Project Manager, M&A and Strategic Initiatives

SUMMARY
The Project Manager is a key contributor role within Global Real Estate and Facilities Management that is directly responsible for ensuring accurate occupancy planning, innovative design and construction project management. The Project Manager’s primary responsibility will be mergers and acquisition support, including but not limited to: due diligence, post-merger integration and ongoing reporting requirements. The Project Manager will have additional responsibility to collaborate across the ANSYS Operating System to drive a variety of strategic initiatives such as Sustainability, Business Continuity, and others. This position ensures high levels of customer satisfaction for multiple internal customers. Ability to effectively collaborate is essential, as well as maintaining strict confidentiality, and ensuring accurate data to drive the success of goals and objectives. The contributor is responsible for providing services and support.

RESPONSIBILITIES
M&A Project Management

●Anticipate the needs of the Business Development team as deals are presented.
●Perform detailed real estate and facilities due diligence including but not limited to contract reviews, building assessments / inspections, property valuations / appraisals, market investigations and lease benchmarking. Gather and review data from target, engage 3rd parties where necessary to perform various due diligence work, identify and assess risks, and assist the Director with data in order to provide professional opinion on acquisition real estate strategy.
●Collaborate with ANSYS IT to develop detailed integration budget for real estate and facilities requests to be included in acquisition business case. (Security upgrades, Health and Safety upgrades, network cabling upgrades, re-branding, etc.)
●Review and comment on acquisition target current and 3 yr forward looking operating expense budgets and capital investment plans based on business case assumptions.
●Travel to target locations to perform site assessments and stakeholder education.
●Develop project plans and roadmaps to oversee potential integrations and/or additions of target entities.
●Manage post-merger integration projects and reporting activities in collaboration with Real Estate and Facilities Regional Heads. Engage 3rd parties as needed to perform post-merger integration activities.

Strategic Initiatives Project Management

●Develop detailed project plans and prioritizes tasks to achieve project goals.
●Leverage resources, expertise, and knowledge across functional areas to ensure attainment of goals and outcomes.
●Be responsible for effective communication within the project team and with functional management.
●Provide regular updates regarding the status and progress of strategic initiatives to the Director, and assist in development of update materials for leadership in order to ensure continued awareness, buy-in, and shared ownership.
●Serve as the primary point of contact and escalation for integration activities between all parties ensuring succinct communication, unified efforts, and clarity around objectives.
●Oversee project plans and ensuring efforts align with timeline and budget.
●Responsible for the timely identification of project risks and the development and implementation of the mitigations for these risks.
●Seek input from required stakeholders, proactively addressing needs, and ensuring matrix delivery resources are effectively utilized.
●Identify additional opportunities for business value delivery and leveraging synergies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
●Bachelor’s Degree
●A minimum of 7 years of experience in real estate, project management, or business development
●Strong financial and business acumen in multiple cultural environments.
●Microsoft Office - Intermediate to advanced experience in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
●Willingness and ability to take ownership of requests, prioritize and meet deadlines.
●Advanced organizational skills and details oriented with a strong customer service ethic.
●Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
●Successful candidates will demonstrate independent thinking, cultural sensitivity, creative problem solving, diplomacy and change management skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
●Real Estate Data Management System, and IWMS experience is an advantage.
●Additional professional registration, industry certification or Master’s degree a plus.
●Experience with developing and implementing strategic initiatives is a plus.
●Should be able to work on the phone and computer for an extended period of time.
●Domestic and international travel required: Employee could be sent on assignment for up to 2 weeks in one month during peak development activity, but average travel will be 1 week or less of travel per quarter.
●Detail oriented with a proven ability to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently.
●Understanding of software or other technology industry as a business. Public company experience preferred.

CULTURE AND VALUES
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

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.