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Procurement Specialist II (Remote - East Coast)

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Date: Jul 13, 2022

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 New York, NY, US, 10001 Cleveland, OH, US, 44114 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104-9998 Orlando, FL, US, 32826 Boston, MA, US, 02205-9761 Baltimore, MD, US, 21229-9998 Charlotte, NC, US, 28217 Washington, DC, DC, US, 20018 Atlanta, GA, US, 30304-9998

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.



The primary function of the Procurement Specialist II is to review and process purchase requisitions in accordance with stated ANSYS policies and procedures and to produce an accurate purchase order in Oracle.  The Purchasing Specialist II may also be involved in the vendor bidding process, including but not limited to researching goods or services to be purchased, potential vendors, price negotiation, contract review, etc.  The incumbent must work in conjunction with other team members to resolve issues and answer questions that may arise in the normal course of business. 



  • Responsible for reviewing / processing purchase requisitions include but are not limited to:
  • Ensure the general ledger account number(s) is accurate
  • Ensure expense or prepaid treatment is accurate and within prescribed levels
  • Ensure the proper tax categories are properly identified to reflect the correct sales/use tax 
  • Approvals and accompanying support documentation are in accordance with the Signature Authority and Purchasing polices
  • Any exceptions to ANSYS and/or Purchasing policies are discussed with management
  • Prudent business judgment is used in determining the appropriateness in the vendor selection, pricing and decision to make the expenditure
  • Creation of purchase orders in Oracle
  • Place orders with vendors for approved purchases and confirm the order to the appropriate ANSYS personnel
  • Respond to internal client inquiries and develop professional internal client relationships
  • Respond to vendor inquiries and develop professional vendor relationships
  • Maintain a solid understanding of SOX, ISO and ANSYS Quality Purchasing procedures to ensure compliance for audits; Assist in the maintenance of these standards
  • Provide P-Card documentation and receipts to expedite AP processing
  • Create vendors in Oracle based on appropriate supporting documentation (W-8BEN, W-9, etc.)
  • Manage low to medium complexity projects and negotiate associated vendor agreements
  • Research and analyze internal and external category-related data to identify trends, performance, threats, opportunities, etc.
  • Use data sources to develop and run regular and ad hoc reports to demonstrate metrics and KPIs
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities through analysis of metrics, spend data and proposed budget
  • Perform daily responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Provide training and guidance to team members as necessary
  • Perform additional responsibilities as necessary



  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management/Procurement or Business or equivalent experience
  • 2 – 5 years of procurement experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word



  • Knowledge of Oracle Purchasing and iProcurement
  • Proven specific commodity experience
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well both independently and in teams
  • Demonstrated ability to solve administrative and procedural problems and successfully handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to process information efficiently and produce a high-quality work product quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Energetic with strong analytical skills in understanding business situations as they are presented
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional demeanor with internal customers, external vendors, peers and management


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • Customer Focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork


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 servicing 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. 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.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel. 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 lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
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We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

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