iRobot Corporation

Senior Product Manager, Life Cycle Management

US-MA-Bedford
General Management
Requisition ID
3263
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
3 days ago

Summary

Do you want to leverage your creativity, knowledge of consumer products and business acumen to help build the future of one of the largest consumer robots company in the world? You will have a hand in developing the next generation of products that will live in millions of homes all across the world. As a pioneer in the robot industry, our goal is to drive innovation, serve as an industry catalyst and change the world by empowering people to do more.

 

In this role, you will lead a team of product managers to leverage creativity, product knowledge, and understanding of the business landscape to maximize customer satisfaction and ROI on iRobot’s existing product portfolio. You will gather customer and business insights, resolve quality issues, oversee market research, and monitor competitive activity.  You will help create new product variants, including product requirements, business plans, product launch plans and product phase-in / phase out activities.  A key aspect of this role will be managing and coaching junior product managers.

Essential Functions/ Job Duties

Work with your team to create solid plans to maximize customer satisfaction and ROI for iRobot’s product portfolio.

  • Develop product requirements for Roomba and Braava product variants, accessories and provide guidance to engineering (including industrial design and user experience), product marketing, manufacturing, QA, and others in all phases of the product life-cycle.
  • Understand business and channel needs across iRobot’s top geographies (North America, Japan, EMEA, and China) and be able to apply that to defining iRobot’s product portfolio
  • Collaborate with and influence cross-functional business partners including Sales, Manufacturing, Customer Service, Product Marketing, and Channel Marketing to ensure alignment through all aspects of the launch and lifecycle process.
  • Plan, track and manage product readiness schedule to ensures timely launches
  • Coordinate go-to-market activities globally, making sure all supporting assets and functions including customer service, regional marketing, are ready for launch
  • As a iRobot product expert provide product line information and customer insights to meet a variety of internal needs, including product positioning, messaging, sales collateral, product presentations, press releases, customer service, and internal training.
  • Analyze and assess competitive product offerings and synthesize primary/secondary market research as well as customer feedback into future product requirements.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of total experience in technology and/or consumer products industry
  • 4+ years Product Management experience with a consumer product/service
  • 2+ years experience managing others
  • Strong business and technical acumen

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Project Management experience
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and proficiency in evaluating qualitative/quantitative data

Other Requirements:

  • Self-motivated and able to drive projects to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to coach and grow direct reports
  • Solid understanding of consumers, consumer electronics, and technology.
  • Strong quantitative and problem solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including presentation/facilitation skills
  • 10-20% domestic and international travel may be required.

 

About Us

We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.

 

iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers

 

iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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