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Senior Sourcing Specialist

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Date: Jul 19, 2022

Location: Pune, MH, IN, 411057

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 Senior Sourcing Specialist will focus on  various major expenditure categories, supporting strategic sourcing strategies to maximize corporate spend and ensure selecting the right supplier to fit Ansys needs. The sole contributor position will analyze industry trends to help guide the business lines in making the best supplier selections. The project workload associated with the position will primarily originate from business demand managed from business leaders and project team members located in the US Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST).


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic sourcing efforts (i.e., RFX) that result in cost containment/savings/3rd party risk mitigation and value to the ANSYS business
  • Recommend and implement solutions for potential supplier standardization and consolidation
  • Analyze ANSYS’ purchasing trends and recommend consolidation/change where appropriate
  • Negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers for contracts and agreements
  • Perform basic contract management support and assist with operationalizing contractual/business terms with critical suppliers, when needed.
  • Stay abreast of prevailing industry trends in assigned commodities to maximize value for ANSYS, INC.
  • Coordinate with internal Business Partners (i.e. Accounting, Vendor Risk Management, Finance, Legal, etc.) to ensure Ansys standards are met.
  • Handle supplier inquiries and perform basic supplier relationship management, as needed
  • Ability to work hours that overlap with the US Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST)
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Minimum of an Associate Degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing/negotiating with suppliers
  • Demonstrated ability to source and negotiate low- mid dollar commodities that have resulted in cost containment/savings and increased/improved business value
  • Excellent written and oral skills (English)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively work in a team environment and build strong relationships
  • Excellent with multi-tasking, time management and workload prioritization, follow-up and execution of assignments
  • Strong analytical, innovative, and problem-solving skills
  • Broad based indirect and direct sourcing experience
  • Ability to analyze and create reports using Excel and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Accounting experience a plus
  • Project Management experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Oracle financial systems preferred
  • Knowledge of ServiceNow preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft TEAMS (which is used extensively as a collaboration tool), is preferred
  • Strong attention to detail


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.