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Senior Product Sales Manager - Optimization AI/ML- REMOTE



Software Engineering, Product, Sales & Business Development, Data Science
Canonsburg, PA, USA · Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Requisition #: 14409

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.

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Summary / Role Purpose

The Senior Product Sales Manager for Optimization & AI/ML (m/f/d) is responsible for directing and supporting collaborative sales efforts and serves as link (overlay) between sales and engineering teams to grow one or more assigned product lines (optiSLang, SimAI).

The successful Senior Product Sales Manager will ensure the profitability and continued growth of a specific set of products for the organization by providing simulation automation & democratization and optimization & AI/ML solutions to Ansys customers. They are excellent presenters that excel at identifying the customer’s need and developing effective value propositions.

The Senior Product Sales Manager understands the customer’s business priorities and usage of metrics and is clearly able to articulate the value-added benefit that Ansys products provide. A technical background and experience in the simulation field is essential to pair customer’s business objectives with technical viability of such new and emerging products.

As an expert in this field, the Senior Product Sales Manager is responsible for achieving a direct sales quota in that product line, as well as supporting overall Ansys success, all within an overlay structure.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs product sales activities for new/renewal business for optiSLang and SimAI to achieve or exceed assigned product and service revenue objectives. ​
  • Partners with field and enterprise sales within Ansys and Channel partners, to collaboratively develop and pro-actively execute strategies that drive product and service revenue as part of an overall account strategy​. This includes the positioning of solutions with high customer value combining this portfolio with complementary Ansys products (e.g. any Ansys simulation solver, Ansys Minerva (SPDM), etc.)
  • Effectively contributes to all stages of the sales process.
  • Facilitates communication with the sales and technical team with respect to updates on product capabilities, success stories and winning strategies.
  • Serves as business development partner to the sales team by identifying and driving new business opportunities based on new technologies and products.
  • Establishes, develops and maintains business relationships with current and prospective customers to generate new business for the organization’s products and services​. The focus is on large and medium Ansys customers in North America across several industries.
  • Participates in industry shows and conventions​.
  • Creates and leads advanced solution presentations to match identified customer needs using company's products & services. Identifies Ansys advantages and positions Ansys’ products and services as superior to competitive offerings​.
  • Coordinates and organizes technical (ACE) support for demos, PoCs, support of evaluation, training etc.​
  • Works with team members to develop clear and effective written proposals, quotations, and value propositions for current and prospective customers​.
  • Provides client feedback to product development and marketing staff​.

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical, engineering or related field with 4+ years sales or consulting experience in selling engineering/technology applications with a proven track record of success​ OR 6+ years sales or consulting experience in selling engineering/technology applications with a proven track record of success​.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in engineering analysis and technology​.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work independently, interdisciplinary and with several teams (ACE, DEV, Marketing, PM etc.) and hierarchies within the organization​.
  • Ability to foster collaboration & coordination with personnel distributed across multiple global sites​.
  • Fluent in English and in the local language of the territory.
  • Travel: up to 50%.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of company's products/services and pricing practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the product market position.
  • General understanding of engineering analysis and technology​.
  • General understanding of sales fundamentals.
  • Ability to work interdisciplinary and with several teams (ACE, DEV, Marketing, PM etc.) and hierarchies within the organization​.
  • Works independently with managerial guidance as needed.
  • Strong collaboration skills, ability to coordinate with personnel distributed across multiple global sites​.
  • Aptitude for problem-solving; ability to determine appropriate solutions for customers​.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated executive presentation and persuasion skills.
  • Strong networking skills, ability to drive new contacts and maintain good business relationships.

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.