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Vendor Relationship Management Analyst

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Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

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.



Summary / Role Purpose

The Vendor Relationship Management Analyst is a member of the Global Vendor Relationship Management team and is responsible for the day-to-day work efforts of evaluating ANSYS third party service providers/vendors throughout their lifecycle, while supporting internal business units and stakeholders during the onboarding of new vendors and/or new services from existing vendors.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities in performing vendor due diligence and ongoing monitoring include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure/support enterprise-wide needs for due diligence, risk assessment and continuous vendor monitoring are being accomplished, defined by the Vendor Management Program.
  • Gather relevant business, process, and system information; validate risks and controls; prepare accurate, complete, clear, and timely risk assessment supporting evidence that reflects an ability to identify risks and independently assess the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls present for the services offered.
  • Execute due diligence procedures, perform quality analysis, obtain sufficient due diligence evidence, and conclude on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of internal controls for assigned Third Party Provider/Vendor; Confirm third party provider/vendor has sufficient governance control to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; and evaluate the reasonableness of the third party provider/vendor’s financial data.
  • Properly complete data entry to ensure goals and metrics for measuring and managing vendor risks are reported and escalated as defined by the Vendor Management Program
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with business unit management and the VRM team. Communicate in a professional, clear, and concise manner (both written and in-person) and effectively listen to others.
  • Complete assigned tasks within budget and on time while minimizing the amount of non-work-related activities during work hours.
  • Cooperate with and assist, when requested, internal and external auditors engaged by Ansys.
  • Develop skills in the use of VRM guidelines, procedures, database and other Ansys data systems relevant to the job.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as necessary


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required Education and Degree Type:  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Supply Chain or related field required, (High School Diploma with 5 years of relevant work experience can substitute for bachelor’s degree)
  • Required Minimum Years of Experience:  1-3 years
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with minimal supervision; must be well organized with a high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Must have strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to process information efficiently and produce a high-quality work product quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, policies, and procedures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


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.


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