At iRobot, we're builders. Builders who are passionate about delivering
products that make a difference in consumer's lives.
In this role, you will be able to make an immediate impact as a Senior Product
Line Manager leading the creation of the next generation of consumer floor
care robots. You will be working in a fast-paced cross-functional environment
where you'll need to leverage market and consumer insights with iRobot's
technology roadmap to bring to market new products that fulfill user needs and
deliver profitable value to our customers. You will lead and be a standard
bearer for the products we make and be responsible for product decisions
throughout the development lifecycle.
You will be exposed to cutting edge consumer robotics hardware and software
technology and will be presented with opportunities to demonstrate your
leadership and communication skills across varying levels of stakeholder teams
in a fast-paced, consumer-centric environment.
What You Will Do:
Hold end-to-end responsibility for one or more product lines within the
iRobot Floor Care product portfolio. Demonstrate the depth of experience,
maturity of thinking, and multi-tasking skills necessary to successfully
execute on current generation robots while planning next generation
products and experiences.
Influence and lead thinking with regards to iRobot's product roadmap.
Maintain deep knowledge regarding your customers' needs and the
competitive landscape. Be able to communicate and evangelize the product
roadmap to partner organizations.
Create and maintain product assets such as PRFAQs and Product Requirements
Documents that conceptualize the product vision and benefits, capture
requirements, define functionality, and set product goals in a clear and
Develop and maintain business cases for your product line in partnership
with organizations such as Finance, Sales, and Operations. Advocate for
Design to Value principles that identify the key feature pricing and cost
savings considerations necessary for the right balance of customer value
and profitable gross margin.
Lead product teams and serve as a force multiplier for R&D, Operations,
and Design/UX to define and deliver on product visions by making the right
design, feature, experience, and cost tradeoff decisions encountered
Collaborate with colleagues across Research, Marketing, Sales, and R&D to
assess competitive, market, and technology trends, identify innovation
opportunities, and create productization plans to bring new innovations to
Have accountability to deliver on holistic product line launch
commitments, including market entry timing, product capabilities, user
experience, cost, and business results.
Monitor key product success metrics post-launch including sell through
performance and customer satisfaction / star ratings. Lead across teams to
leverage data, generate insights and drive action plans that improve
lifetime product line success and inform next-generation planning.
To Be Successful You Will Have:
A bachelor's degree in a technical field or technical management.
Preferred candidates will have a master's degree or MBA.
6-8+ years of experience in Product Management or a related field such as
Product Planning, Product Development, or Portfolio Management. Preferred
candidates will have experience with both strategic planning and tactical
Strong business acumen, analytical skills, and close familiarity with
A demonstrated track record of defining and delivering successful
innovative products to market. Experience with consumer electronics is
The initiative to navigate through ambiguity, pioneer new ideas, and drive
the execution plans that bring them to fruition.
The ability to leverage data and lead analysis to interpret potential
risks/outcomes and drive action plans across key product success metrics.
The ability to serve as a thought leader with counterparts across Product,
R&D, Marketing, Sales, Finance, and Operations in pursuit of Product and
The ability to lead across organizations via influence and effective
communication at all levels of the Company.
The maturity of perspective to serve as a trusted Voice of the Product and
The perseverance and grit necessary to overcome product obstacles and lead
teams through moments of adversity.