Director of Software and Cloud Partnerships - 13464

Remote, United States

Job Summary

An ideal candidate is a leader who will proactively drive Blackline’s partnership strategy, execution, and success with ISVs and Cloud providers. The role requires a strategic thinker who understands how ISV ecosystem can complement and extend Blackline, as well as the ability to leverage go-to-market and field-level relationships with key strategic partners.   

The ideal candidate will have served in an Alliance role in a SaaS company, and ability to ramp up on Blackline products and technology.  This leader also has experience working with enablement and marketing teams, and will work collaboratively, on a daily basis, with multiple organizations to drive the success of the partnerships globally across various functions.   


Roles and Responsibility (list in order of importance)  

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Collaborate across BlackLine’s global Alliance organization, product management and development, sales, and marketing teams to develop the go-to-market approach with a strategic set of complementary ISV and Cloud partners. Key strategic partnerships include Google, Netsuite, and Microsoft D365.
  • Define Blackline’s ISV partner program and processes that accelerate growth for BlackLine and the respective partners.
  • Work hand-in-hand with product management to drive partners to build integrations and connectivity to Blackline’s Financial Close, Accounts Receivable and Intercompany Hub product platforms.
  • Define customer use cases for business processes where ISV/Cloud partners can provide complementary solutions
  • Recruit complementary ISVs to address adjacent product areas for the Record-to-Report Financial Automation process
  • Work closely with executive leadership teams within Blackline and partners to ensure strategic corporate alignment and vision to drive the success of partners globally.
  • Liaise with strategic partners to craft and execute on joint business plans and track success metrics
  • Account mapping with handful of key strategic ISV/Cloud partners to identify net new opportunities and leverage the regional Field Alliance teams to facilitate teaming with partners.
  • Provide enablement and pitches for both Blackline and partner field teams to help both teams understand the co-sell motion and respective value propositions
  • Liaise with partner marketing to help drive joint marketing plans with key partners that include BlackLine-led and partner-led programs, driving awareness and demand generation aligned with the goals of the alliance.
  • Collaborate with partner marketing on co-messaging and co-positioning around the partnerships for enablement, thought-leadership, and go-to-market assets
  • Partner across BlackLine marketing to execute BlackLine’s participation at tradeshows and events hosted by a partner or attending with a partner
  • Partner closely with Alliance counterparts in EMEA and APAC to keep partners engaged and regionalizing programs and assets when appropriate
  • Manage co-funding budget execution and coordination for partner-owned marketing programs or activities
  • Measure, assess and report out the effectiveness of the ISV/Cloud partnership


Required Qualifications

Years of Experience in Related Field: 10 years demonstrated experience in an Alliances/Channel role, or similar serving a growing alliance/channel partner ecosystem


Education: Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing or a related field, MBA preferred


Technical/Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM system and Marketo or other similar marketing automation platform, Kapost
  • Experience working within partner portal platforms or similar partner service tools
  • Availability to attend meetings outside of North America business hours when needed
  • 20-30% travel


Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years demonstrated experience in an Alliances partnership roles with ISV and Cloud providers
  • Strategic thinker that ties strategies back to business case, BlackLine/Alliance goals and outcomes
  • Presence and presentation skills that succinctly communicates key points in executive meetings and quarterly business reviews
  • Ability to use data and insights to inform or build a business case
  • Strong attention to detail and project management skills; ability to take initiative and juggle several projects at the same time to meet tight deadlines
  • Exhibit a high level of drive, enthusiasm, initiative, commitment, and professionalism
  • Self-starter able to work independently with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Must be a team player and collaborate well across departments

Director of Software and Cloud Partnerships - 13464

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