SAP SAP Concur - Senior Platform Alliance Manager Job in Bellevue, Washington

Requisition ID: 177547

Work Area: Sales

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Career Level: T3

Recruiter Name: Sacha Sarieddine


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

Job Overview:

The Senior Platform Alliance Manager will play a fundamental role in the success of the Concur platform strategy. As a Senior Platform Alliance Manager, you will be responsible for developing high-trust relationships with our partners, ensuring strategic alignment across internal Concur teams and those partners, and managing the day to day activities that fuel success.

Concur’s platform division drives innovation and growth by connecting Concur services with Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) to create the travel and expense ecosystem. The Concur App Center is a collection of solutions, for both personal use and company use that extend and enrich the value of our customer’s investments in Concur.

Success is measured through revenue and unit growth, pipeline activity and relationship health among our current or growing partnerships. This is a strategic role working with our key partners, Concur’s internal teams and has central importance to our ongoing success as a company.

The successful candidate will be results driven with an innate ability to quickly interpret new business models, learn new products and translate the activity into key learnings and trends that can be used to make changes to our approach and strategy.

Reports to Sr. Director Alliances & Sales

As our Sr. Platform Alliance Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Establish and manage the strategic partner plans that cover: marketing, sales interaction, training and executive bridging.

  • Create partnership objectives and goal setting with Concur internal and external partnership owners.

  • Develop and effectively manage partnership and internal relationships necessary to reach mutually beneficial objectives and the cross-functional commitments to achieve them.

  • Maintain up-to-date market information and news as well as news on partner companies and competitors.

  • Solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.

  • Represent Concur in industry associations and events

  • Efficiently coordinate the creation and dissemination of forecasting and reporting data to the leadership and executive team

  • Work closely with Platform Channel Sales Team on managing pipeline health and driving partner initiatives into the Concur field organization

  • Work closely with Platform Marketing to create relevant content and programs that drive value to Concur and the partner

  • Work closely with Platform Product Marketing to broaden the product scope of existing partner relationships

What We’re Looking For:

  • The successful candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating:

  • 6 years of Senior Alliance management and or business development

  • Proven success in building consensus and driving desired behavior within a large, complex program, including managing virtual cross-functional teams.

  • The flexibility to work in a fast-paced start-up environment

  • The tenacity to get things done despite perceived roadblocks

  • The tech savvy to understand Concur and partner offerings quickly

  • The charisma to build support across segments and geo’s

  • The creativity to identify trends and adapt messaging to support them


Education, Experience & Training required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA Preferred

  • 6 years of Senior Alliance management

  • Ability to pass a background checkJob Specific Specialized Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to motivate and drive other organizations without direct authority over those organizations

  • Resourceful – leveraging all resources both internal and externally to drive business performance

  • Self-driven self-starter

  • Job involves up to 20% travel

  • Sales and Business Development aptitude is a mustCritical Performance Competencies:

  • Excellent writing, presentation skills and communication skills to keep everyone aligned

  • Strong relationship skills – both in developing relationships with the field, other cross-functional constituents as well as critical third party resources when necessaryValue Competencies:

  • Displays passion for & responsibility to the customer

  • Displays leadership through innovation in everything you do

  • Displays a passion for what you do and a drive to improve

  • Displays a relentless commitment to win

  • Displays personal & corporate integrity

Physical and Cognitive or Mental Requirements:

Concur is a dynamic, growing and fast-paced organization. As such, successful employees are able to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities often times under tight deadlines. This typically requires working a 40 hour work week to accomplish performance objectives. With that, Concur offers flexibility as to the specific working hours that may be required or available depending on your role.

Concur is a SaaS company. Employees must be technically savvy with the ability to use the computer/keyboard and telephone to conduct business. The ability to creatively problem solve to our core value of ‘Leadership through innovation in everything we do’. Many positions within Concur are customer facing so written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills are required for a majority of opportunities with Concur. Confidentiality and our core value ‘Personal and corporate integrity’ are critical components being that Concur is a publicly traded company and working towards building a great, enduring company.


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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