Manager – Product Development Shark

Posted on 5/30/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Develops household cleaning and cooking products

Consumer Goods


Needham, MA, USA

Required Skills
  • 6+ years of experience in product development, product marketing, engineering, or a related field, preferably within the cleaning products or household chemicals industry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials/Polymer Science, Management, Product Development or a combination of the above
  • Prior experience hiring, managing, leading, and goal setting with team members
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • At SharkNinja, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are vital to our global success
  • Support the Shark business onsite in our Needham, MA headquarters with the development of successful and profitable programs for chemical products for our hard floor, carpet extraction, and home environment products
  • Lead, manage, and grow team members within the organization
  • Define and develop chemical product specifications
  • Develop user-relevant design targets for chemical performance and user experience
  • Partner with SharkNinja’s Consumer Insights team to develop consumer testing objectives
  • Partner with SharkNinja’s testing and quality organizations to define, develop and manage quality and performance testing procedures
  • Partner with SharkNinja’s Compliance team to coordinate and manage regulatory testing and certifications for chemicals being shipped to global markets
  • Manage chemical cost structure, reporting, and cost rationalization exercises
  • Provide direction and oversight into the creation and execution of go-to-market collateral to support product launch
  • Support development of chemical-related product troubleshooting and “FAQs” to support a 5-star consumer experience post-purchase
  • Act as the chemical “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

SharkNinja stands out as a premier workspace due to its dedicated focus on creating high-quality, user-approved consumer products in cleaning, cooking, and food preparation. This place fosters a culture of innovation and detailed attention to product design and technology, consistently receiving high consumer ratings. Professionals here are part of a progressive environment that thrives on transforming household product categories with exceptional solutions that enhance everyday life.

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Needham, Massachusetts



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