Aspen Technology, Inc. SR Director, Operations in Bedford, Massachusetts

Overview:

Drives operational execution and achievement of APM business unit programs and projects. Will also drive new business processes for the team.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

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Job Locations US-MA-Bedford

US-TX-Houston

Job Posting Category Operations