Cloud Excellence Partner Manager
An exciting opportunity exists to be part of a new team within an established, global organization whose Cloud solutions are entering a period of hyper-
growth. To support this growth in EMEA, Oracle has built a world-class alliance program for its SaaS Partners.
In this role you will act as a strategic advisor dedicated to our Partners working across pillars, ensuring customers achieve successful business results for our SaaS solutions through Partners and realize the full value of their investment with Oracle.
In addition you will guide our Partners to provide outstanding customer experiences through the use of our cloud platform and services.
You will be the trusted advisor our Partners rely on to provide best practice and knowledge on the Oracle Cloud solutions to their own customers.
Strong alliances with global and regional systems integrators and specialized partners are a vital element of our SaaS strategy and are essential for helping us deliver value and customer success to our mutual clients.
As such, we have several in country roles that will be part of our EMEA wide team of Cloud Excellence Partner Managers .
What will you do?
The role is focused on proactively working with Oracle SaaS Partners to help them win new SaaS subscription business, both by value and by volume of deals, and then successfully deploy those licences leading to high levels of customer adoption and satisfaction.
An extremely close working relationship with the sales organisation built on trust, experience and value creation will be essential to ensure the success of this role.
The 3 main missions assigned to you are :
1. Accelerate and Win more business with your Partners in close collaboration with Sales Teams :
2. Manage your Implementation & Adoption pipeline in close collaboration with ISM and CSM Teams :
3. Celebrate and communicate around successful projects to drive Customer Advocacy
What skills and experience will you bring?
It will be essential that you can demonstrate experience of working in a fast paced, ambiguous environment and remain agile but at all times focused to achieve your goals.
This experience would ideally have come from being in a previous Business Development, Consulting, Software Sales, and / or Alliances role at a SaaS solutions provider.
Clearly this success will have required that you have excellent communication skills, are well organized and a proven networker.
You will have an entrepreneurial spirit and have the maturity to self-start and be productive in a distributed environment.
It will be important for the individual to be a team player who, when needed, can work closely, and at times demonstrate leadership of a multi-
functional team across Licence Sales, Pre-sales, Partners and prospects, and to work in a virtual environment.
Proven ability to develop and cultivate lasting customer relationships with a diverse set of internal and external constituencies including senior level executives, legal, technical, finance, support, sales, and marketing experts
Ability to lead cross functional business and technical teams to provide timely issue resolution
Ability to create and sell business cases to internal and client audiences
Willingness to take ownership in addressing escalations and rapidly sorting out any situations
Team player who will work within the company to continue improving the way Oracle serves its clients
Masters degree or equivalent experience in computer science, business, or related field.
Excellent verbal, written and digital communication skills
If you had prior knowledge of either CX, ERP or HCM Cloud solutions, this would be of benefit.
Fluency in spoken and Written English
Detailed Description and Job Requirements
Achieve regional indirect revenue targets. Proactively manage sales or Oracle’s technology products through resellers. Develop and manage Partner coverage maps in each sales territory via the telephone, video conference and occasional face to face interaction.
Increase indirect sales by identifying and integrating product / solution specific partners with regional sales teams to achieve sales targets per product category.
Drive, convert, manage and increase adoption of new offerings through close new partner-generated opportunities. Establish and manage partner relationships at C-
Level / Owner Level. Accurately forecast indirect incremental and non-incremental regional business. Implement channel strategy to ensure minimal transaction slippage at quarter close.
Job duties are varied and complex needing independent judgment. May have project lead role. May coach and develop new reps and share best practices within the OD line of business.
Eight years experience in software industry sales. Channel development or management experience, along with strong networking, influence and negotiation skills preferred.
B.S. in computer science, computer engineering, or similar background. Post graduation education level (MBA) a plus. Strong interpersonal skills and proficient writing skills.
As part of Oracle's employment process candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process, prior to an offer being made.
This will involve identity and employment verification, salary verification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).