, and retail orders via phone, internet, and in person.
  • Position also includes supervision and direction of marketing, Internet, and public relations departments.
  • Designed optical systems and Tier 1 Internet access to TMF-814 CORBA and ITU-T G.709 standards.
  • Updated all training materials and conducted training sessions for external clients via Internet.
  • Secure video communications, internet and device based training were supplied.

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18. Product Portfolio

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Here's how Product Portfolio is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Prepared product portfolio reports and financial analysis and budget forecasting for presentation to senior management.
  • Developed and managing product innovation strategy and new product portfolio.
  • Defined 5-year company product portfolio.
  • Expanded product portfolio to include innovative anhydrous Vitamin C skincare product which resulted in +30% dollar share in net sales.
  • Direct P&L and staff responsibilities leading global teams to incubate and expand new online language and inter-cultural product portfolio.
  • Managed product and sales teams that integrated new synchronous and asynchronous online testing and language training products into global product portfolio.
  • Identified opportunities for growth, evaluated acquisition targets for strategic fit and expanded product portfolio to include a mobile platform.
  • Joined the organization to lead a new commercialization strategy for the company s global product portfolio of imaging solutions.
  • Licensed key technologies, drove strategic partnering projects, expanded product portfolio from two products to five technology platforms.
  • Led Internet and Data Services product management team responsible for product portfolio representing over $200M in annual revenue.
  • Cultivated new clients by focusing on their needs and positioning and tailoring product portfolio to address opportunities.
  • Developed multiple business plans to expand the new product portfolio based on market and customer analysis.
  • Coordinated with New Product Planning on VOC efforts, product portfolio maps and physician visits.
  • Manage and lead all aspects of 66+ million tax advantage product portfolio (HSA/HRA/FSA/HIA/RRA).
  • Create and manage complete product portfolio line from idea inception to go-to-market strategy.
  • Managed the product portfolio and department budget in addition to mentoring team members.
  • Led the program to maximize profitability via optimization of the product portfolio.
  • Managed departmental budgets, bills of material, and product portfolio.
  • Provided strategic vision to company's multiple product portfolio.
  • Developed product road maps and managed new product portfolios.

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19. ROI

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Here's how ROI is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Identified missing engineering disciplines and implemented process improvements for the purpose of schedule attainment and ROI estimations.
  • Provide innovative training programs held at off-site facilities including educational demonstrations in dyeing, finishing and embroidery.
  • Leveraged early Android sensor capabilities to cultivate unique applications for licensing in Motorola mobile products.
  • Researched current market trends and conceptualized new products for development based upon market potential/ROI.
  • Establish, manage and track the budget for the Product Development portfolio and ROI valued at $40M.
  • Managed ROI and efficiency metrics to drive gross margin improvement for approximately $600M in sales revenue.
  • Conceived a Stage/Gate business model, identifying high and low-value ROI projects ahead of going to market.
  • Tracked ROI, focused on developing new intellectual property to deliver 35% of new revenue.
  • Composed price sheets & ROI/Cash flow models; hosted Customer RFP meetings and Design Reviews.
  • Increased overall Net Sales & CM% by managing trade and promotional ROI activities.
  • Worked with Finance team to develop ROI documents for new products in planning.
  • Study forecasts for capacity studies; develop plans and ROI for new equipment.
  • Sourced new China vendors and factories for best IMU and ROI.
  • Plan short and long term development, ROI and production strategies.
  • Lead negotiations for Inventor Submissions to determine company fit & ROI.
  • Developed business case process to aid prioritization and measure ROI.
  • Design innovations for mobile app and strategy to increase ROI.
  • Design & customized Android & IOS unified communication mobile applications.
  • Directed carrier launch of products on latest Android release.
  • Ensured ROI met and profitability metrics met.

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20. Business Requirements

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Here's how Business Requirements is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Worked with Marketing and Product Management departments to establish business requirements; improved communications between Engineering and all organizations.
  • Worked directly with large advertising agencies to translate business requirements into software specifications and ultimately, industry leading applications.
  • Interviewed executives and managers of trucking fleets, developed knowledge of their procurement processes and documented business requirements.
  • Reviewed business requirements and product and feature-level goals and facilitate resolution of technical gaps, inconsistencies or conflicts.
  • Evaluated engineering work against business requirements to ensure requirements are met and to understand deviations from requirements.
  • Created business requirements, document technical specifications for new products and enhancements to existing products and services.
  • Defined and implemented business requirements and market direction to position product and company for profitability and growth.
  • Translated business requirements into functional and technical specifications and oversaw development team to manage execution.
  • Translated high-level business requirements into detailed functional specifications for technical development activities.
  • Created the business requirements and supporting financial business cases.
  • Worked with vendor and stakeholders to create a full set of business requirements and user interface design.
  • Provided Business Requirements and responsible for the technology build for the new software tool for promotional review.
  • Authored business requirements, tested the end-product, and created all the client communications.
  • Evaluated trade-offs and selected technologies for Conversites based on business requirements and team resources.
  • Defined Open Enrollment Implementation Process and Project Plan to implement new business Created business requirements, screen concepts and use cases.
  • Lead workshops to ensure cross-departmental understanding of technical/business requirements, risks, tradeoffs, minimum viable product.

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21. FDA

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Here's how FDA is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Transformed stagnated product implementation project into successful product launch, allowing for FDA approval and generating first revenue for corporation.
  • Established software development processes to comply with the unclassified medical device FDA regulations.
  • Research, create and enforce policy, procedures and standards to ensure product life cycle is in compliance with FDA regulations.
  • Participated in FDA 510(K) process that resulted in market approval in 2007, within the original one-year goal.
  • Directed a team of 2 and creation and launch of FDA Class I medical compression garments for global sales distribution.
  • Implemented continuous process improvements (FDA 21CFR-11; CMM L3) resulting in improved productivity, schedule predictability and quality.
  • Overhauled design control procedures and successfully met requirements of the US center's first ISO audit and FDA audit.
  • Developed basic sensor technology, wrote patents and FDA filing, Manage and perform the company's technical efforts.
  • Provide routine and remediation support for FDA and other regulatory audits to ensure smooth passing and continued production.
  • Coordinated product procurement testing in accordance with FDA Bulk food, TTB, USDA rules and regulations.
  • Involved in multiple regulatory compliance audits including: FDA, BSI, FDA of CA and others.
  • Collaborated with Regulatory to ensure products were compliant with FDA and Federal laws regarding hemp products.
  • Organized the engineering functions to support FDA, OSHA and ISO certifications for a Device manufacturing operation
  • Specialize in development & manufacture of autoimmune and infectious disease diagnostics, over 130 FDA clearances.
  • Ensured all regulatory requirements were met for CE, ATG, Health Canada and FDA.
  • Achieved first ever FDA cleared metal injection molded implant with a bearing surface.
  • Coordinate with Sales and Operations to ensure labels are compliant with FDA standards.
  • Ensured FDA regulatory compliance in product claims by working closely with legal counsel.
  • Ensured compliance to FDA, QMS and ISO regulatory requirements.
  • Secured new ideas through patents and launched FDA cleared products.

