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Advanced Development Engineering Manager

Company: SharkNinja Operating LLC
Location: Needham, MA
Posted on: May 30, 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 consumers’ real world problems with viable product
concepts and transition these into Advanced Development projects.
Conduct research and identify gaps in customer insight and need, and
lead the development of new innovative solutions to address those gaps.
Maintain updates and prepare organization for transition of Advanced
Development projects to full scale New Product Development. Explore new
market opportunities and portfolio propositions, and analyze trends for
global markets and report findings to product development teams.
Interpret data and test results and develop action plans. Provide clear,
concise and transparent updates to senior leadership of the company on a
regular cadence. Transition concepts from Advanced Development to the
NPD/NPI team, and collaborate with team members based in China to
transfer design intent and get early manufacturing feedback on new
product concepts. Set design strategy and priorities, design development
from initial concept to on-going product support, and create visual and
functional prototypes for research and internal review. Collaborate with
ID, Quality and Product Marketing leaders to innovate, design and
implement simple and elegant design solutions. Sketch concepts for
conceptual brainstorming as well as for presentation. Manage projects
with Euro-Pro’s technology partners.

Requirements: Master's degree in Product Design, Mechanical Engineering,
Industrial Design, or a related field (willing to accept foreign
education equivalent) plus three (3) years of experience designing high-
volume consumer products and leading design and development of complex
integrated assemblies and engineering systems or, alternatively, a
Bachelor's degree in one of the enumerated fields and five (5) years of
experience as stated above. Specific skills/other requirements:
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
Asian manufacturing partners on high volume consumer products;
Demonstrated expertise in user-centered design, including the
implementation of feedback into the design; Demonstrated expertise
presenting design ideas to the senior management team as well as the
marketing department and Compilation of an original portfolio of
creative work that clearly demonstrates a product development process.

Submit resume to SharkNinja Operating LLC, Danielle Benn, 89 A Street,
Suite 100, Needham, Massachusetts 02494.

Keywords: SharkNinja Operating LLC, Boston , Advanced Development Engineering Manager, Design , Needham, MA, Massachusetts

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