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Business Development Executive - Aerospace and Defense

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Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77094 Dallas, TX, US, 75260 Denver, CO, US, 80217-0009 Austin, TX, US, 78746 Exton, PA, US, 19341 Cincinnati, OH, US, 45234 Seattle, WA, US, 98121 St. Louis, MO, US, 63182 Washington, DC, DC, US, 20018

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.




Business Development Executive is primarily responsible for identifying, qualifying, and capturing new business opportunities for the Federal, Aerospace, and Defense (FA&D) line of business. The FA&D team aims to enhance national security and readiness by accelerating the transformation towards simulation, MBSE, and mission engineering across the Aerospace & Defense ecosystem. This position is expected to provide technical and business strategy support to the corporate initiatives.  


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



  • Contribute to the prioritization of new business pursuits and provide guidance and support to enhance and accelerate sales pipeline and drive the marketing and product alignment activities.  
  • Coordinate with engineering personnel in preparing, editing, and presenting briefings, hosting discussions with customers and partners, and will represent Ansys at trade shows, industry days, conferences, and industry association events.  
  • The Business Development Executive is a triple threat with technical and business acumen and market area experience.  
  • Leverage established relationships at target stakeholders and has the ability to interact with various customer stakeholders from engineers to executives.  
  • Assist the customers in meeting their requirements and capability gaps with those capabilities, products, and technologies available or being developed by Ansys.  
  • Serve as a senior selling mentor and market area expert supporting overall FA&D objectives.  
  • Developing growth strategies and plans to drive more strategic & extended market ecosystems of government, academies, certification companies and other market influencers across segments and industries. 
  • Managing and retaining strategic relationships with opinion-leading clients in the market. 
  • Active coordination of cross-functional teams including Sales, ACE, Marketing, and partners to deliver the excellent customer experience of Ansys.   
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of business products and value proposition. 
  • Negotiate with stakeholders. 
  • Identifying and mapping business value/strengths and customer needs  
  • Researching business opportunities and viable income streams for white space expansion. 
  • Follow and report on industry trends locally and internationally.  



  • 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.
  • Demonstrated development, implementation, and management of processes and strategies for new business capture that results in competitive capture and an improved win rate. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of hypersonics and missile defense program areas and initiatives.  
  • Successful track record of building and maintaining strong relationships ranging from senior level executives to technical contacts. 
  • Knowledge of Government contracting methodologies and current acquisition trends and customer funding cycles  
  • Demonstration of capabilities and skills for building trust, accountability and collaboration among internal and external stakeholders, team player 
  • 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 first priority  
  • Fluent in English and in the local language of the territory 
  • Travel: Average of 50%



  • Advanced Degree in Business or Technical Discipline  
  • 15 years of relevant Business Development and/or customer mission experience.  
  • Cross team & people management skill  
  • 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 
  • Positive thinking way of embracing challenges 
  • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense Market




Due to the federally mandated COVID-19 vaccination requirement impacting federal contractors like Ansys, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your start date.  If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws including state and local mandatory vaccination orders.


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.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com


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.


Nearest Major Market: Houston