Channel & Alliances Leader in Paris, France


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Due to our expansive growth we are seeking an extraordinary Partner leader to join our team as Channel & Alliances Lead – France . In addition to requisite passion, skills, and experience, you will have a consistent track record in building and leading high performing teams that exceed partner sourced targets and associated company priorities. Your role will have a material impact on Splunk’s overall performance…are you up for the challenge?

The Channel Director is responsible for leveraging the model for exponential growth with our Partners and drives growth for our Sales Team in EMEA. This Leader will work closely with the Splunk Field Sales Leadership to ensure that both the needs of Splunk and those of the partners are being optimized. The ideal candidate will have the skills to lead the team of PDMs in the Region to execute alliance-driven revenues to a position of market leadership.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Success in leading, coaching and developing successful teams

  • Success adapting and growing in fast-growing and changing environments

  • Success effectively influencing key partners, at our customers and inside of Splunk

  • Success orchestrating and aligning decision makers around a common objective

  • Deep understanding of SaaS / Cloud Go-To-Market and the required roles for effective customer engagement

  • Have existing executives relations with key partners and GSIs in France


We are looking for a leader that can:

  • Define, build and develop long-term strategic partnership with top partners in the region

  • Develop next generation eco system by expanding the partnership from a single product area to a platform partnership

  • Transform the service delivery from our eco system, going from on-prem to Splunk Cloud

  • Develop a team of first line partner leaders (PDMs) and partner closely with other functional teams.

  • Lead by example, set expectations, and follow through effectively.

  • Provide coaching and mentorship as needed and ensure that managers do the same for their team.

  • Consistently deliver against targets of partner sourced business – ensuring company goals, and objectives that are achieved consistently and sustainably

  • Predictable forecast of monthly, quarterly, and annual targets for GSIs in EMEA

  • Effectively manage your region by considering who your focus partners will be, and who the ones that will go into incubation, leveraging your industry expertise combined with Splunk’s data driven market analysis and partner incubation framework; establish accurate plans and business plans; prioritize efforts; generate short-term results while holding a long-term perspective to achieve overall goals.

  • Put into place team structure, process strategies, and strategic resource plans that will bring together key opportunities in target markets throughout the Region

  • Lead on behalf of the team in Splunk Partner marketing and demand generation activities

  • Unearth customer insights, define joint value proposition, determine appropriate go to market strategy to maximize growth objectives

  • Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the team demonstrates and deploys resources expertly and for the highest impact.

  • Collaborating with sales engineering, sales, customer success, renewals professional services, product, legal, marketing, and engineering teams to create a flawless customer experience.


  • 10+ years of enterprise softwarechannelsales and/or alliances experience. Minimum of3years management experience, with 2nd line management experience preferred

  • Previous experience managing enterprise software alliances with the Global Outsourcers and Systems Integrators.

  • Subscription, SaaS, or Cloud software experience is mandatory.

  • History of consistently meeting/exceeding targets and objectives personally and as a leader.

  • Very comfortable in the “C” suite with a track record of negotiating six and seven figure software licensing and SaaS transactions

  • Excellent leadership and influencing skills; ability to build strong business partnerships both outside, and within the organization.

  • Capability to develop in-depth knowledge of a partner’s business, organizational structure, business processes and financial structure, using this to create an Alliance Business Plan

  • Highly professional persona and polished demeanor.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; effective at delivering executive level Presentations

  • Team player with consistent success in cross-functional organizational structures

  • Demonstrated ability to develop vision and strategic direction

  • Ability to think strategically and creatively coupled with strong analytical and business problem-solving skills

  • Strategic sales orientation and experience

  • Ability to travel 40%

  • Fluent in French & English (both written & spoken) is mandatory

  • Bachelor’s degree; MBA a plus

We value diversity, equity, and inclusion at Splunk and are an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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