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    New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Part of what makes New Balance so unique is our commitment to making products that not only provide performance, but also superior fit and comfort. The same attention that is placed on our athletic shoes and apparel is also placed on our associates. New Balance thrives because of the passion and dedication of the people we hire. We rely on our associates to match our enthusiasm for the business and to help drive consumers to move further, faster and more frequently. We seek associates who are always on the move. Associates who push themselves forward and are motivated to move New Balance forward. Ask yourself: Are you ready to move the world?


    As a Product Validation Analyst within our Sports Research Team, you will assist in the development of footwear and licensed apparel and accessories through performance validation of prototype and commercialized products in an effort to bring provably superior products to market. You will perform a variety of tests (including fit, mechanical, perception and wear), assist in biomechanical, physiological, and material science research, and use results and findings to provide recommendations to design, development, and marketing on future iterations of product. In this role, you will also participate in product ideation sessions and concept reviews. You will act as the end-user and product quality advocate during product concept evaluations employing knowledge gained from performance validation of relevant products. You will be responsible for delivering prototype products and parts to internal groups, archiving wear-tested products, and supporting pre-line preparation and distribution.

    • BS in Biomechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, MS in Kinesiology or an advanced degree in a related field. 1-3 years of experience preferred. Lab experience a must.
    • Experience with data interpretation, statistics, and creation of succinct, actionable recommendations.
    • Preferable computer skills include: Matlab, Labview, Visual 3D, R, etc.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Ability to develop strong working relationships with internal team members and product testers.
    • Time management skills and the ability to work independently on many projects at once.
    • Physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
    • Some travel required – approximately 10 percent.

    We believe our associates are meant to grow through the development of their talents and to capitalize on opportunities to share their passion for the business. New Balance rewards associates with generous, industry-leading benefit and development opportunities, which support our associates' health, wealth and overall well-being. In addition to a comprehensive medical and vacation benefit package, we offer: Development Programs, Discounted Health Club Membership, Fitness Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Tuition Reimbursement, Corporate Gift Matching and 5 % Matching 401 K Program.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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