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Director Product Development & Innovation

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One of our clients, the world's leading provider of global business information, tools and insight is in need of a Director of Product Development and Innovation for their Austin, TX office. The Director of Product Development and Innovation will be responsible for supporting the entire S&MS Product team’s plans, strategies, and processes.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provides thought leadership, strategic direction and long-range product planning to develop and implement D&B’s global products
• Integrates competitive, business and resource considerations to develop product plans that meet short-term and long-term revenue targets
• Drives product management support activities across global functional teams including communicating initiatives and gaining buy-in.
• Owns specific investment plan and metrics associated with key strategic initiatives
• Communicates strategic decision and plans of product group to senior leaders globally and across the business
• Integral part of Product Innovation team to conceive and prototype new product features
• Responsible for overall pricing strategy for the S&MS business
• Responsible for strategic analysis of KPI’s for overall business and specific product lines to help drive product direction and growth

KEY REQUIREMENTS - SKILL-BASED COMPETENCIES:
• 15+ years experience in a product experience including product strategy, product marketing, product development and product life-cycle management
• Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, technology or related field. MBA strongly preferred
• Prior responsibility for leading large or multiple product life-cycles
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with high level executive staff
• Ability to lead projects and team members, learn new areas quickly, take ownership of issues/projects, develop recommendations, lead the team and execute on proposal
• Responsible to conceive, define and implement innovative product enhancements
• Extensive project management skills
• Excellent communication and influencing skills
• Ability to lead cross functional teams (may be global)

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