iRobot: Associate Product Manager
8 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730

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Imagine the future you could help us build. 

 

Teamwork, not just tech work. We are tech futurists and business geniuses. Together, we solve problems to make daily life easier. We are looking for a few more great minds to join our team as we continue to grow one of the world's leading consumer robot companies.

 

Together, we empower people to do more.

 

Introduction

 

Are you interested in design thinking, learning how to solve problems in ways that customers love, yet work for our business? Are you curious about what it takes to be a Product Manager (PM) at a leading technology company?

iRobot designs and builds robots that empower people to do more in their lives. As a pioneer in the robot industry, iRobot’s goal is to drive innovation, serve as an industry catalyst and change the world by fueling the era of robots.

Product Managers at iRobot play a key role in executing on the product vision: developing deep consumer and market insights, developing product requirements, launching the product into the market, and then maximizing consumer satisfaction post-launch. They work closely with a cross-functional team of Data Science, Design (Visual and UX), R&D, Manufacturing, Logistics & Commercial colleagues to bring our product experiences to life.

We seek an Associate Product Manager to join our team. You’ll work alongside Product Owners, Module Owners and other PMs, taking on high-impact projects on one or more of our product lines. You’ll be exposed to a variety of roles and responsibilities across a product’s lifecycle, and will leverage your curiosity, creativity and business knowledge to improve iRobot’s business outcomes.

Essential Functions/Job Duties

  • Consumer insights
    • Gather, analyze, and report key consumer and market insights – both qualitative and quantitative – from a variety of data sources in order to inform product requirements
    • Assist with in-home consumer testing of both new and existing products by developing questionnaires, collecting and analyzing data, and creating reports and summary presentations
  • Competitive analysis
    • Research and document competitive products’ features, pricing, and positioning to enhance our understanding of the competitive landscape
  • Lifecycle management
    • Assist in day-to-day management of in-market product SKUs by maintaining SKU sheets, spare parts lists, product data sheets, etc.
    • Work collaboratively with operations in factory implementation of various product initiatives
  • Roadmap development
    • Contribute data analysis, research, and content to strategic projects relating to the company’s product portfolio
    • Get a chance to be involved in portfolio level decision making by providing data driven insights related to volume projections
  • Help keep the Product Management team efficient and organized by maintaining and improving document management systems and databases

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in Business Administration, Marketing or Engineering
  • Highly organized with proven project management skills and superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to analyze data sets, draw insights, and communicate those insights effectively
  • Experienced working with MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment working with multiple team members
  • Able to effectively manage multiple concurrent projects, should have excellent time management skills
  • Customer-focused, curiosity-driven, and oriented for action over analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in product management or data analysis
  • Previous experience working with connected consumer products

iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Victoria
Product Marketing Specialist

"iRobot means a lot to me: innovation, passion and creativity; it's exciting to work in a field that's always evolving and you're watching all of these new products come forward into the market"

Dominic
Sr. Manager, Consumer Insights

"Having fun and working hard, but also really enjoying the fact that you can work with some really smart people and the combination of their ideas and your ideas is going to make something that's never been experienced before."

Jasper
Manager, Software Engineering

"What I really like about iRobot is our culture, we've done team building events where we've built slingshots out of PVC piping - we're all about collaboration"

Sushmita
Director, Strategic Sourcing

"We're working in a dynamic company that's growing very fast, so we're all empowered to make decisions - we talk about our priorities, how we have to adapt if something changes and that allows us to make the correct decisions, make them fast and allow the company to be successful"