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Director, TEC Product Management

ASME, Houston, TX USA

Work at ASME

Level: Executive (Director, VP, Department Head)

Duration: Full-Time


ASME is a world-renowned, member-based professional organization focused on serving the technical, educational, and other programmatic needs of the engineering and technology communities on a worldwide basis. We are currently seeking to fill the Director, Technical and Engineering Communities (TEC) Product Management position based out of our Houston, TX office.

The TEC Sector within ASME offers conferences and events and supports Journals through the content created by ASME members, non-members and other contributors. Working directly with Technical Divisions, Technology Groups and conference committees, ASME staff helps package these offerings to spread engineering knowledge and advancement across the globe.

The Director, TEC Product Management will report to the Managing Director, Technical Conferences and Member Communities and work closely with the Director, TEC Operations and the Director, Events Management and other ASME departments and partners with TEC leaders to develop the product roadmap, ideate innovative features, formulate product strategy, assess the competitive landscape, collect requirements, work closely with conferences teams (including internal staff and volunteer leaders), and evangelize product capabilities internally and externally.

This new position and collaboration is intended to result in better product decisions, better buy-in to decisions, continuous and accelerated development of staff and improvement in processes, and to set a clear role model of collaboration for the entire staff and volunteer base.

The ideal candidate will be data driven, have a strong technical understanding, able to drive decisions from large amounts of data, and have extensive product management experience. Leadership skills and outstanding analytical skills are crucial for this role.

An undergraduate degree is required and an engineering degree and/or professional engineering registration would be considered a plus. Must have a minimum of 10+ years of experience in planning, organizing, and managing product lifecycles. A proven decision maker with an ability to set priorities, implement and manage new and ongoing programs. Domestic and International travel will be required - ~5-10%.

In addition, candidate must possess:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively apply strategic vision to identify, revise and/or suggest new directions and to inspire action (bring performance metrics).
  • Long-range strategic planning skills in order to anticipate trends and events, determine appropriate organizational direction and position the TEC Sector effectively.
  • Ability to provide strong and capable leadership, recommending, developing, and implementing policy and programs and mediating or solving problem among membership, staff, and others.
  • Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and a natural predisposition toward data-based decision-making, but still able to make judgment calls in the face of uncertainty or imperfect data.

ASME is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. At ASME, we nurture an inclusive environment, and we encourage, support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, or protected veteran, military status, or any other basis protected by law.

Our Equal Employment Opportunity policy pertains to every aspect of an individual’s relationship with the organization, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, programs, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

ASME requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine or be approved for an exemption based on a legally required accommodation.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

About ASME

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a nonprofit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. From college students and early-career engineers to project managers, corporate executives, researchers and academic leaders, ASME's members are as diverse as the engineering community itself.

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