Channel Sales Manager – Japan
- Tokyo, Japan
At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
About the Department
Account Executives, Business Development Representatives, Solution Engineers, Customer Success, and Sales Operations - all working together help our customers adopt Cloudflare and create great Internet-enabled experiences.
The sales team at Cloudflare helps customers solve real, technical problems while creating the revenue streams that help the company provide free service to millions in our community.
About The Role
We are looking for amazing people to join our rapidly growing Asia Pacific sales team.
Based in Tokyo, and reporting to the Head of Sales, APAC you will be responsible for identifying, recruiting, enabling, and managing existing and new sales partners (Value Added Resellers, Systems Integrators, Managed Service Providers etc) in Japan .
You will work alongside our Account Executive team, Team Leads, Marketing, Solutions Engineers, Customer Success Managers, Sales Operations and other relevant cross functional teams to ensure that Cloudflare partners are properly enabled and managed and to ensure they are excited to sell our products/services.
You will be expected to travel as required. The ideal candidate will have an existing solid network of potential partner contacts in Japan market – we are talking about the decision makers and people within partner organisations that can make things happen.
The ideal candidate will possess both a sales and technical background that enables them to drive engagement with junior through senior levels within Cloudflare’s target and existing partners.
Key Accountability: Achieve and exceed sales goals with channel partners in assigned territory - Japan.
- Partner Recruitment: Identify, recruit, enable and manage partners within Japan markets
- Business Planning: Develop and implement quarterly and yearly business plans with partners
- Marketing: Drive co-marketing opportunities with partners
- Relationship Development: Develop strong relationships with partner sales team(s) as well as Key Decision Makers and Influencers
- Partner Training/Enablement: Work with relevant Cloudflare functions to provide
- New partner training
- Ongoing/training & support
- Manage SPIFF’s & other incentives
- Manage partner deal registration process including partner forecasting
- Ensure partner/customer satisfaction
- Bachelors degree required.
- 3+ years in a similar role working with partners in Japan
- In-depth network of decision makers/key influencers within Cloudflare target partner ecosystem in Japan
- Experience selling network security or CDN
- Experience selling to enterprise accounts
- Technical background in engineering, computer science, or MIS a plus
- Basic understanding of computer networking and “how the internet works”
- Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) as well as organizational skills
- Fluency in Japanese.
Term of employment - Indefinite
Probation period - 3 months
Place of employment - 3-1-6 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 106-0046
Working hours - 9am to 6pm
Rest period - Noon to 1pm
Holidays - Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays
Overtime - Overtime work may be required
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.
Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.
Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.
Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!
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