Product Manager

Product Development · Bedford, Massachusetts
Department Product Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

To be a leader in a growing industry, you have to build the best team. We are looking for a Product Manager to help bring high quality, AI enabled picking systems to machine builders across the globe. If you're passionate about creating and instilling a product vision that will solve real world problems, jump in and help us build on our capabilities.  We want you to join our Marketing team as our Product Manager. Soft Robotics Inc. is a venture-backed startup in Bedford, MA that integrates patented soft actuator technologies, a proprietary vision system, and artificial intelligence stack into robotic gripping, and autonomous manipulation solutions that can handle items of varying size, shape and weight with high-speed, precision, and a human-like touch. By leveraging the science of soft robotics, it is now possible to automate facilities that have traditionally depended upon manual labor for bin picking, order fulfillment, and other complex pick and place tasks. This technology is proven in manufacturing installations today and enabling new robotic solutions for the food supply chain, advanced manufacturing applications, and the e-commerce logistics industry. 

The Product Manager will create and instill a product vision that will empower the development teams to solve real world customer problems. The Product Manager will collaborate cross-functionally to help drive the next stage of growth for Soft Robotics. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator for both internal stakeholders and external partners, have at least 3 years of experience defining and launching products in the industrial automation space and have demonstrable experience working with robotics.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive key business initiatives from planning through execution for our line of modular soft gripping solutions.
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements for cross-functional development teams.
  • Gather, analyze, and report key customer insights from a variety of sources to inform the product roadmap.
  • Develop product positioning and messaging that differentiates Soft Robotics in core market segments.
  • Lead all go-to-market and product lifecycle activities for product line.
  • Establish and communicate team priorities throughout the organization.


  • 3-5 years of related experience
  • BS/BA in Business or Technical Field
  • Experience launching products in the industrial automation industry
  • Experience with Project Management
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data sets, draw insights, and communicate those insights effectively
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Experience communicating with executive leadership

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  • Location
    Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Department
    Product Development
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience