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Robotics Product Manager, Principal

Company: Zebra Technologies
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Overview: Calling at Changemakers!-- -Become a Fetcher-- -and join a community of innovators and doers.Fetch, a pioneer in on-demand automation, is now part of the Zebra herd!By combining autonomous mobile robotics with the power of the cloud, the Fetch Cloud Robotics Platform provides on-demand automation solutions for material handling and inventory management, with the power to find, track, and move almost anything in any facility. Fetch Robotics' solutions and services are deployed in leading distribution, fulfillment, and manufacturing centers around the world, augmenting workforces to drive increased efficiency and productivity.Zebra's focus on robotics automation combines workflow solutions for human workers-- -with Fetch Robotics' solutions. The result will provide an innovative offering that drives greater efficiencies and higher ROI through better orchestration of technology and people.-- -At Zebra, we extend the edge of possibility by shaping the future of work on the front line"-- - -reinventing how businesses run and moving society forward. We develop new technologies and create new solutions with partners to help organizations act with greater visibility, connectivity, and intelligence"-- - -delivering better experiences for workers and those they serve.Build your edge. Build what's next.-- -Become a leader at a leading company.-- -Join Us!The Product Management team drives the development, product definition, and planning to optimize the company's products and solutions. The Product Management team evaluates in-depth market analysis and leads business case development for optimization of existing products and solutions alternatives and/or to create the next generation of new products. Collaborates with research and development to create products and validate early product definitions. This role is both strategic and technical in nature and requires meaningful industry experience.As a Product Manager, Principal in the Robotics Product Management team, you will be responsible for the entire hardware development roadmap of our Autonomous Mobile robots (AMRs). This includes supporting and growing the business of existing products and developing new products for the company based on your industry experience and your contact with customers and prospects. Responsibilities: The Product Manager Principal owns the overall portfolio of hardware products (Autonomous Mobile robots and accessories), including value proposition, business case, roadmap, release planning, go to market, product growth and support/sustaining efforts.Through comprehensive knowledge of the customers and their needs, market, competitive landscape, distribution channels and Zebra offerings, the Product Manager Principal defines clear, actionable and customer-driven product requirements.Works closely with internal stakeholders throughout the development process in negotiating design trade-offs that may be needed, while preserving the requirements stated in the product epics or Product Description documents (PDD). Internal stakeholders include but not limited to engineering, end users, channel partners, sales, support organizations, and manufacturing.Product Life Cycle Management-- -Actively supports the Sales organization as required in select sales presentations, competitive analysis, proposals and opportunities.Monitors financial performance of product lines and makes recommendations for pricing. Sets target product costs for new products and evaluates cost reduction initiatives.The Product Manager Principal works with the Product Marketing and Marketing Communications in developing product promotion programs. Qualifications: Master's Degree with BS in Engineering Discipline.12+ years' experience, including 5+ years of technical product management expertise.Hardware product management (concept to launch) expertise required.Deep technical understanding of robotics or complex hardware (mechanical, electrical, controls, firmware) plus software.Excels in identifying and understanding customer needs and translating them into clear and actionable engineering requirements.Strong planning and execution skills. Able to multi-task and manage complex programs.Excellent interpersonal skills with strong ability to interact with customers.Strong communication skills including written, verbal and oral presentation skills as well as ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management, technical leads, clients and customers.Advanced analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.Demonstrates good judgement in decision making, applies knowledge and experience to guide decisions.Ability to assess complex market landscape and create focused, integrated product plans.Deep understanding of financial concepts including P&L, balances sheets, and ROI models with delivery of product through defined objectives.Advanced market and competitive knowledge in assigned product vertical, category or technology or solutions.Strong business acumen.Excellent skills in Microsoft business applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).Ability to travel (20%).Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at workplace.accommodations@.The EEO is the Law poster is available here:-- -EEO is the Law poster supplement is available here:-- -will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Keywords: Zebra Technologies, San Jose , Robotics Product Manager, Principal, Executive , San Jose, California

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