Director – Product Development Ninja



1,001-5,000 employees

Vacuum & kitchen appliances

Consumer Goods


Needham, MA, USA

  • 8-10+ 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
  • Lead new product development (creation and management) of assigned product category from brainstorm phase through mass production
  • Lead, manage, and grow team members within the organization, providing guidance on their assigned projects and holding them accountable to their specific job responsibilities
  • Drive the definition and development of product specifications, identify consumer wants/needs, white space in the market, and new/flagship product technologies
  • Steer the development of user-relevant design targets for product performance and user experience, and act as the beacon of these targets to the cross-functional team
  • Partner with SharkNinja’s Consumer Insights team to develop consumer testing objectives and implement consumer-driven feedback into product specifications and design iterations
  • Define, develop and manage quality and performance testing procedures, manage product cost structure and collaborate with supply chain, merchandising, and supply planning teams on product sourcing strategy recommendations
  • 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
  • Take leadership of larger cross-functional breakthroughs that increase executive visibility and accelerate career growth

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.

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Needham, Massachusetts



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