Vice President, Product Development

The Vice President of Product Development oversees research for new products, product enhancements, and product redesign. Plans and directs all aspects of an organization’s product development policies, objectives, and initiatives. Being a Vice President of Product Development makes recommendations on the potential and practicality of products in development. Ensures that product development activities align with the goals of the organization. In addition, Vice President of Product Development requires a bachelor’s degree. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Typically reports to top management. The Vice President of Product Development manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head.

Vice President, Product Development Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Vice President, Product Development to join our team.


  • Provide management oversight to the division and key technical and strategic consultation;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Confer with scientists, regulators and clients to plan and review R&D and product development projects;
  • Oversee technology transfer activities;
  • Support quality checks such as milestone reviews and quality assessments;
  • Head the Product Development group;
  • Collaborate with the company’s Senior Software Research Scientist and software development partner to improve the company’s core application;
  • Develop and implement the R&D, project development and operational goals;
  • Develop tools and applications by producing clean, efficient code;
  • Document company development phases and monitor company systems;
  • Conduct code reviews, unit testing, debugging, and software/hardware integration;
  • Budget, plan and direct development activities for both current and new products. Drives financial and operational performance.


  • Must be able to remain sedentary for periods of time;
  • Customer Oriented – Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures;
  • Pharmaceutical background with experience working in a CDMO environment;
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment;
  • Management Skills – Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others;
  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures;
  • Leadership – Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions;
  • Competitiveness – Willingness to strive to get ahead or to finish projects;
  • Self-Confident – The trait of being comfortable in making decisions for oneself;
  • Must be able to move about the facility;
  • Sales Ability – Ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to gain acceptance of a product, service, or idea.