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Become A Product Specialist

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Working As A Product Specialist

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $82,974

    Average Salary

What Does A Product Specialist Do At Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.

* Interact, liaise, and communicate status updates through development cycles.
* Thoroughly test software releases and contribute to strategic product planning.
* Investigate reported software Bugs and provide technical analysis and other details to development.
* Stay abreast of industry issues and requirements.
* Provide pre-sales support including assisting in feature testing, configuration, customer presentations, meetings, high level design reviews.
* Create and/or maintain demonstration and test environments.
* Write user stories that support requested feature functionality representing multiple user personas

What Does A Product Specialist Do At Johnson Controls

* Provides selling support through quote preparation for the Commercial Account Manager, co-workers, customers, and others who may influence the purchase decision.
* Performs take-offs and coordinating jobs for bid to increase sales and decrease duplication of work.
* Works with architects, engineers, builders, developers, utilities, and national accounts as directed by the Commercial Account Manager and Sales Manager.
* Provides technical assistance or information for favorable product specification.
* Other duties may be assigned

What Does A Product Specialist Do At Schneider Electric

* Achieve sales quota through the management of all the territories’ resources
* Train, motivate and manage sales offices to achieve assigned sales volumes
* Work with sales managers to develop and implement short and long term strategic plans to support company objectives
* Perform technical product presentations
* Work with sales offices and consulting engineers to drive ASCO favorable specifications
* Develop long term relationships with customers base including sales offices, consulting engineers, distributors and contractors
* Direct inside team and sales offices on quoting procedures and pricing levels
* Understand and be able to develop a quote from electrical drawings and specifications

What Does A Product Specialist Do At Rockwell Collins

* Solution architecture and design
* Prepare technical solution write ups and white papers
* Aid accounts representatives via pre-sale support and solution presentations
* Conduct implementation project management (coordination for presale handover to factory /engineering group for implementation)
* Conduct service performance reviews / improvements internally and externally
* Coordinate with service support center and engineering during customer outages to prepare customer worthy incident reports
* Lead Messaging & Applications service product development (coordinate primarily with Sales and Engineering Messaging department); Required to work extensively with Messaging Engineering team
* Primary focus on messaging, applications and network services

What Does A Product Specialist Do At Principal Financial Group

* Provide clients, prospects, and consultants with ongoing updates about the investment philosophy, process, and performance of products in assigned asset class and act as primary contact when appropriate.
* Participate in investment strategy meetings with portfolio managers.
* Assist in product development process, both new and existing.
* Play key role in new business efforts including finals presentations and consultant meetings.
* Provide asset updates, as needed, on investment marketing activities, and how portfolio management research, investment risk management functions and investment philosophy are presented to clients and consultants.
* Collaborate with Senior Product Specialist and other investment professionals to establish and implement the investment management business plans and strategies

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How To Become A Product Specialist

Most market research analysts need at least a bachelor’s degree. Top research positions may require a master’s degree. Strong math and analytical skills are essential. 

Education

Market research analysts typically need a bachelor’s degree in market research or a related field. Many have degrees in fields such as statistics, math, and computer science. Others have backgrounds in business administration, the social sciences, or communications.

Courses in statistics, research methods, and marketing are essential for these workers. Courses in communications and social sciences, such as economics or consumer behavior, are also important.

Some market research analyst jobs require a master’s degree. Several schools offer graduate programs in marketing research, but many analysts complete degrees in other fields, such as statistics and marketing, and/or earn a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). A master’s degree is often required for leadership positions or positions that perform more technical research. 

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification is voluntary, but analysts may pursue certification to demonstrate a level of professional competency. The Marketing Research Association offers the Professional Researcher Certification (PRC) for market research analysts. Candidates qualify based on experience and knowledge; they must pass an exam, be a member of a professional organization, and have at least 3 years working in opinion and marketing research. Individuals must complete 20 hours of industry-related continuing education courses every 2 years to renew their certification.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Market research analysts must be able to understand large amounts of data and information. 

Communication skills. Market research analysts need strong communication skills when gathering information, interpreting data, and presenting results to clients. 

