Channel Manager

Job Type:
Permanent
Contract Duration:
Unspecified
Industry:
Executive
Category:
Sales and Presales
Location:
England, London
Salary:
£140,000 to £150,000 per annum
Salary Description:
OTE
Posted:
12-Sep-17
Job Ref:
JO0000002314

Channel Manager required by our client, a leading provider of cloud software solutions to win, maintain, and expand relationships with assigned telco channel partners. Assigned to channel partners based on geography, channel, or market, the Channel Manager is responsible for achieving sales, profitability, and partner recruitment objectives

Channel Manager Role

* Establishes productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned partner accounts.
* Coordinates the involvement of company personnel, including support, service, and management resources, to meet partner performance objectives and partners’ expectations.
* Meets assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives in assigned partner accounts.
* Proactively leads a joint partner planning process that develops mutual performance objectives, financial targets, and critical milestones associated with a productive partner relationship.
* Proactively assesses, clarifies, and validates partner needs on an ongoing basis.
* Sells through partner organizations to end users in coordination with partner sales resources.
* Manages potential channel conflict with other firm sales channels by fostering excellent communication internally and externally, and through strict adherence to channel rules of engagement.
* Leads solution development efforts that best address end-user needs, while coordinating the involvement of all necessary company and partner personnel.
* Ensures partner compliance with partner agreements.
* Drives adoption of company programs among assigned partners.
* Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations through the Business Channel.
* Develops negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners' needs and goals.
* Able to enlist the support of sales specialists, implementation resources, service resources, and other sales and management resources as needed.
* Closely coordinates company executive involvement with partner and end-user customer management as appropriate.
* Proactively recruits new qualifying partners.

Channel Manager Experience

* Proven experience of achieving assigned sales quota in designated telco partner accounts
* Ability to create and follow up on partner account plans.
* Maintains high partner satisfaction ratings that meet company standards.
* Completes required training and development objectives within the assigned time frame.

Channel Manager Skills

* Closing deals
* Self Motivated
* Prospecting Skills
* Sales Planning
* Selling to Customer Needs
* Territory Management
* Market Knowledge
* Presentation Skills
* Meeting Sales Goals
* Professionalism

Contact Details:
Tel: 01983 867944
Contact: Brigitte McKenna

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