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Head of Product

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Category: Executive
Company Description: Self-Driving Cargo Robots Designed for Humans
Salary: Highly Competitive, Depending on Experience
Position Type: Permanent
Location: Boston, MA
Job Number: 9122

Job Description:


 


Who Are They?

          Our client was founded in 2015 by Europe's leading manufacturer of light vehicles, whose portfolio includes a number of iconic Italian brands. Their mission is to revolutionize how people and goods are moved around 21st century cities by designing, developing, and manufacturing new kinds of vehicles. They focus on products whose scale is larger than an aerial drone but smaller than a car or truck. Their motto is autonomy for humans which means autonomy in the service of human freedom, pleasure and efficiency of movement.

          The organization's first product was launched in February, 2017. It is a robotic cargo vehicle that can follow a human operator, move autonomously, or travel in convoys, mapping the environment as it travels. It can carry up to 44 pounds and move from a slaw walking pace to a fast sprint. With it's bicycle-sized wheels, it has a zero turning radius and can operate with ease on both regular and irregular surfaces, indoors and outdoors, on sidewalks, streets, and up and down ADA-compliant ramps. It was not designed to solve a small problem, but rather as an open platform for movability that has a wide variety of potential market applications such as a robotic butler, delivery bot, running companion that holds a change of clothes, walker for the elderly, and more. It has been featured in the WSJ, Techcrunch, Wired, CNN, and The Today Show, and Forrester Research said that it will "change the way people work."

          The organization asks what is most important to their employees and they deliver - free lunches and snacks, unlimited PTO, 100% medical/dental coverage, 401k plans, commuter benefits, and more! They're dog friendly, love to BBQ and have monthly company outings, everything form Celtics games and pumpkin carving to sailing and karaoke. But their best perk is their amazing people. From former professional motorcycle racers to people who have traveled to 100+ countries, they hire interesting, talented, creative people who think outside the box and are not afraid to push the envelope on what seems possible. They move fast and get stuff done. They're outgoing, learn from each other, are strong communications, set clear expectations, listen, create for the long-term and are purposeful in everything they build. They strongly consider talent and fit as it's their people who shape everything they do. Apply today and help us redefine the future of transportation!

 

 

Head of Product

We are seeking a dynamic, energetic product leader who is strategic, customer-centric, and action oriented to lead the product and design teams. Because the company's robots belong to a new category of smart cargo vehicles that operate in both indoor and outdoor pedestrian environments, the job entails modeling new standards for frictionless human-robot interaction in a wide range of settings. Should it honk when trying to say, "excuse me" or make an unfamiliar sound? How can it inspire trust in both human operators and non-operators as it circulates in civic spaces or shopping malls? Forging new vehicle typologies, expectations, and operating procedures requires imagination, technical knowhow, psychological insight, and rigorous testing. As the head of product, you will be responsible for helping define the robot's feature set, its behaviors and modes of interaction with users: everything from its sound library and lighting signals to buttons on the robot and the mobile app. You believe design and user experience are paramount and strive to ensure the end product is functional, pleasurable, practical and engaging. Overall duties will include overseeing the development of product roadmaps, clear communication of priorities, establishment of best-in-breed product practices and processes, and driving execution of all product-related initiatives from inception to completion. You will report to the company's Chief Creative Officer.

 

Responsibilities

  • Deeply understand the customers' challenges and the market; help drive the company-level product vision that keeps us at the forefront of the market
  • Responsible for the end-to-end product lifecycle. This includes: identifying customer needs, product vision and strategy, roadmap creation and communication, release planning, requirements gathering, beta testing, release, and enhancement phases
  • Collaborate with key business and engineering stakeholders to identify and prioritize product capabilities and gaps
  • Develop, motivate and lead a team of product managers, UI/UX designers and customer success team members to execute consistently, rapidly and effectively
  • Develop a strong product culture of innovation, rapid testing and continuous learning
  • Define and own measurable strategic indicators of success
  • Partner with Marketing to develop a go-to-market strategy and facilitate successful and impactful product launches
  • Lead visual designers to create impactful, highly functional and beautiful user interfaces
  • Bridge the gap between the technical world of our engineers and designers and the marketing vision around our brand to bring our value prop to life for our consumers

 

About You

  • 7+ years experience in senior product management/marketing/ product development / UI & UX leadership roles
  • Expert on product planning, customer journey, product discovery and product development
  • You have a track record of executing tactical plans, and delivering successful products
  • You have worked with a lifestyle B2C product where you were the first mover in a new category that you created / defined
  • You are a curious builder
  • You can identify key areas of strategic focus for the product and define a strategy around each
  • You have a user-centric approach to creating great products
  • You possess solid design sensibilities and an innate passion for delightful user experiences
  • You have start-up experience in a product role working for a consumer facing luxury lifestyle brand
  • You have a proven track record of driving rapid product advancement through iteration
  • You are passionate about building a killer experience and understand the customer comes first
  • You demonstrate a deep care for the user experience and finely tuned UX instincts
  • Exceptional communication, presentation and writing skills with the ability to transform product offerings into relevant and compelling value proposition (past experience creating wireframes, etc.)
  • At the core, you are results oriented, analytic, proven problem solver, self-reliant yet team-oriented, and enjoy having fun while working hard

 

 


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their resume as an MS word document including a cover letter with a summary of relevant qualifications, highlighting clearly any special or relevant experience.


Please Note: All inquiries will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Your resume will not be submitted to any client company without your prior knowledge and consent.


Contact Recruiter
julianna.wessler@andiamogo.com
Senior Technical Recruiter
Andiamo Partners | 90 Broad Street, Suite 1501, New York, NY 10004


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