Senior Channel Development Manager (m/f/d) - REMOTE

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Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Darmstadt, DE, D-64295 DEU Home City, DE

Company: Ansys

 Requisition #: 14025 


Our Mission: Powering Innovation That Drives Human Advancement  


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. 


Innovate With Ansys, Power Your Career.  


Summary / Role Purpose

The Channel Development Manager (m/f/d) is responsible to achieve sales plan for a specified region and help grow ANSYS business in a sustainable way. The successful Channel Development Manager will implement the ANSYS Partner Program and work closely with channel partners, ensuring they have the focus and commitment necessary to succeed. The Channel Development Manager is required to assess the market potential and recruit more Channel partners ( Tier 1 or 2) thus ensuring Solution and geographic coverage. This role is also responsible for informing ANSYS management of region-specific requirements, competition activities, issues or obstacles that may affect short- and long-term performance.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible to enable channel partners in specified region selling ANSYS products while exhibiting ANSYS Sales Channel principles. Will own the sales plan for all channel partners in a specified region​.
  • Establish productive relationships with key partner personnel and ensure ANSYS and Channel Partner priorities are aligned​.
  • Lead annual joint business planning and implementation, as well as quarterly business reviews for performance tracking and determining corrective actions​.
  • Drive awareness and adoption of channel programs, tools, and resources.
  • Provide / coordinate the support, training and coaching required to increase partner skills, competency, and commitment in sales, technical, marketing and order management sub functions​.
  • Assist / support partners with pipeline development effort essential to driving sustainable and profitable growth​.
  • Provide hands-on leadership and support for larger opportunities, and for other significant regional opportunities. Gain access and manage relationships with senior level customer executives​.
  • Provide accurate and timely forecast, including forward 3 quarter pipelines for all channel partners. Review forecast and pipeline with channel partners on a regular basis​.
  • Take ownership and ensure proper and timely resolution to partner issues and requests - customer pricing, discounting & special offers, channel conflicts, sales splits, customer concerns such as software performance issues, and assist in development of tactical solution strategies. Interface directly with customers to ensure satisfaction with ANSYS solutions​.
  • Develop relationships with new and existing ANSYS Solution Partners for co-marketing for generating demand:  hardware (HPE, nVidia, etc.), software (Microsoft, etc.), services, and academic partners. Develop positive ANSYS image at all levels and serve as the ANSYS face to all parties​.
  • Assist ANSYS management in analyzing regional business trends, industries, competitors and market data to set market coverage strategy. If needed, also provide assistance with Go-To-Market model definition, number and types of partnered needed to cover the market, channel recruitment, onboarding and development​.
  • Ensure partners’ compliance with channel programs and agreements. ​


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Education & Years of Experience: Bachelor’s degree in technical, engineering, business or related field with 4+ years successful sales experience in key accounts, and indirect channel account management experience in software industry​ OR 8+ years of successful sales experience in key accounts, and indirect channel account management experience in software industry.
  • Experience in negotiating sales contracts with key accounts​.
  • Must be able to quickly identify issues, communicate to management, and recommend solutions​.
  • Proven track record in managing indirect sales channels​.
  • Strong analytical, planning, coaching and communication skills​.
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Travel: up to 50%


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • MBA preferred​
  • Strong sales and business acumen​
  • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of engineering design processes, and of how PLM / simulation tools are deployed in manufacturing and process industries.





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. We are ONE Ansys. We operate on three key components: the commitments to our stakeholders, the behaviors of how we work together, and the actions of how we deliver results. 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: Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplace globally and in the U.S., Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (Belgium, China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and 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. 

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