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Product Sales Manager f/m

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Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Montigny le Bretonneux, FR, 78180 Toulouse, FR, 31100 Aix en Provence, FR, 13545 Lomme, FR, 59160 La Farlede, FR, 83210 Villeneuve Loubet, FR, 06270 La Farlede, FR, 83210 Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis, FR, 06560 Villeurbanne, FR, 69100

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 Sr. Product Sales Manager, Connect Solutions (m/f/d) is responsible for directing and supporting collaborative sales efforts to grow the assigned product lines (Ansys Minerva (SPDM), Ansys Granta Materials Intelligence, and optiSLang PIDO). The successful Sr. Product Sales Manager, Connect Solutions will ensure the profitability and continued growth of a specific set of products for the organization. As an expert in the assigned Connect Solutions product lines, the Sr. Product Sales Manager, Connect Solutions is responsible for achieving a direct sales quota in that product line, as well as supporting overall product-line success, all within an overlay sales structure.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs Connect Solutions sales activities for new/renewal business for assigned product lines to achieve or exceed assigned product and service revenue objectives.
  • Partners with field and enterprise sales within Ansys and Channel partners, to collaboratively develop and pro-actively execute strategies that drive product and service revenue as part of an overall account strategy.
  • Effectively contributes to all stages of the sales process.
  • Facilitates communication with the sales and technical team with respect to updates on product capabilities, success stories and winning strategies. 
  • Establishes, develops and maintains business relationships with current and prospective customers to generate new business for the organization’s products and services.
  • Participates in industry shows and conventions.
  • Creates and leads advanced solution presentations to match identified customer needs using company's products & services. Identifies Ansys advantages and positions Ansys’ products and services as superior to competitive offerings.
  • Coordinates and organizes technical (ACE) support for workshops, demos, PoCs, support of evaluation, training etc.
  • Works with team members to develop clear and effective written proposals, quotations, and value propositions for current and prospective customers.
  • Provides client feedback to product development and marketing staff.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in technical, engineering, business or related field
  • Years of Experience: 8+ years sales or consulting experience in selling engineering/technology solutions with a proven track record of success.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of engineering analysis and technology.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work independently, interdisciplinary and with several teams (technical pre and post sales, DEV, Marketing, PM etc.) and hierarchies within the organization.
  • Ability to foster collaboration & coordination with personal distributed across multiple global sites.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of company's products/services and pricing practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the product market position.
  • Aptitude for problem-solving; ability to determine appropriate solutions for customers.
  • Travel: up to 50%


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to network using direct (face to face) or indirect (email, phone, social media) technology.
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of Product Development Processes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of PLM/Data Management/PIDO  strategies, the engineering simulation space and Enterprise-wide Material Information Management
  • Experience selling engineering software products CAD/CAM/CAE and/or PLM
  • Demonstrated to build strategic relationships at the CXO/VP/Director level.
  • Fluent in French and English.


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.