Director, Corporate Strategy - Remote

Date: Dec 4, 2023

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Charlotte, NC, US, 28217 Atlanta, GA, US, 30324 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104-9998 Austin, TX, US, 78746 New York, NY, US, 10001 Boston, MA, US, 02205-9761 Chicago, IL, US, 60699-9208

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13027 


When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.


Take a leap of certainty … with Ansys.


Summary / Role Purpose

The Director of Corporate Strategy plays a pivotal role in shaping and executing our company's long-term strategic initiatives and will collaborate with a team of experts to support Ansys’ global corporate vision, strategy, and execution efforts. The Director’s primary responsibility will be to lead the development and implementation of strategic plans that drive sustainable growth, profitability, and competitive advantage. All the while - this Director will be an active evangelist of the company’s Mission, Vision, and Values.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strategic Planning
    • Collaborate with senior executives to define and refine the company's long-term strategic direction.
    • Conduct thorough market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, evolving customer needs, opportunities, and potential risks.
    • Evaluate the competitive landscape and industry dynamics to inform strategic decision-making.
    • Develop and refine the corporate strategic plan, ensuring it aligns with the company's mission, vision, and core values.
  • Team Leadership and Development
    • Lead and manage a team of strategy professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performing culture.
    • Provide guidance, coaching, and mentorship to team members, fostering their professional growth and development.
    • Set clear performance expectations, conduct regular performance reviews, and identify training opportunities.
  • Change Management and Communication
    • Drive strategic initiatives throughout the organization, ensuring alignment and understanding among stakeholders.
    • Effectively communicate the company's strategic vision, goals, and progress to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Develop and deliver presentations, reports, and other communication materials for executive leadership and board meetings.
  • Business Development
    • Identify new business opportunities, potential partnerships, and market expansion strategies.
    • Conduct feasibility studies and financial analysis/market assessment to assess the viability of new initiatives.
    • Lead the evaluation and due diligence process for mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic partnerships.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop business cases and recommend action plans.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field
  • Proven experience in a strategic leadership role, ideally as a Director of Corporate Strategy or a similar position.
  • Solid market research and analytics background
  • Superior problem-solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including the ability to digest and synthesize large amounts of information quickly
  • Must have experience in either technology, software, engineering, PLM or CAD
  • Strong leadership abilities, with experience in leading and developing high-performing teams.
  • Aptitude for issue-identification, problem structuring, analytical and communication skills – including verbal, written and presentation
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, managing multiple priorities simultaneously.


Preferred Qualifications and Skills


  • Advanced degree, preferably Master’s Business Administration (MBA)
  • Strong preference for experience in Engineering/PLM/CAD/software industry
  • Willing to work in a highly motivated and result-oriented team environment


At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential in the knowledge that every day is an opportunity to observe, teach, inspire, and be inspired. Together as One Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement.


Our Commitments:

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our Values:

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what’s next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger


Our Actions:

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results


We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive.


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head on. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost.


At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery, and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: America’s Most Loved Workplaces, Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, U.K.).

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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh