Global Alliance Manager - Accenture / Avanade

Sales Any US Metro Area, United States


Description

Position: Global Alliance Manager - Accenture / Avanade

Location: United States

At Zscaler we are on a mission to redefine network security for the Cloud and Mobile-First World.

The cloud and mobility are creating a mega-shift that’s disrupting 30 years of networking and security infrastructure.  Traditional network security architecture is no longer suitable for the cloud and mobile-first world.

Zscaler is a pioneer and leader in cloud security and we are enabling the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for the cloud and mobile-first world.

With a solution born and built 100% in the cloud, Zscaler employees have built and operate a massive, global cloud security architecture, delivering the entire gateway security stack as a service. By providing fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network.

We process over 60 billion transactions a day in our cloud and protect our customers from over 125 million security threats daily.  We became a publicly traded company with our IPO in March 2018 and are experiencing tremendous growth in all areas of the business.

Come and join our team and be part of this exciting transformation to cloud based security.


We are looking for a dynamic leader to work with existing Zscaler Alliance partners in the Americas focused on Accenture & Avanade, plus some of the Emerging SI’s, developing new business and expanding existing relationships. You will have the opportunity to leverage leadership, motivational and strategic business skills to make an impact and help customers enable secure transformation to the cloud. The ideal candidate will have significant experience generating new enterprise business through alliances and developing new growth opportunities for Zscaler. This is your opportunity to join a red hot, fast growing, market leading, cloud security company. If you want to experience explosive growth and be given the responsibility and challenge to impact a company’s success, this is the opportunity for you.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish professional working relationships with the Alliance Partner, Zscaler Sales Leadership and Account Managers, Marketing and Support teams
  • Develop a core understanding of the unique business needs of prospects and customers within the Partners’ respective fields of specialty and expertise
  • Develop three (3) year global partner strategy plan that clearly demonstrates a plan to that delivers profitable growth to Zscaler that outpaces the market
  • Develop and maintain detailed working knowledge of SI partner’s service offering portfolio and leverage Zscaler’s strengths to fill partner portfolio gaps and improve partner’s ability to compete
  • Build and develop durable executive relationships resulting in a delighted partner and delighted customers
  • Own, influence, and orchestrate relationships within the partner Offering teams that can help drive Zscaler offerings and strategic positioning
  • Facilitate engagement between Zscaler product management teams and SI partner to support joint solution development
  • Identify and drive joint offering opportunities and placement of Zscaler technologies as partner acknowledged standards
  • Understand Systems Integrator's service offerings and service delivery financial models and constraints, and lead effort to develop custom financial models for Zscaler products when needed
  • Responsible for overall pricing strategy with GSI partner and decision support analysis for pricing and discounting decisions
  • Support large joint deals when necessary
  • Enable and train extended Alliance teams on key sales plays and provide global deal coordination
  • Facilitate legal requests and manage contract negotiations

 Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience, ideally in the following disciplines: business development/alliances; partner sales at a leading high-tech company; enterprise sales
  • Systems Integrator experience required; preferably with Accenture & Avanade.  Additional exposure to Capgemini, Atos, and Deloitte is desired. Any Service Provider experience a plus.
  • Technical skills including the ability to understand (1) product roadmaps; (2) market conditions and
  • factors; and (3) complex partner requirements
  • Track record of exceptional performance at past roles
  • Ability to think strategically and translate strategy into execution plans
  • Ability to influence and build consensus with people across all levels and functions with a sense of urgency
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements in a timely manner
  • Crisp and effective communication skills, including significant experience presenting to senior executives
  • Ability to convey a shared vision to build buy-in for an idea or concept
  • Strong knowledge of the Networking, Security and Cloud industries
  • Strong knowledge of Zscaler products and processes preferred
  • Must be willing to travel including attendance at all business reviews and ad hoc meetings.
  • Demonstrate leadership that promotes and exemplifies the highest levels of teamwork, personal accountability, and mutual support to the SI.
  • Success selling complex solutions (preferably in SaaS environments) both to & through Service Providers.
  • Organized & Disciplined, and a 'do what it takes' attitude.

Preference:

  • Prior experience with network transformation technologies and any past history working in early stage technology start-ups.
  • Superb organizational skills and demonstrated history outlining and establishing sales strategies.

Education: 

BS or BA degree required 

What You Can Expect From Us:

  • An environment where you will be working on cutting edge technologies and architectures
  • A fun, passionate and collaborative workplace
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including equity

Why Zscaler?

  • Zscaler is the world’s leading software-as-a-service security platform
  • We deliver best of breed security services with unprecedented scale
  • We protect 15 million users, in 3,250 organizations, across 185+ countries
  • Blue Chip Customers (200 of Global 2,000 in our portfolio)
  • Glassdoor rating of 4.7/5.0 = Exceptional place to work!

People who excel at Zscaler are smart, motivated and share our values. Ask yourself: Do you want to team with the best talent in the industry? Do you want to work on disruptive technology? Do you thrive in a fluid work environment? Do you appreciate a company culture that enables individual and group success and celebrates achievement? If you said yes, we’d love to talk to you about joining our award-winning team.

Follow us on Twitter @zscaler. Additional information about Zscaler (NASDAQ : ZS ) is available at http://www.zscaler.com.  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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