Senior Manager, Strategic Alliances

Strategic Alliances Remote, United States


Description

Responsibilities:

  • Strongly support/Co-drive development of alliance strategy and GTM plan for each partner.
  • Confirm priority industry segments and target accounts with partner alliance leads, and work regional sales leadership and sales executives to execute partner sales engagement plans – driving increased pipeline and closed sales
  • Within assigned territories, drive and ‘quarterback’ pipeline alignment and joint deal execution, working across BlackLine’s sales team and the assigned partner teams, towards target revenue numbers for those territories
  • Develop and execute well-defined, revenue-driving programs.

  • Co-drive mutually agreed practice development plans that continue growth of each partners’ BlackLine practice. Confirm target outcomes via key metrics (BlackLine certifications, FY practice bookings, customer success stories, etc.). 

  • Align top partner executives (practice leads, industry leads, client teams, etc.) with their BlackLine sales counterparts in assigned territories.

  • Actively promote alliance value proposition for each partner within BlackLine, and the partner’s organizations. Function as a strong advocate for the alliance. Clarify & communicate highest impact metrics (growth, customer success, etc.).
  • Maintain accurate pipeline & results dashboards that communicate to key stakeholders the effectiveness of the alliance programs & investments. 

  • Ensure effective and timely communications on relevant announcements, programs, and performance – with both internal and external stakeholders. 

  • This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties or responsibilities; at times other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications:
  • 7+ years’ experience in Partner / Alliance Management managing SI partners including experience with a variety of partner types preferred (e.g. Big 4, Global SI’s, boutiques and Regional SI’s).
  • 3+ years’ experience in finance/accounting related business experience preferred
  • Existing working relationships with Big 4 / Global SI’s preferred
  • Understanding of service offering creation, marketing, lead generation processes and key performance indicators/value drivers for large professional services / SI organizations.
  • Practical experience in supporting definition and delivery of solutions with partner leads/P&L owners.
  • Track record of delivering measurable results, regularly meeting or exceeding targets. Priority given to experience driving influenced revenue or channel sales via partnerships with SI’s, Big 4s, boutique consultants, etc..
  • Very good executive presence & exceptional communication skills (verbal, written). Ability to rapidly engage a diverse audience of internal / external stakeholders and build consensus.
  • Superior ability to build and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, and project management skills. Ability to quickly analyze and apply relevant information to make timely and critical decisions that affect cross-functional teams to increase program ROI and effectiveness.
  • Strong tolerance for ambiguity; ability to focus and execute in a rapidly changing environment, take charge and make things happen. Self-starter, with strong work ethic and personal drive and character qualities that match with company core values and inspires others to follow and act.
  • Willingness to travel on as-needed basis in the US.
  • Bachelor's degree, Masters preferred