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Director, Alliances - Partner Development – Western US, Enterprise Sales

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes’s “World’s Most Innovative Company” five years in a row and one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” eight years in a row. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce. Together, with our whole Ohana (Hawaiian for "family") made up of our employees, customers, partners and communities, we are working to improve the state of the world.

We are looking for a highly motivated leader and team player to join the Enterprise Business Unit Partner Business Development team to design, launch and support a plan to accelerate and scale the growth of our business with our SI and ISV partners. This role will report to the RVP Alliances.

This is a key and strategic role that requires a balance of strategy, sales and a roll-up your sleeves and 'get it done' attitude. Success requires the design and execution of a plan to develop and accelerate the growth of our partner ecosystem within the Western US Enterprise businesses. Additionally, you must be a highly motivated team player with expertise working in a fast paced, cross-functional manner. You have the ability to establish broad senior level relationships. You have a proven track record on delivering results and getting things done. You will demonstrate a strong business acumen, have outstanding communication skills and are able to effectively build relationships with SI, ISV partners and executive leaders in the partner ecosystem.

Maintains a deep understanding of Salesforce technology and articulates Salesforce value propositions to new and growing partners. This individual will hold the accountability for achieving and exceeding the performance targets jointly established with SI / ISV partners in the assigned territory.

Key Responsibilities:

· Manage to make an impact within your first 90 days. Drive to succeed and results focused

· Excellent understanding of growing and sustaining businesses in a highly competitive and changing marketplace

· Perform all aspects of partner development, including: identification of partner segments, relationship definition, launch activities, partner competency

· Execute the development of our SI / ISV Partner Sales strategy

· Provide consistent partner management to ensure that our Systems Integrator partners are developing their sales, pre sales and delivery capabilities in line with Salesforce strategy.

· Work with Salesforce SI / ISV partners to generate new business in existing accounts and in new markets, as well as ensuring our partners assist in delivering successful CRM and Platform projects.

· Ability to liaise with and motivate individuals at all levels of the partner relationships

· Politically astute, good understanding of business, and able to ascertain key decision makers

· Work with marketing to plan marketing events


· Strong track record of exceeding partner revenue targets

· Sound business acumen skills; thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

· Strategic thinker who is able to blend consulting and business strategy to develop compelling plans for new partner initiatives.

· History of successfully developing and leading multiple strategic partnerships

· Good knowledge of Salesforce technology and applications products/solutions, platform and SaaS

· Must be comfortable with complexity, and thinking on multiple levels of abstraction; demonstrates use of critical thinking techniques.

· Excellent spoken and written communication, interpersonal, relationship building skills

· Ability to work both independently and with a team

· Experience with creating and building differentiated relationships with partners in the SI / ISV community.

· Demonstrated ability to drive significant influenced revenue through SI / ISV partnerships.

· Comfortable working with multiple internal teams, from individual contributors to senior executives, as well as building/maintaining relationships with clients, partners, etc.

· Willing and able to travel.

Desired Skills/Experience/Assets:

· Broad-based business and technology expertise with 10+ years in either alliance management, consulting, or sales with a track record of driving successful business development activities

· Experience of working with SI consulting organizations in multiple cities/verticals.

· Experience working with multiple Sales teams driving and building the partner ecosystem.

· Highly motivated and independent contributor.

· High energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the business.

· Business, Computer Science or Engineering Bachelor's degree (MBA degree is preferred)

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Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, the World's Most Innovative Company according to Forbes, and one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For six years running. The growth, innovation, and Aloha spirit of Salesforce are driven by our incredible employees who thrive on delivering success for our customers while also finding time to give back through our 1/1/1 model, which leverages 1% of our time, equity, and product to improve communities around the world. Salesforce is a team sport, and we play to win. Join us!