What does a Head of Product do?

A Head of Product leads the product team and is responsible for the product strategy, vision, and execution. They work closely with other departments such as marketing, sales, and engineering to ensure that the product meets the customer’s needs and business goals.

While both roles focus on product management, a Head of Product often has broader responsibilities and can lead multiple product teams. They are also more involved in strategic decisions and business management. A Product Manager may focus more on a specific product or product line, while a Head of Product has a more holistic view of the company’s product portfolio and how it fits into the overall business strategy.

In addition to deep knowledge in product management, they should have strong leadership skills, experience in working cross-functionally, and an ability to think strategically and analytically. They should also have a strong understanding of the market they operate in, be able to interpret customer data and feedback, and have an ability to adapt quickly to changing market conditions. Communication skills, decision-making, and the ability to manage complex projects are also crucial.

TRIB, with its extensive network of talent and expertise in technical, design, marketing, and product recruitment, can quickly match your company with the right candidate for the role. We understand the unique challenges and needs of startups, scale-ups, and companies in digital transformation, making us well-positioned to find the best talent for your organization.

In a startup, a Head of Product may need to be more hands-on, with fewer resources and faster changes. They may also need to be more flexible and adaptable, as startups often need to respond quickly to market changes. In larger companies, the role may involve more complex stakeholder relationships, larger teams to lead, and more formalized processes. However, with larger companies also comes greater resources and the opportunity to have a greater impact on the market.

The success of a Head of Product can be measured through a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. This can include the product’s performance in the market, user engagement and satisfaction, the execution of the product strategy, and feedback from internal stakeholders. It’s also important to consider how the product contributes to the company’s overall business goals and vision.

Continued learning in product management, technology, user experience, and business strategy can be valuable. Conferences, workshops, and certification courses can also be beneficial. Given the rapid evolution in technology and marketing, it is also important for a Head of Product to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in the industry.

A Head of Product should regularly network with other industry experts, attend industry events, follow industry publications, and collaborate with other departments to gain insights into the market. They should also use tools and platforms to track market data and customer behavior.

A successful Head of Product can identify and prioritize features and initiatives that both meet the customer’s needs and drive business value. By constantly collecting and analyzing customer feedback, market data, and internal insights, they can ensure that the product vision and strategy are aligned with the company’s overall goals

A Head of Product plays a central role in defining and executing the product strategy, which directly impacts customer satisfaction, market share, and the company’s growth. They act as a catalyst for innovation within the company, driving product development and ensuring that the product is constantly improved to meet the changing needs of customers.

Need a Head of Product?

We at Trib can help you find exactly the profile you need. We have many years of experience and a well-developed network of the best talents and abilities in design.

  • Flexible recruitment tailored to your needs
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  • A single role or a whole team – permanent recruitment, freelance consultants or staffing services
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Roles we have done in product

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