Director / Senior AD

SharkNinja London a month ago

Director/Sr Director, AD
At SharkNinja, our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world! We work very hard to provide our consumers with high quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier. We thrive on passion and innovation, and are looking for great people, with great ideas, who want to build the next big thing and develop whilst they do. We take a team approach to our projects, where everyone has a voice! SharkNinja recognizes the importance of diversity in the workplace and are committed to hiring a diverse team.
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Summary of Position
We are looking for a Director or Senior Director, AD to help us build a new generation of innovative products across our Shark range. We thrive on designing great products that delight our customers. Working as part of our London Design Office, you will bring technical substance and inspiration to our creative efforts to deliver credible solutions populate our product road map.
Role Functions:
Leads a category or categories of multiple projects/ teams in the origination of novel concepts and technologies for our next generation of products.
Successfully develops multiple project teams of A-players, helping them to reach their full potential.
Respected leader, takes overall ownership of designs through conception, CAD execution, prototyping and verification, whilst consistently working at pace & successfully develops team to do the same.
Trusted decision maker, continuously evaluates and improves designs for efficient design, manufacturing improvements, increased quality and value to consumers.
Applies sound engineering/product design standards to deliver real solutions, in the context of wider business requirements.
Applies understanding & experience of high-volume manufacturing processes and materials to optimize designs.
Communicates effectively and professionally with colleagues.
Collaborates seamlessly with our U.S. and China based Product Development teams, multi-functional teams to ensure that great ideas make it through to production.
Is highly influential at exec level.
Requirements
Degree level technical qualification, ideally Product Design Engineering, Mechanical or Industrial Design Engineering.
Typically 8+ years people management experience. Some experience of working in or leading Global teams is an advantage.
14-25 years proven experience in Mechanical/ Product Design/ Industrial Design environment.
Significant team management experience
Experience in the consumer goods household appliance space desirable
Experience in plastic manufacturing processes
Experience of delivering real world products to market
Uses Solidworks or Creo to a high level, demonstrable experience leading CAD reviews
Can motivate your team to identify, solve, implement and verify technical solutions autonomously.
Flexible, collaborative & influential - these are key to success at SharkNinja.
Positive, driving attitude with an inquisitive nature.
Appreciation for electrical engineering, software and UX design beneficial but not essential.

At SharkNinja, our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world. We work very hard to provide our consumers with high quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier. We thrive on passion and innovation, and are looking for great people, with great ideas, who want to create the next big thing. We take a team approach to our projects, where everyone has a voice. We want individuals to push limits, look outside the box and think the unthinkable. With the explosive growth we have been experiencing, we’re looking for motivated individuals to join us on our exciting journey. People need to think big, move fast and want to make a significant impact. Are you ready?