Product Manager (Software)

Newark, CA 94088

Posted: 06/20/2018 Job Category: Product Management Job Number: 97310

Company: Robotics Company
Position: Product Manager, Software
Location: San Jose Area
Compensation: DOE + Bonus + Benefits + Perks

The position of Software Product Manager sits within the Software Product Management team, working tandemly with the Device, Hardware, and Product Marketing to deliver a combined consumer electronics solution.

This position is responsible for developing products by identifying potential products; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing strategies.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Determines customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
  • Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes.
  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company' s product to competitors' products.
  • Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives.
  • Obtains product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies.
  • Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results.
  • Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests.
  • Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules.
  • Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
  • Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production.
  • Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in marketing, business, or engineering.  MBA preferred.
  • 3-5 or more years of experience in a Product Manager role in the consumer electronics / robotics / connected devices / IoT space.
  • Agile experience? AI experience
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage cross-functional efforts.
  • Experience with consumer products and “ smart home” solutions like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Microsoft Cortana, or Apple Siri.

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