Senior Manager, Product Design Engineering Innovation

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About the team

The Hard Products R&D Team is at the heart of product creation for all of our global brands. Our teams are composed of engineers, materials scientists, product researchers, technicians, program managers, and more. We work cross-functionally to develop insightful, innovative products that fulfill the unmet, sometimes unspoken, needs of our customers. We are the engine behind our shaving business, developing razors, handles, and accessories; plus anything made from metal or plastic, in any product category. Innovation sits primarily at the front end of this creative process, starting with concept development and taking ideas through engineering, prototyping, and demonstration, which are then transitioned into product development. 

About the role

The Senior Manager, PDE is a talented, energetic, and experienced individual who will lead an equally talented engineering team in the creation, design, and development of our Hard Products including cartridges, razor handles, accessories, and more. This individual will ensure team members are creating exceptional, technically sound products through the use of robust engineering processes while also working against proper metrics and timelines. As a technical coach and mentor, this individual will themselves have demonstrated success in bringing technically complex products to market and have strong design and engineering capabilities.

This person is a key cross-functional partner with the New Product Introduction (NPI), Industrial Design, Program Management, Quality, Marketing, and Product Research/Consumer Insights teams. As a team, interaction at Harry’s centers around four company values:

  • We encourage questions, sharing expertise, and constant learning to improve ourselves, our company, our industry, and our customers' experiences.
  • We always expect direct, honest, and supportive communication.  We tell it like it is without blame and see every interaction as an opportunity to grow together.
  • Each of us is a humble, hardworking human who always gives more than what’s expected because we care so deeply. We work, have fun, endure lows, and celebrate highs as a team.
  • We critically question conventional wisdom in search of the best path. Harry’s was founded as a better alternative. We pursue the charted and uncharted and take smart risks. We’re always game for a challenge. Plus, making something better is exciting!

What you will accomplish:

  • Lead the Product Design Engineering Innovation team and partner with other cross-functional leaders at Harry’s to define and deliver large strategic initiatives
  • Drive technically successful and timely engineering development and execution of new product initiatives
  • Perform project management for your team by prioritizing tasks and ensuring deliverables are met
  • Serve as key point of contact with the Program Management team to coordinate program level objectives and implement direct action plans for your team
  • Be a champion of effective engineering processes as well as contributing to and improving upon them
  • Drive technical and data driven decision making on PDE projects
  • Participate in resource planning and help build the Innovation teams as the company grows
  • Direct management of Product Design Engineers  
  • Travel up to 25% (once it’s safe to do so)

This should describe you:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or similar
  • 10+ years of experience in the design, testing, and development of new products, including 2+ years in the direct line management of engineers in product development
  • Experience in consumer products (e.g. CPG/FMCG, Consumer Electronics) or medical devices 
  • Demonstrated leadership in a high performing team environment
  • Experience with building new teams and nurturing a strong, positive team dynamic
  • Creative, analytical, dynamic, and operates with flexibility
  • Strong background in high volume plastic part design and manufacturing mechanical assemblies, 3D CAD (SolidWorks, Creo, CATIA, etc.), engineering drawings, tolerances, and specifications. 
  • Skills in FMEA, DFM, GD&T, DoE, simulation/modeling (FEA) desirable.
  • Experienced at managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, challenging, and always changing environment with the ability to shift priorities to meet rapidly evolving business needs. Program Management experience is highly desirable.  
  • Sense of humor   

Here's who you'll work with:

  • Reporting to the Director of R&D Hard Product Innovation
  • Will work cross functionally with the New Product Introduction team, Program Management, Industrial Design, Quality, Product Research/Consumer Insights, Manufacturing, Operations and Supply Chain, Legal, and Third Party Suppliers.

Harry’s Inc. started in 2013 with simple, fairly priced products that delivered an amazing experience to guys every day. Since then, Harry’s expanded to the UK, developed relationships with retailers such as Target and Walmart, expanded our grooming brand into a personal care powerhouse, and launched a women’s brand called Flamingo.

The key to our success? Our amazing people. From chemists, mechanical engineers, CX associates, to creative directors, sourcing managers, and logistics specialists, Harry’s team is comprised of some of the most brilliant, diverse, and humble people you’ll ever meet.

Our brands answer unmet consumer needs, but our company is a place of inclusion and innovation that attracts some of the brightest minds across industries, geographies, and backgrounds. Whether we have a team of 3 or 300, our core values and our startup mentality remain; we value continuous improvement and learning, teamwork and collaboration, creative problem solving, and open and direct dialogue and feedback. Come for the coffee and free products, stay for the amazing, passionate culture.


Harry’s is committed to bringing together individuals from different backgrounds and perspectives. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do great work together.

Harry’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. We recruit, hire and promote into all job levels the most qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), parental status, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, marital, family or partnership status, political affiliation or activities, military service, domestic violence victim status, arrest/conviction record, sexual or reproductive health decisions, caregiver status, credit history immigration status, unemployment status, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles or any other status protected under applicable federal, state and local laws. Harry’s commitment to providing equal employment opportunities extends to all aspects of employment, including job assignment, compensation, discipline and access to benefits and training.

We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our company.

