AVP, Partner Sales, Security Market Group

Sales San Francisco, California Washington, D.C. Plano, Texas Atlanta, Georgia Seattle, Washington Houston, Texas Chicago, Illinois San Diego, California New England, United States McLean, Virginia San Jose, California Boulder, Colorado

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Are you a leader and passionate about security? Do you love strategizing and working with Partners and the field to sell security? Then we have a home for you at Splunk. As the AVP, Partner Sales, Security Markets Group (SMG) you will be accountable for the Security delivery ecosystem for the Global Partners organization.

You will work closely with all of our Security Market Group segment teams, you will ensure SMG partner strategies, offerings, and services are aligned with our customer needs, our product roadmap and routes to market..

In this senior leadership role you will be responsible for driving the Partner strategy and have overall responsibility for Global Partner Sales execution ensuring that all quarterly and annual targets are met and exceeded with a mix of sell to and sell with Partners. In addition, you will work closely with the Global Business Leaders, the Regional and Country field teams to ensure Partner and overall success of the business.

You are accomplished and have extensive understanding of the Partners’ business, the territories and verticals in which they compete, their corresponding strategies and initiatives, and managing the necessary activities to enable both the Partners, and Splunk to be successful in the Security Markets space. You know how to develop positive relationships with senior level decision makers within the Partner ecosystem.

You will also work with Partners and Field Sales teams on joint engagements, while the Partner ecosystem is being transformed; significant high touch joint account engagement will be required. Demonstrating to the Partners how to drive a successful sale cycle around Security, accurately positioning, and collaborating with the field sales teams to close deals will be a critical part of this role, while new Partners are coming up to speed on working with Splunk.


  • You will focus on aligning Splunk Security Service Offerings to our Security Portfolio to our identified Partners
  • Take accountability for Splunk’s SMG Partner business plan, strategy and execution ensuring alignment with Splunk’s overall strategy to drive top line revenue growth
  • Lead and develop all Partner enablement programs according to the Global business plan.
  • Introduce and launch Partners to Splunk Sales, Marketing and Services and build, manage and participate in joint marketing events
  • Identify, nurture and grow a cohesive “Security Community” within Global Partners.
  • Partner with Splunk GTM and sales teams to ensure a seamless experience for Security customers.
  • Develop coverage recommendations to improve value delivery by our partner ecosystem.
  • Shape customer expectations and deeply align outcomes with customer requirements with a focus on business value.
  • Use expertise and industry knowledge to bridge vision and desired state of Partner SMG strategy.
  • Engage a cross-functional team of Splunkers in achieving the above goals.
  • Work alongside other Splunk Practice Leaders and Security domain experts.
  • Be an ambassador and represent Splunk in all relevant events, public speaking opportunities, large bids and other Customer/Partner forums as required
  • Contribute as a key member of the Global Partner Sales Leadership team in the ongoing development and formulation of a solid Partner strategy for the business as it continues to grow


  • Minimum of 15 years of successful security expertise, leadership, building and running a Security Market Group & Partner Business within an Enterprise Software Company
  • Security Leader with a proven track record in the Security space.
  • Solid understanding of security software solutions, log and machine data integration. Experience with Splunk security product line, Enterprise Security, User Behavior Analytics, Phantom, and Splunk Enterprise a plus.
  • Drive for execution and results. Ability to execute and deliver against business goals consistently driving profitability and contribution to revenue achievement
  • Excellent communication and highly developed interpersonal skills with strong ability to work collaboratively across the organization and obtain positive visibility and credibility quickly – a strong team player who contributes to the overall success of Splunk
  • Experience leading change, developing processes, implementing procedures and working collaboratively across organizations to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Willing to work as part of a diverse team, taking guidance from multiple stakeholders to achieve organizational outcomes.
  • Strong leadership qualities and able to lead, develop, motivate and empower high performing teams who contribute to the success of Splunk
  • Motivation and engagement – An individual with passion and enthusiasm who will embrace this great opportunity and improve development of the market
  • Strong personal impact – able to represent the business both internally and externally and quickly gain acceptance/earn credibility and has the ability to influence and increase results
  • High level of integrity and ethical approach and able to promote teamwork, instill trust and operate in a transparent way when doing business
  • Strong networks in AMER and has relationship building skills both internally and externally and able to navigate successfully and effectively manage own business and team in a matrixed organization
  • Business acumen – strong business and commercial acumen and strategic agility. Able to quickly understand Splunk’s business as well as Splunk’s Customers’ and Partners businesses – the issues, challenges and take ownership and develop and execute a strategy with the team that positively transforms businesses.
  • Ability to nurture innovation and create an environment that encourages creativity and positive risk taking. Personally demonstrates creativity and entrepreneurial flair
  • BA/BS preferred in computer science, computer engineering or equivalent work experience
  • MBA preferred
  • Travel is required up to 50%, possibly more at peak times

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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