Industry Strategy Director (F/M)

The ESI Group is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping software solutions. We employ about 1100 highly qualified specialists in 20 countries across the globe. The key to our success is the use of realistic material physics, providing "as good as real" virtual results.

Full time
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Marie Aubé


The Industry Strategy Director is an individual role reporting to the Senior Director of Industry Strategy and belonging to the “Industry Solutions” department.

The mission of the Industry Strategy Director is to provide actionable high-quality Industry market, customer and business insights to direct the ESI strategy, go-to-market and business execution activities, with the target to sustain and expand the ESI market position for sustainable growth and profitability.

Through the synthesis and analysis of market trends, forces and competition help internal business partners and stakeholders shape and form the best strategic response plans and tactics, while nurturing the development of key strategic partnerships and eco systems to holistically address priority industry outcomes.

The Industry Strategy Director collaborates with a broad number of external and internal stakeholders, including business lines, program management, research and innovation, sales channels, partner management, go-to-market, marketing, and leadership teams as well as other ESI functions.

Main missions are :

  • Gather, validate and analyze information from key internal and external sources, including direct/indirect market research and discovery, to improve the core understanding of market trends, forces and customer behaviors in order to propose high level strategic directions and investments.
  • Synthesize research and discovery findings into concise and visual information, to communicate insightful, executive-level analysis with clear messages and a fact-based points of view
  • Identify and nurture key strategic partnerships and eco systems in support of the strategic directions
  • Drive key industry thought leadership and evangelization activities (industry events, forums, CABs, etc.).
  • Secure strategic alignment within the extended ESI organization, including leadership team, business lines, sales and marketing, as well as other key ESI stakeholders.
  • Actively support business planning and execution activities within the sales channels, including engagements in strategic customer activities.


  • At least 8+ years of experience working within the Automotive Industry (and heavy industry as a must) and from Working in a Strategy or Business Development Centric Function within a B2B Software Company, preferably with a focus on virtual prototyping solutions.
  • Including documented experiences from working with major customers and partners within the Automotive industry sector.
  • Strong knowledge of the problematics and ecosystems of product development and/or manufacturing digitalization, working with CAE Simulation teams and related challenges.
  • Effective and proactive leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to command, respect and to create a sense of community amongst the members of the project teams
  • Outcome-driven + Business-driven + customer-driven mindset
  • Knowledge of planning, monitoring, and controlling, and more globally knowledge of project management methods
  • Knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
  • Ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems
  • Synthetic reporting and escalation abilities for fluent communication to management team


  • Interesting work in an international company with great colleagues and office environment
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility to work from home
  • An ambitious and innovative technical environment. 
  • Exciting projects with international teams and customers
  • Modern and well-equipped offices
  • Unlimited contract
  • Career path enablement


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