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Working As A Product/Project Development Manager

  • 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

  • $109,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Product/Project Development Manager Do

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in products or services. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

Duties

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers typically do the following:

  • Work with department heads or staff to discuss topics such as budgets and contracts, marketing plans, and the selection of advertising media
  • Plan promotional campaigns such as contests, coupons, or giveaways
  • Plan advertising campaigns, including which media to advertise in, such as radio, television, print, online media, and billboards
  • Negotiate advertising contracts
  • Evaluate the look and feel of websites used in campaigns or layouts, which are sketches or plans for an advertisement
  • Initiate market research studies and analyze their findings to understand customer and market opportunities for businesses
  • Develop pricing strategies for products or services marketed to the target customers of a firm
  • Meet with clients to provide marketing or technical advice
  • Direct the hiring of advertising, promotions, and marketing staff and oversee their daily activities

Advertising managers create interest among potential buyers of a product or service. They do this for a department, for an entire organization, or on a project basis (referred to as an account). Advertising managers work in advertising agencies that put together advertising campaigns for clients, in media firms that sell advertising space or time, and in organizations that advertise heavily.

Advertising managers work with sales staff and others to generate ideas for an advertising campaign. They oversee the staff that develops the advertising. They work with the finance department to prepare a budget and cost estimates for the campaign.

Often, advertising managers serve as liaisons between the client and the advertising or promotion agency that develops and places the ads. In larger organizations with extensive advertising departments, different advertising managers may oversee in-house accounts and creative and media services departments.

In addition, some advertising managers specialize in a particular field or type of advertising. For example, media directors determine the way in which an advertising campaign reaches customers. They can use any or all of various media, including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, and outdoor signs. 

Advertising managers known as account executives manage clients’ accounts, but they are not responsible for developing or supervising the creation or presentation of advertising. That task becomes the work of the creative services department.

Promotions managers direct programs that combine advertising with purchasing incentives to increase sales. Often, the programs use direct mail, inserts in newspapers, Internet advertisements, in-store displays, product endorsements, or special events to target customers. Purchasing incentives may include discounts, samples, gifts, rebates, coupons, sweepstakes, or contests.

Marketing managers estimate the demand for products and services that an organization and its competitors offer. They identify potential markets for the organization’s products.

Marketing managers also develop pricing strategies to help organizations maximize their profits and market share while ensuring that the organizations’ customers are satisfied. They work with sales, public relations, and product development staff.

For example, a marketing manager may monitor trends that indicate the need for a new product or service. Then he or she oversees the development of that product or service. For more information on sales or public relations, see the profiles on sales managers, public relations and fundraising managers, public relations specialists, and market research analysts.

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How To Become A Product/Project Development Manager

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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Average Length of Employment
Product Director 3.4 years
Product Manager 3.3 years
Product Lead 3.0 years
Top Careers Before Product/Project Development Manager
Manager 4.1%
Consultant 3.3%
Top Careers After Product/Project Development Manager
Consultant 6.0%
Manager 3.3%
Director 2.6%
Owner 2.0%

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Average Yearly Salary
$109,000
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$77,000
Min 10%
$109,000
Median 50%
$109,000
Median 50%
$109,000
Median 50%
$109,000
Median 50%
$109,000
Median 50%
$109,000
Median 50%
$109,000
Median 50%
$155,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Stryker
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Product/Project Development Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Product/Project Development Manager in the United States is $109,509 per year or $53 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $77,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $155,000.

Real Product/Project Development Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Manager-Project/Product 2 Southern California Edison Rosemead, CA Aug 07, 2016 $144,672
Manager-Project/Product 2 Southern California Edison Irwindale, CA Dec 01, 2014 $132,896
Project Manager Product Development TYCO Healthcare Group LP San Jose, CA May 01, 2012 $127,000
Manager-Project/Product 2 Southern California Edison Rosemead, CA Oct 01, 2013 $124,668
Project Manager, New Product Development Covidien LP Carlsbad, CA May 10, 2015 $100,000
Manager-Project/Product 1 Southern California Edison Irwindale, CA Apr 20, 2012 $95,181
Project Manager-Product Development National Oilwell Varco, L.P. Houston, TX Nov 18, 2015 $93,704
Project Manager, Drug Product Development Pearl Therapeutics Durham, NC Apr 01, 2014 $90,000
Senior Product & Project Development Manager Consult A Doctor, Inc. Miami Beach, FL Dec 20, 2013 $90,000
Project Manager, Product Development Banyan Biomarkers, Inc. Alachua, FL Sep 16, 2010 $75,000
Project Manager, Product Development Banyan Biomarkers, Inc. Alachua, FL Sep 17, 2010 $75,000
Project Manager, Product Development Banyan Biomarkers, Inc. Alachua, FL Sep 20, 2010 $75,000

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Top Skills for A Product/Project Development Manager

  1. Project Management
  2. New Product Development
  3. Resource Allocation
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Collaborated, and developed project management methodology for department; Liaised between departments across the company on project management issues.
  • Managed all daily operational aspects of new product development projects from inception to completion; devised and delivered strategic plans.
  • Evaluated resource allocation with Assignment reports in MS Project 2010.
  • Provided superior customer service and problem solving to retain business and build consumer confidence.
  • Reviewed and prepared project plans and status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans as required.

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Product/Project Development Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

54.6%

Female

35.3%

Unknown

10.1%
Ethnicity

White

60.6%

Hispanic or Latino

13.4%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

10.9%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.9%

French

18.2%

German

9.1%

Chinese

4.5%

Turkish

4.5%

Japanese

4.5%

Mandarin

4.5%

Russian

4.5%

Urdu

4.5%

Thai

4.5%
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Product/Project Development Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.6%

George Washington University

5.8%

New York University

5.8%

Villanova University

5.8%

Syracuse University

4.7%

Drexel University

4.7%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.7%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.7%

University of Missouri - Columbia

4.7%

University of Toledo

4.7%

University of Southern California

4.7%

University of Washington

3.5%

Pennsylvania State University

3.5%

Bryant University

3.5%

Lehigh University

3.5%

University of Pittsburgh -

3.5%

Capella University

3.5%

University of La Verne

3.5%

University of Iowa

3.5%

Michigan State University

3.5%
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Majors

Business

30.4%

Project Management

8.8%

Marketing

7.9%

Management

7.3%

Finance

7.0%

Mechanical Engineering

6.7%

Electrical Engineering

4.3%

Computer Science

3.0%

Industrial Engineering

2.7%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.7%

Communication

2.4%

Economics

2.1%

Engineering

2.1%

Small Business Management

1.8%

Management Information Systems

1.8%

Biology

1.8%

Education

1.8%

Chemistry

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.8%

Industrial Technology

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.5%

Masters

37.9%

Other

9.2%

Certificate

3.8%

Associate

3.1%

Doctorate

2.5%
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