Sr. Technology Alliances Manager

Business Development San Jose, California Austin, Texas Chicago, Illinois Seattle, Washington Raleigh, North Carolina Massachusetts


Description

Position:   Senior Technology Alliances Manager

Location: Anywhere in US

For over 10 years, Zscaler has been disrupting and transforming the security industry. Zscaler has been a leader in Gartner’s MQ for 9 consecutive years and helped shape the emerging SASE and  ZTNA categories (a true category creator). Our 100% purpose-built cloud platform delivers the entire security stack as a service through 150+ global data centers to securely connect users to their applications, regardless of device, location, or network and protects over 5,000 companies.

The Zscaler Culture
We are playing in a rapidly growing 20B + TAM and huge market mega-shifts that leads directly to Zscaler; tracking a growth path similar to Salesforce, Workday, & ServiceNow. 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.

Position Overview:
As Senior Technology Alliances Manager you will be responsible for some key segments of Zscaler’s technology partner ecosystem and driving GTM teaming with select partners in those segments. You will be identifying opportunities to add and/or strengthen technology partnerships and collaborate with the product, marketing, and GTM teams to create/enhance solutions, develop collateral and enable GTM teaming on demand gen and sales. The Sr. Technology Alliance Manager will drive success that will be measured in go-to-market activities with a focus on revenue, market share gains, and overall competitiveness.

The ideal candidate has a sales farmer mentality to understand and optimally manage partnerships, coupled with strategic business acumen to identify, prioritize, and develop the right partnerships to enable Zscaler growth while making our customers successful. The individual should be an execution-focused team player that displays maturity, commands trust, and inspires confidence; with excellent people and technical skills and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, competitive environment where multi-tasking is the norm.

Responsibilities/What You'll Do:
 Optimally manage and grow key segments of Zscaler’s technology partner ecosystem via differentiated integrations, and effective go-to-market teaming with select partners to source or influence new customer engagements
 Understand the partners’ business objectives, go-to-market approach, and channel and use this insight to build and execute partnership strategy focused on new sales and customer engagements. 
 Understand who the key decision-makers and influencers are at the partners, find areas for highest impact new business to both parties, and drive execution with the partner across functions - sales, marketing, and product.  
 Influence key senior, mid-level, and line-level relationships and gain preference for Zscaler.
 Translate activity into the accomplishment, and act as a good steward of Zscaler resources to ensure effective use.

Qualifications/Your Background:
 Bachelors Degree required in Computer Science or related discipline, and MBA highly desired. If undergrad degree is not technical, MBA required.
 Must have 5+ years demonstrated experience (can be 3+ years with a MBA) in strategic business development, technology alliances, product management/marketing, and/or technical/solution marketing role while leading cross-functional efforts.
 Must have 2+ years of direct experience heading technology partner ecosystems, with demonstrable joint go-to-market execution impact at scale via sell-with and sell-through models.
 2+ years of experience in the IT Security arena desirable.
 Ability to work independently, establish priorities and demonstrate good judgment. Proactively seeks feedback and input.
 Smart, analytical (with attention to details), creative, driven, and with get-it-done attitude
 Strong writing and presentation skills. Actively listens and communicates well with others
 Must be collaborative: easy to work with an ability to influence and help internal constituents and external parties see and then realize the value of working with Zscaler and on specific BD/Alliance initiatives

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
 The pace and excitement of working for a Silicon Valley Unicorn

Learn more at zscaler.com or 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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