Product Manager roles are relatively new to the business world, but their value is indisputable: Product Manager roles in the US have grown 32% between 2017-2019, and a fully optimized Product Manager could increase company profits by 34.2%. Previously reserved for IT businesses, Product Manager roles are now common for any with a digital presence looking to close the gap between technical knowledge and business acumen.
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Canada's labour force is undergoing a digital transformation while also recovering from a pandemic-induced economic slowdown. In these remarkable times, there are a range of opportunities to innovate, grow, and prepare for the high-growth jobs of tomorrow.
THE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT JOBS OF TOMORROW
Software engineers and designers research, design, evaluate, integrate and maintain software applications, technical environments, operating systems, embedded software, information warehouses and telecommunications software. They are employed in information technology consulting firms, information technology research and development firms, and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.
Project managers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities, conduct analyses of administrative operations and co-ordinate acquisition of administrative services such as office space, supplies and security services. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors. Administrative officers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.
Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants conduct research, formulate policies and manage programs to stimulate industrial and commercial business investment or tourism in urban and rural areas, or to promote commercial or industrial products and services. They are employed by government departments, international organizations, marketing firms and business associations or may be self-employed.