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Aspen Technology, Inc. Sr. Product Management Specialist - Product Strategy in Bedford, Massachusetts

The driving force behind our success has always been the people of AspenTech. What drives us, is our aspiration, our desire and ambition to keep pushing the envelope, overcoming any hurdle, challenging the status quo to continually find a better way. You will experience these qualities of passion, pride and aspiration in many ways — from a rich set of career development programs to support of community service projects to social events that foster fun and relationship building across our global community.

The Role

Aspen Technology, industry leader in Asset Optimization software is looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to serve as a Sr. Product Management Specialist, focusing on product strategy. The focus of this role is to drive cross-functional alignment for portfolio planning & product strategy, helping to drive company growth & profitability amidst competition and change. This specialist will ensure that our products strive to accomplish our company’s digitalization mission, by aligning roadmap & capabilities with our asset optimization portfolio strategy. This role will include leading alignment activities within Product Management, ranging from product road-map planning to commercial pricing proposals, with a particular emphasis on the products in our Manufacturing & Supply Chain suite. This role will be expected to collaborate across Product Management, Marketing, Development, Sales, and other internal functions, when leading strategic initiatives & projects.

Your Impact

  • Drive cross-functional alignment for portfolio planning & product strategy.

  • Take ownership over ensuring that company strategic direction is reflected in product roadmaps & product strategies, with an emphasis on the Manufacturing & Supply Chain suite of products

  • Collaborate with Product Managers that are responsible for individual product lines to determine best possible portfolio strategy

  • Work with the Program Management Office to facilitate, streamline, & evolve the product planning process

  • Develop a close working relationship with research and development team to ensure alignment on product roadmap priorities, capacity planning, integration strategies, and implementation details

  • Work with Product Managers to develop commercial pricing & licensing proposals for products

  • Assist Product Managers with market research, industry analysis, and customer feedback activities to ensure the product roadmap is aligned with industry needs

  • Work closely with market research, product marketing, sales, and other groups to implement strategic projects

  • Drive improvements to internal work processes and tools for Product Management

  • Evangelize products within and outside the organization

What You'll Need

  • Engineering background, with experience in the Energy or Chemicals industry preferred

  • Knowledge of supply chain, planning & scheduling, or manufacturing execution systems preferred

  • Ability to distill technical information into actionable insights, and clearly communicate value to all levels of the organization

  • Results-driven attitude, and ability to solve problems creatively, always focused on the overarching goal

  • Ability to prioritize across competing and changing priorities, with a focus on execution and delivering results

  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with proven track record in leading successful projects, product or business initiatives

  • Excellent communication skills to engage experts, but also tell compelling stories to senior executives

  • Strong customer-focused design thinking skills (internal and external)

  • Ability to identify customer pain points and translate these into product requirements

Skills and experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in an engineering, product management, or project management role

  • Experience managing cross-functional teams in ambiguous environments

  • Solid background in strategy development and implementation

  • Strong quantitative and financial analysis skills

  • Strong conceptual problem solving skills, with the ability to approach complex business problems and formulate a path to a solution

  • Experience delivering products in an enterprise environment

  • Prior experience with Agile is preferred

  • Minimum B.S. degree in engineering, management degree is preferred.

While our impact on the world is big, we offer many of the advantages of a smaller organization. Every employee has a real opportunity to make important contributions that directly benefit our customers and drive our success.

AspenTech is thriving, thanks to our relentless focus on innovation and the dedication of our team of world-class experts who speak more than 10 languages and work in 30 different offices worldwide.

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