Critical-thinking skills. To determine what marketing strategy would work best for a company, market research analysts must assess all available information.

Detail oriented. Market research analysts must be detail oriented because they often do precise data analysis.

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Real Product Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Product Specialist Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Nov 21, 2016 $185,000
Product Specialist Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Sep 05, 2016 $175,000
Product Specialist Uber Technologies Inc. San Francisco, CA Dec 21, 2016 $170,000
Technical Product Specialist Integration Appliance Palo Alto, CA May 27, 2016 $155,542
Pre-Sales Product Specialist Informatica LLC Warrenton, VA Aug 21, 2016 $155,288
Product Specialist First Eagle Investment Management, LLC New York, NY Aug 25, 2015 $150,000
Resolution Enhancement Product Specialist Mentor Graphics Corporation Hopewell Junction, NY Jan 22, 2016 $150,000
Business Product Specialist Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 09, 2016 $150,000
Product Specialist Hortonworks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Mar 30, 2016 $150,000
Place & Route Product Specialist Mentor Graphics Corporation Fremont, CA Jul 26, 2015 $149,940
Place & Route Product Specialist Mentor Graphics Corporation Cary, NC Jul 26, 2015 $149,940
Place and Route Product Specialist Mentor Graphics Corporation Fremont, CA Apr 02, 2015 $149,940
Place and Route Product Specialist Mentor Graphics Corporation Cary, NC Apr 02, 2015 $149,940
Product Specialist, International Growth Uber Technologies Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 12, 2016 $149,656
Advertising Platform Product Specialist Amazon Media Group LLC New York, NY Apr 27, 2015 $109,782 -
$131,200
Product Specialist Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Nov 20, 2015 $109,762
Product Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Sep 23, 2015 $108,810
Resolution Enhancement Product Specialist Mentor Graphics Corporation Hopewell Junction, NY Aug 30, 2016 $108,300 -
$184,200
Product Management Specialist Deepa Gurnani LLC New York, NY Feb 25, 2016 $108,202
Director, Product Specialist Markit North America, Inc. New York, NY Apr 01, 2016 $108,118 -
$131,500
Product Specialist (JD Edwards SCM) 9Edge, Inc. Irvine, CA Sep 11, 2015 $108,000 -
$128,000
Product Specialist DNV GL Business Assurance (USA), Inc. Katy, TX Jul 03, 2016 $105,269
Product Specialist Red Book Connect, LLC San Francisco, CA Sep 09, 2015 $85,000
Bioinformatics Product Specialist Life Technologies Corporation South San Francisco, CA Aug 15, 2015 $85,000 -
$141,600
Engineer/Product Specialist Stiles MacHinery, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI Aug 17, 2015 $85,000
Engineer/Product Specialist Stiles MacHinery, Inc. High Point, NC Aug 17, 2015 $85,000
Product Specialist SOA Software, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jul 29, 2015 $85,000 -
$103,000
Sigmafine Product Specialist Pimsoft, Inc. Houston, TX Mar 20, 2015 $85,000
Product Specialist for Media Vitra, Inc. New York, NY Aug 05, 2015 $85,000
Business Product Specialist Dropbox, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 28, 2015 $85,000

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Top Skills for A Product Specialist

ProductKnowledgeCustomerServiceProductLineTechnicalSupportTerritoryFinancialEnsureCustomerSatisfactionNewProductDevelopmentSalesGoalsWebTradeShowsInternetSalesRepsPhoneCallsProductInformationAutoShowsProductTrainingTroubleshootWindowsCustomerSupport

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Top Product Specialist Skills

  1. Product Knowledge
  2. Customer Service
  3. Product Line
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided product training and education and developed product knowledge.
  • Provided assistance to potential buyers utilizing knowledge of vehicle and accessories and providing customer service to current clientele.
  • Coordinated the development of a new product line from initiation phase to product launch.
  • Provided technical support on ac/dc motors, linear actuators and rails, servomotors, ball screw and belt actuators, sensors.
  • Prepared myself to eventually have my own territory

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