Responsibilities

    • Consistently deliver innovative 5-star products
    • Execute all new products (in an increasingly diverse and complex Global roadmap), on time and within budget every year, enabling consistent sales growth from NPD
    • Meet or exceed all project KPI’s and requirements by mass production start date Provide hands on technical expertise from concept validation through to production sign-off, identifying, prioritizing and solving problems quickly and efficiently
    • An unwavering resolve to deliver 5-star rated products in a challenging, yet highly rewarding, development environment
    • Build, retain, and manage an A-player team
    • Manage performance and talent development with clear talent development plans in place
    • Lead and partner with cross functional peers to drive efficiencies and accountabilities.
    • Work in close partnership with our China engineering teams to ensure flawless execution
    • Lead with agility, strong teamwork and an entrepreneurial mindset
    • Be an enterprise-level problem solver having a can-do, solution-oriented mindset (that the impossible can be achieved) 
    • Be relentless, resourceful, and entrepreneurial (constantly look for ways to do things better) 
    • Be nimble and flexible; adapt quickly to changing circumstances or new insights 
    • Be in the details and hands on; think strategically but drive to action
    • Clearly articulate Design Solutions and Challenges to a multidisciplinary team and executive level
    •  Apply Design Thinking to solve real consumer problems, and translate these into Development projects
    • Set priorities and keep momentum going on a mix of projects. Respond quickly to shifting priorities without losing sight of longer range projects and goals
    • Challenge assumptions and think innovatively to solve complex problems creatively
    • Hold cross-functional brainstorming sessions and encourage “new” thinking
    • Provide training and mentorship to less experienced engineers, share skills with other engineers
    • Participate in peer design reviews.  Think critically about new product concepts, and ask the kinds of questions that help make them better
    • Collaborate with R&D team to bring new technologies into SharkNinja’s next generation products, and to initiate the exploration of new technologies

Qualifications

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    • BS in Engineering or related discipline, Master’s or Advanced Degree a plus
    • 8+ years of related experience
    • Extensive experience leading user-centered innovation projects
    • Intuition on what consumers want and what works in the marketplace
    • Willingness to fail quickly and fail often to succeed sooner when exploring early product concepts
    • Open to pursuing multiple paths to get to the best solution and not being too proud of your own ideas to listen to others
    • Great selling and presentation skills. 
    • Experience designing injection-molded plastic parts for high volume production
    • Experience allocating resources to work on multiple projects and setting clear priorities when juggling multiple projects
    • Experience working with China manufacturing partners on high volume consumer products
    • Respect and understanding of other disciplines; including Industrial Design, User Experience, Electronics, Quality and Manufacturing