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GSI Partner Development Manager


Bangalore, India

Job ID: R01887

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About the Role:

We are seeing a significant increase in the partner ecosystem's interest across APAC and specifically in India to work with Confluent. We need an Partner Development Manager in India to join the team to develop a comprehensive strategy with select partners, drive pipeline, through strategic initiatives, build skills and capabilities and be a force multiplier for scale and growth.

A Partner Development Manager at Confluent is a business leader responsible for building and nurturing relationships with strategic partners to drive joint sales opportunities and expand Confluent’s market reach through joint business planning and execution.  

This role involves working with strategic GSI’s,  large Regional System Integrators  as the main point of contact for partners. Additionally, you will own the end to end partner business planning, governance and sales execution in collaboration with sales team members, ensuring mutual growth and success within Confluent’s partner ecosystem.

What You Will Do:

  • Work with strategic partners aligned with the company's business objectives. Develop a comprehensive understanding of potential partners' capabilities, market presence, and Confluent capabilities.
  • Develop a joint business plan with 3-5 strategic partners (GSI/RSI), assign mutual KPIs, develop an enablement strategy, identify solution plays/use cases and execute on a GTM plan to support the sales.
  • Work closely with the sales and marketing teams to create partner development strategies, for partner sourced opportunities, revenue growth, market expansion, and increased net new logos.
  • Execute through a framework of governance by conducting periodic pipeline reviews, QBR/monthly business reviews and KPI/Metrics for progress made.
  • Build a target account list and drive a co-sell strategy by aligning sales teams of partner and Confluent.
  • Work with the Global Partner teams to manage the field execution while triangulating GSI/RSI strategy with CSP’s.
  • Work with sales leadership and represent the Partner team in internal QBR’s, partner engagements and events.
  • Work with Confluent’s Partner Solutions Architects, Enablement team, and Marketing to enable partners to develop, launch, and support Confluent-based solutions and services.
  • Have established trust based relationships with key executives in GSI’s to open new opportunities and fast track joint business.

What You Will Bring:

  • 10+ years of related experience in partner sales, business development, and/or partner development across India.
  • You have a good track record working with Global and Regional SI’s (“RSI”) across India region in joint GTM motions to drive consumption.
  • You are familiar with GCP, Azure, and AWS offerings and GTM approach.
  • Outstanding track record of establishing and driving strategic partnerships, built effective trust based established relationships within C level’s and the decision makers in GSI/RSI partners.
  • Proven success in building ambitious, compelling, multi-year, and multi-dimensional business plans.
  • Demonstrated success in driving GTM and sales/revenue impact with GSI/RSI partners.
  • A self-starter mindset with a strong sense of urgency and passion as advocate of partner ecosystem.
  • Strong executive presence and ability to influence senior executives
  • Experience with Data, AI, ISV organizations and demonstrated track records in working with GSI/RSI partners.
  • You have experience negotiating large and complex deals with industry leaders.

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