Director – Consumer Insights & Innovation

Posted on 5/5/2024

Brooks Running

Brooks Running

1,001-5,000 employees

Manufactures running shoes and apparel

Consumer Goods

Compensation Overview

$165.9k - $265.5kAnnually

+ Annual Bonus + Various Employee Perks


Seattle, WA, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business or a related field preferred
  • 12+ years’ experience conducting and leading consumer research projects
  • 7+ years management experience leading a strategy, planning, creative or consumer insights team
  • Experience leading or being heavily engaged in enterprise-level innovation projects or workstreams
  • Working knowledge of the sportswear and/or fitness industry is desired
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills and experience
  • Proven ability to influence, persuade and negotiate to achieve progress toward goals
  • Results-oriented person with the ability to balance numerous tasks and utilize all available resources with a high sense of urgency and self-motivation
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive/create new thinking and ideas pertaining to the consumer and the product line
  • Ability to work professionally and efficiently within the team and across departments
  • Ability to travel at least 20% during year
  • Bring an innovation spirit to our research process
  • Champion innovating for the consumer across the company
  • Lead development of 3-year Strategic Roadmap for the Run-Sight Lab
  • Manage and mentor functional leaders overseeing research teams
  • Collaborate with SVP, CMO, and VP to build and evolve consumer segmentation framework
  • Guide and consult on Run-Sight Lab projects at a macro level
  • Lead the vision and strategy of internal consumer innovation bootcamps and training

If you're passionate about running and innovation, this is a brilliant place to work. Specializing in running shoes and apparel with unique nitrogen-infused midsoles, the company makes running more inclusive and enjoyable by continuously advancing shoe technology for enhanced comfort and performance. This focus on technical proficiency and dedication to improving the running experience sets the workplace apart, underscoring its leadership in the athletic footwear industry.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Seattle, Washington



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Comprehensive medical and dental coverage

PPO and high deductible health plan options

Life insurance

401(k) with company match

Generous paid time off

10 paid holidays + your birthday

Parental leave