Product Specialist monitors all aspects of a product lifecycle, including long- and short-term development and marketing. Stays abreast of trends in the marketplace to ensure the product's competitive position. Being a Product Specialist interfaces with project managers and clients to determine the product's future direction. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Product Specialist typically reports to a manager. To be a Product Specialist typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work.