iRobot Corporation Product Manager in Bedford, Massachusetts

Do you want to leverage your creativity, knowledge of consumer products and business acumen to help build the future 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 robotics industry, our goal is to drive innovation, serve as an industry catalyst and change the world by empowering people to do more.

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

Working closely with a cross-functional team of User Experience, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, and Manufacturing colleagues, you will lead the way in developing deep consumer and market insights, translating those insights to product requirements, iteratively converting product requirements into actual product, and then launching the product into the market.

The iRobot Product Manager is passionate about creating and launching robots that delight consumers and are commercially successful. If that sounds like you, we welcome your application.

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.

  • Create solid plans to maximize customer satisfaction and ROI for the Roomba line of products.

  • Develop product requirements for Roomba 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. Manage the New product introduction process for variants end to end.

  • Collaborate with and influence cross-functional partners including Engineering, Program Management, Manufacturing, Sales, Customer Service, Product Marketing, and Channel Marketing to ensure alignment through all aspects of the launch and lifecycle process

  • Manage Global communications on behalf of the Product management Teams

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Analyze sales and voice-of-the-customer (VOC) data to drive direction and gain alignment.

  • 1-2 years product management, marketing analytics or customer-focused business experience.

  • BS degree in Business, Marketing or Engineering. MBA strongly desired.

  • 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 analytical skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including presentation/facilitation skills

  • Experience with retail and direct sales channels a plus.

  • Some domestic and international travel required.

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 800 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, the United Kingdom, 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

Requisition ID: 3898

External Company Name: iRobot Corporation

External Company URL: www.irobot.com