Senior Director Product Development
Shark Beauty
Posted on 3/26/2024
SharkNinja

1,001-5,000 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.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$558.6M

Founded

1994

Headquarters

Needham, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

9%

1 year growth

25%

2 year growth

41%
Locations
Needham, MA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
CategoriesNew
Industrial Design
Product & UX/UI Design
UI/UX & Design
Requirements
  • 12+ 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 hiring, managing, leading, and goal-setting with team members who have varying levels of professional experience
  • 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 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
Responsibilities
  • Support the Shark business and the VP/SVP, Product Development with the development of successful and profitable programs for a full product category
  • Lead, manage, and grow team members (from Intern up to Manager level) within the organization
  • Drive the definition and development of product specifications, marrying consumer wants/needs, white space in the market, and new/flagship product technologies as the primary consumer advocate
  • Steer the development of user-relevant design targets for product performance and user experience
  • Partner with SharkNinja’s Consumer Insights 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
  • 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