Strategic Alliance Manager, HPE Software
Alliance Manager supporting Microsoft and SAP
- Influences large account sales teams to partner for near-term revenue growth, while at the same time, develop joint relationships, initiatives and programs for long-term sustained account success.
- Aligns closely with the regional alliance sales teams to ensure the identification, pursuit, closure, and tracking of customer opportunities to perpetuate the existing base of company revenue – engage in customer specific activities as needed.
- Work in country, regional and global account.
- Carries quota at least 75% more than average country/ regional/global quota per ABM ratio
- 100% revenue goals
Education and Experience Required:
- University or Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree or MBA preferred
- Typically 12 years of selling experience at end-user account or partner level
- Experience as successful account/business manager, selling to CxO and decision-maker level
Knowledge and Skills Required:
- Leverages consultative presence in partner to identify opportunities.
- Actively and proactively manages the partner to protect & grow company’s business; coordinates all partner plans and funnel activities.
- Aggressively shapes offers in pursuit of new business and/or portfolio enhancement.
- Leadership skills to manage partner’s sales force.
- Develops account plans.
- Executive engagement skills.
- Deep understanding of the IT industry, competing vendors, and the channel. Dimensions include competitive positioning and business models
- Deep understanding of company’s organization & operations, including key business rules, and alignment with company GBU go-to-market strategies, partner segmentation, key programs & initiatives, structure and business model.
- Deep understanding of company’s products, software, and services. Able to communicate the strengths of company’s offerings relative to competition, and overcome objections
- Effectively sells company offerings by building strategic relationships with partner senior management, principles and decision makers; aligning partner and company processes; and promoting company programs and offerings
- Develops strategic plans with the partner to grow the size of the business and company’s share
- Partners effectively with others in the account to ensure coordinated efficient account management.
- Ability to motivate partner’s sales force.
- Coordinates and directs efforts across company sales teams
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