Are you a seasoned program manager ready to lead complex technical programs that redefine the future of robotics? We are seeking a Senior Program Manager who is passionate about driving innovation and accelerating robotics transformation for our customers. In this role, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, customers, and partners to develop and launch cutting-edge robotic solutions. You'll need to thrive in an environment of ambiguity, excel at problem-solving, and be comfortable managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced setting. Effective communication at all levels is key, as you'll be presenting and conveying your insights clearly in both written and verbal form. If you're a strategic thinker with a proven track record in program management and a deep understanding of the robotics industry, we want to hear from you.

This position is open to remote work in the US with preference for proximity to major airport hubs, and requires an average of 40% travel to meet with customers, vendors, and attend industry events.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Program Management:

  • Develop and execute comprehensive project plans, timelines, and milestones, ensuring alignment with overall business objectives. 
  • Monitor project progress, proactively identify and mitigate risks, resolve conflicts, and escalate issues as needed.
  • Lead cross-functional teams throughout the entire robotics implementation lifecycle from conceptualization to deployment.
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects and drive PMO process across entire program portfolio.
  • Develop Cobot’s customer engagement playbook through standard project plan and template generation.

2. Robotics Transformation:

  • Collaborate closely with external customers to identify challenges and opportunities in robotic automation.
  • Leverage the Cobot team’s expertise to drive the adoption of robotics solutions that align with customer needs.
  • Apply lean manufacturing principles, ROI calculations, process modeling, IT integration, and ensure security and safety compliance.

3. Customer Engagement:

  • Act as the primary point of contact for customers, addressing inquiries, concerns, and providing technical support.
  • Deliver presentations and technical information to customers and stakeholders, adapting your communication style to different audiences.
  • Gather customer feedback and collaborate with internal teams to enhance product features.
  • Ability and eagerness to identify problems without an “owner” and take initiative to figure them out.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in program management, with a focus on robotics.
  • Experience in application engineering, hardware and software development, and product development in robotics.
  • Proven experience in customer-facing roles with the ability to clearly convey complex technical concepts.
  • Strong technical acumen with a deep understanding of robotic systems, hardware, and software integration.
  • Excellent project management skills, including experience with agile methodologies and tools.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for addressing complex technical challenges.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to clearly and effectively communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Highly motivated teammate.
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced, collaborative and dynamic start-up environment as part of a small team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (Master’s preferred) in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in integrating new systems within established software-driven workflows.
  • Proven track record in logistics, healthcare, municipal services, or similar industries.
  • Successful history of implementing multiple robotic systems into production pathways.
  • Hands-on experience in robotic deployment.

The annual base salary range for this position is $160,000 - $200,000 plus equity and comprehensive benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role and experience level. The range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position in the noted geographic area. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Collaborative Robotics is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Collaborative Robotics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.

To all recruitment agencies: Collaborative Robotics does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our employees. Collaborative Robotics is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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