• Product Performance Analyst

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job Function
    Product - Brand
    Min. Exp.(Yrs)
    Full Time
  • General Function


    At Saucony, we exist for runners. Runners inspire us, bring us new ideas, force us to be better. They drive our design and engineering. They keep us competitive.  They keep us hungry. They keep us honest.  Whether it’s in a conference room or out on a lunchtime run, we’re constantly talking about and arguing about our sport, runners and the products that fuel them. We love our products and we run in everything we make.  This focus and passion fuels us as we strive to create the best running shoes and apparel on the planet. We leave work each day knowing we’ve done everything to make runners’ lives just a little bit better.


    This position is responsible for ensuring that all product is evaluated using appropriate protocols for fit, comfort, performance and durability. 

    Primary Duties

    • The role will partner with the Product Team to establish, document and maintain protocols for prototype and production product. 
    • Establish, document and maintain sensory analysis protocols to create pass/fail criteria for fit, comfort, and durability of prototype and production products given the various development stages and functional product goals; partner with product team to drive data-based analysis of product performance.
    • Conducts necessary tests using sensory analysis protocols and will provide feedback on test results and engage in determining appropriate next steps. 
    • Determine level of testing for prototypes based on development stage, risk level of design and available technology/resources.
    • Conduct tests to determine fit, comfort and durability characteristics of prototype and production footwear and apparel using best practice sensory analysis protocols.
    • Document, categorize, and summarize test results to establish a product performance database to provide historical context for future testing.
    • Organize and lead test review meetings with the Product Team in a timely and efficient manner to ensure test information can be leveraged during the appropriate product development phases.
    • Create and maintain pool of product testers matched to demographic criteria.
    • Partner with Product Teams in initial phases of development of new models to determine risk factors and determine protocols early in the product creation process.
    • Conduct physical analysis of prototypes against established specifications to ensure consistency in prototype and production samples; provide feedback to the Product Team during the product creation process.
    • Performs duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
    • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • B.A. in sensory testing, human factors, biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, psychology or similar training in data collection and analysis with human subjects.
    • Experience in sensory testing of consumer products (footwear and apparel preferred).
    • Knowledge of experimental design and statistical analysis.
    • Knowledge of footwear manufacturing processes.
    • Proven independent multi-project management skills
    • Clear and eager communicator.
    • Strong connection to running community.

    Normal office environment.  Some travel may be required.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.


    Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).


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