Product & Presales Director

Job Detail

  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Industry Technology
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree

Job Description

Role

The product director oversees a product’s lifecycle and collaborate with other teams (R&D, sales and marketing) in order to ensure that the financial and consumer satisfaction goals are met. The director will define the product’s requirements, create a vision, and align the product with the business’ overall strategy.

 

Responsibilities

• Leads the product department and in charge of the overall pre-sale strategy.

• Determines customers’ needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.

• Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements, appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes.

• Assesses market competition by comparing the company’s product to competitors’ products.

• Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives.

• Obtains product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies.

• Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses, answering questions and requests.

• Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules.

• Brings new products to market by analysing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.

• Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production.

• Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders.

• Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees, following up on work results.

• Maintains product management staff job results by counselling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.

• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

 

Requirements

• BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

• Proven experience as a Product Manager or similar role inclusive of leadership experience

• Experience in product lifecycle management

• Background in software development and program management

• Familiarity with Agile framework

• Excellent communication skills

• Problem-solving aptitude

• Passionate / strong interest in Robotics

Required skills