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Strategic Account Executive - Automotive (m/f/d) - REMOTE

ANSYS

ANSYS

Sales & Business Development
Darmstadt, Germany · Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Requisition #: 14010

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 Strategic Account Manager - Automotive (m/f/d) builds long-term strategic relationships with strategically important global customers and partners. The Strategic Account Manager can be assigned to up to 3 Strategic Accounts, and responsible for achieving sales quota and assigned account objectives. The successful Strategic Account Manager represents the full portfolio of Ansys products 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 Responsibilities

  • Facilitate future business with customer and identify and define solutions where ANSYS offerings can be applied by enabling that the right people in both organizations get together for activities such as management review meetings (MRMs), trainings, seminars, and info days to enhance new business opportunities.
  • Meet or exceed new business sales plan across all BUs and the assigned accounts.
  • Develop sales and technical partnerships to uncover, understand and document key technical challenges / pain points.
  • Facilitate tool evaluations by identifying the appropriate Ansys Application Engineers, Product Specialists and, when required, R&D resources.
  • Research, gather, analyze, maintain, and disseminate information about the accounts; develop exceptional knowledge of the customer and competitors and be well versed in the customer’s problems, KBIs, goals, needs, and issues. Understand and document the organizational chart and sales process.
  • Document customer’s before and after required capabilities along with metrics that define success to facilitate the required tool evaluations.
  • Coordinate with Ansys and Customer legal (as required) to facilitate required MNDAs.
  • Oversee solution development and deliver (with help from account team and support function) compelling customer presentations in coordination with technical team.
  • Define and create proposals/offers that represent maximum value to the customer and fair price for ANSYS; ensure that proposals address customer’s key issues, needs, and requirements, and align well their KBIs, Critical Success Factors, and KPIs.
  • Facilitate contract negotiations and achieve a win for both the customer and Ansys.
  • Provide accurate forecasts for new, renewal business, and services; maintain healthy pipeline to meet goals.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Education & Years of Experience: Bachelor’s degree in technical, engineer, business or related field and 4+ years of experience and demonstrated success in technical sales positions OR 8+ years of experience and demonstrated success in technical sales positions
  • 2+ years experience as a senior/key/named account manager
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering analysis and technology.
  • Ability to manage and delegate multiple opportunities and priorities while tracking progress.
  • Excellent communication (including at executive level), organizational skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills required.
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Travel: up to 50%

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Professional appearance and presentation
  • 2+ years experience as a senior/key/named account manager, including excellent communication at executive level
  • 2+ years experience within global sales teams
  • Excellent understanding of collaboration between automotive OEM´s and Tier-1 and market trends

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

INCLUSION IS AT OUR CORE
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.


WELCOME WHAT’S NEXT IN YOUR CAREER AT ANSYS

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.

CREATING A PLACE WE’RE PROUD TO BE
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.).


For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com

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.