Needham Heights, Needham, MA, USA
icrunchdata Network
This newly created position reports directly to the CTO of Robot for Shark Ninja and is a member of the SW leadership team. This leader will manage a US based team, This VP role owns the SW Operations processes and provides leadership in Triaging our Core robotics projects, technical project management, release management and all vendor escalations. As a member of the SW leadership team, this new team member will ensure we consistently deliver high quality, cost effective consumer solutions that exceed consumer and customer expectations while achieving profitable growth Responsibilities • Owns and drives the triage of all core SW and robotic products • Provide leadership for technical project managers and ensure projects and programs are delivered on time, on budget and as planned. • Lead, manage, coach and develop a globally dispersed team to high levels of performance and engagement • Provide operational excellence by connecting the dots between all functional groups and driving business execution with high efficiency • Leads strategic sourcing for software services for vendor research, spend analysis, contract definition and negotiation Builds long term, mutually beneficial supplier relationships and identify and develops strategic partnerships that drive innovation and support our goal of being the technology leader in all product categories • Process champion in software development, and constantly makes recommendation for change to improve efficiency and effectiveness of planned outcomes • Recognizes bottlenecks and proposes solutions • Owns on-time delivery, cost of poor quality KPIs for the business unit Requirements • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or related discipline; Advanced degree preferred. • 15 Years post-graduate Experience required (Consumer Goods Industry Preferred) • Minimum of 10 years of experience in leading software organization required. Embedded software / IOT software experience preferred • Experience in dealing with third parties in a join development model required • 7-10 years technical project management expereince • Cross-functional leadership skills – proactive ownership, prioritize & execute, inspire creativity, drive accountability • High energy with a positive attitude • KPI focused, data-driven • Sense of urgency • Assertive, confident, capable • Excellent peer collaboration in person and in writing • Ability to effectively manage time and multiple high visibility projects under constraints • Excellent written and verbal communication skills addressing C-Suite, Peer Functional Groups, Suppliers, and Customers • Flexibility to travel as need arises