What does a Director, Product Management do?

Product managers are responsible for the strategy and blueprint of a product or product line. They're tasked with finding the why, what, and when of a product, and they communicate its business value to a product team in a clear, concise way to ensure the team understands the purpose behind the new product or release. They lead the product team and all aspects from the conception of the product to its launch.

Product managers oversee the development and improvement of products and understand the customer experience to create product prices and determine potential future requirements. They present market forecasts and implement the project’s profit and loss estimates. Often, they serve at the intersection between business technology and user experience. They examine the markets and customer demands alongside the competition to influence a product’s vision. They execute strategic and tactical roles within a company and pivot between different functions. They look after the product to achieve its business goals and to maximize the return on investment. Product managers need a bachelor's degree in business, management, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Director, Product Management Salaries

Average Base Pay

$146,412 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $146K
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Director, Product Management Career Path

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Product Management
Oct. 28, 2021

“The overall team is strong and great to work with as a group and individually.”

Octopi CommerceOctopi Commerce
Senior Director of Product and AI
Oct. 2, 2020

“This is the most dedicated and driven team with which I've worked in my career.”

GOFRUGAL Technologies
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Aug. 24, 2020

“Great company to start your career and to explore your career path based on your strength and career aspirations”

Product Manager
Jul. 17, 2020

“And I can clearly see how our current initiatives lead to a future growth and success.”

Junior Product Manager
Dec. 23, 2020

“Office oder direkt am Arbeitsplatz; man kann überall die Tendenz für innovative Verbesserungen erleben.”

Product Manager
Oct. 13, 2020

“People are expected to somehow “know” which team/which PIC to contact for their projects which is quite inefficient.”

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Sep. 5, 2019

“CEO is extremely aggressive and was not beyond making personal attacks if challenged or wrong.”

Treebo HotelsTreebo Hotels
Senior Product Manager
Oct. 26, 2020

“I was part of the product team for 2 years and thoroughly enjoyed my time at treebo.”

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