Our mission to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world allows our employees to be thinkers and tinkerers, designers and doers, creators and number crunchers, makers of things they love. As we continue to grow, we are excited to add a Food Science/Product Development Co-op to our global team.
Position location: This position will be hybrid coming into the office in Needham, MA.
Position Timeframe: This will be a July – December internship/co-op.
This is a very exciting time for the consumables team at SharkNinja! We are looking for a passionate, motivated, curious food science or food engineer co-op or recent grad to join our team and help us to create a Ninja beverage business. We operate in a creative, highly collaborative, dynamic, fast-paced, ever changing work environment. We are seeking thought leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset and a "whatever it takes attitude”.
Here are some of the EXCITING things you’ll get to do:
Sitting on the Ninja Product Development team, this unique opportunity blends the role of food science and product management. We are looking for individuals that can leverage their food science background to help support the development process and validation of new innovative products while also stepping in execution side of bringing new innovation products to market. Working with both Ninja’s Test Kitchen (NTK) and the Product Development teams, you will have the opportunity to help shape our ambitious product roadmap.
·Partner with both Product Development and NTK team members to help with successful product launches and product roadmap development of new and disruptive products for both Domestic and International
·Work with NTK’s team of food scientists to develop and manage prototypes and product claims
·Bring forward and brainstorm new ideas and/or new techniques for validating food performance both quantitatively and with sensory analysis
·Work with external vendors and consultants to help manage iterations of formula and product development
·Build and continuously track competitive landscapes. Conduct analysis to identify white space
·Support the coordination, execution of consumer testing both internal and external to help validate iterations on product development
·Help with commercialization readiness including but not limited to:
ocollaborating with Brand Marketing and Creative teams on updates to product packaging, instruction guides, and more
oowning item (SKU) creation and accessory development for product launches
osample management for both consumer testing and sales efforts
oTransform insights into action by leading analytical deep dives into large subsets of data and report out key high-level takeaways and recommended next steps
ATTRIBUTES & SKILLS:
·2+ years in a Food Science degree program. 2023 grads encouraged to apply
·Ideal candidate will have completed at least one prior internship or co-op in the food industry
·Comfortable working with strong subsets of data. Highly analytical, organized, strong attention to detail, self-starter.
Energetic, outgoing verbally, a desire to learn, consumer empathy and open-mindedness, a positive “can-do” mindset
·Entrepreneurial mindset with a strong ability to flex priorities, approach to workstreams, and be able to think differently
·Comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever changing, highly iterative environment
·Highly collaborative team player with fantastic communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to seek out and ask the right questions and effectively time manage
·Effectively time manage with a strong ability to manage consistent flex on priorities and deliver assignments on time
·A desire to have FUN!
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, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is 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 DIVERSIFYING SHARKNINJA
·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
SharkNinja is voted 2022 Best Places to Work in Boston and 100 Best Large Companies to Work For. As a subsidiary of JS Global Lifestyle Company Limited (Hong Kong: 1691), a leader in small household appliance innovation, we are ranked in the top three for the ’Best ESG Management Company’ in consumer necessities sector by leading international financial magazine, Institutional Investor, in June 2022. We strive to get smarter and are dedicated to integrating DEI in our processes, practices and policies. Some of our benefits include 4 Global DEI subcommittees, 8 Affinity Groups, 5 Business Resource Groups, Cultural Celebrations, Summer Half Day Fridays, Volunteer Impact Day/Activities, Mentorship & Coaching Programs more. Plus your first SharkNinja product is on us and you can enjoy discounted products throughout the year.
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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