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Senior Sourcing Lead - Professional Services and Insurance (Remote)

Company: Ansys, Inc.
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world's most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.


The Sr. Sourcing Lead will be responsible for assisting with the strategic management of assigned professional services and corporate insurance spend categories within ANSYS. The Sr Sourcing Lead must demonstrate the skills required to develop sourcing strategies within key professional services spend categories (i.e. software installation support, merger and acquisition consulting services, business transformation consulting services, etc.) including facilitating cost reduction via negotiation or go-to market sourcing events, identifying areas of continuous improvement, scope optimization, and/or demand management, and mitigating the company's risk and liability. The Sr. Sourcing Lead will be required to develop productive, cross-functional relationships among several different departments at ANSYS, build continuous improvement/value adding vendor relationships and execute value driven projects in a timely manner. Additional responsibilities include producing weekly progress reports, assisting in administrating sourcing initiatives, spend analytics, contract management support, supplier identification/vetting, and conducting market research.


* Provide subject matter expertise and guidance on the procurement processes/strategies for professional services (excludes temporary labor) and corporate insurance
* Act as a sourcing business advisor by recommending and implementing solutions for supplier standardization/ consolidation that drive cost optimization and operational value to the Business Units assigned
* Communicate with internal stakeholders, information technology, legal, purchasing, and suppliers
* Handle supplier inquiries and perform supplier relationship management
* Assist in the development and execution of corporate sourcing policies and procedures
* Through available tools, track, report on, and monitor the status of sourcing projects assigned to you and your team
* Monitor results against established procurement metrics (e.g. cost savings, vendor performance, vendor compliance and Business Unit customer satisfaction) and adjust approach to create a corrective action plan, if needed.
* Other sourcing duties as assigned


* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience in the professional services and corporate insurance disciplines
* A minimum of 10 years of experience in professional services in a mid to large global company
* A minimum of 10 years of experience performing purchasing functions including but not limited to; bidding/quoting, contract negotiations, third party risk management in a mid to large global company.
* A minimum of 10 years in managing large and critical global supplier relationships within the sourcing category of focus.
* Demonstrated ability to execute effectively against deadlines with large 3rd party vendors in the professional services category (i.e., Deloitte, Accenture, KPMG, PWC, Ernst and Young, etc.)
* Demonstrated ability to execute effectively against deadlines with large 3rd party vendors in the corporate insurance services category (i.e., Chubb, Travelers, Nationwide, etc.)
* Demonstratable experience in working and communicating with Sr. levels of management
* Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively work in a team environment and build strong relationships
* Proficient in building and delivering business cases, presentations, and managerial reports to senior management
* Experience with supplier market research and data analysis in the assigned category of focus.
* Financial knowledge, including budgetary and basic accounting principles (Purchase orders, Invoices, Capital vs OpEx, etc.)
* Strong commercial and legal business acumen, ability to negotiate contracts
* Microsoft Office Skills: Advanced Excel, Word and Power Point
* Ability to analyze spend data, unpack business need and advise business leaders on cost savings opportunities.
* Strong communication skills
* Possess critical thinking skills, quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills
* Self-Starter, driven with high business process acumen
* Project Management/Deployment management experience
* Positive attitude with the ability to work across different business stakeholder and technical teams to accomplish complex tasks
* Excellent with multi-tasking, time management and workload prioritization, follow-up and execution of assignments


* Advance degree a plus
* Accounting experience a plus
* Knowledge of Oracle financial systems preferred
* Knowledge of ServiceNow a plus
* Strong attention to detail
* CPM a plus


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world's most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

* 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 leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a 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. 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.

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, empowering our customers to 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 member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 - finalist, and America's Most Responsible Companies.

For more information, please visit us at

We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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