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 PurposeThe Strategic Account Manager builds long-term strategic relationships with strategically important global customers and partners. The Strategic Account Managercan beassigned toup to 3 Strategic Accounts, andresponsiblefor achieving sales quota and assigned account objectives. ThesuccessfulStrategic Account Manager represents thefull portfolio ofAnsysproducts and services to assigned customers, while leading the customer account planning cycle and ensuring assigned customers' needs and expectations are met by the company.Key Duties and ResponsibilitiesFacilitate future business with customer andidentify and define solutions where ANSYSofferings can be applied by enabling that the right people in bothorganizations get together for activities such as management reviewmeetings(MRMs), trainings, seminars, and info days to enhance new businessopportunities.Meetor exceednew businesssales plan across all BUs andthe assignedaccounts.Develop sales and technical partnerships to uncover, understand and document keytechnical challenges / painpoints.Facilitate tool evaluations by identifying the appropriate Ansys Application Engineers, Product Specialists and,when required, R&Dresources.Research, gather, analyze, maintain, and disseminate information about the accounts;develop exceptional knowledge of the customer and competitors and be well versed in thecustomer's problems, KBIs, goals, needs, and document the organizational chart and salesprocess.Document customer's before and after required capabilities along with metrics that definesuccess to facilitate the required toolevaluations.Coordinate with Ansys and Customer legal (as required) to facilitate requiredMNDAs.Oversee solution development and deliver (with help from account team and supportfunction) compelling customer presentationsin coordination with technicalteam.Define and create proposals/offers that represent maximum value to the customer and fairprice for ANSYS; ensure that proposals address customer's key issues, needs, andrequirements, and align well their KBIs, Critical Success Factors, andKPIs.Facilitate contract negotiations and achieve a win for boththe customer and Ansys.Provide accurate forecasts for new, renewal business, and services; maintain healthypipeline to meetgoals.Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and ExperienceEducation:Bachelor's degree in technical, engineeringorbusinessfieldYears of Experience:6+years of successfultechnicalsales experience with 4 years as a senior/key/namedaccount manager focus within Automotive Industry and with a proven track record ofsuccess in recent years.Sales Skills Proficiency: AdvancedSales experience with OEM's in recent yearsDemonstrated understanding of engineering analysis andtechnology.Ability to manage and delegate multiple opportunities and priorities while trackingprogress.Excellent communication (including at executive level), organizational skills and the ability to workcollaboratively.Demonstrated leadership and team-building skillsrequired.Travel: up to 75%Preferred Qualifications and SkillsDemonstrated knowledge of company's products/services and pricing practices.Sales experience with Volkswagen AGKnowledge/basic understanding within the field of Electrification, Model-Based-Systems Engineering, Embedded Software and Functional SafetyProfessional appearance and presentationCulture and Values 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 Working At Ansys 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 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.