Business Development Specialist, Academia, Simcenter STAR-CCM+

Job Description

Organization: Digital Industries
Business Unit: Software
Requisition Number: 242464
Primary Location: United States-Michigan-Livonia
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 50%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

The Siemens Digital Factory Division offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products.

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Position Overview  


The role is attached to the Industries team within the CCM business line (focusing on the Simcenter STAR-CCM+ solution, which is part of Simulation and Test of Siemens PLM Software.  The team consists of 10 individuals who are each responsible for leading the Simcenter STAR-CCM+ business strategy for their industry segment.  This individual will be the lead for the Academia development. 


The team provides industry insight to create and capture value.  This entails working with the sales, marketing and product management teams, as well as senior management. 


Key performance indicators for the position include revenue growth from the industry, and development and execution of a strategic business plan.




The role has two key functions:


  1. Business development.  Supporting the sales and marketing teams to drive business for Simcenter STAR-CCM+ within the academia.  This includes:

    1. Collaborating and coordinating with other teams within the Simulation & Test segment, across the Siemens PLM

    2. Developing sales and marketing collateral in support of Academic sales initiatives;

    3. Training the sales team;

    4. Visiting and presenting to academia and at dedicated events. 


  2. Helping to create value, by identifying and quantifying market opportunities, and how to realize them (eg to buy, build or partner).  This involves:

    1. Identifying and quantifying market opportunities as an input to Product and Senior management;

    2. Working with Product Management to elaborate product roadmaps;

    3. Working with Siemens PLM Academic team and strategic universities to identify and validate mid-to-long term needs. 

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience 


  • 2 years’ experience in a sales or business development role;

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Science or Mathematics;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (English language) skills;

  • A self-starter able to work in a globally distributed organization;

  • Ability to work in an open, collaborative team, with a focus on excellence;

  • Demonstrate strategic business planning experience (able to develop and drive long term business plans);

  • Global travel up to 50% - approximately 25% within the US, 25% rest of the world. 

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience  

  • Background in the use of simulation, such as 3D Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), 1D or systems simulation, Multiphysics simulation;

  • Experience selling engineering solutios to Universities;


    Experience with Challenger Sales approach.












































































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