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Design Director of Advanced Development

Company: SharkNinja Operating LLC
Location: Needham, MA
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Job Description:

Duties: Develop new product concepts for the Shark brand, which include
vacuum cleaners, steam mops, hard floor care products, and garment care
products. Solve consumersí real world problems with viable product
concepts and transition these into Advanced Development projects. Make
key contributions to the product roadmap for the entire Shark brand.
Scope both Advanced Development projects that support the product
roadmap and have the potential to disrupt the product roadmap. Maintain
and prepare organization for transition of Advanced Development projects
to full scale New Product Development. Interpret data/test results and
develop action plans. Provide clear, concise, and transparent updates to
senior leadership on a regular cadence, and manage projects with Sharks
technology partners. Transition concepts from Advanced Development to
the NPD/NPI team, and work closely with team members based in China to
transfer design intent and get early manufacturing feedback on new
product concepts.

Requirements: Master's degree in Product Design, Industrial Design or
related field (willing to accept foreign education equivalent) plus
three (3) years of experience leading user-centered innovated projects
or, alternatively, a Bachelorís degree in one of the enumerated fields
and five (5) years of experience as noted above. Experience must
include: Demonstrated ability to sketch and visually communicate ideas
quickly and effectively as well as a hand sketching technique suitable
for executive presentation; Demonstrated expertise in SolidWorks and/or
ProE/Creo 3D CAD systems; Demonstrated expertise participating in ID
brainstorms, up front concept sketching and ID surfacing; Demonstrated
expertise training and mentoring junior staff to deliver quick, hacked
prototypes through to detailed DFM mechanisms that prove out early
concepts or technical feasibility; Demonstrated expertise liaising with
China manufacturing partners on high volume consumer products; and
Compilation of an original portfolio of creative work that clearly
demonstrates a product development process.

This posting covers multiple openings for the position described.

Submit resume (reference job code GCDI) to SharkNinja Operating LLC,
Danielle Benn, 89 A Street Suite 100, Needham, Massachusetts 02494.

Keywords: SharkNinja Operating LLC, Boston, Design Director of Advanced Development, Design, Needham, MA, Massachusetts

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