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Product Manager

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Date: Jul 20, 2022

Location: Waterloo, ON, CA, N2J4G8

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.



Summary / Role Purpose

The Product Manager is an intermediate professional, responsible for creating product related output (white papers, blog posts, product release updates, sales training, roadmaps, etc.) and translating market needs to product development roadmaps. The individual has broad working knowledge of the product portfolio but may require input from a subject matter expert for a specific application focus. The individual has the competency to prepare nearly complete work that is subject to approval by senior colleagues.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist product marketing and sales support activities for a specific line or area of the Business Unit’s products
  • Work closely with Development teams to create realistic development plans and schedules
  • Assist with creation of written product specifications and requirements
  • Engage ACE (ANSYS Customer Excellence) teams regularly to gain product feedback and assess competitive threats
  • Maintain close relationships with customers to remain aware of their needs and perspectives
  • Lead efforts to produce technical white papers, application notes, product positioning presentations, and webinars as part of the GTM strategy
  • Engage and facilitate solutions in any Pre-Sales situations as appropriate
  • Function as a specialist/expert during customer visits and technical events as appropriate
  • Provide quality assurance testing and feedback on new product features and design flows as necessary
  • Provide training to Customer Excellence and Account Teams as necessary


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or closely related field with 2 years of combined experience in any of the following: engineering, MDAO (multidisciplinary design, analysis, and optimization), MBSE (model based systems engineering), computer aided engineering (CAE) simulations, pre-sales support, sales, or customer engagement, or master’s degree with no experience
  • Detailed experience with engineering analysis and design tools, system design tools, engineering simulation concepts, and product capabilities
  • Awareness of industry trends in MBSE (model based systems engineering) and digital transformation / digital threads
  • Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to communicate business value of technical innovations


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree in business, science or engineering­­, 5+ years of combined experience in engineering, engineering analysis and design, system engineering, or technical sales
  • Experienced in using flagship products of the BU (ModelCenter, optiSLang, Twin Builder, Minerva) and/or competitive products in the market
  • Prior experience in a sales support, technical sales, or product management role


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • 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 leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a 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. 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.
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, empowering our customers to 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 member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
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We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

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.