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Director/VP of Product Development

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Interested in joining one of the smartest teams in Richmond, VA and contributing to the world by creating new ways to educate and empower people? If so, we want to talk to you.

Our client is currently looking to hire a Director of Product Development for a full-time, temp-to-perm opportunity on-site here in Richmond, VA. The Director of Product Development leads and provides strategic direction for the product development team, overseeing the design and implementation of customizable, interactive software products. This role is primarily responsible for positioning this company in the market as the leading provider of innovative training solutions and mobile applications. The Director of Product Development must have a strong understanding of business practices and technology trends, and be able to effectively coach and develop their team.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Managing a team of Product Managers and Visual Designers in the development of new products and customization of existing product frameworks
• Partnering with Interactive Producers and Account Directors to manage all upcoming requests and Statements of Work
• Partnering with the Vice President of Technology to review and analyze new technologies for use in upcoming products and enhancements
• Researching and analyzing customer and market data to identify potential new product opportunities
• Working with the product development team and other functional areas to understand market needs, competitor pricing, proposed pricing, and product specifications
• Developing and presenting new product business cases to include cost/benefit analysis, resource planning, and strategic goal alignment
• Hiring, mentoring, coaching, and developing direct reports and ensuring they are in the appropriate roles for their current abilities and desired career path
• Leading and managing projects to include: Understanding requirements and objectives; Designing solutions; Partnering with the Interactive Producer to define development tasks, estimates, and milestones; Ensuring that project scope is in line with the established timeline; Actively participating in project meetings by giving input and recommending solutions; Ensuring the project meets quality specifications and meets all deadlines; Interacting with clients as needed

Other job Requirements:
• Persistent and tenacious passion to understand the end-user and translate knowledge into innovative product offerings
• Ability to analyze complex problems and creatively formulate workable solutions
• Extraordinary attention to detail
• Inspirational leadership to motivate a team to build amazing software products users love
• Ability to work with demanding clients while demonstrating professionalism
• Instinctive need to collaborate with creative teams, technical teams, and executives to drive alignment
• Advanced project management skills and business acumen

Qualifications:
• Prior experience in a software Product Manager, Business Analyst, or similar role
• Leadership or management experience
• Solid understanding of client side, server side, database, and current web and mobile technologies
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a technical field
• Infrequent travel required

If interested in more information, please apply.

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