IBM is transforming product management and has created a new discipline called IBM Offering Management. The Associate Offering Manager (AOM) Program is the cornerstone of this transformation. The AOM Program recruits and develops early-career, technically-minded entrepreneurs to join offering teams who are solving complex problems in a changing world. We THINK big. We look for emerging leaders who are entrepreneurial, adaptable, analytical, creative problem solvers, persuasive, empathetic and tenacious. We also look for those who have been exposed to, and are well versed in, technology concepts. Our AOMs operate in a demanding role at the epicenter of multidisciplinary teams which include design, engineering, sales, marketing, finance and legal. These offering teams serve our customers’ needs under ever-shifting circumstances and have passion for solving user problems with technology. When considering applicants for this role, we look for education and background in areas such as innovation, entrepreneurship, engineering, computer science, market / user research, design thinking, technology commercialization, business and go-to-market practices. We hire from both Bachelors and Masters levels programs candidates who exhibit the aptitude and experience relevant to product management. There are two levels of AOMs based on education, experience and skills. By applying to this job posting, you will be considered for the level that fits you best. As the voice of the business and users, Associate OMs:
Articulate markets, research users and define competitive landscape
Innovate with established & emerging technology – software, hardware and services
Negotiate and collaborate on strategic initiatives, partnerships and acquisitions
Develop and execute experience-based roadmaps, business models and go-to-market plans
Collaborate closely with design and engineering to ship offerings
Partner with and enable sales, marketing, finance and legal
Define pricing, packaging, and positioning and measure (everything)
Act as change agents and transformation champions
We recruit and hire year-round but onboard twice per year in Winter and Summer. If selected, you will attend the IBM Associate Offering Manager Bootcamp which will equip you with the tools, practices and relationships necessary to grow into a well-rounded Offering Manager. This multi-week, differentiated Bootcamp takes place in one of our hubs. At the AOM Bootcamp you not only learn but also apply your craft to real IBM products and customer problems. Associate Offering Managers are in demand across IBM's growth areas. By the end of a multi-week AOM Bootcamp you'll be matched and deployed to an offering team in a strategic business, based on your offered location and fit. These are office based positions located in IBM hubs that include: Austin, TX - Dallas, TX, Littleton, MA - Cambridge, MA - Raleigh-Durham, NC - Bay Area, CA - Poughkeepsie, NY and New York, NY. Opportunities in these locations will vary based on business demand.
minimum 6 months of job related (product management) experience including academic and internships
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.