Product Manager

A product manager is responsible for the strategic development and success of a product or product line. They work closely with cross-functional teams such as engineering, marketing, and sales to ensure that the product meets the needs of the target market and achieves the desired business objectives.

Some specific tasks and responsibilities that a product manager may have:

  • Setting the product vision and strategy: The product manager defines the overall direction and strategy for the product, including the target market and key features.
  • Gathering and prioritizing product requirements: The product manager works with cross-functional teams and customers to gather and prioritize product requirements and define the product roadmap.
  • Managing the product development process: The product manager manages the product development process, working with engineering teams to ensure that the product is delivered on time and meets the desired quality standards.
  • Launching the product: The product manager is responsible for the successful launch of the product, including coordinating with marketing and sales teams to develop and execute launch plans.
  • Analyzing market and product data: The product manager uses data such as market research and customer feedback to inform product decisions and optimize the product for success.
  • Managing the product budget: The product manager is responsible for managing the product budget and ensuring that the product is developed and launched within budget.


Candidates for a product manager position typically have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field such as business, marketing, or engineering. In the pharmaceutical and biotechonology or food industry knowledge in the bio sciences is of help.  They should also have strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. Experience in product management or a related field is often preferred.

Other terms for this job-profile

There are a few different job titles that may be used for a product manager, including product owner, product director, and product marketing manager.

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