Director of Program Management



Auto req ID 805BR Posting Title Director of Program Management General Location China - Suzhou Job Description

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?

To learn more about SharkNinja's innovative approach to thinking and how it is helping us “positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world”, take a look at the link below:


Why we’re different:

  • We are here to break through, not stay typical 
  • We encourage experimenting and embrace change – it is what makes us successful
  • We have the power to change the lives of consumers in a positive way 

Position outcome:
First, key role characteristics. Do you?:

  • Understand and fully embrace our go-to market approach and mentality
  • Navigate a dynamic, fast-paced environment with agility 
  • Embody leadership and have the ability to command a room
  • Have a natural ability to identify team members’ strengths, and play to them
  • Strategize and plan to map back to specific goals, and to do so for multiple projects and teams
  • Navigate evolving and fluid team structures
  • Identify risks and mitigate them effectively
  • Have a consumer satisfaction- and safety-driven mindset
  • Possess strong time management abilities and an ability to instill those in your teams
  • Lead cross-functionally and nimbly with many team leads 
  • Communicate effectively and directly with others, including senior staff members
  • Embrace transparency and learn from each decision
  • Show a forward thinking, passionate, creative drive to succeed every day

If so, you might be just what we need.

This role may not be for you if you’re:

  • OK with not being progressive or advancing
  • Not confident in standing up for yourself and your ideas
  • Easily overwhelmed by working with and managing multiple personality types
  • An individual who dwells on making a decision 
  • Unable to set clear, realistic expectations, and be flexible in how people meet them

Here are the main Director of Program Management responsibilities:

  • Direct Program Management team that owns management and oversight of all New Product Development strategic products in various existing categories and potentially new product categories as company expands
  • Mentor and develop talent in program management function. Constantly validate PM profile and positioning in the organization, adjust recruiting and talent retention strategies as needed
  • Establish effective multi-location Program Management function. Enable China based PMs to support US based PM team and serve as liaisons and points of contact for all project activities based in China
  • Work with the executive team in multiple categories to create and manage product strategies and roadmaps, ensure and facilitate due diligence around resource planning processes for functional areas
  • Own and improve PMO reporting process through standardized PPM tool, track and analyze metrics and trends for Program Management and Category performance factors
  • Own audit responsibility for program management function effectiveness based on established controls. Develop action plans to improve functional performance
  • Work closely with Program Managers to stay on top of all project details, provide necessary support and expertise to resolve issues, solve problems and move project teams toward successful launches
  • Actively manage projects and be able to jump into any project as resource needs occur. Keep PM candidates’ pipeline active. Apply creative resource solutions and problem solving to react to unexpected or unplanned situations
  • Manage all Prototype/sample budgets, and maintain regular forecast for assigned programs, with initiatives/plans to achieve budget.
  • Forecast Tooling spend based on historical benchmarks, and roadmap of projects

Now on to the Director of Program Management job qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is preferred but will consider other educational backgrounds
  • 8-10 years of experience in a related project management or product development role
  • Very proficient in Portfolio, Program and Project Management methodologies, processes and tools
  • Knowledge of and experience in Stage-Gate, NPD process, DFMEA, QFD, 
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) preferred
  • Certification in Project Management from a recognized institution a plus - Project Management Institute (PMI) certification (PMP or PgMP) preferred
  • Prior management consulting experience a plus

Travel Requirements

  • Ability to travel 20% to Asia, including potential short notice travel (if needed)
  • What do you think? Are you up for the challenge? 

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