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22. Saas

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Here's how Saas is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Directed product development of next-generation SaaS Loyalty software.
  • Led development of a new consumer-focused, SaaS product from concept to beta in 5 months.
  • Managed the entire development and implementation process for a $750K SaaS solution for education.
  • Created TourHQ SaaS platform for managing events and ticketing with FrontGate as a partner.
  • Headed a product creation group for new SaaS product concepts targeting insurance commercial properties.
  • Support all SaaS platform clientele through configuration management, platform upgrades and issues troubleshooting.
  • Defined the overall B2B/B2C system infrastructure (HW/SW) for SaaS product suite.
  • Develop network management solution as SaaS to be used by our customers.
  • Created first SaaS Invoicing and Payment Dispute Process in the logistics industry.
  • Deliver 2-3 main releases of mobile SaaS platform per year.
  • Created first SaaS Vendor Performance Management System.
  • Created first SaaS vendor resolution system.
  • Program manager for the creation of a multi-million dollar comprehensive SaaS web based subscription management platform using an Agile methodology.
  • Directed launch of the company's next generation SaaS-based association management software platform utilizing Agile programming methodology.
  • Led corporate initiative in developing a SaaS e-Commerce solution which resulted in acquisition of Monster Commerce.
  • Developed SaaS products providing a dynamic analytical engine, combined with an enterprise level data warehouse.
  • Serve as champion for the lifecycle of all customer facing builds of a SAAS health and wellness product.
  • Created SaaS based mobile solutions for the healthcare market based on company's existing competencies in communications.
  • Managed multiple SaaS oriented products for Healthcare community with a collective revenue base of $8M.
  • Designed a modular, scalable SaaS/hosted/onsite product offering that led to 14% year over year sales growth.

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23. OEM

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Here's how OEM is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Managed all phases of Contract Manufacturing Projects, OEM/ODEM Product Development, Customer Program Management and offshore Product Manufacturing Support.
  • Integrate regional business cooperation and develop next generation products with OEM affiliates.
  • Accelerated development through OEM partnering and outsourcing.
  • Develop relationships with strategic OEM customers.
  • Managed production and OEM factory relationships.
  • Maintained technical contacts with all OEM customers and was main point of contact for technical issues and problem resolution with customers.
  • Developed OEM Projects based on Exclusive Contracts for Mass-Merchants like Wal-Mart, Target, Sunbeam, and National & International Distributors.
  • Interfaced with assay development, engineering, software, and CMO/OEM GMP manufacturing to develop new products or enhance existing products.
  • Negotiated Exclusive Licensee Agreements with Overseas Manufacturers on Specific OEM Projects for Disney, Warner Brothers, and Mattel Mexico.
  • Worked with nearly every major global OEM in this capacity as JCI is the world's largest seating supplier.
  • Led two major OEM customer accounts totaling $6 million in revenues and multiple low volume customer accounts.
  • Achieved UL certification, design win at top-tier OEM, and was licensed to a major Japanese manufacturer.
  • Generated an additional $500,000 in monthly revenue by developing a generic product line alternative to OEM parts.
  • Directed all stages of product development and design for our own brands and for OEM customers.
  • Managed a portfolio of >30 OEM brands that generated more than $40M annually.
  • Ensured compliance with OEM requirements, as well as US and Canadian regulatory requirements.
  • Specialized OEM sourcing of build materials required from both domestic and oversea suppliers.
  • Conducted seasonal meetings with OEM manufacturers to set product and sourcing plan.
  • Recommended new OEM products and established a research display for visiting customers.
  • Team leader for picking injection molding OEM for product development and commercialization.

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24. Scrum

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Here's how Scrum is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Improved product development process by leading transition from Waterfall Methodology to Scrum.
  • Utilized Iterative and Agile/Scrum methodologies to promote collaboration and rapid development.
  • Implemented Scrum development methodology, and automated repetitive tasks.
  • Implemented an Agile/Scrum development methodology.
  • Lead the entire Nickelodeon Networks Group staff and senior management through the paradigm shift from waterfall to scrum agile software development.
  • Introduced agile interactive development using the SCRUM methodology (with 30-day sprints) into a traditional (waterfall) environment.
  • Lead and manage a team of developers and graphic designers in an Agile development environment using modified scrum/agile approach.
  • Organize and manage project meetings between partners, vendors, and associates using both scrum and waterfall methodologies.
  • Acted as the Agile Coach during the transformation from waterfall to the Agile / Scrum development methodology.
  • Manage and mentor a staff of 3 Business Analysts, 4 Testers, and 1 Scrum Master.
  • Led the transition of a traditional waterfall organization to a completely agile (scrum) one.
  • Acted as process analyst, project manager and scrum master for Oracle BPM 11g pilot project.
  • Defined clear targets and objectives and communicated them to team members through daily scrum meetings.
  • Mentored teams and trained other ScrumMasters, as well as coached two divisions implementing Scrum.
  • Translated product management requirements into technical plans and drove execution by Agile Scrum team.
  • Facilitate daily scrum, estimation, sprint planning, sprint demonstrations, sprint retrospectives.
  • Scheduled, budgeted, and managed entire team of six through multiple SCRUM cycles.
  • Participated in daily scrum, group estimation, sprint planning, sprint retrospectives.
  • Organized and conducted team retrospective meetings, planning meetings, and daily scrums.
  • Initiated a boot camp training program for new developers and was scrum master.

