Channel Sales Executive

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Tokyo, JP, 160-0023

Company: Ansys

 Requisition #: 14778 


Our Mission: Powering Innovation That Drives Human Advancement  


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. 


Innovate With Ansys, Power Your Career.  


Summary / Role Purpose

The Channel Sales Executive is responsible for growing company sales from small to medium-sized businesses through indirect and direct sales activities, leadership, and key customer / market opportunity development.  The successful Channel Sales Executive indirectly leads channel partner reps with a “sell-with” sales approach and will leverage technical sales support and marketing to meet assigned territory’s sales goals. The Channel Sales Executive champions the ANSYS Partner Program and works closely with channel partners, ensuring they have the focus and commitment necessary to succeed.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for selling ANSYS solutions in a specified region through channel partners while exhibiting ANSYS Channel principles. Owns the sales plan for specified region​.
  • Provide hands-on leadership for sales opportunities.
  • Gain access and drive relationships with senior level customer executives​.
  • Coach and motivate channel partner representatives to grow their Ansys selling skills.
  • Make joint customer visits, and ensure sales, technical and principal trainings and certifications are performed in a timely manner​.
  • Provide accurate and timely forecast. Review forecast and pipeline with channel partners on a regular basis​.
  • Manage partner capacity and capabilities. 
  • Ensure successful implementation of ANSYS Partner Program, including marketing programs, to achieve success and effectively manage and develop the region for future growth​.
  • Mediate channel partner requests and/or issues: customer pricing, discounting, special offerings, customer concerns such as software performance issues, and assist in development of tactical solution strategies. Interface directly with customers to ensure satisfaction with ANSYS solutions​.
  • Assist ANSYS regional sales leader in analyzing regional business trends, industries, competitors, and market data to set market coverage strategy. If needed, also aid with Go-To-Market model definition, channel recruitment, onboarding and development​.
  • Act as a liaison between channel partners and ANSYS Business Units, Marketing, Legal, Finance, and Business Operations to ensure efficient workflows and problem solving​.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Education & Years of Experience: Bachelor’s degree in technical, engineering, business or related field with 6+ years successful sales, key accounts, and indirect channel account management experience in software industry OR 8+ years successful sales, key accounts, and indirect channel account management experience in software industry.
  • Demonstrated understanding of scientific or technical software products/services, pricing / licensing practices, and consultative selling skills
  • Excellent time management, communication, decision-making, human relations, presentation, and organization skills
  • Excellent contract negotiation abilities with key accounts.
  • Strong analytical, planning, coaching and communication skills​.
  • Travel: up to 50%


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Fluent in English and in the local language of the territory
  • MBA or advanced degree
  • Simulation / PLM software Industry experience


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. We are ONE Ansys. We operate on three key components: the commitments to our stakeholders, the behaviors of how we work together, and the actions of how we deliver results. 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: Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplace globally and in the U.S., Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (Belgium, China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and 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. 

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