General Manager, Product Development Center Salary
The average pay for a General Manager, Product Development Center is $83,576 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Job Description for General Manager, Product Development Center
General managers of product development centers work at facilities which develop design ideas for new or improved products on the market. The manager will oversee a team of product developers, so strong leadership skills are essential in this position. They may also have administrative duties, such as scheduling, hiring, payroll, and providing performance feedback to employees, and may create timelines for project completion and schedule and lead meetings.Read More...
The product development team under the manager will usually be responsible for coming up with product designs and prototypes and may also be present during the production and distribution phases. The general manager may need to work with customers, especially during the testing phase, in order to gather their feedback. These managers may also provide input regarding how products can be designed and improved, so in-depth knowledge of new and developing technology in the field is highly beneficial.
General managers of product development centers may choose the materials used to make products, so it is important to keep costs low without sacrificing quality. Strong research skills are also important in order to stay up-to-date with developments in the field, as well as the competition. Developed products may need to be evaluated to determine their effectiveness and how they can be improved. Usually, a bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering is required by employers, and some work experience in the field of product development is also required.
General Manager, Product Development Center Tasks
- Coordinate the operations of the product development center.
- Manage day to day operations and plan use of workers and resources.
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