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Strategic Account Manager - East Coast

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Date: May 13, 2021

Location: PA Home City, PA, US, 17101 Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Concord, MA, US, 01742 Atlanta, GA, US, 30304-9998 Baltimore, MD, US, 21229-9998 Boston, MA, US, 02205-9761 Charlotte, NC, US, 28217 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104-9998

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.



The Strategic Account Manager (SAM) is responsible for meeting/exceeding sales growth targets by developing and implementing multi-national, large global specific account plans.  Plans will include top-down strategic alignment with customers’ vision, strategy, and top annual priorities through groundswell global sales tactics.  SAM must understand and translate customer’s market environment, business priorities, and technical needs into an articulate Ansys solution.   SAM must be comfortable crafting a vision and gaining executive level sponsorship, developing and proposing compelling multi-year agreements, gaining purchasing commitment and managing the ongoing business relationship with the customers. SAM must be adept at leading a matrixed global team effort in a collaborative manner.



Sales excellence: 

  • Meet/exceed quota goals for assigned accounts.
  • Provide accurate forecasts. Maintain healthy pipeline to meet goals.
  • Lead contract negotiations and achieve a win for both sides


Drive long term partnerships:

  • Develop/expand customer C-Suite relationships to ensure vision, strategy, funding alignment.
  • Systematically exec peer match to ensure customer alignment and visibility.
  • Develop, maintain, implement account plans that contain strategies/tactical action plans.
  • Systematically build Ansys brand image around comprehensive simulation and platform solutions, economies of scale for investment, market, and technical leadership.
  • Define, track, measure, and report back business results of key projects.


Lead global sales effort:

  • Collaborate with global sales, AE, and other resources for high impact, coordinated approach.
  • Seek out/help customer define new opportunities/applications where ANSYS can be applied.


Continuously build knowledge to achieve competitive advantage:

  • Research, analyze, disseminate info about customers.
  • Understand biases and concerns of individual decision makers and key influencers.
  • Continuously gain depth and understanding of Ansys vision, mission, portfolio vs. competition.




  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in engineering or bachelor’s degree with technical sales experience
  • Minimum 5 years sales experience, at least 2 in senior/key account role
  • Proven track record of success
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of PLM or engineering simulation space
  • Excellent communication (including exec level) skills
  •  Organizational skills with track record of follow through
  •  Ability to work and lead collaboratively
  • Minimum travel of 50%




  • Proficient in the following competencies: Building Trusting Relationships, Business and Financial Acumen, High Impact Communication, Marshaling Resources, Expanding and Advancing Opportunities, Devising Sales Approaches and Solutions, Initiating Action, Active Learning, Adaptability, Sustaining Customer Satisfaction, Sales Opportunity Analysis
  • 10 years field sales experience is preferable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ANSYS products/services, and pricing practices a plus
  • Knowledge of the specific accounts, industry a plus
  • Professional appearance and presentation


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.



Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
Nearest Secondary Market: Harrisburg