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Partner Investment Specialistat CDW Careers

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Information Technology
Chicago, Illinois  
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Bring your IT career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your career and future. A Fortune 200 leader, we’re the driven professionals and technology experts companies turn to most to solve their IT challenges.

The Partner Investment Specialist fosters relationships with internal stakeholders and partner to develop, deliver and manage investment programs to drive mutual business objectives and desired outcomes. The role is responsible for articulating the unique value proposition of CDW’s investment opportunities across marketing, incentives, and product promotions and align them with partners strategies. The Partner Investment Specialist is also responsible for coordinating program effectiveness reporting and making recommendations to go forward efforts. This role works directly with CDW’s PPM and Sales organizations as well as with partners.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Meet or exceed financial results specific to the roles function and area of responsibility

  • Deliver an excellent customer experience with both internal and external customers

  • Develop a knowledge of CDW’s category and partner go to market strategies and funding sources

  • Proficiently position CDW investment opportunities to both internal and external customers

  • Uncover, qualify, position, negotiate, and close investment opportunities for in order to achieve CDW’s financial goals

  • Communicate program results tied to CDW’s investment opportunities to both internal and external customers

  • Track, analyze, and provide regular updates on assigned book of business to leadership

  • Achieve quarterly checkpoints for delivering frameworks and effectiveness reporting for assigned top partners

  • Conduct trainings on Partner Investment process, programs, and tools to both internal and external stakeholders

  • Analyze data to make business decisions

  • Engage regularly with assigned partners to maintain an open channel of communication at all times to ensure that CDW and partner stakeholders are kept up to date on any and all issues, initiatives, meetings, and conferences related to a partner's investment at CDW

  • Identify challenges or risk in the business and escalate to leadership for review

Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years sales/marketing experience OR

  • 6 years’ experience sales, marketing, or CDW PPM 

Required Qualifications

  • Proficient communication, project management, and organizational skills

  • Ability to effectively interact and present to all levels of stakeholders

  • Ability to conduct and favorably close negotiations

  • Self-motivated with a history of working independently

  • Ability to build and maintain working relationships

  • Proven record of multitasking and identifying priorities

  • Demonstrated financial and analytical skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in the technology industry

  • Sales incentives experience

Who we are:
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations across the globe. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small. 

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers. 
CDW is not only the People Who Get IT but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status

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Date Posted: Jul 15, 2024
Job Category: Corporate
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