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Partner Sales Manager, Benelux

The EMEA Partner & Alliances organization is made up from the best individuals in the business managing our partnerships. We are an energetic, passionate team of innovators with a relentless drive to succeed and drive the business forward. We understand that Partners come in all shapes and sizes and not one management solution works for all of them; this is where the expertise of your partner management and relationship building skills come in. You anticipate how decisions are made, persistently explore and uncover the business needs of Splunk’s key clients and understand how our range of product and program offerings can grow their business.

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

We are searching for an experienced Partner Sales Manager for the Benelux region. The candidate will ideally be based in the Amsterdam area. The ideal candidate will have proven success building and running a complex enterprise business with and through partners and will be highly skilled at translating strategic objectives into a clearly defined, executable business plan. This is a highly visible role and candidates should have proven IT Channel credibility and recognition. You will have relationships at all levels and will already have been successful building a business within major partners in the region.

Responsibilities include expanding relationships with existing partners as well as recruiting and developing new ones. You will establish and deliver on sales plans and go-to-market strategies to grow revenue in accordance with quota targets. You work closely with our sales organization in a fast-paced environment facilitating cooperative pipeline generation and account development. The position might require a lot of travel as you will provide training and support partners making joint sales calls and closing deals.

This position is a field-based role to manage the efficacy of the partnerships of our most strategic partners, which allows us to effectively address all use cases, industries, and territories, delivering revenue growth above the growth rate of the country, and across multiple parts of the portfolio. You will be able to build a long-term strategic engagement with named partners, become a trusted advisor to those partners and affect investment decisions. They will also have a track record of getting results through managing virtual teams and successfully orchestrating resources both internally and externally.

Responsibilities: I want to and can do that

  • Work with reseller partners, (global) system integrators, managed services partners, AWS, GCP and the Benelux sales team (Regional Sales Director, Regional Sales Managers, Technical Consultants and Inside Reps) promoting cooperative selling to enterprise customers
  • Create strategic relationships with senior decision makers within our key partners and ensure they are mapped to Splunk management
  • Meeting and exceeding set sales quotas while adhering to Splunk’s sales rules of engagement
  • Manage and be the main point of contact for partners
  • Aggressively work to maximize partner total sales potential through best practices, training, and support
  • Communicate masterfully with partners on products and service offerings
  • Create systems and procedures to streamline partner management
  • Work with marketing to drive programs and events to extend the relationships to new prospects
  • Continually learning about new products and improving selling skills
  • Provide weekly reporting of pipeline and forecast using the salesforce automation tool
  • Stay on top of competition, competitive issues, and products.
  • Attend and participate in sales meetings, product seminars and trade shows
  • Conduct contract negotiations
  • Develop Management Objective Plans with all partners and align goals and objectives consistent with corporate strategy. Align sales, marketing, and services activities against these goals.
  • Map Splunk partner organization to Splunk corporate organization, ensuring free cooperation and communication

Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that

  • A proven track record in channel and direct selling experience selling IT infrastructure solutions to medium and large Enterprise.
  • Track record of success and knowledge with Enterprise VARs in the defined territory
  • Strong executive presence and polish with energy and passion
  • Exceptional management, interpersonal, written and presentation skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, high growth, rapidly changing environment
  • Able to work independently and remotely from other members of your team
  • Relevant software industry experience in IT systems, enterprise or infrastructure management
  • Experience in managing diverse and cross-functional teams is a plus
  • Fluent in Dutch and English

Splunk is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

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OTE Range

For sales roles starting salaries are expressed as On Target Earnings or OTE (OTE = base + on-target incentives in the form of sales commission plans).


On Target Earnings: EUR 119,200.00 - 163,900.00 per year

Splunk provides flexibility and choice in the working arrangement for most roles, including remote and/or in-office roles. We have a market-based pay structure which varies by location. Please note that the On Target Earnings (OTE) range is a guideline and for candidates who receive an offer, the OTE will vary based on factors such as work location as set out above, as well as the knowledge, skills and experience of the candidate. In addition to OTE, this role may be eligible for equity or long-term cash awards.

Benefits are an important part of Splunk's Total Rewards package. This role is eligible for a comprehensive, competitive benefits package which may include healthcare and retirement plans, paid time off, wellbeing expense reimbursement, and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering at

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