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Product Development Officers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Product Development Officers assist the Product Development Manager to supervise the product development team in sourcing new technology, new design and new material for the products. To co-ordinate with designers, customers and manufacturers in the process of product development in order to make sure that the products are produced at the satisfaction of the clients.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically 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:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

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:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Management Skills

Management skills

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

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Analytical Skills and Creativity Ability

Product Development Officers must be creative with analytical skills.

Product Development Knowledge and Skills

Product Development Officers must be able to evaluate the new ideas objectively from the market and financial standpoint.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Higher diploma in product development, or equivalent

Experience

  • 3 to 6 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

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Work Environment

  • Product Development Officers work in an office environment with occasional travel.

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