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25. Product Offerings

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Here's how Product Offerings is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Orchestrated new portfolio of product offerings by using segmentation, competitive SWOT analysis, and industry outlook to identify opportunity gaps.
  • Established Product Engineering Department in order to diversify product offerings and present new process opportunities and technology within the corporation.
  • Perform due diligence on possible acquisitions and integrate products/systems from recent acquisitions into core product offerings and systems.
  • Evaluate, analyze, and utilize applicable information to optimize strategic decisions in developing new product offerings.
  • Compiled critical application data and design research essential in the development for future product offerings.
  • Recruited to review and rationalize institutional product offerings to create a profitable product line.
  • Increase overall company profitability with a steady stream of new product offerings every season.
  • Developed and managed customer research efforts resulting in new global product offerings.
  • Research and source products to meet category needs and seasonal trends to strategically build brand's product offerings.
  • Optimized new and existing digital product offerings, accelerated growth by translating user needs into new products.
  • Create, organize, and implement product offerings catering to multiple retail channels and provide product pipeline.
  • Served as the SME of various product offerings while working cross-functionally with sales and other product stakeholders.
  • Managed the operation and fulfillment of specialized product offerings increasing repeat customer business by 30%.
  • Oversee daily operations and execute long-term goals of the company's product offerings and business models.
  • Led product development process and oversaw a cross-functional team to launch and market new product offerings.
  • Developed product offerings and pricing that addresses the needs of small and medium sized businesses.
  • Developed computer integration product offerings for Top-tier business clients; $30M revenue growth.
  • Defined standardized products and worked with marketing to define new product offerings.
  • Conducted market research and established an ROI analysis for the product offerings.
  • Manage product development life cycle for key product offerings.

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26. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Project Manager, Project Management Office / Corporate Engineering Led technical projects across several technologies and business units.
  • Facilitate communication and serve as an intermediary between various business units and software development groups.
  • Worked with business units to identify strategic opportunities.
  • Assessed intellectual property opportunities for responsible business units.
  • Led product integration across business units.
  • Designed new product models that spanned multiple business units, satisfied needs in existing markets, and capitalized on undeveloped channels.
  • Team became highly successful and served as an implementation model for other R&D business units and product teams.
  • Conceived product pipelines and launched over 30 products within a five year span within multiple business units.
  • Serve as subject matter expert to client and all business units throughout the project life cycle.
  • Collaborate with Business Units to integrate Layaway messaging and promotions to drive sales and incremental revenue.
  • Research new markets, technologies and opportunities for security and training business units.
  • Support over 200 internal users across different business units.
  • Served as liaison between four business units and IT.
  • Worked across multiple business units to resolve issues.
  • Managed three distinct business units and 15 employees.
  • Consolidated four business units into one multi-functional facility.

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27. Men

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Here's how Men is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Developed global product development and sourcing programs by leveraging PLM knowledge to drive business improvements that resulted in long-term sustainable costs.
  • Identified, evaluated and recommended new product initiatives based on industry / market analysis, customer input and category sales performance.
  • Collaborated extensively with stakeholders in Sales and Marketing to define, focus, and clarify product development strategies and marketing tactics.
  • Realized 95%+ resolution rate by defining and implementing issue resolution methodology between Norway-based development staff/factories and US market.
  • Led development and business endorsement of Health & Wellness Strategy to enable Renovation/Innovation pipeline partnering with Kraft Nutrition and Regulatory.
  • Specified product management strategies and worked with sales and marketing departments to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing plan.
  • Implemented successful sales effort for new chemical product established solid client and distribution base founded in honesty and integrity.
  • Provided process improvements w/lean methods, technical writing, quality documentation, and corrective & preventive action resolution.
  • Worked with production team to ensure all developments were manufactured efficiently while meeting design objectives and cost parameters.
  • Assisted in development of imaged based products using industry and technical knowledge combined with assessing end user requirements.
  • Managed international team through multiple projects surrounding software development, quality assurance and testing for medical devices.
  • Performed multiple stored procedure enhancements in T-SQL to correct numerous calculation bugs and optimize stored procedures execution.
  • Coordinated projects with Certified State Environmental Planners and engineers supervising the technical/financial aspects of each program.
  • Authored all product specifications documentation, managed cross-functional resources to gather product requirements and gain consensus.
  • Directed project management, software development, quality assurance, product testing and technical literature.
  • Oversee business development group in establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships with biotechnology and scientific companies.
  • Perform Product Safety/EMC consulting for organizations developing life safety, commercial gaming and amusement products.
  • Key elements of program include quality and productivity improvements through better use of lean/agile practices.
  • Recommended and spearheaded a pricing evaluation to ensure existing pricing is competitive within the marketplace.
  • Developed formal product documentation, specs, established instructions for manufacture and QC procedures.

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28. Product Categories

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Here's how Product Categories is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Champion all new product development and grow all product categories wherever possible through acquisition or internal/external and vendor engineering resources.
  • Created and developed ten packaging/labeling programs for use on new/existing product categories, including establishing demographic guidelines and customer identification.
  • Implemented process improvements utilizing shrink-to-expand approach to slow-moving inventory and 80/20 sales rule across all product categories.
  • Assumed merchandising responsibility for two new product categories and their integration into the company.
  • Managed product diversification objective to continue growth while expanding into alternative product categories.
  • Source, procure and edit product categories/collections as needed including cost analysis.
  • Re-designed product development process to integrate across multiple and related product categories.
  • Led design for product categories including girl and boy creative toys, school supplies and home-office products.
  • Infused innovation in all product categories in order to help meet corporate, strategic goals.
  • Coordinated all product categories for customer meetings to ensure that customer needs were met.
  • Profit and loss accountability for the second largest corporate account representing three product categories.
  • Increased 5% branded merchandise for retail stores by introducing new product categories.
  • Developed, sourced and managed our product categories from start to shipment completion.
  • Introduced new product categories to company assortment, including Private label accounts.
  • Identified voids in product categories to grow additional sales and margins.
  • Negotiated exclusive product categories, rights, guarantees and royalties.
  • Develop and manage product categories and assortments for company websites.
  • Developed new product categories for sales from 12M to 42M.
  • Directed sourcing strategies for multiple and complex product categories companywide.
  • Attended tradeshows worldwide to source new product categories and to research trend and style.

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29. Development Department

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Here's how Development Department is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Created an environment that fostered teamwork within the Product Development Department so concepts and information was easily shared and readily available.
  • Managed and coordinated all aspects of the product development department, logistics department, forecasting department and purchasing department.
  • Managed the product development department with accountability for project scheduling, planning and final project delivery.
  • Managed the Product Development Department and Sewing facility.
  • Managed a team of food scientists, laboratory assistants, and office staff in the Quality and Research & Development Department.
  • Partnered closely with the company owner to manage private label sales across all genders through the product development department.
  • Design and art direction: Supported design needs for 176 products annually for Product Development Department of six.
  • Led the Product Management and Development department that consisted of 55 product managers, analysts and educators.
  • Purchased all diamonds, colored stones and components for the Custom Design and Product Development Department.
  • Created and implemented DWR Design Studio, the proprietary design and development department within DWR.
  • Revived Sourcing Department via the creation and successful management of the Product Development Department.
  • Developed the product development department and manufacturing footprint for the future of the company.
  • Launched the product development department for this new women's sportswear licensee.
  • Developed the first ever Product Development department for W.J.
  • Directed Drug Product Analytical and Formulation Development Departments.
  • Led Analytical and Formulation Development Departments.

