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IBM Associate Offering Manager Program in Boston, Massachusetts


Ready to re-imagine the product management role? At IBM, as an Offering Manager, you are responsible for the full lifecycle of an offering: from validating need to determining the business model and defining the solution requirements. Going beyond the traditional focus of timetables and budgets, you use your keen insights into what customers want in their own business plan - and work across disciplines to build the best solutions to a problem. If being the CEO of your offering excites you, consider an offering management career at IBM.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM is transforming product management and has created a new discipline called IBM Offering Management. IBM Offering Management transforms how we take offerings to market by first focusing on the needs of the client. 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 center of multidisciplinary teams which include design, engineering, sales, marketing, finance and legal. Our clients rank among the world's largest, most influential companies and governments, and our offering teams serve their needs under constantly changing priorities. We are passionate about using technology to solve these problems.

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 sales, marketing, finance and legal

  • Define pricing, packaging, and positioning and measure (everything)

  • Act as change agents and transformation champions

  • Are passionate and curious

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:

CA - Bay Area

CA – Costa Mesa*

GA – Atlanta

MA – Andover

NC – Raleigh/Durham

NY - New York City

TX – Austin

Opportunities in these locations vary based on business demand.

*Indicates cities with limited opportunities

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum 6 months of job related (product management) experience including academic and internships.

  • English: Fluent

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum 1 year of job related (product management) experience including academic and internships.

About Business Unit

IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM

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.