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VP, Product Management, Application Platforms

Company: Aspen Technology, Inc.
Location: Bedford
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

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 RoleThe Vice President, Product Management for Application Platforms will provide strategic vision and leadership in close collaboration with Products and Technology teams to advance the use of Industry 4.0 technologies within our products and solutions through application platform strategies that transform customer total experience. This senior product management role will collaborate with Products leadership on our application platform strategies that drive alignment for roadmap and go to market strategies. Key application platform areas of strategic focus include (1) strategic theme initiatives that result in aligned product roadmap priorities, (2) inclusion of Industry 4.0 technologies and Web/Mobile experience with human centric design to transform customer total experience, and (3) Industry 4.0 partner ecosystem product strategies. The Vice President, Product Management for Application Platforms will report to the Senior Vice President, Products. The right candidate will be a seasoned Product Management and Strategy leader with strong commercial and technology expertise that is on a mission to deliver products and solutions that create high value customer outcomes, thrives on solving tough problems, possesses strong communications and collaboration skills, has a passionate for coaching high-performance teams, demonstrates a high degree of ownership and innovation, and challenges teams to delight customers.Your Impact

  • Lead and direct Product Management for Application Platforms by identifying, attracting, developing, and retaining outstanding people, and supporting on-going succession planning for a world class team.
  • Identify, prioritize, structure, and manage complex issues that drive product priorities and demonstrate bottom line results including long term pricing and commercialization strategies.
  • Provides insights and perspective on key market, technology, and competitive trends that impact present and future business cases.
  • Leads application platform strategies that align products and solutions with portfolio strategic themes for customer value creation.
  • Experience with the software development lifecycle, agile practices, product design and development approaches, and the operational activities of a technology organization.
  • Leads application platform strategies that form the foundation for advancing product and solutions, thinks deeply about success metrics, and obsesses over the stability, scalability, and extensibility of application platforms.
  • Application platforms lifecycle accountability that includes; business strategies, capabilities and requirements, acquisition recommendations, discontinuation, licensing and pricing, consistent stage-gate validation of business and GTM plans, and ensuring efficient speed to market from idea to launch and through scaling customer adoption.
  • Nurtures relationships across functional teams and third-party partnerships to ensure strong team cohesion resulting into superior business results.
  • Leads application platform strategies that support OEM product strategies.
  • Leads customer advisory board that guides application platform strategies for products and solutions to influence products and solutions vision and strategic themes.What You'll Need
    • BS in Engineering or Computer Science, MS in Engineering and/or an MBA preferred.
    • 10+ years of product and portfolio management experience and leadership in products and solutions businesses, experience with SaaS based offerings is a plus.
    • 10+ years of business acumen in developing market insights and value propositions in the capital-intensive industries including products and GTM strategies that results in growth and profitability.
    • Experienced in leading complex organizations that grow organically and through acquisitions.
    • Demonstrated ability to inspire and align geographically dispersed team across products and GTM functions to deliver products and solutions based on applications platforms.
    • Has transformed application portfolios into modern Web/Mobile solutions including proactive migration of customers through new value creation.
    • Formulated and led human centric product design initiatives to transform user experience in a web/mobile total experience context.
    • Developed and led implementation of complex business strategies and initiatives.
    • Experienced in planning, forecasting, and budgeting for operating and long-range strategic initiatives.
    • Expertise with Industry 4.0 technologies including AI, Cloud, and IoT deployed to enable application platforms.
    • Located in Bedford, MA or Houston, TX.
    • Less than 30% travel required.
    • Industry visionary with a deep understanding of capital-intensive industries, their users, future growth levers, and the organizational acumen to bring vision to fruition through application platform strategies across the product portfolio.
    • Inspirational leader with a passion for elegance, simplicity, the ability to inspire and motivate to execute on vision by guiding products teams in rapidly changing, complex environments.
    • Fast learner that can quickly grasp new business and technical subjects, able to explain resulting value in simple terms based on customer outcomes.
    • Results-oriented individual with strong influencing, problem solving, and negotiation skills that drives accountability with teams.
    • Communicates information and ideas in an articulate, focused, and compelling way.
    • Establishes trust by being open, honest, consistent, and ethical, seeks to eliminate inefficiencies.
    • Player/coach that inspires extraordinary efforts with positive attitudes, drive, and determination.
    • Proven ability to build relationships and influence individuals at all levels in the organization, and across time zones and geographic locations.
    • Performs well under pressure leading multiple priorities with competing demands for resources while instilling confidence in cross-functional teams.
    • Technical experience that demonstrates ability to hold your own with Products and Technology teams.

Keywords: Aspen Technology, Inc., Bedford , VP, Product Management, Application Platforms, Executive , Bedford, Texas

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