SAP Partner Sales Senior Specialist-(3rd party sales) Job in Woodmead, South Africa

Requisition ID: 181601

Work Area: Sales

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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Senior Partner Business Manager, 3 rd Party Solutions EMEA South

What is 3 rd Party Software business at SAP

  • To maximize our value proposition to our customers, SAP has signed over the past 10 years a number of reselling agreements with 3rd party companies to bring additional (Best-of-Breed) solutions to our product portfolio. Those products, also named Solution Extensions, are on the SAP pricelist, are fully integrated in the SAP environment like any other SAP products, they are also maintained by SAP. As such, we bring full guarantee and full commitment to our customers buying those products.

  • With Solution Extensions, we increased our value proposition to our customers, we drive further innovation, we reinforced the scope of SAP products and we offer incremental revenue opportunities.

  • Mostly sold direct through our SCP accounts or Large Enterprise, we can also sell it in the Upper GB

Role Summary

  • The basis of the role is to manage the relationship with the 3 rd party partners at Regional level, build the engagement with SAP Field sales teams and ensure development of the related business.

  • It consists of establishing solid Partnership, defining strategic plan, enabling internal teams, drive sales programs, build pipeline, and engage on deal support.

  • Accountable and measured on the regional 3PS revenue

  • Manage local 3PS forecasting, pipeline build activities (x4, ideally x5 of regional 3PS budget) with demand Gen activities and any other activities with local 3PS ie SAP Forum or Industry days

  • Represent 3PS during local APM sessions

  • Manage the 3PS partner relationship at the MU level with local 3PS partner representatives

  • Lead and drive the activity of the 3PS partners and make sure agreed activities are executed and are contributing to revenue achievement.

  • Make sure 3 rd party products are meeting annual revenue target in the region

  • Set-up a 3-year business plan per partner for the region, including execution plan

  • Build a strong and close relationship with the key representative of the partners in the region

  • Manage QBR to monitor performance and adapt the GTM

  • Set-up joint-events and Demand Generation activities to build a minimum x4 pipeline for each key partner

  • Make sure the regional Field sales are enabled on 3 rd Party Products, including Sales specialists and ISEs

  • Create the environment to get Senior Executive relationship between the key partners and SAP local management

  • Participation to Account planning to position and to highlight the opportunities held with 3 rd party products

  • Make sure the SAP Ecosystem is aware of our solutions (SolEx) and able to expand in the channel, depending on the region, leveraging SAP partners to support 3 rd party partner expansion

  • Initiate any activity requested to successfully launch a new partner solution in the region

Work experience:

  • 10 years professional experience minimum with a strong background in the Software/Cloud industry

  • Understanding of the strategic foundation, the governance structure and the dynamics of the collaborative process in partnerships

  • Familiar to Regional and Matrix organizations

  • Partner management experience (mini 3 years)

  • Direct sales experience (ideally in Large Enterprise)

  • Good industry knowledge

Education and qualification / Skills and competencies:

  • Engineer or Business School

  • Ability to build a strong relationship at C-Level both with partners and SAP executives

  • Capacity to build and adapt a comprehensive GTM strategy

  • High energy, bringing innovative ideas to develop partner sales with SAP

  • Strong analytical competencies and communications skills face to face or via web conference

  • Open to multicultural business environment

  • Language: Fluent English (mandatory), any other language will be a plus (ideally Arabic)

  • Travel: 20% across the EMEA South region

  • Position: T4 PF

  • Employment type: Regular full time


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