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Partner Manager, Systems Integrator Alliances

Partner Manager, Systems Integrators Alliances

We’re looking for an experienced SI Alliances professional to localize, implement and scale the Slack SI partner program in Japan. In this role you will recruit, onboard and enable SI partners to deliver services to Slack customers to ensure they are getting the most value from their investment in Slack.  

The Partner Manager will closely align with the sales and customer success stakeholders to drive joint account planning with particular focus on Slack adoption, Customer Success and

partner sourced and influenced revenue.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with sales, customer success and Slack services to define the local market needs and develop a SI partner strategy for the Japanese market.
  • Recruit, onboard and manage regional SI Partners
  • Develop and execute  joint business plans that drives all aspects of the Slack practice  including: business development, enablement, certification/education plans, partner marketing, and solution development
  • Develop and execute capacity plans to ensure partner is well positioned to deliver successful customer implementations
  • Support joint sales pursuit activities, develop sufficient pipeline, and execute together to drive revenue
  • Lead regular business performance / relationship reviews with senior management
  • Build and maintain activity and performance reports and dashboards

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of relevant SI alliances and/or professional services  experience in the Enterprise B2B SaaS
  • 10+ years overall work experience
  • Previous direct sales experience at Enterprise SaaS company preferred
  • Proven success in identifying and recruiting SI partners that generated a high ROI for each party.
  • Strong planning skills. Experience in building and executing structured GTM and sales plays with alliance partners and channel partners
  • Experience working in early stage programs where processes are not well documented or defined.
  • Passionate about Slack and the problem we are solving
  • Great track record of sourcing, developing, and maintaining partner relationships
  • Strong product sensibility, and comfort with considering basic technical feasibility of partner integrations
  • Extensive, relevant experience working with Partners communicating at C Level
  • A high-energy individual who thrives on success and who has the persistence to follow problems through to their final resolution. Understands all aspects relating to “ownership”.
  • Sales, consulting practice and/or partner management background
  • Proven track record of over achievement in all roles
  • Strong network/references from partners in the region.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Japanese.
  • Excellent and credible presentation skills.

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