Product Management Co-op (Fall 2020)

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iRobot

iRobot

Product Management Co-op (Fall 2020)

Bedford, MA
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    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 a Product Management - Co-op 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

    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"

  • Industry
    Consumer Electronics
  • About Us
    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. To date, we have sold over 25 million robots and globally employ more than 1,000 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.