: Spring 2021: Product Management Co-op (Undergraduate, Masters)
8 Crosby Drive Bedford
Bedford, MA 01730

Employee Testimonials

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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, iRobots 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 a Product Management Co-op to join our team. Youll work alongside Product Owners, Module Owners and other PMs, taking on high-impact projects on one or more of our product lines. Youll be exposed to a variety of roles and responsibilities across a products lifecycle, and will leverage your curiosity, creativity and business knowledge to improve iRobots 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 companys 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:

  • Enrolled in BS/BA studies 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Data analysis studies or special products
  • Strong aptitude for connected consumer products
  • Customer-focused development
  • Previous business management experience
  • Oriented for action over analysis
  • Task and outcome oriented
  • Entrepreneurial in nature and curiosity driven

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

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Danielle Dean
Technical Director of Machine Learning

"I love how much iRobot emphasizes learning, risk-taking, and innovation, and gives me the opportunity to work with different people."

Eva Moscat
Manager, Software Engineering

"Every day I feel challenged – whether it’s technical problem solving, or getting my team up to speed on a new project and making sure they are happy, motivated, and developing in their careers."

Emiko Komori
Corporate Counsel

"Collaborating with people who are very passionate and dedicated to building products that bring joy and ‘wow!’ to customers is my favorite part of my job."

Brandon Rohrer
Principal Data Scientist

"iRobot is a wonderland for a data scientist. Our data helps us enhance our customers’ experiences by better understanding their needs and delivering new solutions to exceed their expectations."

Victoria Liceaga
Manager, Product Marketing

"The Global Marketing group is dynamic and lively. We are always moving fast to plan for new products, execute seasonal campaigns, and pivot based on changes in the market. We are so fortunate to be marketing products that our customers love as much as we do and that add real value to their lives."

Eric Burbank
Principal Mechanical Engineer

"The hardware engineering group at iRobot is incredibly innovative and fun to work with. We have a full range of engineers with many diversified talents. Everyone is incredibly willing to share their expertise and help out on challenges."

Evn Tomeny
Manager of Enterprise Collaboration

"The collaborative nature of the team is refreshing. Everyone works together to find interesting solutions to complicated problems, and contributions are appreciated from anywhere. Because of the diverse set of backgrounds and experiences, you’ll often find answers where you least expect them!"

Michelle Gattuso
VP Portfolio & Digital Product Management

"iRoboteers know that their contributions matter. They are always doing what they can to make things better and deliver great products that customers will love. We know we’ve had a hand in changing the world and it shows in our drive and determination to keep moving forward."

Lauren Stern
Principal Design Researcher

"Our team is unique because we have so many disciplines within the Design department. Owning and using a robot is a multi-faceted experience, and we all work together to create that experience for our users. The cross-discipline collaboration is really special. It’s a group of funny, enthusiastic, creative, kind people."

Sushmita Bawari
Director, Strategic Sourcing

"It’s great to have the opportunity to manage a global team and work with suppliers from all around the world. It really helps you appreciate how inter-connected everything is."