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Marketing Operations Manager



Marketing & Communications, Operations
Canonsburg, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Requisition #: 14727

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 and Role Purpose

The Marketing Operations Manager will play a crucial role in optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of our marketing efforts. This position will focus on three key areas: budget management, resource planning, and the orchestration of our marketing plans on both an annual and quarterly basis with an emphasis on process improvement. The ideal candidate will be adept at managing financial resources, strategically allocating marketing assets, and ensuring the foundational resource & budget elements to allow for seamless execution of marketing initiatives. By aligning resources and processes with our business objectives, the Marketing Operations Manager will help drive Ansys growth and success.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Budget Management:

  • Manage and monitor all aspects of the global marketing budget which includes program spend, travel & expense, professional development, etc. to ensure optimal allocation and utilization of resources across multiple teams.
  • Establish guidelines for teams and an audit cadence of our budget management tool to ensure accuracy of our budget.
  • Track and report on budget performance, identifying areas for cost savings and efficiency improvements.
  • Collaborate globally with finance and senior leadership to forecast and plan budgetary needs.
  • Act as the primary contact and cultivate the relationships between the marketing organization and internal stakeholders like finance, accounting, and procurement.
  • Ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures.

Resource Planning:

  • Assess and allocate resources (human, financial, and technological) to support marketing initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive resource planning framework to optimize the use of marketing assets.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure timely and effective deployment of resources.
  • Identify gaps in resources and propose solutions to address them.

Plan Orchestration:

  • Develop and implement strategic marketing templates to be used across teams so they have a detailed view but can be rolled up for an overarching view.
  • Ensure alignment of marketing activities with overall business objectives and timelines.
  • Work alongside the rest of the operations team to cascade the plan into other areas of the organization like the marketing activity calendar and tags.
  • Monitor the resource & budget implications of marketing campaign progression relative to annual and quarterly plan and work with the team to mitigate complications.

Process Optimization:

  • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of budget management, resource planning and plan orchestration.
  • Document how-to guides and best practices to help train the organization.

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, or a related field.
  • 9+ years of experience in marketing operations, with a focus on budget management, resource planning, and plan orchestration.
  • Global experience with a deep understanding of variances that can happen country-by-country
  • Strong “pulse” of external Marketing Operations landscape such as trends, best practices, KPI benchmarks, go-to-market models, and productivity levers
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills while being able to communicate information in a way that is digestible for that specific audience across finance, accounting, marketing and procurement/purchasing.
  • Deep experience with Excel, Smartsheet, and/or budget management tool.
  • Experience interacting with and presenting to senior stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in financial management.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task and to work in a dynamic, fast-changing environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

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.