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30. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Maintained liaisons internationally, building relationships with factory management teams directly and through agent partners.
  • Conducted bi-weekly regional conference calls with properties as liaison between merchandising and operational staff.
  • Developed comprehensive and efficient phase-gate design control procedures which enabled ISO-13485 medical device certification.
  • Provided research, product development and strategy consultancy to investment advisory firms.
  • Established a Customer Advisory Board responsible for defining and prioritizing product enhancements.
  • Presented at industry and customer advisory panels on industry trends.
  • Recruited top-tier physicians and researchers to the Medical/Scientific Advisory Board.
  • Perform management in a supervisory capacity for an Engineering organization.
  • Direct liaison for all domestic and international licensing agents.
  • Evaluated competitors' products for comparison and feasibility.
  • Color specialist liaison for off-site manufacturing facility.
  • Served as liaison with Information Technology department.
  • Organized and facilitated global customer advisory board meetings and served as a member of the global mining data exchange standards committee.
  • Ensured effective product line development and cost efficient production of Martha Stewart line by serving as liaison between factory and K-Mart.
  • Championed systems that are enhancing and maintaining Military standards in conjunction with industry best of breed CMMI and ISO maturity levels.
  • Reported strategic direction and status updates to CEO and was a liaison among upper management, customers, and machinists.
  • Directed Program management and Engineering teams in product development of servers for independent software vendors while conforming to ISO 2001.
  • Ensured all performance metrics, as well as legal, ISO and regulatory compliance, and customer expectations were met/exceeded.
  • Served as liaison with Data Output and Client Development groups to manage all requests and spec changes deemed necessary.
  • Acted as the product liaison to this critical customer, driving results that exceeded the customer s expectations.

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31. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Improved software development process by enhancing product quality control and timeliness to market resulting in greater satisfaction of our clients.
  • Delivered product quality improvements with Test Driven Development, User Centered Design and Documentation of Architecture.
  • Improved product quality, materials and functionality of existing products without additional cost increases.
  • Improved customer satisfaction ratings by 25% after launching several product quality initiatives.
  • Investigated customer issues and complaints regarding product quality and took preventative measures.
  • Developed product standards and specifications that ensured consistent and ongoing product quality.
  • Educated staff on product development and growth strategies, increased product quality, margins & internal education while narrowing vendor base.
  • Reduced global Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) costs through standardization of the proposal, prototype, and launch processes.
  • Led NPI (New Product Introduction) process and management including product development, testing, manufacturing, and product quality.
  • Repaired clients' confidence by improving the product quality and leveraging Services teams as a business and technology partner.
  • Ensured on-target delivery of all the Software releases while maintaining a high level of product quality.
  • Implemented new projects and processes to improve on-time delivery, product quality, and employee satisfaction.
  • Developed and implemented a software life cycle model to improve time to market and product quality.
  • Expanded product quality and assortment through exclusive partnerships resulting in an additional 45 Million USD revenue.
  • Develop innovative solutions with Private Brand Team and suppliers to reduce cost and enhance product quality.
  • Led strategic sourcing efforts, improving overall product quality and reducing overall product costs.
  • Led cross-functional team to develop sound business processes to improve rate and product quality.
  • Establish new standards and maintain and update production standards to ensure product quality.
  • Build a world class product quality and evaluation lab.
  • Set standards for product quality control.

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32. IP

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Here's how IP is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Developed close cross function relationship/process to between Engineering, Materials, Central Procurement and Operations to achieve product line margin objectives.
  • Invented and co-developed a direct connectivity PBX/KEY telephony interface solution (next generation) for desktop products and received multiple patents.
  • Guided customer interactions towards technical solutions resulting in a win-win relationship; growing Revenues while managing internal budgets and resource constraints.
  • Liaised closely with executive leadership and cross-functional teams to develop processes, formulate expansion tactics and resolve escalated customer technical issues.
  • Build core components and framework using new technologies for use in multiple projects while maintaining compatibility with existing legacy functionality.
  • Provide product training seminars to clients and participate in executive level product demonstration for Benefit Next prospective clients.
  • Managed all strategic vendor partnership initiatives including full integration of new fiduciary solution for financial account based products.
  • Sourced and maintained vendor relationships for necessary outside print production, media duplication, publishers and event marketing.
  • Participated in industry Trade Show and traveled international to shop/research diverse markets and efficiently prepared mood boards.
  • Gathered data for groundbreaking research on the relationship between personal and professional skills and academic performance data.
  • Negotiated deals and fostered relationships with strategic partners to launch private-labeled and co-branded products and services.
  • Provided leadership cost reduction opportunities such as new technology, automation, outsourcing and process improvements.
  • Lead multidisciplinary product development teams from requirements definition and product conception through manufacturing and product launch.
  • Invented a Smart Interface Technology for next generation business communication headsets and received multiple patents.
  • Monitor competitors and anticipate their product evolution by analyzing their equipment imports and technology limitations.
  • Developed long term relationships with Asian based product development and manufacturing partners for the company.
  • Fostered relationships with product vendors that focus on quality with cost effective and timely manufacturing.
  • Cultivate new factory partner relationships for manufacturing and tooling development, both domestically and internationally.
  • Directed the delivery of new pipeline operational capacity functionality in the Energy sector.
  • Consolidated divergent product pipeline to ensure focus on most profitable, strategic projects.

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33. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Support of Procurement to drive supplier optimization and execute cost savings initiatives.
  • Applied best practices to the standardization, simplification, and cost savings of a separate business unit that had more complexity.
  • Provided effective technology translations, cost savings and directional influence to drive leadership for R&D and Enterprise product strategies.
  • Defined and implemented global processes at the corporate level that resulted in accuracy, consistency, expediency, and cost savings.
  • Impact: Generated cost savings of up to 38% on selected freight, averaging greater than 20% overall.
  • Key Accomplishments * Achieved 30% cost savings in natural stone category by realigning vendors and renegotiating costs.
  • Delivered over $30MM in cost savings through OEM replacement projects and raw material cost decrease negotiations.
  • Project delivered on schedule, within budget and with major cost savings for over 125 public schools.
  • Renegotiated raw materials contracts from existing suppliers to give long term cost savings of 10%.
  • Produced a $400K operating cost savings by successfully managing an intensive time critical database redesign.
  • Spearheaded the development of a community message board, resulting in $300K annual cost savings.
  • Achieved over $30M in prototype cost savings through review of material commitments with outside suppliers.
  • Implemented cost savings initiatives across multiple product lines cutting manufacturing cost by up to 15%.
  • Replaced eggs in cake and pie formulas by 50-100% resulting in significant cost savings.
  • Achieved $5.5 million in annual cost savings through value engineering efforts in 2014.
  • Achieved an annual cost savings of $2M for 4 years consecutively.
  • Triggered $1.5M in cost savings by eliminating redundant IT initiatives.
  • Implemented formula cost savings on existing products.
  • Increased low cost country sourcing from 0% to 70% in two years; achieving $3M annual cost savings.
  • Created cost savings model for future business integrations Consumer Informatics Revenue Stream.

