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Sales Development Representative (m/f/d) - Hybrid

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Date: May 11, 2023

Location: Ismaning, DE, D-85737

Company: Ansys

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.


Take a leap of certainty … with Ansys.


Summary / Role Purpose

Ansys has created, and is rolling out an immersive sales training program for graduates and entry-level employees. This program will give you and your peers all the training required on our products, sales techniques and tasks, to enable you to be a high performing field sales employee.

The Sales Development Representative (m/f/d) plays a key role in creating and developing opportunities for new business by generating qualified leads for the Ansys, Inc. sales team.  The Sales Development Representative is responsible to partner locally with field sales and channel team to nurture leads with the intent of delivering qualified opportunities to sales based on predetermined criteria. In addition to lead generation and development, the Sales Development Representative is responsible for engaging customers during Ansys event and tradeshows, updating the CRM databases with information gathered with every prospect contact. The successful Sales Development Representative generates Lead development through significant engagement in a business-to-business environment and use of internet/internal database resources to identify and profile new customers. The Sales Development Representative is an active team player, fostering sales and marketing collaboration and alignment towards joint goals.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accountable to support the lead qualification, routing and administration process (where applicable) at Ansys. ​
  • Generating new business and interest through account-based marketing programs, involving email and calling campaigns
  • Effectively partner and work across the Marketing, Sales, Channel and Product teams to support achievement of Sales target.​
  • Research, identify and create new market opportunities through targeted engagement into prospect accounts.
  • Work closely with key internal teams and engage current accounts to develop account intelligence, relationship maps, and use case opportunities through direct account engagement and insight tools to expand awareness, education, referral networks.​
  • Collaborate with marketing teams on the marketing plans & campaigns (marketing material, seminar, webinar, Ansys events, tradeshows and digitally led customer engagement programs, etc) and ensure traffic at these events​.
  • Ensure the data integrity & consistency in CRM by updating the lead and/or contact info and account/prospect intelligence gathered to provide visibility to market opportunities in assigned territory​.
  • Contribute to efficient and useful reporting of different lead aspects per territory​.
  • Develop and communicate ongoing improvements to the process of prospecting for and qualifying leads​.
  • Work on special territory-specific projects and team-specific responsibilities as directed. 


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Education & Years of Experience: Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, engineering or related field with 0+ years’ experience in an inside sales function, sales or presales environment of complex technical / industrial products​ OR 4+ years’ experience in an inside sales function, sales or presales environment of complex technical / industrial products
  • Technical aptitude and/or 1 year of experience in an industrial/technical sales environment​
  • Excellent record of customer service and customer satisfaction​
  • Experience in leveraging social media to identify and engage with key decision makers​.
  • Good telephone etiquette and computer literacy skills
  • Understanding of sales automation tools and the sales process​
  • Fluent verbal and written in English and local language​.
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Travel: 5 - 25%


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • 0-1 year experience working in a sales and/or customer relations environment​
  • Well-organized, self-directed team player. ​
  • Good time management and analytical skills
  • Able to assess business opportunities based on predetermined criteria in order to align opportunities with sales​
  • Able to understand industry issues and apply software value statements in order to engage with prospective customers in a meaningful and mutually beneficial manner​
  • Ability to engage with prospective customers based on open probes and creation of value statements​.
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
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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 in the knowledge that every day is an opportunity to observe, teach, inspire, and be inspired. 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: America’s Most Loved Workplaces, Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, 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.