Director of Product

A Director of Product is responsible for leading the team to bring a differentiated product to market that aligns with demand and can be defended against business goals. This is a strategic leadership role that includes setting the product vision and strategic direction by developing and presenting business cases, establishing relationships with 3rd party partners and conducting contract negotiations/reviews, assisting with quarterly planning and assigning objectives to Product teams, ensuring customer feedback is incorporated into the product planning and development process, classifying features according to strategic goals, creating and communicating strategic roadmaps, and communicating progress towards key metrics to company stakeholders and the Product team. To be considered for this role, a candidate must have a proven track record over multiple years as a Product Manager responsible for value and generating new product ideas and solutions, a proven ability to go deep and quickly learn new domains, excellent business acumen, and mastery of technical concepts and the modern Product Life Cycle. As a leader and mentor, a Director of Product will have experience coaching and mentoring other Product Managers, a clear understanding of the difference between being the primary coach of Product Managers versus managing Products directly, and a rock-solid ability to influence and foster collaborative relationships with both individual contributors and leaders at all levels.

Director of Product job description

Role Description:

Product Directors are responsible for leading the team to bring a differentiated Product to the market that aligns with demand and can be defended against business goals.

Director of Product Responsibilities:

  • Set the Product vision and strategic direction by developing and presenting business cases.

  • Establish relationships with 3rd party partners and contract negotiations/reviews

  • Assist with quarterly planning and assigning objectives to Product teams.

  • Ensure customer feedback is incorporated into the Product planning and development process.

  • Establish relationships with third party vendors and contract negotiations/reviews based on Product needs or Product team needs.

  • Classify features according to strategic goals.

  • Create and communicate strategic roadmaps.

  • Communicate progress towards key metrics to company stakeholders and the Product team.

Director of Product Requirements:

  • Proven track record over multiple years as a Product Manager responsible for value and generating new Product ideas and solutions.

  • Proven ability to go deep and quickly learn new domains.

  • Excellent business acumen.

  • Mastery of technical concepts and the modern Product life cycle and Product delivery.

  • Proven track record of coaching and mentoring other Product Managers.

  • Clear understanding of the difference between being the primary coach of Product Managers versus managing Products directly.

  • Proven ability to influence both individual contributors and leaders at all levels.

  • Ability to foster constructive and collaborative relationships.


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