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34. Product Requirements

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Here's how Product Requirements is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Collaborated with business owners to define and deliver product requirements and technical specifications for key features.
  • Assisted sales force in identifying new product requirements and enhancements while providing practical solutions.
  • Performed competitive analysis, product requirements, pricing, and go-to-market strategy.
  • Created product requirements (functional and business), including development specifications.
  • Developed comprehensive use cases targeting product requirements and core functionality.
  • Gathered and analyzed product requirements from business leads and work with business and technology partners on drafting high level design plans.
  • Worked with customers to determine their market needs and translating those needs into market and product requirements documents.
  • Worked with Product Management, Marketing, and Sales departments to determine product requirements.
  • Interfaced directly with high profile customers to define product requirements for key programs.
  • Led and authored product requirements documents, technical evaluation and specifications, and go to market strategies including all product roadmaps.
  • Defined product requirements and provide direction on product design including users workflows and visual & user experience.

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35. Hong Kong

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Here's how Hong Kong is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Positioned Synapse as major direct response marketer, forging powerful strategic partnership with product development firms in Hong Kong and China.
  • Traveled quarterly to China and Hong Kong and lead all design and development needs with key suppliers and mills in region.
  • Traveled with Design team to Paris for fabric development, and Hong Kong/China for garment development and production planning.
  • Travel domestically and to China, Hong Kong and Bangladesh- both Dhaka & Chittagong for factory and fabric development.
  • Travel to overseas factories to oversee production and troubleshoot issues with factory partners - China, Hong Kong.
  • Traveled extensively to Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia to secure new vendor agreements.
  • Negotiate trading terms and payment terms with OS (China and Hong Kong) vendors and agents.
  • Directed and managed Taiwan and Hong Kong offices in product development, cost and manufacturing details.
  • Directed 15 Hong Kong based office Merchandising Staff including Sample and Q/C Dept.
  • Directed Engineering group in Hong Kong for product development and production support.
  • Supervised product development activities with 2 engineers in our Hong Kong office.
  • Introduced new CAD software to Hong Kong and China factory engineers.
  • Managed an in-house creative department and sourcing team in Hong Kong.
  • Directed 52 engineers and staff in the U.S. and Hong Kong.
  • Traveled 3-4 times yearly to Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.
  • Traveled to Hong Kong to work with our exclusive vendors.
  • Worked closely with Hong Kong office and China vendors.
  • Managed Hong Kong and Shanghai office and staff.
  • Traveled to factories in Hong Kong and China
  • Worked closely with JAKKS Hong Kong office.

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36. Customer Base

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Here's how Customer Base is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Key liaison between the customer base and manufacturing to develop custom and specialty products designed around their specific applications.
  • Executed on business objectives for migration of acquired customer base.
  • Inherited a new customer base with $22M revenue and made a seamless transition in design and delivery of cross-over products.
  • Review and analyze competition to find product that could be brought to KB Toys and modified to expand the customer base.
  • Managed the sales team for market expansion efforts with Brazil and Europe increasing corporate customer bases and revenue targets.
  • Developed and planned new business growth via creation of a Premium Denim line for licensing to extend customer base.
  • Developed marketing and advertising plans that raised the awareness level of the category to the customer base.
  • Developed and executed product plans to optimize the customer experience and increase customer base and order conversion.
  • Created and developed innovative new products, resulting in substantial growth of the company and customer base.
  • Expanded the company's capability to service an increased customer base and demands for quick-turn prototypes.
  • Added new customers in multiple Asian countries for a truly global customer base.
  • Set pricing for new/subscription products to maximize revenue but preserve customer base.
  • Expanded referrals and customer base by 20% in the first year.
  • Restructured sales commission incentives to drive expanded customer base in 2003..
  • Retained acquired customer base in support of defined migration plan.
  • Managed a highly satisfied, worldwide customer base.
  • Led needs analysis of customer base.
  • Displaced incumbent service providers by negotiating and closing new multi-million dollar contracts with customer base.
  • Led team directly responsible for establishing reseller channel and customer base with Hewlett-Packard.
  • Led team of software engineers and consultants in remediating Y2K issues across all product lines and the global customer base.

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37. Annual Sales

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Here's how Annual Sales is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Managed domestic/international merchandising activities for this $60M annual sales manufacturer/distributor of uniforms, fashion sportswear and outerwear.
  • Recognized and purchased a social expression concept for $300 which subsequently generated more than $1 million in annual sales.
  • Developed a line of carbonated, no-sugar beverages in 7 flavors that brought in average annual sales of $2.3 million.
  • Lead a sales strategy that was conducive to meeting annual sales goals with a significant number of preferred suppliers.
  • Generated $500K in new annual sales by creating new category of small electronics products.
  • Managed product development operations for this small organization achieving $18 million in annual sales.
  • Promoted to manage development and strategic direction for categories totaling $95,000,000 in annual sales.
  • Delivered $7M annual sales with monthly average of $40M commercial value.
  • Brokered art for $28 million annual sales retail art company.
  • Introduced over 45 products with annual sales over $9.5M.
  • Contributed to brand's [ ] in annual sales and [ ] in EBITA by elevating taste level of apparel product.

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38. Sdlc

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Here's how Sdlc is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Instituted Agile development and refined SDLC methodologies according to dynamic engineering environment.
  • Managed all aspects of the SDLC including specification, development, QA/Test and deployment of all new Java based products.
  • Managed SDLC for said platform enhancements such as the wizard re-write for carrier questions and forms XML deployment process.
  • Voice portal platform development lead for full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Reviewed in-house SDLC practices; establish Source Control Library.
  • Transformed the company's existing SDLC utilizing Scrum.
  • Managed teams of developers, formalizing SDLC and software delivery processes leveragingIBM and Microsoft development tools.
  • Established the SDLC process for scalable software delivery and support; managed the software engineering, QA and technical documentation teams.
  • Experienced in mobile SDLC to include schedules, budget, resources, contracts, milestones, designs and analytics.
  • Implemented SDLC policies and architecture for both VSchoolz and Calvert Education to support agile project and task management.
  • Implemented SDLC and agile (configured and socialized Jira/Confluence).

