What does a Lead Product Specialist do?

Product specialists monitor all aspects of a product lifestyle, including their long- and short-term development and marketing. They stay apprised of marketplace trends to ensure the product has a competitive position. Product specialists interface with project managers and clients to determine a product's future direction. Product specialists collaborate with team members to ensure excellent product delivery. They are experts in a product or series of products and develop sales, price, and profitability strategies, recommend improvements, increase revenue, and identify opportunities.

Product specialists conduct extensive market research including surveys, desktop research, phone calls, or attending rival product launches. They answer product related questions politely and address inquiries promptly. They attend workshops and refresher courses in sales and marketing and assist with new product releases and events. Product specialists also perform demonstrations for customers, staff, and other stakeholders and help develop business plans. They schedule training sessions and attend meetings as required, and identify potential opportunities in the market for relaying information to the essential parties. Product specialists need a high school diploma or equivalent.

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Work/Life Balance
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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Lead Product Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$132,120 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$89K
Median: $132K
$196K
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Lead Product Specialist Career Path

Learn how to become a Lead Product Specialist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Lead Product Specialist Insights

Read what Lead Product Specialist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Devoted HealthDevoted Health
Product Team
Jan 10, 2021

“The people I work with are truly amazing and I really do love working here.”

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Cheese Specialist
Mar 24, 2021

“I had good managers and the pay (union) was better than my previous placement.”

Generation HomeGeneration Home
Product Team
Aug 15, 2020

“Staff are empowered to do their best work and everyone really is pulling in the same direction.”

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Product
Aug 2, 2021

“High pressure which comes with an early stage startup but that’s how it is so not really a con”

ICICI BankICICI Bank
Product Specialist
Aug 12, 2021

“Good organisation .Nice role.Leadership role.Able to work my way.I like the company.”

Infiniti of ArdmoreInfiniti of Ardmore
Product Specialist
Sep 8, 2019

“You can make good money if you get just a few high gross deals per week.”

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Elite Product Specialist
Mar 2, 2021

“Work life balance is not great but it’s car sales so that’s to be expected.”

EmotixEmotix
Product Team
Aug 12, 2020

“No team knows what the other team is working on even if on the same project.”

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