Top Product Development Executive plans and directs all aspects of an organization's product development policies, objectives, and initiatives. Oversees research for new products, product enhancements, and product redesign. Being a Top Product Development Executive ensures that product development activities align with the goals of the organization. Makes recommendations on the potential and practicality of products in development. Additionally, Top Product Development Executive requires a bachelor's degree. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Typically reports to top management. The Top Product Development Executive manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head.