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Enterprise Account Manager

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Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Milwaukee, WI, US, 53211 OH Home City, OH, US, 43201 TX Home City, TX, US, 73301 WI Home City, WI, US, 53701

Company: Ansys

The Enterprise Account Manager (“EAM”) is primarily responsible for meeting sales company growth targets and developing and executing upon a multi-year vision for executive level partnership engagement that generates substantial revenue growth potential.  The Enterprise Accounts are the largest accounts at ANSYS with high expectations of sustainable customer engagement, collaboration, executive sponsorship, and growth.  The successful EAM must understand customer environment, the customer’s customer/eco-system, customer’s business priorities, customer’s business challenges to align an ANSYS based solution that generates a measurable and impactful business outcome for the customer.  The EAM must gain executive level sponsorship (with customer and inside of ANSYS), purchase commitment and manage the ongoing business relationship with the customer.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes a long-term account plan, with buy-in from senior levels of ANSYS organization. Define the long-term full potential of the account and ties this information into revenue expectations and resource planning.
  • Knows the customer and its ecosystem.  Develop in-depth knowledge of the customer and their industry.
  • Understands customer’s internal relationships, including the biases and concerns of individual decision makers and key influencers. 
  • Establishes relationships with customer executives who can serve as business champions for ANSYS.
  • Collaborates with account teams, product specialists, ACE, remote (direct/indirect) sites, business partners and other functions within ANSYS to ensure a synergistic, companywide approach to the account.
  • Identifies customer’s problems, key business initiatives and creates ROI-based proposals aligned to initiatives and generating business outcomes for customer.
  • Orchestrate seminars and training with presale engineers to strengthen our presence.
  • Develops approach and business case (including required investments) to deliver sustainable growth.
  • Creates roadmap to drive significant penetration across all applicable product lines.
  • Monitors customer satisfaction and communicate customer concerns and issues along with EAM's expectations to the full account team, sales management, BUs and to others who serve the customer and communicate ANSYS commitment to the customer and manage customer expectations.
  • Find and grow new opportunities as well as secure renewal sales.
  • Facilitates comprehensive multiyear deal contract negotiations to achieve a win for both Ansys and the customer.
  • Leads Customer Advisory Board process and executive sponsorship programs including Management Review Board (MRB) process.
  • Remains knowledgeable and keeps abreast of ANSYS new and existing products/service pipeline to meet goals.
  • Includes administrative work (quotation generation, order processing, delivery, acceptance inspection, NDA and other contract document preparation)
  • Serve as a resource to Ansys channel partners within a designated territory by assisting with the sales process related to new and existing accounts, up to and including opportunity close.



Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Education & Years of Experience: Bachelor’s degree in technical, engineering, business or related field with 4+ years of successful technical sales experience with a proven track record of success OR 8+ years of successful technical sales experience
  • 2+ years’ experience as a senior/key/named account manager
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering analysis and technology.
  • Excellent communication (including at executive level), organizational skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills required.
  • Exceptional knowledge of competitors
  • Travel: up to 50%


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of company's products/services and pricing practices
  • Knowledge of Fortune 500 manufacturing/industrial companies
  • Demonstrated understanding of simulation tools, engineering analysis and/or technology
  • Experience with product design cycle and/or design V
  • Exceptional knowledge of competitors and competitive technologies
  • Experience with one or more sales training programs/systems

Nearest Major Market: Chicago