Director Sales Operations at ANSYS in New York, New York

Posted in Other 22 days ago.

Job Description:

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.


The key purpose of this role is to drive strategic initiatives and programs across the World Wide Commercial Sales organization. The scope of this role includes partnering with a wide range of global stakeholders to design, implement, communicate, measure, and iterate on key global programs and initiatives. The PM should be well-versed in program/project management, organizational change management, and be able to maintain a high bar on quality of execution and deliverables.


  • Work with business owners and stakeholders to define program scope and outcomes, assign responsibilities, identify appropriate resources, and develop milestones to ensure timely completion of initiatives

  • Create and maintain multiple, complex and concurrent program plans

  • Oversee the change management needs required by program, in conjunction with supporting teams in communications, training, enablement, and content management

  • Develop program materials, templates, documentation, and other assets

  • Track and monitor progress, define key performance indicators or success metrics by program, and be able to report on status against program objectives

  • Conduct program post-mortems, capture lessons learned, iterate and continuously improve program management practices and approaches for productivity and future planning

  • Identify process improvements, and implement mechanisms, that simplify internal sales operations and drives standardization of program delivery practices

  • Partner with finance teams to manage and balance the global sales operations budget; drive fiduciary responsibility; work with all regions and teams to track & report performance, optimize programs and ensure effectiveness and ROI of their programs

  • Orchestrate the annual Sales Operations planning process (e.g. milestones, participants, actions, templates, calendar), ensuring sales operation's goals are aligned with sales, marketing and product objectives, to create integrated enablement.

  • Drive and own challenging decisions on resource alignment, both people and dollars, across the business to meet changing needs.


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in Sales, Sales Operations, Management Consulting, or Program Management.

  • 3+ years of sales operations experience

  • 5+ years of managing complex, global projects, and implementations

  • 5+ years of experience in organizational change management

  • Extensive knowledge with business process optimizations

  • Strong understanding of financial profitability concepts and measures (understanding the Company's P&L)

  • Ability to travel up to 25%


  • MBA or another advanced degree

  • Ability to earn trust through performance and relationship building

  • Ability to influence employees at all levels of the organization

  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to collaborate and bring people together, and drive to results are essential


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


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.

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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.