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Enterprise Account Manager – Automotive

Enterprise Account Manager – Automotive
by Admin on 04-12-2024 at 2:45 pm

Website ANSYS

Summary / Role Purpose

The Enterprise Account Manager (“EAM”) is primarily responsible for meeting sales company growth targets and developing and executing upon a multi-year vision for executive level partnership engagement that generates substantial revenue growth potential. The Enterprise Accounts are the largest accounts at ANSYS with high expectations of sustainable customer engagement, collaboration, executive sponsorship, and growth. The successful EAM must understand customer environment, the customer’s customer/eco-system, customer’s business priorities, customer’s business challenges to align an ANSYS based solution that generates a measurable and impactful business outcome for the customer. The EAM must gain executive level sponsorship (with customer and inside of ANSYS), purchase commitment and manage the ongoing business relationship with the customer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• Establishes a long-term global account plan, with buy-in from senior levels of ANSYS organization. Define the long-term full potential of the account and ties this information into revenue expectations and resource planning.

• Knows the customer and its ecosystem. Develop in-depth knowledge of the customer and their industry.

• Understands customer’s internal relationships, including the biases and concerns of individual decision makers and key influencers.

• Establishes relationships with customer executives who can serve as business champions for ANSYS.

• Collaborates globally with account teams, product specialists, ACE, remote (direct/indirect) sites, business partners and other functions within ANSYS to ensure a synergistic, companywide approach to the account.

• Identifies customer’s problems, key business initiatives and creates ROI-based proposals aligned to initiatives and generating business outcomes for customer.

• Orchestrate seminars and training with presale engineers to strengthen our presence.

• Develops approach and business case (including required investments) to deliver sustainable growth.

• Creates roadmap to drive significant penetration across all applicable product lines.

• Monitors customer satisfaction and communicate customer concerns and issues along with EAM’s expectations to the full account team, sales management, BUs and to others who serve the customer and communicate ANSYS commitment to the customer and manage customer expectations.

• Find and grow new opportunities as well as secure renewal sales.

• Facilitates comprehensive multiyear deal contract negotiations to achieve a win for both Ansys and the customer.

• Leads Customer Advisory Board process and executive sponsorship programs including Management Review Board (MRB) process.

• Remains knowledgeable and keeps abreast of ANSYS new and existing products/service pipeline to meet goals.

• Includes sales operations work such as quotation, order processing, delivery, acceptance inspection, NDA, etc. with back-office operations

• Identify and collaborate with Ansys channel partners to maximize the business in the assigned accounts.

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

• Education & Years of Experience: Bachelor’s degree in technical, engineering, business or related field with 4+ years of successful technology-oriented sales experience with a proven track record of success OR 8+ years of successful technologyoriented sales experience

• 2+ years’ experience as a senior/key/named account manager

• Demonstrated understanding of product development processes in the manufacturing sectors, CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM or another engineering simulation areas

• Ability to create business plan including developing account plan

• Excellent communication (including at executive level), organizational skills and the ability to work collaboratively.

• Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills required.

• Exceptional knowledge of competitors

• English proficiency is a must (both written and verbal)

• Travel: up to 50%

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

• Demonstrated knowledge of company’s products/services and pricing practices

• Knowledge of the specific automotive industries and/or OEM/Suppliers

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