Aspen Technology, Inc. SR Director, Operations in Bedford, Massachusetts
Drives operational execution and achievement of APM business unit programs and projects. Will also drive new business processes for the team.
Lead cross-functional initiatives for the APM business unit.Create and manage internal project plans; monitor and review project progress and timelines; adjust schedules and plans as needed; and identify and resolve issues to ensure project success.
Work with business owners to define key business questions and to build data sets that answer those questions.
Drive BU QBR process. Gather, interpret, and action business and organization metrics.
Oversee headcount and expense budget for the business unit. Interface with Finance/FP&A/HR to ensure alignment on investment/expense strategy and execution.
Coordinate with HR and line managers to ensure the timely hiring of the right resources in the right locations.
Identify potential synergies between teams and encourage sharing of best practices.
Support teams to think through problems (both business and communications).
Influence and prepare leadership staff meeting agendas to ensure the most important topics and business issues are being framed and considered properly.
Promote proactive communication by creating content for periodic update emails and all-hands meetings as well as internal and external presentations, if needed.
Work closely with corporate functions to ensure the BU is functioning efficiently.
BA/BS, MBA highly desirable.
15+ years of strong operational/project/program management experience.
Success navigating in a matrix environment.
Exceptional project leadership and business acumen skills.
Strong audit, analytical and quantitative ability.
Demonstrated bias for action with strengths in problem solving an issue-resolution.
Ability to work in a deadline driven work environment, attention to detail, and multitasking are essential.
Strong leadership presence with the ability to prioritize and communicate clearly across all levels of the organization (without formal authority).
Demonstrated willingness to have difficult conversations regarding budget, resources and timeline.
Six Sigma Certified and/or PMP certification is a plus
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Req # 9438
# of Openings 1
Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
Job Posting Category Operations