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Become A Product Management Director

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Working As A Product Management Director

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

  • Stressful

  • $133,141

    Average Salary

What Does A Product Management Director Do

A Product Management Director is responsible for a business’s product planning as well as execution throughout the life cycle of the business. They create the product strategy and requirements, develop and execute tactical plans, and maintain product and market knowledge.

How To Become A Product Management Director

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

Education

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

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

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

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

Important Qualities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Product Management Director Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    73.8%
  • Female

    23.4%
  • Unknown

    2.9%

Ethnicity

  • White

    75.6%
  • Asian

    14.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    6.7%
  • Unknown

    2.1%
  • Black or African American

    0.9%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    24.7%
  • French

    17.6%
  • Chinese

    9.4%
  • Carrier

    9.4%
  • Mandarin

    5.9%
  • Japanese

    5.9%
  • Italian

    4.7%
  • German

    3.5%
  • Korean

    3.5%
  • Portuguese

    2.4%
  • Cantonese

    2.4%
  • Bulgarian

    1.2%
  • Kutchi

    1.2%
  • Dutch

    1.2%
  • Romanian

    1.2%
  • Gujarati

    1.2%
  • Armenian

    1.2%
  • Russian

    1.2%
  • Arabic

    1.2%
  • Thai

    1.2%
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Real Product Management Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director, Product Management Nvidia Corporation Santa Clara, CA Jan 26, 2016 $251,500 -
$258,000
Director, Product Management Proofpoint, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jun 05, 2015 $225,000
Director of Product Management-Twilio Console Twilio Inc. San Francisco, CA May 16, 2016 $220,000
Director, Product Management 1 EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 09, 2015 $220,000
Director, Product Management Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Jan 27, 2016 $217,547
Product Mgmt/Strategy SNR Director-Proddev Oracle America, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Jan 05, 2016 $217,262 -
$292,927
Director, Product Management Medallia, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Dec 25, 2016 $215,000
Director, Product Management Medallia, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Feb 15, 2015 $215,000
Director, Product Management Medallia, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 03, 2016 $215,000
Director, Product Management Airtime Media Inc. Palo Alto, CA Nov 14, 2016 $215,000
Director-Product Management Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA Jul 12, 2016 $206,739
Director-Product Management Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA May 12, 2016 $206,739
Director of Product Management Zendesk, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 02, 2016 $206,731
Director, Product Management Calypso Technology, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 23, 2015 $206,731 -
$308,000
Director of Product Management Zynga Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 24, 2015 $175,000
Director, Product Management Thousand Eyes, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 02, 2016 $175,000
Director, Product Management GREE International, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 09, 2016 $175,000
Director Product Management Eileses Capital LLC San Francisco, CA Jun 11, 2016 $175,000
Director, Product Management Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation San Francisco, CA Feb 26, 2015 $175,000 -
$235,800
Director, Product Management, Mobile Outbox AXS LLC Los Angeles, CA Apr 06, 2015 $175,000
Director, Product Management YUME, Inc. Redwood City, CA Aug 22, 2015 $175,000
Product Management Director-Mobile Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online Glendale, CA Sep 06, 2016 $153,326
Director of Product Management Riverbed Technology, Inc. Cambridge, MA Jun 07, 2015 $152,901 -
$180,000
Director of Product Management Riverbed Technology, Inc. Cambridge, MA Jul 06, 2015 $152,901 -
$180,000
Director, Product Management Trinet Hr Corporation Fort Mill, SC Aug 30, 2016 $152,752
Director, Product Management Skykick, Inc. Seattle, WA Sep 11, 2016 $152,693
Product Management Director Arena Solutions, Inc. Foster City, CA Aug 12, 2015 $152,212
Strategy & Product Management Director Aetna Life Insurance Company Burlington, MA Nov 15, 2016 $150,332
Director of Product Management Awake Networks, Inc. Mountain View, CA Mar 12, 2015 $150,100 -
$180,000

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Top Skills for A Product Management Director

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Top Product Management Director Skills

  1. Product Management
  2. Product Strategy
  3. Product Line
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Formalized product management processes to create a more customer-centric organization.
  • Performed competitive and market analysis in order to provide proper guidance and product strategy.
  • Develop the product plan for the new product line.
  • Led new product development, balanced resources and delivered quality products.
  • Enhanced institutional sales offerings by designing/developing platform for launching e-books and digital products.

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