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Lead Product Manager - Cloud (Remote)

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Date: Mar 29, 2021

Location: NY Home City, NY, US, 12201 Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Lebanon, NH, US, 03766 Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

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.


Ansys Cloud provides access to on-demand, cloud-based computing resources, including both interactive workstations and HPC clusters, for faster, high-fidelity results offering greater performance insight. Ansys Cloud increases simulation throughput by removing the hardware barrier.  As the Lead Product Manager, you will be responsible for directing the strategy and vision of these next-generation customer centric Ansys Solutions.


The Lead Product Manager is an advanced professional that demonstrates leadership through engagement with customers, field staff, and development teams to influence strategic revenue objectives and the go-to-market strategy. The individual has deep and broad knowledge of the product portfolio, providing direction to more junior teammates. The individual exercises business acumen to implement models and procedures that impact business growth.


This position is available remotely. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage customers to understand their needs and perspectives
  • Drive product strategy, specifications and requirements 
  • Demonstrate thought leadership and display product ownership
  • Evaluate and prioritize requests for product changes and enhancements
  • Create realistic and prioritized development plans and schedules 
  • Support product campaigns with Marketing 
  • Support sales activities to achieve strategic revenue objectives
  • Partner with resellers, distributors, ISV, etc. to grow the ecosystem
  • Assess competitive threats and ensure the product is differentiated
  • Collect feedback from Ansys Customer Excellence teams
  • Publish technical papers, positioning presentations, webinars, video clips, etc.
  • Explain technology to customers, partners, and analysts
  • Instruct Customer Excellence and Account Teams


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or a closely related field:
    • Bachelor’s with 5 years of experience or;
    • Master's with 3 years of experience or;
    • PhD with 1 year of experience
  • Significant experience in computer aided engineering (CAE) simulations, pre-sales support, sales, or customer engagement
  • Ability to manage complex projects
  • 2+ years of Cloud Computing experience 
  • Awareness of industry trends towards automation and democratization, requiring engineering simulation workflows that are fast, accurate, and easy-to-use
  • Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to communicate business value of technical innovations


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Advanced degree in business, science or engineering
  • 8+ years of combined experience in engineering, CAE simulations, or technical sales
  • Understanding of the full simulation process from geometry to solution post-processing
  • Experience with Ansys Simulation products 
  • Experience with competitors Simulation products
  • Experience with cloud service providers, e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.
  • Expert usage of flagship products of the BU and/or competitive products in the market
  • Prior experience in a product or offering management role
  • Experience with agile development methods and tools
  • Experience with Ansys Electronics & Semiconductor products


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