A director of product development has many responsibilities related to product development within their organization. Their main task is creating and then implementing a development strategy for their company. They are also responsible for the implementation of procedures related to product development. Directors of product development are also accountable for setting annual performance goals and conducting evaluations of the staff. In addition, they also need to develop and implement best practices for product designs. They train and guide subordinates within their staff and work well in a team setting.
Director, Product Development Tasks
Ensure products are produced according to design, quality, and price specifications.
Supervise product development process, coordinating department objectives and schedules.
Review new product ideas, present them to management, and work with other departments to determine feasibility.
Conduct market research to determine consumer needs and identify competitors.