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Manager – Product Development
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Needham, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Support the Shark business and the Director/VP, Product Development with the development of successful and profitable programs for key products to ensure continued growth of the product portfolio - you will lead new product development (creation and management) of assigned product(s) from brainstorm phase through mass production, as well as partner with the Director/VP to define the over-arching category direction to a team of product developers. 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 Sr. Product Developer level) within the organization - providing guidance on their assigned projects, ensuring product success, and holding them accountable to their specific job responsibilities
  • Define and develop product specifications, marrying consumer wants/needs, white space in the market, and new/flagship product technologies as the primary consumer advocate
  • Develop user-relevant design targets for product performance and user experience (human factors, touchpoints, KPIs, and Consumer Satisfaction Indicators) - and act as the beacon of these targets to the cross-functional team of engineers, industrial designers, and commercial marketers
  • Partner with SharkNinja's Insights & Intelligence 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
  • 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
  • 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”
Desired Qualifications
  • 5-7+ 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 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 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

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