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Product Manager - Platform

Toronto, Canada

Founded in 2014, Kindred is a robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) company that develops robots to solve real-world problems. Its mission is to enhance the lives of human workers with the power of AI robotics. Kindred’s cutting-edge technology is the foundation of a number of proprietary platforms, including CORE with AutoGrasp™, developed to operate robots autonomously in dynamic environments. Its scientists, engineers and business operators have set a new standard for reinforcement learning for robots. The company has locations in San Francisco and Toronto and is part of the UK-based Ocado Group plc.

As a Product Manager for our Machine Learning Platform, you will lead the development of a groundbreaking robotics solution for automated grocery and supply chain fulfillment.

What you’ll do:

  • Own the what and why of your product area and define its vision and strategic direction by identifying high-impact opportunities to enhance system metrics and improve user experience.
  • Develop and maintain a results-oriented roadmap, focusing on delivering measurable outcomes that align with organizational goals.
  • Lead the product development cycle from ideation to launch, ensuring a seamless transition through each phase by setting clear priorities and expectations.
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including engineering, to define requirements, create detailed specifications, and monitor the progression of product features.
  • Act as the primary advocate for internal and external customers, ensuring the product delivers strong value and meets the expected return on investment.
  • Coordinate with other product and platform teams to leverage new functionalities and contribute enhancements, fostering a collaborative system-wide improvement.
  • Guide your team's annual and quarterly strategic planning processes to align product development efforts with business objectives.
  • Analyze and respond to user feedback and market trends to continuously refine the product offering and enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Prepare and review performance metrics and reports to ensure the product meets market needs and achieves desired outcomes.

What you bring:

  • Experience with products involving Machine Learning and Robotics
  • Experience working with products that encompass a wide range of technology readiness levels.
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, robotics, or relevant field experience is necessary.
  • Exceptional facilitation skills that can drive decisions, balancing short-term gains with long-term improvements are unparalleled.
  • You have excellent stakeholder management skills, particularly the ability to translate risky technical roadmaps into compelling stories.
  • Superior written, presentation, and verbal communication skills are an asset.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, with experience analyzing system performance and assessing experimental results.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, and organizational, and project management skills set you apart.
  • Highly skilled at building relationships with engineering, platform, and customer success teams.
  • Experience with Agile and Scrum methodologies.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time.

Bonus qualifications:

  • 3 years of product management experience, preferably in software or AI/ML technology products.
  • Experience driving architectural decisions
  • Experience developing products which interface between edge devices and the cloud



About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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