Military - Dir. Product Management

Reference Number: 3873-DJN
Location: Columbia, SC

The Director, Product Management - Military

Will lead the development of military product strategy and is the lead for military product activities, including interaction with customers, development of product requirements, and oversight of military projects and proposals.


Develop the military product strategy

Collaborate with all stakeholders, including military leadership and customers, worldwide product teams, business development personnel, contracts, legal and compliance, industry professionals, manufacturing, and R&D to drive new products and that will both lead the industry in quality, reliability, and innovation.

Oversees and facilitates preparation of company’s responses to military solicitations.

Presents comprehensive product business plans to the executive team for review and approval.Keeps executive team abreast of current and anticipated military programs, trends and intercompany developments.

Identifies innovative product options and initiatives by researching technologies, competitors, similar industries, and innovations.

Educates business development and marketing staff on military product features, benefits, and advantages to build product’s value in the marketplace.

Directs military product team personnel by providing guidance and leadership on project plans, conducts staff training, and tracks budgetary requirements.


4-year degree; business, marketing or engineering

10+ years of experience in product or project management

Military experience is beneficial

Must have extensive knowledge of product lifecycle including design, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing

Experience with military programs, requirements, and contracting is desired

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and/or MS/MBA a plus

Derrick Niemann specializes in placing professionals in the Outdoor Sports & Shooting Sports world. Mainly working with Engineering & Marketing & Executive Level professionals in direct-hire and contract roles. He has over 13 years’ experience identifying, recruiting, and coaching great candidates into roles that help propel their careers.

If you are a motivated to do great work and want to work with a recruiter that respects your abilities and goals, Derrick wants to hear from you!

So if you have a leadership background with the following:
Firearms Industry
Executive Leadership
Engineering - Design / Manufacturing
Sr. Sales Management

Please contact Derrick for a discussion on Career Planning & Development!
Derrick Niemann
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