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Fall – Product Development Co-op: June to December 2023
Posted on 2/4/2023
Needham, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • This 6 month position will be onsite in Needham, MA. Please consider if you can work onsite in Needham, Massachusetts before applying
  • Candidate for a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering, Human Factors, or a combination of the above
  • Must be able to work full time, 40 hours a week until December
  • Must be comfortable discussing feedback with people on personal and intimate topics such as cleaning behaviors and routines
  • A consumer-first mindset when it comes to developing new products
  • Solution-oriented and able to drill down multiple “why's” to understand and articulate the root of consumer problems
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Previous use of the Microsoft Suite of products (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook) is preferred
  • Conduct user testing with internal associates or external consumers to tease out feedback and answer team questions on latest prototypes and other relevant products
  • Develop user-relevant design targets for product performance and user experience (human factors, touchpoints, KPIs, and Consumer Satisfaction Indicators) based on first-hand user testing - and act as the beacon of these targets to the cross-functional team of engineers, industrial designers, and commercial marketers
  • Support Shark's everyday business through the lens of the consumer journey to ensure a 5-star experience once consumers have our products in their homes. You will contribute to the product development process (optimization and management) of consumer-facing materials such as artwork assets, on-product messaging, out of box experience, and online content that supports self-service and ease in terms of finding product information
  • Act as a product “expert” for cross-functional team member questions and concerns
  • Support team needs with transport of samples to local user homes for testing
  • Assist with new product setups and product information management, coordination of data/information for consumer research, development of competitive landscapes, and more
  • As a corporate citizen, learn and support SharkNinja's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias
  • Explore SharkNinja's DEI Groups or volunteer to serve on committees that organize diversity-related events and activities
  • Participate in employee engagement surveys and respond as openly and honestly as possible
  • Become culturally competent; take the time to learn about different cultures, races, religions, and backgrounds represented by your colleagues
  • Ensure equitable experiences, strengthen inclusion acumen, and promote a culture of inclusivity and belonging that embraces the contributions of all team members
  • 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”

201-500 employees

Vacuum & kitchen appliances
Company Overview
At SharkNinja, their purpose is to positively impact people's lives every day in every home around the world. They work very hard to provide their consumers with high quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier.
Company Core Values
  • Rarely satisfied
  • Progress over perfection
  • Details make the difference
  • Winning is a team sport
  • Communicating for impact