Senior Manager, Strategy

Rocket Software   •  

Waltham, MA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 74 days ago

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Job Description

Thousands of companies around the world depend on Rocket Software to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their critical infrastructure, business processes, and data, as well as extending the value of these assets to take advantage of cloud and mobile computing, advanced analytics, and other future innovations.  Founded in 1990, Rocket Software is headquartered in Waltham, MA, with approximately two dozen offices around the world.

The Senior Manager, Strategy will be a research analyst with deep experience in enterprise software who will synthesize market trends, Rocket’s corporate strategy, Rocket’s technological strengths, and fundamental competitive research into fact-based, actionable strategic growth initiatives, acquisition opportunities, and partnership opportunities.   The person will map, track, and size end markets and determine gaps in Rocket’s highly-technical product portfolio.  The person will develop and keep current a knowledge base of strategic insights, as well as address executives’ inbound inquiries with the right balance of technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills required to equip them actionable strategic options.  The person should be skilled in story-telling and presentation development to illustrate findings in a compelling manner. In addition, the person will liaise closely with colleagues in Rocket’s Research & Development group to evaluate specific new acquisition and partnership opportunities for technical and strategic merit.  Lastly, this person will support the post-closing strategic review process to help Rocket evaluate how acquisitions are performing against their strategic plans, technical roadmaps, and financial targets.


A unique role that straddles technology, corporate strategy, and investment research, this individual contributor will ­have the opportunity to grow into a strategic thought leader and help to support the long-term direction of inorganic growth at Rocket.  Reporting to the Senior Director of Corporate Development, this position is a ground-floor opportunity to help build the infrastructure required to sustain Rocket’s long track record of inorganic growth, which spans over 45 acquisitions since 2000. 

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, with 3+ years in the enterprise software sector and 2+ years in strategy or research
  • Enterprise software roles will include strategy or research functions at software companies, technology strategy consulting, or deep fundamental investment research
  • Functional experience in several of the following: primary research, market research, strategy, due diligence, market assessments and/or sizing, competitive landscaping, and technical product research
  • Proven ability of translating technical product information and market data into actionable strategic research
  • Demonstrated experience of scoping and executing research projects independently
  • Experience of staying current on industry trends through multiple methods such as liaising internally with R&D, conducting surveys and interviews with participants in our ecosystems, reviewing the latest trade research information, participation at industry events, and so forth
  • Undergraduate and advanced degrees in engineering and business preferred

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