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Location

Usually you will find us in West SoHo (NYC) or London. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are work from flexible until at least September 2021!

An Insider's view of Harry's Inc.

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

As Harry's expands beyond razors, we are focused on building a platform that can support multiple brands, which is transforming our technical infrastructure. We're also collaborating with our data analytics team to better understand our customers, both present and future, and serve personalized and curated experiences to them.

Natalie

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Passion, creativity, and thoughtfulness—with a splash of silliness. You have to be willing to move quickly, test-learn, and be different (even if we fail sometimes)

Nicole

Head of Creative and Communications

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Each week my co-founder & I speak at our all-hands meeting, allowing us to openly share what’s on our minds. We host Q&As, Fireside Chats, Lunch N’ Learns, & I co-sponsor our Women’s Employee Resource Group, where I work with folks at all levels within the company.

Andy

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The People Team works to build and sustain a values-driven work culture that is centered around our employees by being progressive, fair and inclusive, and steeped in learning and development. We design and run thoughtful, people-first benefits and processes. We invest in our people's growth.

Nate

Executive Assistant to CPO and Head of DE&I

What are Harry's Inc. Perks + Benefits

Harry's Inc. Benefits Overview

We’re committed to providing our team with benefits that enhance their mental, physical, and overall well-being. Everyone has different needs, but we are happy to have benefits such as medical, dental, vision, FSA, as well as a 401K, access to Eden Health, and a quarterly wellness reimbursement. That's not to mention our bountiful snacks and catered lunch and breakfast once a week.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We participate in local events such as charitable races and local school events!
Partners with Nonprofits
Every year, we set aside 1% of our sales to donate to charitable organizations that share our ambition to bring quality mental health care to men everywhere.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
DE&I Council, PEPsquad (Office Culture), and our 6 Employee Resource Groups: Pride, African Ancestry Collective, The Advocates (Employees with Disabilities), All Equals, DNA, and Fuerza Latina
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Our management team is a representation of our staff! We have a VP and C-Suite that is comprised of 50% women, and have hired from underrepresented communities throughout the leadership group.
Unconscious bias training
We partner with Paradigm to deliver yearly unconscious bias training, and supplement with the People team's own efforts.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
The Advocates, African Ancestry Collective, All Equals Women's Group, DNA (People of Color at Harry's), Fuerza Latina, and Pride at Harry's
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Our FSAs are designed to stretch your dollars farther. These accounts trim off as much as 30% from your health care or dependent care costs because the money you put into an FSA comes out pre-tax.
Disability Insurance
Harry's automatically provides a certain level of coverage for you, plus you have the option to purchase additional insurance for yourself and your dependents.
Dental Benefits
We have two plans, one Standard and one Enhanced, with both plans covering preventative care at no cost.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan has Warby Parker as an in network provider!
Health Insurance Benefits
We have three health plans based on your needs with varying deductibles, and no-to-moderate premium costs.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
We offer a variety of benefits - access to Eden Health, a Wellness Reimbursement Program, and a new fitness reimbursement program through our new medical provider.
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Online and In-Person Mental Health resources, as well as Company wide mental health days!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Harry's provides our 401K through Betterment. We match 2% of contributions up to 4% of an employee's annual salary.
Company Equity
Every employee is offered a standard welcome grant of equity based on their level, with vesting over a 4 year period. Additionally, we have annual continuation grant bonus programs!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer 16 weeks of paid leave for all new parents, which applies to birth, adoption, and all paths to parenthood.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
"My Time" - a flexible time-off policy that includes vacation, sick, and personal time. Additionally, we offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave, plus four weeks of customized re-boarding
Paid Volunteer Time
You have the opportunity to volunteer up to five full days per year. We also set aside 1% of sales to go back to charitable organizations and causes.
Sabbatical
A four-week, fully paid sabbatical after five years at Harry's. Unplug, unwind, and come back refreshed and ready to tackle the next big challenge.
Paid Holidays
10 company-paid holidays per year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Our casual dress code includes jeans, our comfy Harry's hoodies, and no judgement every day of the week. Dress up, dress down, feel comfortable.
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits through WageWorks.
Company Outings
Harry's has an annual company-wide offsite, holiday party, and other celebrations based on our big milestones!
Stocked Kitchen
Other snacks and drinks are provided, not to mention cold brew on tap.
Some Meals Provided
We provide catered breakfast every Wednesday before our company-wide Team Meeting, and catered lunch every Thursday.
Happy Hours
Join the #happyhours slack channel to plan the next casual outing!
Pet Friendly
Harry's pet policy is dog-friendly daily.
Fitness Subsidies
We give $150 a quarter towards health and wellness.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our CEO's Jeff and Andy host quarterly AMAs during lunch! In addition, other teams will share out what they're working on as various share-outs, beer & learns, and lunch & learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We have an incredible L&D program that allows you to use a yearly stipend for continuing education or other L&D-related expenses.

Additional Perks + Benefits

The best thing about Harry's is we're constantly improving based on employee feedback. Our employee engagement survey, plus consistent feedback loops with our employees means that every year we are getting better and better. In 2019 we implemented a 401k match, more transparent People processes, an L&D stipend, and much more!

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