: Talent Programs Manager
8 Crosby Drive Bedford
Bedford, MA 01730

Employee Testimonials



The Talent Programs Manager is responsible to design, develop, implement and continuously improve upon innovative, scalable talent management programs that are of value-add to the business and align to our company vision and values. This position will focus on accelerating stakeholder adoption of Talent Management programs such as performance management, career development, leadership and manager development, employee on and offboarding, engagement survey assessments, coaching and mentoring as well as managing the analytics, reporting and business metrics for the TM programs.
Using a highly collaborative and consultative approach, the Program Manager will work closely with their respective regional HR Business Partners to ensure TM programs are meeting the needs of the business and that the HRBPs are equipped/empowered to own the execution of the TM programs.

Job Detail

  • Design, develop (or source), implement, manage and enhance iRobots Talent Management processes and program
  • Consult, coach, train and partner with the regional HRBPs to ensure effective and high-quality execution of TM strategies
  • Build meaningful relationships with key stakeholders and subject matter experts to uncover development needs in partnership with the HRBPs
  • Partner with vendors on soliciting proposals, negotiating contracts and managing to the TM program budget
  • Drive the improvement of existing TM programs and processes to include collaborating with HRBPs and other stakeholders to review, collect feedback, prioritize enhancements and drive implementation
  • Develop, refresh, publish and distribute support and implementation materials/collateral for TM programs
  • Own the development and train-the-trainer for TM programs as needed.
  • Document and notify the internal teams of any risks, weaknesses or opportunities that could potentially impact the success of a TM program/project
  • Research and keep abreast of external trends, innovations, and best practices in the TM arena to ensure quality of programs
  • Define and conduct feedback with program participants to evaluate effectiveness of training programs, measure program impact, and analyze areas for improvement
  • Work collaboratively within the HR Delivery and HR Leadership teams regarding program design, performance analysis and technology
  • Partner with the HR Technology team to develop and leverage tools, processes, analytics and dashboards to analyze/report on and support TM practices



  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or equivalent required
  • 3-5+ years experience in Project / Program Management; Training & Development programs preferred
  • 3+ years facilitating / meeting management via in-person and virtual methods
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience/working knowledge of Talent Management tools and systems

Key Competencies -

  • Project Management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously, remains flexible in a fast-paced work environment, and adapts to changing priorities
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage projects from inception through completion
  • Ability to develop creative solutions and drive effective organizational and behavioral change
  • Ability to act, take responsibility for, and address any solutions that are not producing the desired impact
  • Skilled influencer able to work collaboratively to build strong partnerships across HR and business teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; comfort sharing insight and perspective with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations as needed to convey TM information to HRBP and business leaders
  • Ability to operate independently and be self-motivated with critical attention to deadlines
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Team software (Zoom, Teams), including Excel, Outlook. Workday Learning system knowledge a plus
  • High quality, professional and effective verbal and written communication skill
  • Initiative and bias towards action in meeting organizational goals
  • Well-developed self-awareness and sense of accountability
  • Proven project management, organization, and business analysis skills in a dynamic business environment; prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills

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."