Product Development Project Manager

Product Development Project Manager Job Description Template

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


  • Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives;
  • Maintains product management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees;
  • Maintains product management staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results;
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed;
  • Accountable for staff and overall output, efficiency and functionality of the product development team;
  • Obtains product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies;
  • Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production;
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results;
  • Determines customers’ needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information;
  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company’s product to competitors’ products;
  • Coordinating all product development initiatives from start to finish with internal and external suppliers and vendors;
  • Understanding timelines and being able to be accountable for timelines;
  • Having the ability to take ownership for a project, prioritize effectively and drive the project through to completion.


  • Monitor and influence progress of projects to ensure sound application of engineering principles, process adherence, and on-time results;
  • Assist in collection of marketing data and convey into business case and project scope;
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects for related processes and infrastructure;
  • Provide and track project metrics along with project update reports;
  • Evaluates/improves the robustness of new products/line extensions through design and/or testing validation;
  • Manage team(s) weekly activities to maximize schedule adherence and deliverables quality;
  • Facilitate the determination of scope and technical design criteria for the project;
  • A consensus building, upbeat team contributor;
  • Assist in preparing studies and reports when called upon;
  • Actively participate in maintaining positive culture and safe working environment;
  • Manage and facilitate projects through a phase-gate process or design control methods;
  • May interact with customers to solve reliability issues and/or answer general product questions;
  • Self-motivated, high energy that can easily function in a high demand, performance-driven environment;
  • Coordinate with other disciplines involved in the project as necessary;
  • Receive project lead assignments and obtain a full understanding of scope of the project as well as budget and schedule requirements.