Distribution Account Manager

Job Description: That's a cool job! I want it!

We have a new role for the South EMEA  “Distribution Partner Account Manager” to help Splunk support and grow our distribution partners. Position has the primary responsibility to meet and exceed, quarterly and annual revenue quota assignments for specified distributor(s). The position is responsible for growing Splunk's business in the distribution channel. This includes the understanding of distributor business goals and requirements, and being involved in the presentation of Splunk product, solution and technology propositions to distribution salespeople.

Responsibilities: I want to and can do that! 

  • Meet and exceed revenue and bookings quotas in assigned channel.
  • Consistently deliver aggressive license, support and service revenue targets – commitment to the number and to deadlines
  • Account planning and opportunity management with the channel
  • Lead sales efforts with channel
  • Enable distributor & partners in our selling and product methodology
  • Conduct training and on boarding to new partners
  • Execute partner/sales marketing activities aligned with sales quota (marketing, campaign, cross-selling, pipeline generation and quota retirement)
  • Manage interface between Splunk and channel/distributor. Manage channel conflict.
  • Identify new resellers for distributors to on-board and manage on-boarding process
  • Interact with Splunk direct sales team
  • Team with channel/distribution team manager to direct distribution sales motions
  • Directly manage / sell into channel/ distributors.
  • Work with Splunk sales reps and channel to build and manage demand generation and marketing effort.
  • Drive marketing activities with complementary technology partners
  • Support sales team to drive marketing activities
  • Work with ensure partners are driving towards certification requirements
  • Ensure channel/distributors meet and exceed goals by:
    • Understanding channel/distributors business strategies
    • Communicating channel/distributors business strategies to pertinent departments in Splunk
    • Understanding and presenting Splunk value proposition (corporate, positioning, products, technologies, capabilities) to distributors and VARs.
    • Managing channel/distributors product focus.
    • Managing quarterly and ad-hoc promotional activities at channel/distributors.
    • Training channel/distributors salespeople.
    • Monitoring and reporting competitive activities and sales.
    • Monitoring and reporting on distributor POS sales
    • Adjusting sales activities and product mix as needed based on POS sales.
    • Managing co-marketing opportunities with channel partners and third party allies.
    • Satisfy internal reporting requirements by submitting reports and records in accordance with company policies and practices.
    • Participate in trade shows and make presentations, as required.
    • Travel to distributor locations for mindshare, enablement and training

Requirements: I've already done that! 

  • Extensive experience in distribution, in a fast growing software company
  • Distributor and VARs experience with a technology company  that is similar to Splunk’s industry
  • Recent and previous success exceeding revenue and bookings quotas in a distribution channel
  • Experience identifying new resellers and prioritizing Distribution’s for a company’s team
  • Success and references to prove the success from working with direct sales teams and sales leaders
  • Experience strategizing and managing Distributors and exceeded goals
  • Experience with analyzing and reporting actives related to sales and revenue activities
  • Able to work independently and remotely from other members of your team and corporate
  • Forecasting commitments and forecasting accuracy
  • Fluency in French and English (conversational AND business fluency)
  • Degree required


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