| May 21, 2024

Director of Product – Burro (Robotics/ Ag Tech) | Philadelphia, PA

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Burro is the leading robotics company in the world by number of robots working outdoors in the field with real customers. Our mission is to free people from tedious work and solve the critical labor shortages faced by farmers and others that work outdoors.

To accomplish our mission, we need a world-class, diverse team where everyone feels comfortable sharing their ideas. With this in mind, we strive to create a work environment where every employee can be themselves and express their perspective – this enables us to deliver the most creative and innovative solutions to problems our customers face.

Headquartered in Philadelphia with an office in central California, and backed by top Agtech and autonomy investors, including S2G, Catalyst, Translink, Cibus, FPrime, Toyota Ventures, FFVC, Xplorer, and Radicle, Burro was created to solve the labor shortages facing farmers using robotics.

Burros can be described as Disney’s Wall-E for agriculture and work outdoors, in a 1.0 format. They function, today, as computer vision based autonomous ground vehicles for carrying, towing, and scouting, and are designed to lay the base for the fully autonomous future of work outdoors.

We have a growing triple digit fleet deployed in paid commercial use within vineyards, nurseries, berries, and beyond, and demand for our product is accelerating, so we are growing our team.
We are seeking a Director of Product to manage and grow our Product function. The ideal candidate will be a player/coach, dedicated to creating products that our customers will love. The Director of Product will report to our CEO and will work closely with our CTO and SVP of Revenue.

 

Responsibilities

  • Be an expert on our product and our customers, and a vocal advocate for the features and products that will provide our customers with the most value
  • Lead the product development process from concept to launch, working closely with cross-functional teams including engineering, customer success/sales, and marketing
  • Create product requirements, prioritize features and customer requests, and manage the overall product development lifecycle
  • Grow and develop a high-performing product team, which includes product managers, safety engineers, and user acceptance testers
  • Work with sales and marketing to create go-to-market strategies for product launches and enable the sales team by driving pricing, messaging, and market position
  • Establish objectives and key results (OKR’s) as well as key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to track the performance of product function.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Business, Engineering, or related field
  • 7+ years of experience in product management or related roles, with at least 3 years of experience in robotics/autonomy
  • Strong leadership and management skills with the ability to inspire, motivate, manage, and scale a cross-functional team
  • Proven track record of successfully launching and scaling innovative products in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Strategic thinker with a customer-centric, data-driven mindset
  • Willingness to travel extensively to customer sites and at times live on customer sites to know the product and use
  • Expert in product management tools including Jira, Confluence, etc.
  • Spanish speaking a plus

 

Perks

  • Competitive salary and benefits package (medical/dental/vision)
  • Company paid life insurance + additional voluntary benefits
  • Equity
  • 401K Plan
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid parental leave

 

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To apply for this job please visit jobs.s2gventures.com.