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Vice President of Product Development

Wappingers Falls, NY

Post Date: 01/16/2018 Job ID: 115183 Industry: Research and Development

The Vice President of Product Development is accountable for the platform management of an already existing rewards platform and leading the development and implementation of technology products including product enhancements, maintenance, and new-product development. This role is responsible for specification and tactical execution for assigned product(s) within the organization’s technology product suite.  The VP of Product Development defines products from existing products and ideas, and formulates new ideas based on industry experience and contact with clients, prospects, and partners. 

The VP of Product Development is an executive level member who will be excited about the growth of the product and responsible for the oversight of five managers who each contribute to the success of the platform. 

Vice President of Product Development Responsibilities

  • Guide the development of new company products including drafting new-product definitions, business case analysis, charters, specifying product features and requirements, participating in the QA process, launch and ongoing maintenance of products once launched
  • Formulate short- to long-term road maps for assigned product(s)
  • Align technology product plans that will excel within the company industry
  • Research the market to identify unmet needs as input to formulating product plans
  • Engage with clients and internal management to understand requirements, translating to product capabilities
  • Specify product features and requirements (in the form of user stories)
  • Ensure products meet specifications and expectations
  • Effectively serve as a liaison between departments with the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences
  • Assist in developing product positioning and messaging for assigned product(s)
  • Multitasking capacity; prioritize jobs
  • Take ownership in the product cycle by being a self-starter

Vice President of Product Development Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7+ years of experience in software product management/development
  • Experience managing software products in enterprise B2B; preferably B2C as well
  • Expertise in integration solutions and technology
  • Reward/Loyalty platform experience
  • Experience working with the product life cycle
  • API experience
  • Experience conducting system demonstrations
  • Experience managing consumer-facing web applications
  • Experience in direct marketing
  • Experience working with and managing internal teams to ensure successful product launch, implementation, quality assurance and satisfaction levels are achieved

Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions are Equal Opportunity Employers

Applications are considered on the basis of skills, experience and qualifications without regard to race, age, creed, color, nationality, gender, sexual preference, marital status, military background, disability or any other legally protected status. All employment related decisions, including hiring, advancement, promotion, compensation, training, discipline, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment, are made in accord with this policy.


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