Partner Account Manager

Department:

Sales

Location:

Munich, Germany

Acquia, is transforming the digital strategies of companies all over the world with our open cloud platform. We are passionate and relentlessly committed to helping our clients create digital experiences that are more relevant, personalized, and built for a fast-changing, always-connected, mobile-first world. Headquartered in Boston with our EMEA Head office in Reading, UK and further European offices in Paris, Munich and Ghent, we have been named as ​one of the world’s fastest growing software companies and have been​ rated a leader by the analyst community.

We are Acquia and We are building for the future of the web. 

The Challenge

We’re looking for a rising star to join our high achieving partner team. You will be responsible for establishing, managing, and driving business with our Partners, covering Digital Agencies, Full-Service Agencies and Strategic Consulting Companies. 

What´s needed to succeed

The right candidate will have a track record of exceeding expectations, demonstrate a high degree of motivation and thrive in a hyper growth environment. You believe in selling both with and through Partners. You understand how to combine services and software to deliver customer solutions. You know how to build alignment and consensus between internal colleagues and Partner employees at all levels.  The focus will be on developing deep relationships with partners in the UK, who can ensure consistent and predictable business growth. You will demonstrate a clear passion and drive for results, excellent relationship skills, and a deliberate attention to detail.

Responsibilities

  • Drive partner sourced and influenced revenue to achieve and exceed target.
  • Develop, build and maintain strong business relationships with “partner” executives (including C-level) across sales, marketing and technical delivery teams.
  • Develop partner-led solutions, identify and qualify new opportunities to expand partner’s usage of Acquia solutions.
  • Create and execute on business plans and sales and channel marketing activities to achieve revenue goals and grow partner base profitability.
  • Provide executive engagement and partner advocacy to ensure world-class partner satisfaction from enablement to sales to support.
  • Develop strong and capable partners to drive and achieve sales targets.
  • Help partners build sales and delivery capacity.
  • Support certification, specialization and capacity planning.
  • Ensure effective use of cross-functional resources and understand how to use these resources and skill sets to execute plan and achieve results.
  • Actively identify, drive and own partner led pipeline and conduct regular opportunity reviews with partners and Acquia sales teams.
  • Measure and manager partners’ success against metrics to maximise Win-Win results and strategic partner investments.
  • Leverage the existing programs and establish local practices to work with the dynamic Drupal open source community.
  • Team with the Acquia Sales team to optimize the effectiveness of channel engagements and drive revenue.

Qualifications / Experience required

  • In-depth knowledge of the relevant partner ecosystems, business models and technology-driven digital transformation strategies.
  • Fluent German language skills
  • Experience in Partner and Channel roles.
  • Experience in building and managing multiple partner relationships with digital agencies, and both large & small system integrators.
  • Clear understanding of software product sales, preferably with a background in web based technologies (SaaS, Paas, SOA, Commerce, Cloud, WCM, Digital Experience Platforms, Social Software).
  • Strong analytical and writing abilities and exceptional presentation skills.
  • Strategic and critical thinking, judgment, and decision making in measuring and managing the business.
  • 25-50% travel required 

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.