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  • Job reference: RMS0203320

Technology & Product Development Director

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Dubai
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/12/2018
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Product development vision and strategy
* Lead the formulation of the company's technology vision and product roadmap, and communicate the vision and priorities across the company to all relevant stakeholders
* Play a leading role in evaluating market and technology trends and their implications for company's technology vision and roadmap
* Determine strategic priorities for the product development organization that are consistent with and support Business Unit strategies and goals
* Ensure that every function in the product development organization is led by a unified and cohesive vision and shared priorities
* Lead the creation of company's intellectual property (IP) strategy and ensure proper execution of it
Product development execution
* Ensure that product development resources are allocated in line with overall business strategy to products/technologies and Business Units
* Oversee product pipelines and development efforts for all Core Teams of the company, and determine priorities in case of conflicts
* Establish governance, policies, processes, and communication to deliver reliable products within cost targets and with schedule predictability
* Establish sound product development methodologies and procedures for conducting research, conceptualization, design, prototyping, etc. across the entire product development department
* Build technical and process excellence in each key area of product development
* Effectively deploy a mix of internal and external product development models that fit the need of the different products and technologies the company offers
* Ensure continuous improvement in the product development department as well as in our abilities to deliver products and solutions that create exceptional customer experiences
People leadership and cross-functional communication
* Consistently raise the bar and cultivate a team of A-players in the product development organization
* Identify talent gaps and engage in the interviewing, recruitment, hiring, and mentoring of key product development personnel
* Work collaboratively with other business leaders in the organization to ensure alignment on strategic goals and priorities
* Build trusting relationships and inspire others through exemplary leadership behavior

The Company:
Our Client is an International IT security solutions company.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* 10-15 years of experience in product development, with 3+ years in executive management roles in product development
* Proven track record of leading growth efforts and managing several teams in specific technical disciplines in the IT industry
* Master's Degree in engineering, computer science, business, or similar discipline from a top-tier school
* Prior experience with and strong understanding of both hardware and software development best practices and methodologies
* Prior experience with and strong understanding of in-house, joint, offshore, etc. development models
* Ability to comprehend technical concepts as well as business needs
* Knowledge of intellectual property rights and protection
* Expert communication, change management, and listening skills
* Excellent business acumen, problem solving, negotiating skills, and analytical thinking

About Fircroft:
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