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Product Development Managers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Product Development Managers originate new products in concert with customer needs and selects correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones. To develop and implement methods and procedures for monitoring projects such as preparation of records of expenditures, research findings and progress reports.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Analytical Skills

Product Development Managers must be able to decide which projects and features are more important to develop over others.

Product Development Knowledge and Skills

Product Development Managers must be able to ensure product specifications are accurate and up-to-date.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised bachelor's degree in product development, or equivalent

Experience

  • 6 to 10 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$80,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Product Development Managers work in an office environment with occasional business trips to follow up the matters in product development.

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