SharkNinja
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Director of Product Development Opportunities

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Our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world! We work very hard to provide our consumers with high-quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier. We thrive on passion and innovation and are looking for great people, with great ideas, who want to build the next big thing and develop while they do.

This evergreen job post is for upcoming product development roles at SharkNinja. We're continuously seeking exceptional candidates who aspire to make a positive impact on people's lives. Your application will be thoroughly reviewed for potential future opportunities within our team. We encourage you to explore all relevant current openings and apply accordingly.

The Product Development organization within SharkNinja drives our global product roadmap from concept to shelf through the constant lens of the consumer. We are the “product CEOs” and partner cross-functionally with almost every other team within the company to drive high satisfaction for our end user and to drive business results. We are comprised of individuals from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds, from product marketing managers to consumer-focused engineers – but we all have one thing in common: we’re consistently striving to deliver a 5-star experience for every customer on every product we bring to market.

The Director of Product Development is a senior-level category owner who will drive a cross-functional team to deliver against consumer satisfaction, revenue, and profitability targets for their assigned category. The ideal candidate will be able to successfully deliver 5-star products to market while also collaborating on the business and go-to-market strategy with key partners across the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the business and the VP Product Development with the development of successful and profitable programs for a full product category to ensure continued growth of the product portfolio – you will lead new product development (creation and management) of assigned product category from brainstorm phase through mass production, as well as partner with the VP/SVP to define the over-arching category roadmap direction to a team of product developers from entry through manager level. You are responsible AND accountable for progressing, reporting on, and actioning your and your team’s deliverables.
  • Lead, manage, and grow team members (from Intern up to Manager level) within the organization – providing guidance on their assigned projects, ensuring product success, supporting professional advancement within their role and within SharkNinja, and holding them accountable to their specific job responsibilities. You will be viewed as an “expert” people manager who has proficiency navigating people, conflict, and resource management.
  • Drive the definition and development of product specifications, marrying consumer wants/needs, white space in the market, and new/flagship product technologies as the primary consumer advocate
  • Steer the development of user-relevant design targets for product performance and user experience – and act as the beacon of these targets to the cross-functional team of engineers, industrial designers, and commercial marketers
  • Partner with SharkNinja’s Consumer Insights team to develop consumer testing objectives, and implement this consumer-driven feedback into product specifications and design iterations throughout the project development cycle
  • Partner with SharkNinja’s testing and quality organizations to define, develop and manage quality and performance testing procedures
  • Manage product cost structure, reporting, and cost rationalization exercises – and collaborate with supply chain, merchandising, and supply planning teams on product sourcing strategy recommendations
  • Provide direction and oversight into the creation and execution of go-to-market collateral to support product launch, including instructional material and consumer-facing product specification information
  • Provide direction and oversight into the development of product troubleshooting and “FAQs” to support a 5-star consumer experience post-purchase
  • Act as the product and/or category “expert” for cross-functional team member questions and concerns
  • Be called upon to take leadership of larger cross-functional “breakthroughs” that increase executive visibility and accelerate career growth.

Qualifications:

  • 8-10+ years of experience in product development, product marketing, marketing, human factors engineering, or a related field, preferably at a consumer goods company
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in Business, Marketing, Management, Engineering or a combination of the above
  • Prior experience hiring, managing, leading, and goal-setting with team members who have varying levels of professional experience
  • A “100% on” consumer-first perspective when it comes to introducing new products/processes or improving current products
  • Ability to effectively “manage up” by communicating your top priorities and constantly seeking feedback on your and your team’s work product
  • A mindset geared toward building relationships across multi-functional teams, coupled with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly-effective communication skills – both written (presentation/email) and in-person (ability to host succinct, effective conversations that solve problems and ability to make effective presentations to all levels of management, including SharkNinja’s executive leadership team)
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize effectively, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and stay organized in a fast-paced environment
  • A desire to learn and grow in a passionate environment
  • The ability to embrace transparency and shifting priorities while learning from each decision and focusing on the path forward



At SharkNinja, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are vital to our global success. Valuing each unique voice and blending all of our diverse skills strengthens SharkNinja’s innovation every day. We support ALL associates in bringing their authentic selves to work, making an impact, and having the opportunity for career acceleration. With help from our leadership, associates, and our community, we aim to have equity be a key component of the SharkNinja DNA.

 

YOUR ROLE in leading our SUCCESS DRIVERS & representing our UNIQUE MINDSET

  • Lead us to be “RARELY SATISFIED” 
  • Make things better each day; “PROGRESS OVER PERFECTION”
  • Use your knowledge of our consumer, understand that “DETAILS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE”
  • Deliver something great; “WINNING IS A TEAM SPORT”
  • Be clear and honest, “COMMUNICATING FOR IMPACT” 

 

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What are SharkNinja Perks + Benefits

SharkNinja Benefits Overview

All full time employees who work at least 30 hours per week or more are eligible for company benefits. These include several Medical plans, Dental, Vision, Health & Dependent Care FSA, HSA, company paid Life insurance, company paid AD&D, company paid Disability, Supplemental Life, Critical Illness, 401(k) & Company Match, Pet Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, generous Paid Parental Leave, Calm Premium, TaskHuman, Pre-Paid Legal Plan, generous Time Off, Charitable Matching, Associate Discount on SharkNinja products, Referral Bonuses, Onsite Gym, & Fitness Classes in our Needham office, Summer Friday’s, and much more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
As part of our time off, you are eligible for 8 hours of paid volunteer time.
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
SharkNinja allows employees work remotely pending manager's discretion.
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Black Affinity Group, Women's WE Lead Affinity Group, Middle Eastern and North Africa Affinity Group, LGBTQ+ Affinity Group
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Group fitness classes in our Needham, MA location
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
SharkNinja matches 100% for the first 3% contributed and 50% for the next 2% for a total of 4%. You are eligible for matching on your first day of employment.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
SharkNinja will match up to $500 of your charitable contributions.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Fresh fruit and snacks available all days, free breakfast Friday's and free food trucks on Thursday in the summer
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Our associates working onsite enjoy breakfast on Friday!
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

SharkNinja enjoys half day Fridays in August. Summer also bring Food Trucks and Ice Cream Thursdays. Associates also enjoy discounted products for family and friends, including our annual holiday sale.

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