SharkNinja
Positively impacting people’s lives every day in every home around the world.
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Manager, Industrial Design

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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.

At SharkNinja, our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world. We work hard to provide our consumers with high quality and innovative products. We are passionate about user experience, and we are looking for great people with great ideas who can think outside the box and love pushing the boundary of what is possible and make an impact. Join us on our exciting journey and let’s shape the future of our product experiences together. 

OVERVIEW:

As the Manager of Industrial Design at SharkNinja, you will play a pivotal role in leading and overseeing the industrial design process from concept to mass production. You will be responsible for managing and mentoring a team of industrial designers, creating breakthrough design solutions, ensuring the successful execution of design projects, while adhering to aggressive timelines and cost targets. This role will work collaboratively with senior leaders of Industrial Design department, and cross-functional teams on design requirements, manufacturing feasibility, and market-driven design strategies, you will translate design briefs into innovative product solutions that meet both market demands and SharkNinja's brand vision.

Ninja Design is a team of Industrial Designers, UI/UX and CMF Designers working on products across the brand and categories.

Please provide a copy of your resume and portfolio.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Design Leadership and Mastery:
  • Lead and mentor industrial designers, fostering collaboration and professional development while maintaining a 50/50 approach to hands-on design and design management.
  • Practice user-centered design, matery of utilizing various design methodologies to lead design development activities, translating consumer insights into innovative product solutions.
  • Articulate design intent for manufacturing excution, leveraging proven experience in concept-to-production mastery and manufacturing knowledge and providing team leadership.
  • Provide guidance and support, ensuring team members' growth and success within the organization.
  1. Cross-functional Collaboration:
  • Work closely with global cross-functional teams, including engineering, marketing, and product development etc, to ensure seamless integration of design concepts into the product development process and uphold design integrity throughout the cycle.
  • Coach and mentor designers, setting clear expectations and deliverables, and conducting brainstorming sessions and design reviews to foster creativity and innovation.
  1. Quality Standards and Innovation:
  • Maintain high quality standards for design throughout the product lifecycle, staying updated on industry trends, innovations, and materials.
  • Solve complex problems by challenging assumptions and driving innovative approaches through emerging product trends or technologies.
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices, and standards to ensure consistent quality and innovation.
  1. Process Improvement and Project Management:
  • Identify areas for process improvement within the design department, implementing enhancements to streamline workflows and optimize efficiency.
  • Oversee the full industrial design workload across team members, spanning multiple product categories from concept ideation to final product delivery, while developing and maintaining project timelines to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget constraints.
  1. Strategic Vision and Brand Alignment:
  • Understand SharkNinja's brands and contribute to defining the company's future product development strategies, aligning with business objectives and customer needs.
  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of the full product development cycle, navigating technical and business constraints to achieve optimal quality outcomes.

ATTRIBUTES & SKILLS:

  • BA or BS in Industrial Design or a related discipline; MS in Industrial Design or related field preferred.
  • 8+ years of professional experience as a designer in small appliances, consumer electronics, medical devices, or related industries, demonstrating a proven track record of successfully delivering products through the production process.
  • 3+ years of leadership or management experience, demonstrating the ability to effectively lead and mentor a team.
  • Exceptional verbal, written and visual communication, adept at fostering effective collaboration across teams, and proficient in delivering impactful key messages through compelling storytelling, tailored for cross-discipline teams and senior leadership communication.
  • Solid understanding and proven experience in mass-production part design and manufacturing principles.
  • Proficiency in 2D/3D design tools including sketching, Adobe Creative Suite, SolidWorks and Keyshot.
  • Familiarity with AI-driven design techniques is desirable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Skilled in driving team collaboration and conducting workshops to foster innovation, while accelerating the delivery of high-quality outcomes within tight timeframes without sacrificing quality.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and react swiftly to new information, with the capacity to work independently or collaboratively as part of a team, while leading and inspiring team members to achieve collective goals.
  • A robust portfolio showcasing original creative work that highlights the product development process.

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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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We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other class protected by legislation, and local law. SharkNinja will consider reasonable accommodations consistent with legislation, and local law. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact SharkNinja People & Culture at [email protected]

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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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