I'd like to apply to a product position at an enterprise product company but naturally can't download the app myself to see what it's about and understand it in more detail. Should I request a demo from their sales team on their website? Or go through the recruiter? I've read their case studies and blog posts already. Any other ideas? Thanks for the help!
I don't think anyone would fault you for asking for more info that could help make you a better candidate. The sales team will definitely get you up and running the fastest.
If you think something in your current situation would make you think otherwise, we can hop on a call just to make sure it doesn't hurt you.
This might be obvious but check Youtube to see if there are any walkthroughs of the product. Some enterprise software is hard to just turn over to someone to use. They often are not self-service.
I like your idea of signing up for sales demo via website. Masquerade as a potential customer. It would be good to see how they position their product and give you some insight so you can offer suggestions on how to improve things when you get into the interview.
If have an interview already set up: understand the product philosophy before the product himself! No need for sales lists of characteristics. They are not important for a PM position. How your product chain works: concept, design, simulations and sales approach. The entire supply chain from the engineer point of view.
Otherwise if you don't have the interview you can go trow a recruiter but normally you need further sign of NDA or something if is a global company. Let me if appreciate the synthetic answer.