DohaThe Partner Business Manager (PBM) is a field-based employee that covers partners for a specific solution (B1, BYD, HCM, CEC, SRM, etc) or for a specific engagement type (Solex, 3rd Party, MCaaS, OEM, ISV, gVAR, Distribution, etc), in order to grow SAP’s software license revenue across the SAP solution portfolio.
The PBM is responsible for proactively developing the partner’s SAP business by driving sales (to net new customers and to the partner’s current customer base), demand generation and partner capabilities with a strong focus on mid-term perspective.
The PBM is the main point of contact for building the partner relationship with SAP. The PBM is the central advisor to the partner, owning the partner relationship end to end, and responsible for coordinating all SAP interactions (with executives, PSA, solutions teams, peers, etc.
in order to drive partner investments and growth in SAP’s solutions portfolio. The job incumbent is responsible for appropriately managing / balancing the use of SAP assets (i.
e. Pre-Sales, Training, PSA, etc.) without under- or over-utilizing those assets. He or she develops partners for long term development, health-of-business and transformation to new solutions, technologies and models.
The Partner Business PBM supports partner enablement to drive partners to self-sufficiency from demand generation to closing deals.
The PBM provides support to partners in sales cycles via coaching, mentoring and shadowing in customer facing sales activities.
Position is measured on revenue, year-over-year growth, market share growth, adoption of strategic solutions (i.e. Hana, Cloud) and GB impact.
EXPECTATIONS AND TASKSStrategic Value and Business Development Responsible for the holistic management and representation of the Partner to SAP, and for proactively managing and developing the partner following a disciplined business planning process to expand their partner’s business with SAP.
Presents SAP opportunities (i.e. new product, new solutions area) in financial terms including potential revenue, required partner investment, break-even, and return on investment to gain partner adoption mainly focusing on extending the partner’s sweet spot (vs.
entering completely new business areas)Assists partner in building transformational plans to differentiate themselves and add value to customers Explains economic trends and industry knowledge to support the partner’s investment in developing their SAP business and to gain trusted advisor statusDevelops and drive effective joint annual business planning with partner to ensure proper planning and execution of Sales, Marketing, and Enablement.
Works on investment and expansion plans,Documents partner’s commitments and investments,Holds partners accountable and measure (and report) results and ROI on documented marketing and demand generation plans regularly (i.
e., quarterly updates and reviews).Utilizes existing experts within SAP to prepare, deliver and follow up on the business planningProactively provide professional preparation and leadership of partner / SAP meetingsOverall : Revenue Generation and Leadership Responsible for sales of SAP software licenses with and through partners across SAP’s portfolio and establishing an advisory relationship with the partner and SAP teams.
Develops partner’s sales skills on successful sales strategies and on individual opportunities through sales coaching, opportunity reviews, role-playing, and observing and assisting at customer visits.
Utilizes available experts (presales, GBSE, AEs, etc.) to generate the best possible approach and result for the partner’s business.
Guides partner on the sales landscape and how SAP solutions complement other software and technologies that the partner sells to increase size of opportunities and the partner’s marginCollaborates with SAP teams (Account Executive, Inside Sales Executive, General Business Sales Executives, etc.
ensure partner uses full SAP resources effectively (executives, solution experts, sales, support, field services, etc.)Updates and communicates key partner changes for example, new partner executives or organizational structure, new SAP solutions authorizations, partner demand generation campaigns, investments, etc.
driving to SAP’s expectation of pipeline multipliers, and leveraging SAP marketing and business development resources and tools.
including setting goals for establishing customer referencesMeeting with top partner sales people for account planning.Ensure that the partner collaborates to build and execute joint demand generation activities with SAP regional, industry and national Sales, Business Development and Marketing Teams to grow a mutual pipeline and that partners agree to clear account and align plans as to close more business.
Driving & owning the forecast from the assigned partners and being accountable for partner participation, partner business planning, partner portfolio expansion, partner demand generation and pipeline and partner growth.
General Partner Management Responsible for the overall success of a partner with SAP, and for partner compliance with SAP PartnerEdge program requirements and SAP’s Chanel Operating Policies.
Support for complex deals in accounts under 700m€.Act as a thought leader to optimize partner engagement and investment in the SAP ecosystem and portfolioEffectively trains partner’s sales force to become experts on delivering the SAP value proposition (overall and by solution)Guides partner to work effectively within SAP’s Go-to-Market strategyEnsures PartnerEdge requirements are met and take corrective action as necessary, if required with E&C mgmt.
take action or escalate if professionalism and ethics standards are not being metWORK EXPERIENCE10+ years working experience in the software industry7+ years in a partner facing role (ex.
with independent accountabilityMicrosoft Office tools, including Word, Excel and PowerPointLocal market knowledge and understanding (software industry, trends, vertical market industries, etc.
Business level English : yesBusiness level local language : yesBachelor equivalent : yesMaster equivalent : preferredClick Here To Apply Online