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Senior Manager Global Vendor Relationships

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Date: Feb 15, 2021

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 New York, NY, US, 10001 Dallas, TX, US, 75260 Washington, DC, DC, US, 20018

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.



The Senior Manager Global Vendor Relationships will be responsible for maintaining a strategic framework for identifying Critical Vendors and managing risk in the supply chain as well as building value-add relationships with key vendors. As a global, cross-functional role, the Senior Manager Global Vendor Relationships will be required to collaborate with other areas of Procurement, business stakeholders and senior / executive management as well as risk functions such as Information Security and Data Privacy. 


This position can sit remote anywhere in the US. 



  • Provide vendor risk and relationship management subject matter expertise and best practice leadership to exert governance and control over ANSYS’ supply chain 
  • Develop collaborative relationships with key stakeholders across Ansys to keep them informed of emerging changes
  • Continue developing the Ansys Vendor Relationship Management (VRM) process to facilitate effective onboarding and oversight of Critical Vendors; this includes elements such as planning, due diligence, contracting, monitoring and termination phases
  • Ensure vendor risk exposures are identified and reported, escalating issues to the relevant internal partner or subject matter expert to develop an appropriate remediation plan
  • Maintain the criteria for identifying Critical Vendors as well as managing the inventory of Critical Vendors
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to develop KPIs for Critical Vendors and chair QBRs to evaluate performance, discuss mutually beneficial opportunities, etc
  • Monitor and report on the performance of Critical Vendors to ensure delivery is in line with ANSYS’ strategic direction, individual vendor contractual obligations and agreed KPIs 
  • Manage the interaction between vendors and internal functions to provide adequate visibility of interdependent initiatives and programs as awareness of ANSYS’ strategic direction, changes and challenges 
  • Provide required training on Vendor Relationship Management (VRM) and oversee the execution of the framework by business owners to ensure the risks of the individual relationships are understood and monitored 
  • Keep up to date with regulatory requirements and industry best practices 
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree preferably in Supply Chain Management/Procurement or Business or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 8 years of Procurement or Vendor Management experience required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Must have strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Must have 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


Preferred Qualifications

  • Nine or more years of Procurement or Vendor Management experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Oracle and GRC tools a plus



Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • 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 of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the 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.  Because 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”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, 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 so our customers can 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 component of the NASDAQ-100.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
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.

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