Account Manager – Multiple U.S. Locations

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Account Manager – Multiple U.S. Locations
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CD-adapco is the world’s largest privately held Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software and service company.  It develops, markets, and supports advanced physics based simulation tools employed by product development companies all over the world.  Customers represent a wide array of industries, including: aerospace & defense, automotive, energy, biomedical, chemical process industry, and even consumer products.

Companies partner with CD-adapco and implement its technology to reduce time to market, as they strive to develop more innovative products at lower costs.  Very few technologies offer a greater Return on Investment than advanced simulation within the product development process.  It’s become one of the fastest growing sectors within technology because of the impact on a company’s bottom line and their ability to innovate.  Virtual prototyping and design exploration allows engineers and analysts to explore 100s of “what if” design scenarios whereas in the past they may have been limited to one or two prototypes and physical tests.

CD-adapco continues its effort to recruit talented, motivated and hungry individuals who have demonstrated the propensity to learn and quickly adapt to the dynamics of capital sales.  CD-adapco will continue to achieve its aggressive growth targets by recruiting, hiring, and retaining the very best talent in the available.  In accomplishing this we will continue to lead this highly competitive space.

Our business requires constant interaction with prospects and customers.  Sales and support positions are the face of our organization.  That said knowledge and professionalism is of paramount importance in earning new business as well as supporting existing business.  Candidates should possess some common attributes:

  • Professional in nature with excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly motivated team players, demonstrating a can-do attitude which embraces aggressive sales targets
  • Passionate about technology and solution selling.  CD-adapco doesn’t sell commodity products.  The approach to commodity based typically will prove unsuccessful.
  • Tenacity in prospecting to uncover new business opportunities.  This requires confidence, creativity, endurance, perseverance, and a sense of humor.  This part of selling can be most uncomfortable but is absolutely critical for the success of the individual and success of the company.

Reporting to the regional sales manager, the Account Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Expanding the use of our core simulation (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software (STAR-CCM+), training and engineering services in specific regions or vertical markets
  • Identify and penetrate new prospects and target key accounts.  Demonstrate creativity to determine different ways to engage new prospects and win business.
  • Work closely with technical support engineers to secure software renewals and a healthy foundation for growth.
  • Articulate face-to-face business solutions through presentations and proposals to engineers, technical staff and senior management at major Fortune 100 and 500 companies.
  • Ability to negotiate solutions that establish long term mutually beneficial outcomes.
  •  Ability to close business to meet quarterly and aggressive annual targets.
  • Provide accurate forecast and business planning to senior management.
  • Excellent time management skills and willingness to travel.


To grow and sell CD-adapco core CFD software product (STAR-CCM+) and engineering services for the assigned territory and named accounts.

Position requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills - able to give sales presentations to customers/prospects and communicate effectively internally with other account executives and departments
  • An understanding of the CAE market and familiar with the major software vendors in the industry
  • Effective time management skills - ability to multitask and effectively manage own time for prospecting new business, closing business and maintaining existing accounts
  • Proven sales abilities - ability to project manage and drive pre-sales efforts during the sales process to win business
  • Travel as required to meet business objectives - approximately 40% of the time for customer and prospect visits in the assigned territory, sales meetings and tradeshows
  • Achieve sales targets and strategic goals and accurately forecast quarterly software sales
  • Ideally have a Bachelor degree or above in engineering or a technical subject. Candidates with non technical degrees will be considered, but only with a proven track record of selling technical or engineering solutions and an understanding of the industry.

CD-adapco offers a stimulating working environment, competitive benefits and job growth opportunities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter outlining your unique qualifications for this position to . Please reference “Account Manager-NA-TBD-125” in the subject line."

CD-adapco is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, gender, age, sexual orientation, genetic information or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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About CD-adapco

CD-adapco is the world's largest independent CFD-focused provider of engineering simulation software, support and services. We have over 30 years of experience in delivering industrial strength engineering simulation. The scope of our activities extends well beyond software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in both CFD and FEA.

We have over 8000 users of our software, working at 3,000 different companies, spending over $181 million on our software and services. Our customer approval ratings are very high; in our last customer survey 93% of our customers declared themselves satisfied, or very satisfied with our software and services, a fact reflected in a consistently high customer retention rate.

Consistently growing at an organic rate of over 15% per year, CD-adapco employs over 850 talented individuals, working at 30 offices around the globe, involved in dedicated support, software development and engineering services.