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39. Product Specifications

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Here's how Product Specifications is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Cultivated strong partnerships with supplier base, defining product specifications, managing pricing negotiations, and approving vendor selections for manufacturing.
  • Developed and analyzed statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and to establish quality and reliability expectancy of finished product.
  • Ensured and maintained product specifications, and coordinated with regulatory agencies to meet state and federal guidelines.
  • Distill vendor requirements into product specifications for project feasibility leading to go / no-go status.
  • Sourced new ingredients/raw materials, prepared product specifications, ingredient and nutritional statements.
  • Participated with research and development team in creating product specifications and options programs.
  • Created product specifications and coordinated international sourcing of components and materials.
  • Established method for development of new product specifications.
  • Recommended the nature and scope product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements, appraised new product ideas.
  • Managed and prepared the samples for potential and existing customers, based on their product specifications.
  • Acted as liaison with overseas factories to oversee product specifications, quality control, and pricing.
  • Design product specifications for client requests and or create product development line.
  • Created nutrition facts, wrote ingredient statements, product specifications.
  • Coordinated with CSO to define key product specifications.
  • Selected Achievements Standardized product specifications for all perishable goods.
  • Maintained a positive relationship with third-party Better Homes & Gardens product development team, to uphold brand identity and product specifications.
  • Transitioned all product specifications and processes from the sale of Joan Automotive Ind, to Collins & Aikmen Corp.

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40. SKU

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Here's how SKU is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Disseminated the finalization of SKU rationalization for existing and future product assortments for catalog content and marketing efforts.
  • Partnered with GMM/DMM and buyers to determine assortment plans, forecasts, margin goals and item (SKU) requirements.
  • Expanded product assortment into new gift categories and increased SKU count from under 3 dozen to over 600.
  • Worked directly with buyers for retailer exclusives and on road presentation of Holiday Seasonal product s SKU's.
  • Shifted key SKU production to China- Participated in vendor research, factory selection and QC.
  • Recruited by President to increase SKU count / shelf space with primary client, Target.
  • Launched 22 SKU's that florists could inventory or have shipped direct to consumers.
  • Created replenishment program for 7 SKU's reducing production lead-time to 28 days.
  • Developed and managed the design and production of over 700 SKU's.
  • Involved with development of over 120 SKU's annually.
  • Contributed to consolidation from regional to centralized warehouse model by streamlining SKUs.
  • Manage production status of all purchase orders and ensure proper turn-around time to meet shipping deadlines including initial item/sku set up.
  • Result: 50 brands were eliminated, accomplished 80% reduction of SKUs, cut costs, improved efficiency.
  • Garnered four new SKUs and $450,000 in initial orders when negotiating a product development contract with Motorola.
  • Developed and maintained modular settings for seasonal floor placement to optimize sell-thru by store and product SKU.
  • Increased profit margin for trade products, by reducing cost for core sku's.
  • Drive equipment vendors to develop new flexible concepts to manufacture variety of SKUs e.g.
  • Increase sales in writing instruments by reducing skus & improved assortment clarity.
  • Generated 400+ new skus, including 2600 images, per year.
  • Inventory Control of company's SKU part numbers on Netsuite.

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41. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Enhanced quality of customer evaluation of prototypes through more rigorous planning and execution of cadaver trials and diligent early launch monitoring.
  • Reduced design time and improved accuracy of product concept selection through system performance prediction and data analysis using MathCAD.
  • Design and develop web based teachable agent assessment tool for in-service teachers and academic research community.
  • Worked with a public-private consortium to establish alignment between business objectives and non-academic educational outcomes.
  • Championed advanced next generation adaptive technologies including both academic and behavioral learning systems.
  • Initiated and managed academic discovery research collaboration program.
  • Drive the design process with outside vendors as well as internal design, CAD, Color, and Technical teams.
  • Supported educational institutions (both high school and college level) in providing course work for CADKEY products.
  • Own and lead all phases of development in conjunction with Production, Cad, Technical Design and Merchants.
  • Directed CAD & prototype operations for in house staff, outside consultants, and several China-based factories.
  • Review CAD drawings and 3D renderings to ensure all elements of product creation is being documented accurately.
  • Manage a cohesive team of designers, CAD specialists, freelancers, and outside vendor partners.
  • Provided detailed CAD layouts for internal sales staff and dealers for presentations and architectural bids.
  • Manage a project team - CAD operators, Designers, Project Managers, Technicians.
  • Staffed the engineering, project management, CAD, and manufacturing departments.
  • Resolved cross-functional, supplier, and technical roadblocks to maintain project cadence.
  • Subject matter expert (SME) on academic financial reporting;.
  • Established women s CADD department from inception within Product Development.
  • Directed a team of engineers, CAD operators and technicians.
  • Group consists of 26 Engineers, Technicians and CAD designers.

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42. Strategic Plan

low Demand
Here's how Strategic Plan is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Developed and implemented a process for researching/identifying new product and service opportunities that aligned with a recently developed strategic plan.
  • Managed the entire product line life-cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities to retirement, utilizing the Agile Development Methodology.
  • Provided input into strategic plans and assisted in planning for organizational growth.
  • Developed and implemented strategic plans to penetrate the wireless data market.
  • Participated in annual strategic planning and definition/implementation of respective management strategies.
  • Planned and facilitated bi-annual Far East strategic planning meetings.
  • Developed strategic shrink-wrap and custom product strategic plans.
  • Developed forecasting, pricing, and profitability models to create strategic plan, 3-year industry outlook, and 3-year company goals.
  • Established an R&D group to leverage technologies and new products based on strategic planning with sales and marketing.
  • Created a five-year strategic plan to reduce engineering project duration from 220 days to 20 days (10x improvement).
  • Developed leaders to handle day-to-day operations and team management, freeing up additional time for strategic planning and client contact.
  • Designed market-level strategic plans that drove investment and expense in network, sales channel sizing, and marketing spend.
  • Led strategic planning, aesthetics, merchandising and product development of all baby and toddler footwear and accessories.
  • Key achievements: o Extremely successful strategic planning and launch of the newly acquired Liz Claiborne brand.
  • Assure products are in compliance with all insurance laws, regulations, and FMIC strategic plans.
  • Directed strategic planning and product development for St. Louis' largest managed care organization.
  • Handled corporate strategic planning and market research for all business segments and product lines.
  • Developed RMT's 5-year Strategic Plan, working closely with the CFO and President.
  • Collaborated with operations executives and their staff to create short- and long-term strategic plans.
  • Established both short and long-term strategic plans for multiple new product lines and licenses.

