Product Manager

iRobot Corporation
Bedford, MA
Mar 30, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Software & Technology
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

iRobot Corporation, with a mission of "empowering people to do more" is at the forefront of the development of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. iRobot has become one of the world's preeminent specialist designers and builders of consumer robots. iRobot invests in the development and growth of its people, in a culture of empowerment, innovation and fun. Come work with some of the most talented and influential people in the robotics field utilizing cutting edge technologies, in an exciting, fast-growing industry!

We are looking to add a talented Product Manager to join our consumer product team focused on Roomba and Braava robots.

As Product Manager you will leverage your creativity, product knowledge, and understanding of the business landscape to maximize customer satisfaction and ROI on Roomba's existing product line. You will gather customer 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. The Product Manager is a team player who works effectively with Sales, Sustaining Engineering, Manufacturing, QA, and Product Marketing to develop new product variants or enhance existing products or product lines to further the goals of the Home Business Unit at iRobot.

Essential Functions/ Job Duties:

Create solid plans to maximize customer satisfaction and ROI for the Roomba line of products.
  • 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.
  • 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 ensure 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 strong advocate for the customer work with continuing engineering, quality and manufacturing to understand, prioritize and resolve product quality issues.
  • As a Roomba product expert provide Roomba 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.


Minimum requirements:
  • 5 years of total experience in technology and/or consumer products industry
  • 2 years Product Management experience with a consumer product/service

Strongly Desired:
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Project Management experience
  • Exposure to retail sales
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and proficiency in evaluating qualitative/quantitative data

Other important requirements:
  • Self-motivated and able to drive projects to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Solid understanding of consumers, consumer electronics, and technology.
  • Strong quantitative and problem solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including presentation/facilitation skills
  • 5% (or less) domestic and international travel required.

iRobot is an "Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled"

Company Description
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference.

iRobot was founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists with the vision of making practical robots a reality.

In 2015, iRobot generated $617 million in revenue and employed more than 500 of the robot industry's top professionals, including mechanical, electrical and software engineers and related support staff. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.

iRobot's corporate headquarters are located in Bedford, Mass. The company also has offices in California, the United Kingdom, China and Hong Kong.

Bedford, MA


Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:13:32 PDT