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Design Director of Advanced Development (099397)

Placement Services USA, Inc.
Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Not provided
February 13, 2018

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This posting covers multiple openings for the position described.

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. 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.

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 Bachelor’s 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.

Please copy and paste your resume in the email body do not send attachments, we cannot open them and email them at candidates at with reference #099397 in the subject line.

Thank you.