Senior Channel Account Manager - Japan

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Position Summary

Located in Tokyo, Japan.

This position is responsible for increasing revenue in region/territory/district through identifying, recruiting and developing opportunity generating partnerships with Partners (Value Added Resellers (VARs), Large Account Resellers (LARs), system builders and distributors). Ensure that VAR partners are operating as an extension of F5's direct sales team through effective sales and technical training, demand generation marketing efforts and mutual business planning.

Responsibilities

  • Sales Training – partner with the F5 sales team to coordinate sales training opportunities; ensuring partners have the tools to selling F5 solutions and understanding business transaction (including deal registration and other processes)
  • Pipeline Management – Ensure Partners (VAR's, LAR's, System Builders and Distributors) and field sales reps and management are working together in the sales process, lead generation, registering opportunities, accurately forecasting revenue and tracking to required revenue goals established by their discount tier.
  • Relationship Management – developing strong top to bottom relationships throughout the partner organization, ensuring partner compliance with the F5 Advantage Partner Program and fostering working relationship between the F5 sales and technical teams and the partner sales and technical teams
  • Resolve business problems associated with partners relationships; including but not limited to deal registration, service renewals and credit issues
  • Marketing/Demand Generation – Identifies, in conjunction with Partners (VAR's, LAR's, System Builders and Distributors), new sales opportunities leveraging F5 marketing funds when necessary. Manage channel marketing funds to ensure event and partner success
  • Business Planning – Develop top partner and territory activities using business and territory planning templates. Ensuring that partner is able to effectively position F5 as best solution to customer such as, common sales objectives, training initiatives, marketing activities, evaluation gear strategy, certification opportunities and developing accurate profiles of the partners business
  • Foster sales engagements between Strategic Partner sales force and F5 sales force
  • Special Projects/Reporting - working on strategic initiatives as established by channel management and reporting business issues/opportunities as requested by channel and/or executive management
  • Manage distribution relationships in the field
  • Leverage all F5's resources to maximize opportunities with Strategic Partner
  • Utilize relationships with strategic Business Development partners in the field

Qualifications

  • BA or Master's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • 8+ years of directly related experience, progressing to senior-level role(s)
  • Experience in two-tiered and direct channel resale models
  • Ability to operate Microsoft applications such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of enterprise networks and applications desired
  • In-depth knowledge of Strategic Partner organization, processes and internal operations
  • Strong and current internal network within Strategic Partner
  • Proven track record of success in sales and marketing programs
  • Proven ability to successfully negotiate OEM and Partner contracts
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to articulate complex technology simply
  • Requires in-depth technical understanding of corporate product line and applications
  • Expert in maneuvering internal networks of channel and strategic partners
  • Excellent sales and management skills
  • Experience with large partners and distribution
  • Ability to travel

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of F5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, sensory, physical, or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.


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