by Dana Solomon
The product manager career path is an exciting one with lots of possible on- and off-ramps. At ProductPlan, we’ve spoken to many product leaders about their career trajectories and past professional experience, and have found there is significant variation in titles, responsibilities, and hiring and promotion criteria. Some product organizations have associate and senior product managers, while others have only a single role with varying levels of responsibility. Factors like company size, budget, business goals, and more, will have an impact on how the product team is structured. Despite the many different company-specific permutations, it’s helpful to establish a general product manager career path to help you plan your next move.