Salesforce.com, Inc Sr. Partner Alliance Manager – Strategic Partner Cohort in Reston, Virginia
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Alliances & Channels
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
The Worldwide Alliances & Channels organization at Salesforce provides global leadership developing partnerships with our Strategic Consulting Partners and ISV Partners. The Partner Alliance Manager (PAM) will be responsible for globally driving the development and management of our Strategic Alliance of our partners.
EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS
The PAM will be responsible for developing and managing our alliance with partners to include the Alliance Strategy and Go-To-Market (GTM) plan, global sales team alignment, support of channel organizations, and other key stakeholders. The PAM’s responsibility will be to develop and drive the execution of revenue-driving programs and initiatives, and for evangelizing Salesforce’s value proposition within the partner organization and facilitating the partner’s value proposition within Salesforce and affiliated companies. Key to the position is effective collaboration with multiple cross-functional stakeholders, including sales, alliances, marketing, legal, and operations.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Work with global partner leadership to develop a joint partner and Salesforce strategy and GTM plan that includes investments and unique business models.
Work with the Worldwide Alliances and Channels team members to execute GTM plans in all supported/targeted regions and operating units. Develop practice development plans, driving capacity and certification growth and delivering customer success.
Take partner sales plays, offerings and industry assets/solutions to specific markets for local execution and engagement with our sales teams and Salesforce Industries.
Joint Solution Development & Execution: Commercialize industry solutions or product extensions to leverage partner IP and vertical expertise with Salesforce Industries teams.
Execute, manage and deliver global pipeline and revenue tied to partner strategies and initiatives in close alignment with internal and external stakeholders.
Drive execution in concert with global ecosystem resources. Identify target accounts and sign off with global sales and partner leadership.
Review sales play metrics/effectiveness on a recurring basis with Partners, Partner Sales teams, Sales Regions and Business Development teams.
Maintain pipeline and dashboards that communicate to Executive Leadership the effectiveness of identified programs and investments.
Conduct regular cadence between partner and Salesforce stakeholders (Sales, Partner Sales/Alliances, Development, Industry, Marketing, etc.)
Communications: Ensure effective and timely internal and external communication and coordination of Salesforce’s ecosystem strategy and execution results.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties or responsibilities; at times other duties may be assigned as needed.
10+ years in a channel sales or channel management roles focused on GSI’s like Capgemini, Accenture, Deloitte, PwC, IBM as well as boutique and regional SI’s. Experience working directly for a large GSI is highly desirable.
Extensive external industry network with 3-5 years of SaaS based solutions or CRM Cloud partner channel sales experience.
Proven ability to build, lead and execute strategy in a global, cross-functional environment.
Strong tolerance for ambiguity; able to focus and execute in a changing environment; ability to make things happen.
Demonstrated analytical, organizational, and project management skills, using relevant information to make timely and critical decisions that affect cross-functional teams and has substantial impact on investments and program effectiveness.
Demonstrable proof of producing measurable results of influenced revenue or channel sales through global strategic system integrators
Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships while delivering results in a highly complex, matrixed global organization.
Strong drive and character qualities that match with company core values and inspires others to follow and act
Executive presence to lead and manage the most strategic global partners.
Strong executive selling and business development skills; proven ability to understand different partner GTM and organizational models.
Understanding of offering creation, marketing, lead generation and professional services organization key performance indicators.
Willingness to travel and experienced in Global markets, customs and individual country business protocols and dynamics
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
- MS/MBA or other related advanced degree preferred.
United States (any location)
For Colorado-based roles: Minimum annual salary of $173,500. You may also be offered incentive compensation, bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. More details about our company benefits can be found at the following link: https://www.getsalesforcebenefits.com/
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