Senior Strategic Alliances Manager, Microsoft

Business Development Seattle, Washington Req.Num.: 13340

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Senior Alliances Manager, WW Microsoft Alliance Lead

As an integral part of the Global Alliances Team, the Director of the Microsoft Global Alliance will lead a virtual team at Nutanix with the goal of meeting and exceeding Nutanix's growth targets for the Microsoft relationship. The candidate will successfully build and execute on the strategic partnership plan for Nutanix and Microsoft to achieve agreed goals and with a specific focus on incremental revenue to Nutanix beyond the baseline. 

Help define and expand GTM initiatives to drive incubation and early adoption of Nutanix-Microsoft services and solutions, in agreement with Nutanix leadership. The candidate will drive to a set of clear, measurable outcomes including: 

  • Nutanix revenue associated with joint solutions with Microsoft
  • Microsoft direct investment and support of Nutanix-led deal opportunities
  • Microsoft direct investment in Nutanix –Microsoft solution building and technology integration activities
  • Microsoft support of Nutanix industry events and forums at both the global and GEO level
  • Technical and Sales enablement targets for agreed investment areas
  • Account planning and customer production pilots for joint solutions


Towards the above, the candidate will:

  • establish connections and support relationship building between global Nutanix & Microsoft business units
  • working closely with OEM sales teams enable relationships between GEO-based sales leaders and channel management and Microsoft counterparts.
  • Gain and reflect deep understanding of Microsoft strategies, product and services offerings, and partner co-selling infrastructure and GTM/Incentive programs
  • Consult with and make recommendations on Nutanix investments to drive new solutions, taking advantage of Microsoft strategy and roadmaps
  • Identify compelling events that act as rallying points for the partnership and build business value propositions from Nutanix to Microsoft, from Microsoft to Nutanix, and jointly from Nutanix+Microsoft to the Customer
  • Partner internally with: Nutanix OEM Sales, Channel Sales, Sales Operations, Product Management, Engineering & Marketing teams covering Microsoft
  • Establish and drive a global executive relationship mapping and review cadence for Nutanix and Microsoft Senior Executives, including and up to the CEO 


  • 10-15 years in a combination of business development, partnership management, sales, financial/business case development roles
  • Ideal candidate will have technical undergraduate and business graduate (MBA) degree
  • Experience in working with cloud technology companies, including system integrators, born in the cloud ISVs and hyperscalers skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrated success in managing complex partnerships with multiple touch points across the organization
  • Strong abilities to remain focused on achieving measurable results while maintaining visibility to all activities across the partnership
  • Ability to synthesize multiple data points to create context and alternative scenarios to drive meaningful progress
  • Strong, multi-functional business acumen and leadership skills
  • Excellent ability to communicate (written and oral) at the appropriate altitude across the org from Senior Executive to individual Contributor levels, as well as cross-functionally, geographically and into Microsoft
  • Demonstrated collaboration, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Work with a sense of urgency
  • Prior experience with establishing a successful partnering relationship with Microsoft

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