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43. Vendor Relations

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Here's how Vendor Relations is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Possess excellent communication skills with manufacturers and developing strong vendor relations with contractors, suppliers and buyers.
  • Cultivated strong vendor relationships to effectively lead price negotiations.
  • Co-managed vendor relationships and contract negotiations.
  • Increased margins and spurred revenue growth by strengthening OEM vendor relationships and skillfully negotiating distribution contracts with OEM handset brands.
  • Managed all vendor relationships including; turn-around time, hit ratios and salting / seeding to ensure accuracy.
  • Own storage subsystem of the chassis including drive selection & qualification, vendor relationship and software features.
  • Managed vendor relationships for growth of product lines, new products, pricing, and marketing support.
  • Secured the largest order in the company's history by leveraging outstanding customer and vendor relations.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships including US and off-shore (India) outsource partners.
  • Traveled to suppliers to strengthen vendor relationships and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Managed buyers, designers, production, inventory, and vendor relationships.
  • Managed all vendor relationships including both onshore and off-shore.
  • Managed all print and paper buys and vendor relations.
  • Negotiate all pricing and manage all vendor relations.
  • Establish, nurture and maintain strong vendor relationships.
  • Managed the prepress manager in charge of color profiles, vendor relations, press checks, and color proof approvals.
  • Maintained strong vendor relationships while identifying new trends through travel and market research in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
  • Managed vendor relationships and partners that support the client(tm)s products.
  • Managed all vendor relationships including exchanges, hardware, telco and network management.

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44. Annual Budget

low Demand
Here's how Annual Budget is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Performed annual budget analysis and communicate Annual Operating Plan to vertical.
  • Charged with transitioning clients on the legacy solution to the web-hosted solution, managing $12 million annual budget.
  • Led 60+ person R&D effort with $9M annual budget and facilities in Houston and Belgium.
  • Led and managed development group of 20 employees and annual budget of $2.5M.
  • Managed a team of eight with an annual budget of $1M.
  • Developed strategic marketing, sales, and financial plans for annual budgets.
  • Managed 15 direct/indirect reports and an annual budget of $2M.
  • Manage an annual budget of $2 million per year.
  • Managed annual budgets and staff for in-dwelling and disposable products.
  • Managed an annual budget of $1,000,000.
  • Develop and oversee the annual budget.
  • Managed $3.5M annual budget.
  • Manage $10M+ annual budget.
  • Administered $1.7M annual budget.
  • Forecasted manufacturing costs central to annual budgets.
  • Cost and timing control of a $1.8 million annual budget maintained using project management computer software.

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45. Competitive Analysis

low Demand
Here's how Competitive Analysis is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Engaged market validation and conducted in-depth market, industry and competitive analysis prior to recommending new initiatives or product launches.
  • Defined broadband strategy for The Weather Channel, including competitive analysis, primary/secondary marketing research, and execution plan.
  • Lead ongoing market and competitive analysis to aid strategic decision-making and development of key messaging / positioning.
  • Authored marketing and distribution strategy for company, complete with detailed competitive analysis.
  • Led global competitive analysis and post marketing surveillance processes.
  • Participate in competitive analysis of both direct competitors and stores we look to for trend inspiration by shopping their stores.
  • Conducted competitive analysis and market research to determine product features, and price points.
  • Developed business cases with financial plans, staffing, and competitive analysis.
  • Developed product prototypes using qualitative and quantitative information, competitive analysis and consumerinsight interviews.

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46. CRM

low Demand
Here's how CRM is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Provide expertise for conceptualizing CRM analyses.
  • Developed business processes for on-demand CRM/technical support functions to handle direct sale and OEM customer relationships with high levels of service.
  • Design budgets and lead the SAP Business One implementation to track all sales, CRM, inventory, and costs.
  • Integrated claims review products (Code Review, Claim check, CRMS and CCMS) after acquisition of two organizations.
  • Develop production process, measure results, and improve products utilizing feedback collected in SalesForce CRM.
  • Managed the migration of the firm s CRM database solution to the NGO and commercial sectors.
  • Revitalized an in-house CRM and managed the development of an online physician staffing portal.
  • Partnered with Microsoft to move a product from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Dynamics/CRM
  • Worked closely with Operations team to enhance CRM and Call Center capabilities.
  • Delivered over 200 improvements to core internal CRM platform within 1 year.
  • Developed requirements for Request for Quote, CRM and Auction modules.
  • Manage pipeline effectively in the Dynamics CRM.
  • Coordinated automation and integration into existing Great Plains accounting software and Salesforce CRM program.
  • Worked with product marketing to develop and approve product requirement specifications for support, sales, eCRM and wireless interfaces.
  • Led strategic planning on expansion of Lead & LDS organization into its own Business Unit within Guidant CRM.
  • Selected and launched new CRM system (Salesforce), reducing overhead and increasing productivity across the organization.
  • Negotiated functionality and specifications for integration of the TAS methodology into the Siebel CRM Suite.
  • Worked with Salesforce CRM to track and report progress with top prospects Co-managed ~10 companies in transitioning from prospects to sales.
  • Approved current and new user interface designs for all of the eCRM product lines.
  • Led development of iSupport, eResponse, iQuality and Skill Routing products into the Nortel Networks eCRM solution.

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47. Focus Groups

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Here's how Focus Groups is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Conducted market and trend research through competitor analysis and focus groups, and by synthesizing customer representative feedback.
  • Conducted Usability Testing on focus groups and individuals.
  • Facilitated focus groups of clients, prospects and sales representatives to determine enhancements to current products and new product development.
  • Improved product capabilities by conducting focus groups, user groups, and executive summits for corrective action planning.
  • Led focus groups of manufacturers as well as worked with external agencies to create and manage focus groups.
  • Improved client relationships and input for product development initiatives by 1st-time establishment of client focus groups.
  • Lead the R&D in new cut-n-sew line, including focus groups and market research.
  • Led client focus groups to communicate regulation changes and impact to our system and processes.
  • Lead market research efforts, including in-person focus groups, online surveys and report generation.
  • Led client focus groups to validate mutual fund client buying/holding/selling behavior.
  • Developed focus groups to embrace the voice of the customer.
  • Established European and US based Customer Focus Groups.
  • Conducted surveys and focus groups.
  • Coordinated three website Rebranding and Redesign efforts, including developing a new style-guide and supervising numerous usability tests and focus groups.
  • Front end marketing research, In Depth Interviews, Ethnographics and Observational Research, Surveys and Focus Groups.
  • Conducted focus groups with HR Managers of mid to large multi-national companies to receive industry feedback.

