Sales Manager, Channel

Channel Sales Kansas City, Missouri Mineapolis, Minnesota St. Louis, Missouri Omaha, Nebraska Req.Num.: 19040


Job Summary

As Channel Sales Manager, you are responsible for fostering the relationship between Nutanix and channel partners throughout your territory. Your ability to penetrate new territories and align efforts from departments across both organizations is critical to your being successful in this role. Working with cross-functional teams from Nutanix’s Territory Sales, Systems Engineering, Channel Marketing, Field Marketing, Alliances and Sales Operations functions will be key resources for you to demonstrate to attain and exceed sales performance goals.

Responsibilities:

The essential responsibilities of the Regional Channel Manager are to work directly with partners to develop sales opportunities, and to work effectively across functions with other Nutanix employees to build unity with Nutanix channel partners:

You will demonstrate leadership and initiative, provide mentorship and management oversight to the Nutanix and partner sales teams to help them drive their sales strategy and goal attainment.

  • Use relationship management techniques to develop selling opportunities with partners.
  • Work closely with sales management on development and execution of a sales strategy; stick to available resources and district sales objectives.
  • Participate in strategy building sessions with channel partners and Nutanix sales management team on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Plan and direct channel activities including implementing forecasts, marketing program development, relationship development, customer happiness and collateral material development and distribution.
  • Schedule and attend sales call appointments with a prospect in partner organization.
  • Craft sales team alignment between partners and Nutanix account teams within the territory.
  • Establish short-term and long-term goals and quotas in line with corporate objectives.
  • Achieve monthly, quarterly and annual sales targets.
  • Identify needed resources for supporting sales strategy and develop a proposed budget for management review.
  • Be seen and treated by Nutanix channel partners as a trusted and valued resource.
  • Collaborate with the field marketing organization to plan, deliver and lead an effective communication and demand generation campaign for each focus partner.
  • Identify Nutanix customer references that can be utilized when reference selling.
  • Develop an account management plan to sell to customer based on their business need.
  • Develop ‘go to’ partner roster for each Nutanix sales team in your territory
  • Develop quarterly MDF/Funding spend budgets based on partner revenue targets
  • Interface directly with Field Marketing teams to develop territory specific plans for all geographies.
  • Use Social media to bi-directionally promote and drive the Nutanix and channel partnerships, goals and objectives.

Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills including presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collectively with employees within the sales function and across functions including Marketing, Sales Operations, System Engineering, and Product Development.
  • A strong understanding of the sales process and Channel Sales.
  • Experience with target account selling, solution selling, and/or consultative sales techniques.
  • An aptitude for understanding how technology products and solutions tackle business problems.
  • Ability to communicate with senior managers about their business challenges and Nutanix Webscale architecture.
  • As a top-tier, experienced professional, with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures, you will apply attained experiences and knowledge in solving a wide range of issues in visionary and practical ways.
  • Can own account responsibility or work on a team.
  • You will contribute dedicatedly to the sales team efforts and positively influences decisions. May also act as a team leader and main decision market for team
  • Can develop a budget to support the enablement, marketing and promotion of the partner business plans

Qualifications/Education:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience preferred.
  • A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree is required, or a related field is preferred

About us

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Nutanix is a passionate team of 6000+ employees worldwide. Our people (we call ourselves “Nutants”) are the heartbeat of #LifeAtNutanix and one of the many things that makes Nutanix a great place to work at. We share an intellectual curiosity, a bias for action, and an obsession for our customers. We are builders and problem solvers with an entrepreneurial spirit. Above all, we celebrate what makes each of us unique. 

We’re growing fast and disrupting the computing industry. Join us and make your mark.

About our business

Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making computing invisible anywhere. Companies around the world use Nutanix software to leverage a single platform to manage any app, at any location, at any scale for their private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

We’re an equal opportunity employer

Nutanix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and (in the U.S.) an Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other category protected by applicable law. We hire and promote individuals solely on the basis of qualifications for the job to be filled.

We strive to foster an inclusive working environment that enables all our Nutants to be themselves and to do great work in a safe and welcoming environment, free of unlawful discrimination, intimidation or harassment.

As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by contacting [email protected]

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