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Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Senior Analyst, Strategic Finance in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Aspen Aerogels is a rapidly growing aerogel technology company founded in 2001 to capitalize on patented advances in aerogel manufacturing. Aspen’s extensive portfolio of proprietary aerogel products are manufactured at scale and sold worldwide in the Electric Vehicle, Energy Infrastructure, Sustainable Building Materials, and Power Generation industries. Aspen is a Tier 1/2 Automotive supplier of PyroThin™ thermal barriers, and our Pyrogel™ and Cryogel™ products are used by virtually all leading petrochemical and refining company across more than 50 countries. We’re on a mission to build a world-class organization as we continue to grow our energy infrastructure business, and expand to meet demand for PyroThin™ thermal barriers in the rapidly growing Electric Vehicle sector over the next decade. We’re looking for great passionate, dynamic talent to join our team.

Aspen Aerogels is searching for a collaborative, analytical and motivated professional as our Senior Analyst of Strategic Finance. Combining the worlds of finance and strategy – this role will be at the forefront of driving effective and efficient transformation of financial operations as Aspen rapidly expands into the Electric Vehicle (“EV”) sector.

Reporting to the Director of Corporate FP&A, this newly created role will drive and support strategic initiatives across corporate strategy, planning, and projects. You will focus on the evolution of KPI reporting and strategic analytics, partnering with leaders across the organization to bring data-driven insights to the forefront of every decision. This role will play an integral part in ongoing financial analysis to enhance operational performance and position Aspen for long-term, profitable growth.

The ideal candidate will be an independent, strategic, and analytical thinker who is a strong team player with a solution-oriented growth mindset. Working at both a strategic and tactical level are keys to success in this role.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive strategic initiatives through a combination of business partnering, analytical insight and project management

  • Create and design dashboards for management and operations teams to monitor KPI’s at the plant and product level

  • Develop sophisticated financial models and synthesize outputs to present information that leads to actionable insight

  • Implement best practices and define new processes to drive financial planning and analysis

  • Proactively identify strategic opportunities and risks, and bring data-driven recommendations as solutions to leadership

  • Provide support to equity and debt financing, partnership, licensing and M&A activities

  • Perform other duties as assigned by leadership

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of experience in consulting, private equity / venture capital, investment banking, strategic planning, product strategy, or other fast-paced environment

  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics

  • Exceptional analytical, modeling and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to drive complex projects to completion using effective project management, communication, and influence; strong ownership of tasks/deadlines/projects

  • Domain knowledge of strategic planning, competitive analysis, business development, and supply/demand frameworks

  • Strategic and operational agility; able to support and operationalize Finance and company-wide strategies

  • Highly capable of analyzing and interpreting data, translating into actionable steps, and communicating clearly across all levels of the organization

  • Excellent communication and project management skills, ability to use a collaborative style to work across teams to efficiently drive results and impacts throughout the organization

    Aspen Aerogels is taking every measure to protect our employees and visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Please note that Aspen requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required prior to employment.

    Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

    Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to abuttitta@aerogel.com or call (508) 466-3111 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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