Top Product Design Executive plans and directs all aspects of an organization's product design policies, objectives, and initiatives. Oversees development of new products and improvements to existing products or product lines. Being a Top Product Design Executive stays abreast of trends in the field and ensures that all products meet the strategic goals of the organization. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Top Product Design Executive demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Typically reports to top management. The Top Product Design Executive manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Top Product Design Executive typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience.