Product Design Director oversees the implementation of product design policies, objectives, and initiatives. Leads development of new products and improvements to existing products or product lines. Being a Product Design Director evaluates the feasibility of design ideas. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Product Design Director demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Typically reports to top management. The Product Design Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Product Design Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.