Director for Product Management
Higher Colleges of Technology
United Arab Emirates

Position Summary

Lead the HCT product management team and services across the organisation. Our products include applied research solutions, academic programs, corporate training & development, and professional consulting services.



• Conduct portfolio planning for applied research, academic programs and consulting services products
• Support the definition of product vision, strategy, roadmap, and milestones for emerging and existing products
• Lead a cross functional team to connect diverse capabilities to ideate, design and iterate new products
• Foster relationships with institutions and industry both nationally and internationally
• Develop, disseminate, maintain and train on the usage of product management methodologies
• Review business cases and financial projections for new product development for alignment with the overall HCT strategic plan, and facilitate the decision to proceed


• Lead product portfolio planning
• Based on research, support the team to identify and implement product opportunities, markets, and channels to help support development or continuation of the product
• Analyse user needs to inform product development decisions
• Lead and manage product development toolkits and training
• Develop go-to market plan by working with faculty, researchers, marketing and partnership teams
• Define metrics to measure product success and use rates
• Review reports on product development progress for completeness, evidence base and financial rigour, and facilitate key milestone decision making

People Management

• Build the product management department at HCT by recruiting, selecting and training employees
• Manage cross functional teams engaged in product development and delivery across divisions and campuses
• Represent HCT in a professional, collegial, collaborative and entrepreneurial manner
• Support teams not directly managed by the department to deliver product management based approaches


  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required
  • Full English proficiency are required.
  • Intermediate computer literacy is required e.g. MS Office.
  • Product development, project management, financial analysis, market research
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in with at least four years of experience in a managerial role.

The Higher Colleges of Technology is committed to the recruitment and development of UAE Nationals. We encourage applications from Emirati candidates who can contribute to the HCT's mission.

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