Job Description

Coupa Partner Development Director

We are…

We are a global collective of innovators applying the New every day to improve the way the world works and lives. New doesn’t mean being ahead of the curve; new is pushing forward the curve, riding the edge where the impossible meets the transformational and making it reality where it matters. Help us show the world what’s possible as you partner with clients to unlock hidden value and deliver innovative solutions. Empowered with innovative tools, continuous learning and a global community of diverse talent and perspectives, we drive success in a new business architecture that disrupts conventional practices. Our expertise spans 40+ industries across 120+ countries and impacts millions of lives every day. We turn ideas into reality.

The Work..

Execute on the strategy using a structured approach for managing our ecosystem partnerships working with the most senior technology and practice leaders. Set the strategy and manage a team that identifies and constructs new plays and solutions with partners and executes joint go to market campaigns for a major segment of ecosystem partners and internal stakeholders. The primary focus is supporting offering development and go to market activities for plays and offerings that support the sale and deliver of partner related services and resale. Build strong executive relationships with senior partner executives and manage the partnership governance. Maintain the partnership commercial relationship to support teaming, investments, and resale.

  • Overall Ecosystem Partnership Leadership Management 
  • Align go to market strategies for the partner or ecosystem
  • Execute joint sales campaigns 
  • Develop and maintain meaningful, sales oriented relationships with vendor s executive leadership, regional management and key account teams, and Accenture stakeholders. 
  • Act as the Accenture ambassador for the overall relationships 
  • Own the interlock process with other Accenture sales organizations to optimize collective efforts, understand Accenture s overall global sales execution model target markets and identify qualify potential opportunities leads stemming from the vendor s 
  • Help improve Accenture s win rate as a result of increased skills and capabilities developed on vendor technologies. 
  • Drive awareness of offerings, demand generation and support of sales opportunities.
  • Direct participation in the sales cycle for key must win opportunities. Assume a sales focused approach, working closely with Client Account Technology Account Leads CALs TALs , Sales Directors and vendor sales force Select, structure, and negotiate new relationships and or new initiatives within existing relationships.
  • Ensure Accenture s compliance with any Alliances agreements 
  • Develop periodic plans for Alliances resource staffing, joint marketing activities, offering development plans, investment plans, and training capability development plans. 
  • Attract and direct Accenture and vendor investment funds for the benefit of Accenture offerings and practice areas. 
  • Play Development Management Enhance Accenture offerings with vendor technology solutions 
  • Qualify, develop, and mobilize third party enabled go to market campaigns. 
  • Develop and maintain meaningful, sales oriented relationships with partner s executive leadership. 
  • Develop, enable, and execute Ecosystem Plays with partners to formalize our go to market approach. 
  • Attract and direct Accenture and vendor investment funds for the benefit of Accenture
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Here's what you need:

  • 8 years of Client Facing Consulting experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (12 years) work experience (If an, Associate’s Degree with 6 years of work experience)

Nice to have

  • Campaign Management 
  • Campaign Planning 
  • Client Centric 
  • Campaign Development
  • Customer Insight 
  • Product and Market Strategy 
  • Sales Enablement 
  • Sales Pursuit Management 

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is 

$125,000 - $207,399  and information on benefits offered is here.

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