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Senior Business Development Executive

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Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: FL Home City, FL, US, 32399 Houston, TX, US, 77094 CO Home City, CO, US, 94203 Exton, PA, US, 19341 NY Home City, NY, US, 12201 CA Home City, CA, US, 94203 DC Home City, DC, US, 20001 PA Home City, PA, US, 19341

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.


Summary / Role Purpose

The Ansys Federal, Aerospace, and Defense (FA&D) team supports national security and readiness by accelerating the digital transformation towards simulation, Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), and mission engineering. We are looking for a passionate Business Development Executive committed to driving simulation and innovation across the aerospace and defense ecosystem.


The ideal candidate is a triple threat, combining market area experience with technical and business acumen and is energized to apply innovative solutions to complex problems and support critically important missions.


This position is open to any work location within the US.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, qualify, and assist in the capture of high-value opportunities in the national security market.
  • Contribute to the prioritization of new business pursuits, provide guidance and support to grow/accelerate the sales pipeline and drive the marketing and product alignment activities.  
  • Manage and retain strategic relationships with key stakeholders and thought leaders in the market. 
  • Assist customers in meeting their requirements and capability gaps with products and technologies available or being developed by Ansys.  
  • Serve as a senior selling mentor and market area expert supporting overall FA&D objectives.  
  • Coordinate cross-functional teams including sales, engineering, marketing, and partners to deliver the excellent customer experience of Ansys.
  • Coordinate with engineering and sales personnel in preparing, editing, presenting briefings, and facilitating discussions with customers and partners.
  • Research business opportunities and viable income streams for white space expansion. 
  • Follow and report on industry trends.
  • Represent Ansys at trade shows, industry days, conferences, and industry association events.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Education & Years of Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering, Science or other related field with a minimum of 4+ years of experience in sales or business development or related field OR 8+ years of experience in sales or business development or related field.
  • A team player with demonstrated capabilities and skills for building trust, accountability and collaboration among internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated development, implementation, and management of processes and strategies for new business capture that results in competitive capture and an improved win rate. 
  • High emotional intelligence with a successful track record of building and maintaining strong relationships ranging from senior level executives to technical users. 
  • Knowledge of government contracting methodologies and current acquisition trends and customer funding cycles.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with experience presenting to senior executives and customers.  
  • Ability to plan, navigate, and negotiate a sophisticated sale process.   
  • Ability to put team success as a first priority.  
  • Ability to gain a U.S. security clearance and properly employ information handling procedures.
  • Travel: Average of 50%


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Advanced Degree in Business or Technical Discipline.  
  • 15 years of relevant Business Development and/or customer mission experience.  
  • Cross team & people management skills.
  • Experience leading opportunity captures, including developing overall win strategy; shaping deals with customers; developing teaming strategies, identifying, and closing with teammates; understanding pricing and assist in developing winning price   
  • Conflict resolution. 
  • Experience in the aerospace and defense market.
  • A current U.S. national security clearance.



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.
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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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