Strategic Alliances Director
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What is the role?
As Strategic Alliances Director , you will deliver on our strategy to build mind share and adoption of ThoughtSpot’s Search & AI-Driven analytics platform in your market(s). This is a sales-focused role. You will be responsible for driving top-line revenue and end-customer success by building and managing a network of partners and engaging through/with them to win new customers and expand business with our existing customers. The ideal candidate has a business background that enables them to engage at the CXO level, a sales background that enables them to easily interact with enterprise customers and field sales reps, and an understanding of channel business models. You should have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges and the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions.
What you'll do:
- Create joint field engagement strategy with Global & Regional Systems Integrators working internally with all stakeholders and externally with potential partners that genuinely leads to incremental value for both ThoughtSpot and the Partner(s)
- Onboard and manage key strategic GSIs and a few technology partners and recruit using a combination of outbound and inbound tactics
- Build a governance model for each partner, including goals/metrics which will inform investment decisions
- Build Go-to-Market programs and Joint Solutions with the Partners to create market differentiation and sales opportunity
- Working with internal groups like Sales Ops, Finance, Legal, and Partner Programs; Build internal processes/programs in support of the partners
- Act as single point of contact between the ThoughtSpot field and the Partner field teams on existing, pipeline, and future account opportunities
- Meet /exceed quarterly and annual revenue targets, as assigned by the Company
What you bring:
- 10+ years of working experience in managing Strategic Partnerships and Tech Alliances
- You understand the power of technology partnerships and love with sales teams to make it happen
- Experience working with GSIs/RSIs (Slalom, Interworks & Tableau SIs)
- You have the gift of getting other companies to sell your product and have examples to back it up
- You can scale an organization and connect with people in all positions
- You know how to contextualize the value of a partnership to executives, excite managers about the value you will bring to their team and incentivize salespeople to recommend your product
- You love working cross-functionally within your organization
- Experience engaging and influencing C-level executives
- Strong familiarity with decision-making processes in enterprise customers
- Demonstrated success collaborating across functions, including direct and channel marketing, product management, and account management teams
- Experience presenting and articulating complex concepts
- Communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
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