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Vice President - Floorcare Engineering

Company: SharkNinja Operating LLC
Location: Needham
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

We seek a Vice President, Floorcare Engineering to build and lead a Floorcare team that will continue to grow SharkNinjas market leadership in this area. In partnership with the SVP, Global Floorcare, the VP will lead the identification and development of innovative and emerging technologies with an unwavering passion for delivering innovative new products across our global business. You will relentlessly and successfully drive the Advanced Development, R&D, NPD and NPI functions while solving real consumer needs with a focus on both the short-term and long-term product roadmap. You have the mindset that anything is possible and possess the willingness to do whatever it takes to win. Working closely with suppliers and other external partners, you will build and develop strategic relationships with those who share our goal of continuous innovation and breakthrough thinking. SharkNinja has a very fast-paced development environment so your ability to lead and inspire globally distributed engineering teams that bring products to market, faster than our competition, is critical. As the global leader of this category, you will own the development, design and engineering across all technical disciplines from concept to mass production. Your passion will show in both the product innovation and in the consumer experience. Responsibilities:Consistently identify and develop innovative and emerging technologies that enable SharkNinja to deliver market leading 5-star products:Continue to define, develop and build the Floorcare Engineering function at SharkNinja that balances both short and long-term objectivesEnsure all activities are aligned with the product roadmap and our focus on solving real consumer needsProvide hands on technical expertise to identify, prioritize and solve problems quickly and efficientlyIdentify key risks, develop mitigation strategies and concurrent development pathsBalance the need to meet short development timelines with an unwavering resolve while maintaining a relentless focus on long-term projects to deliver on future innovative productsOwn the development, design and engineering across all technical disciplines from concept to mass productionBuild long term, mutually beneficial supplier relationships and identify and develop strategic partnerships that drive innovation and support our goal of being the technology leader in all product categories:Consistently find and assess new suppliers that will drive shared outcomes and accountabilities while working within our fast-paced development environmentInvigorate and inspire suppliers and partners to focus all the resources they have on winning our businessBuild an internal team of subject matter experts to develop more technologies in house and to maximize external partnershipsBuild, retain, and manage a 90%+ A-player team:Build and develop an internal global team of R&D, Advanced Development, NPI and NPD Engineers who will innovate and drive our road map of 5-star productsRapidly develop an understanding of the business and design the organization needs to execute on growth and profitability goalsBuild out the R&D, Advanced Development, NPI and New Product Development functions and internal capabilitiesOperate as a SharkNinja senior leader.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 insightsBe in the details and hands on; think strategically but drive to action Qualifications:Bachelors degree in Engineering; Masters in Engineering preferred, with a history of success in floorcare or related area12+ years leadership experience in new product development focused on innovation and emerging technologies within a consumer product driven companySystem-level understanding of the fundamental technologies required to build floorcare products and the impact of consumer product cost constraints on system design & performanceMechanical and/or Electrical Engineering backgroundStrong experience building global supplier relationships, as well as measuring supplier performance and developing innovation plans that drives supplier valueDemonstrated understanding of the business environment and relevant key strategic, development and operational driversAbility to balance being hands on and into the details with having the 30,000 feet perspectiveIntuition on what consumers want and what works in the marketplace, ability to take in new learnings from field researchOpen to pursuing multiple paths to get to the best solutionWillingness to fail quickly in order to succeed sooner when generating disruptive product conceptsPassionate about the voice of the consumerAbility to work cross functionally and own the success of the products jointly with the other disciplinesPrevious experience working with global teams and with products manufactured in ChinaDemonstrable passion and experience for design and engineering in related categoryAbility to travel globally, including trips to China and the UK

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