Product Development Manager

Product Development Manager manages and coordinates product development projects. Evaluates and resolves technical feasibility, design optimization, and production issues. Being a Product Development Manager ensures that labeling and marketing/promotional literature match product specifications. Researches and monitors existing client base and industry developments and identifies potential new product opportunities. Additionally, Product Development Manager works with other departments to establish a design, technology, product development, and vendor strategy. Manages project budgets and prepares financial analysis reports for top management. May require a bachelor’s degree or in a related area. Typically reports to top management. The Product Development Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Product Development Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.

Product Development Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Product Development Manager to join our team.


  • Understanding of new technologies, production methods and materials;
  • Ensure new and existing products meeting market standards;
  • Gather and collate feedback from product users and the Sales team;
  • Prepare updates by presentation in weekly and monthly meetings;
  • Identify and work with supply partners to produce prototypes and test functionality;
  • Manage a small team of scientists, review internal protocols, lab-books, technical reports and organise batch review/shipment data as required;
  • Visit existing and new supply partners to develop and review products, as well as identifying new opportunities;
  • Managing product development from inception to completion;
  • Helping develop new products;
  • Define instructional literature for the use, service and maintenance of parts and accessories;
  • Translate scope and requirements into tasks, schedule and assign tasks;
  • Anticipate problems and seeking opportunities, will require prioritisation and fact-based solutions;
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation;
  • Develop and maintain the delivery plans, whilst finding solutions which deliver a successful product to the market on time, cost and quality;
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time and within scope of specification, cost and quality.


  • Industrial and Product Design;
  • Project Management experience, evidence of product/fund change delivery;
  • CAD skills – a good understanding of SolidWorks or similar software;
  • An interest in consumer products;
  • Strong track record of Product Development at a senior level operating to a level of autonomy;
  • Good understanding of materials and manufacturing processes;
  • A minimum of three years of relevant product development experience;
  • Product Design o Product Design Technology;
  • Strong Fixed Income knowledge/experience, equity and multi-asset would be advantageous;
  • Can evidence strong business engagement, dealing with high levels of challenge from Investment, Distribution and overall business;
  • Some experience and confidence in travel for supplier visits. Mostly Europe and Middle East;
  • Ability to communicate requirements with clarity to suppliers;
  • Experience within Bathrooms / Kitchens / Furniture product development highly desirable OR working with high-end products Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5pm;
  • Team player with excellent project management skills;
  • Able to communicate and influence to Managing Director and CTO level.