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48. QC

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Here's how QC is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Managed North Kansas City laboratory operations (QC and R&D), including a staff of three technicians.
  • Created product solutions including Complete Manufacturing product, Complete Employee product, Emerging Enterprise Solution, QCS Integration Fabric.
  • Liaised with QC teams to ensure proper testing and quality control was in place.
  • Focused on the creation of products for QCS specializing in ERP.
  • Implemented failure analysis procedures for the QC rejects and consumer returns.
  • Assisted QC in establishing production requirements for first run product.
  • Coordinate method development & validation and method transfer to QC.
  • Create and update company QC manual and vendor policies.
  • Developed ink formulations for Opticolor proofing system, QC/release specifications and procedures and oversight of production.
  • injection/blowmolded plastic and paper material) Supervised QC team to overseas factories during production for quality compliance purposes.

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49. Strategic Partnerships

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Here's how Strategic Partnerships is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Created a go-to-market strategy for penetrating small- and medium-sized businesses through strategic partnerships with CRM/ERP providers.
  • Engaged in marketing, product development and relationship management to support and expand strategic partnerships.
  • Developed and expanded strategic partnerships with existing and new vendors.
  • Used prior industry connections to leverage invaluable strategic partnerships.
  • Negotiated and managed strategic partnerships to deliver new services.
  • Negotiated strategic partnerships with multiple technology service providers.
  • Performed due diligence, vendor selection, and contract negotiations for managing strategic partnerships with key vendors and content providers.
  • Engaged team in strategic partnerships with research groups and third-parties to define, execute and industrialize complex research-based solutions.
  • Streamlined vendors while developing strategic partnerships and open innovation, resulting in the cutting of ingredients by 25%.
  • Managed design team, vendor relations, and strategic partnerships to execute concepts and achieve objectives.
  • Build strategic partnerships with key vendors to secure best pricing, steady replenishment and exclusive launches.
  • Form strategic partnerships and alliances for integration of best-in-breed applications and services with core offerings.
  • Assisted the Sire Analysts with key account management to establish strategic partnerships with elite breeders.
  • Negotiated strategic partnerships and alliances with key business partners to support commercial product lines.
  • Formed two strategic partnerships that allowed the company to move into more profitable markets.
  • Managed strategic partnerships, and contracts.
  • Established strategic partnerships and joint ventures that broadened new service capabilities while increasing efficiencies and lowering costs.
  • Established strategic partnerships with 40+ brands including Disney, Harley-Davidson, Tonka, Lego and Nickelodeon.

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50. Executive Management

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Here's how Executive Management is used in Director Of Product Development jobs:
  • Aligned internal and external viewpoints with executive management in extremely sensitive business matters to influence policy/decision-making bodies.
  • Negotiated and finalized vendor contracts; collaborated with vendors, digital media attorney and executive management.
  • Tracked progress through Microsoft Project and provided weekly status reports to executive management.
  • Prepare qualitative and quantitative analysis of testing results for executive management review.
  • Performed risk assessments, analyzed data and made recommendations to executive management.
  • Collaborate with and provide strategic insight to founders and executive management.
  • Presented project proposals and status to executive management team.
  • Generated and distributed all metric reports to executive management.
  • Prepare board reports and provide reporting to executive management.
  • Instituted weekly Vendor Performance Dashboards to executive management.
  • Communicate proactively and frequently with executive management.
  • Reported project status to executive management.
  • Interact directly with Executive Management.
  • Created project plans for a range of initiatives, communicated project scope, resource requirements and delivered updates to executive management.
  • Provided resource management, business case, cost analysis, and project variance reports to executive management.
  • Participate in the executive management committee for creating, amending, and approving company policies.
  • Approached Executive Management to design and build a new product for Apple iPhone, AccuTerra.
  • Help translate vision and direction from executive management to the Product Development team leads.
  • Provide guidance to Senior and Executive Management in terms of application strategy and partnerships.
  • Worked with Executive Management to rebuild product development groups centered on client needs.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Director Of Product Development

New Product Development43.5%
Product Strategy10.5%
Business Development4.8%
Project Management4.2%
R3.6%
Product Management3.6%
Customer Service3.2%
Market Research3.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Director Of Product Development

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
New Product Development
New Product Development
33.8%
33.8%
2
2
Product Strategy
Product Strategy
8.2%
8.2%
3
3
Business Development
Business Development
3.7%
3.7%
4
4
Project Management
Project Management
3.2%
3.2%
5
5
R
R
2.8%
2.8%
6
6
Product Management
Product Management
2.8%
2.8%
7
7
Customer Service
Customer Service
2.5%
2.5%
8
8
Market Research
Market Research
2.4%
2.4%
9
9
Software Development
Software Development
2.2%
2.2%
10
10
QA
QA
2.1%
2.1%
11
11
Technical Support
Technical Support
1.8%
1.8%
12
12
Revenue Growth
Revenue Growth
1.7%
1.7%
13
13
Product Roadmap
Product Roadmap
1.7%
1.7%
14
14
Market Share
Market Share
1.5%
1.5%
15
15
Trade Shows
Trade Shows
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Internet
Internet
1.2%
1.2%
18
18
Product Portfolio
Product Portfolio
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
ROI
ROI
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Business Requirements
Business Requirements
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
FDA
FDA
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Saas
Saas
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
OEM
OEM
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Scrum
Scrum
1%
1%
25
25
Product Offerings
Product Offerings
1%
1%
26
26
Business Units
Business Units
1%
1%
27
27
Men
Men
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Product Categories
Product Categories
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Development Department
Development Department
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
ISO
ISO
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Product Quality
Product Quality
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
IP
IP
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Product Requirements
Product Requirements
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Customer Base
Customer Base
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Annual Sales
Annual Sales
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Sdlc
Sdlc
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Product Specifications
Product Specifications
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
SKU
SKU
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
CAD
CAD
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Vendor Relations
Vendor Relations
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Annual Budget
Annual Budget
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Competitive Analysis
Competitive Analysis
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
CRM
CRM
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Focus Groups
Focus Groups
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
QC
QC
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Strategic Partnerships
Strategic Partnerships
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
Executive Management
Executive Management
0.5%
0.5%

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