Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

Coventry, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Sales

Job Description

The Business Applications Global Partner Ecosystem Lead is instrumental to the success of Avanade’s growth strategy. Avanade is focused on identifying, developing, managing, and maintaining strategic partnerships within each of its Solution Areas. In this highly visible and strategic role, demonstrating an innovative and results-oriented approach, you act as Avanade’s point person for ensuring a healthy and productive relationship with strategic partners within the Business Applications partner portfolio.  

The Global Partner Ecosystem Lead will be responsible for managing strategic relationships with our partners to drive partner-influenced services sales and revenue significantly, mindshare with both the partner and Avanade, and drive market share for Avanade in selected Solution Areas. In addition to establishing significant and productive relationships within the partner organization, you lead executive cross-functional activities to assist in developing, marketing, and selling differentiated solutions.   

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Lead and drive the partnership business plans and strategy to address client needs, differentiated solutions, sales & technical enablement, pre-sales & marketing activities, and mutual target revenue goals. Work with the Steering Committees and conduct regular business reviews.​ 
  • Drive and manage joint governance programs, partner negotiations, and agreements to ensure progress, accountability, and overall consistency, rigor, and achievement across corporate functions (legal, finance, training, operations).  
  • Monitor and report to Business Applications stakeholders on partner scorecard and metrics, including pipeline, revenue, Quarterly Business Reviews, and budget for partner enablement activities such as conferences, partner campaigns, and training.  
  • Together with Global Solution Area & Global Offering Leads, build Go-to-Market messaging and sales alignments with each partner. 
  • Work closely with Sales and Regional Partner Ecosystem Teams to drive joint business revenue through partners. Collaborate with Regional Partner Teams to ensure accuracy of Partner Opportunities. 
  • Evangelize, engage, and enable partners to pursue win-win business plans and models that support and promote Avanade’s strategic agenda. 
  • Manage partnership health, perception, and reputation both internally at Avanade and to the partner organization. 
  • Understand the unique characteristics of Professional Services firms and software companies and bridge the cultural gap to accomplish win-win scenarios. 
  • Limited travel, as required by the business.  

Qualifications:  
You are a leader with demonstrated success in developing and growing long-term, high-value partner relationships that benefit both parties. You have experience working with Business Applications technologies, including but not limited to Digital Marketing, Digital Sales and Services, Operations Services and in-depth experience working with Microsoft’s Business Applications Solution Area (Dynamics 365 & Power Platform). You possess a proactive and entrepreneurial mindset as someone who instinctively knows what needs to be done and rallies colleagues to drive and realize results. You are adept at communications, especially with influencing and problem resolution with partners and clients.    

In addition, your professional skillset includes:  
  • Executive presence to work comfortably and credibly in the highest levels of our organization with direct connection to Accenture and partner organizations globally. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team who seeks and acts on input from others. 
  • Positive, transparent, and engaging personality with a natural skill for developing professional relationships. 
  • Proven track record of building and developing alliance partner relationships and strong business network and reputation within the Business Applications technology space.  
  • Intimate knowledge of Avanade/Accenture global alliance relationships.  
  • Exceptional communication, writing, and organizational skills  
  • Prior experience building relationships and navigating within a large, complex, matrixed organization. 
  • You possess a Bachelor's degree with solid business acumen and have experience establishing and building partner relationships.  

What we offer you 
Come for the distinctive experiences you have helping forward-thinking corporations, non-profits, and governments push the boundaries of digital innovation. Stay for the limitless learning opportunities that encourage you to master Microsoft and pursue big ideas. Enjoy ambitious growth for yourself as part of Avanade’s people-first culture with benefits like employee stock purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay.  

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 59,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 


We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.


We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 


Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com