iRobot Corporation

  • Program Manager

    Job Locations CN-INTERNATIONAL - Guangzhou
    Category Product Development/Engineering
    Requisition ID
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date
    2 weeks ago(7/31/2018 11:20 PM)
  • Summary

    We seek an experienced Program Manager with demonstrated success in delivering new products to market: on time, within budget, and within specification. In this role, you will serve as a partner to a Home Business, and as a leader of one or more cross – functional teams. You will collaborate with your Home business partner on identifying the market opportunities and then you will lead the team which delivers the product that addresses this opportunity. You will provide guard rails for your cross functional team which would enable the team to act with the highest degree of autonomy and accountability, under your leadership.

    Essential Functions/ Job Duties



    • Act as a business partner to Home business: gain deep insight into market, its opportunities, and the set of requirements, which if satisfied, will result in competitive product.
    • Lead cross-functional teams which consist of engineering (mechanical, electrical, and software), operations, product management, marketing, manufacturing, finance, IT, and customer support.
    • Solve problems by working collaboratively with marketing, operations, and engineering to deliver new, complex products in less time, at lower cost, at desired levels of performance.
    • Work effectively to build and inspire teams to deliver outstanding results in all aspects of product development, manufacturing, and market launch.
    • Establish guardrails for the team in order to enable the team to make decision independently.
    • Establish program scope, schedule and deliverables, and ensure that commitments to the business are met.
    • Ensure that proper product life cycle management practices are applied, including roadmap prioritization, risk management, tracking of program expense and product cost.
    • Provide timely and accurate updates to senior management, encompassing all aspects of the program.




    • Minimum of 10 years of experience required, with 5+ years program management experience preferred.
    • Experience as a leader of a cross-functional teams and/or direct line management in a product development environment is essential.
    • Experience with off shore manufacturing (China/APAC region) a great plus with familiarity through practice for different type of business model like ODM/JDM/EMS
    • Experience with leading global teams a great plus.
    • Working knowledge of and experience with Agile/PLM development methods is highly desirable.
    • Experience with complex consumer product and supply chain knowledge is beneficial.
    • Strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
    • Engineering degree preferred. MBA is a plus.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required. Familiarity with Microsoft Project and PTC Windchill is a plus.
    • This position will require ability and preparedness to travel internationally.     

    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 in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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.


    Our office is in the heart of Guangzhou in the Tianhe District. iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, Shanghai & 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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