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Strategy & Go-To-Market Manager AWS - Digital Velocityat CDW Careers

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Focus Area: 
Business Development
Date Posted 
May 17, 2022
Remote, Remote
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Play a critical role in the CDW Digital Velocity go-to-market strategy!  CDW Digital Velocity (DV) is a Full Stack Digital Transformation Solutions Company that is solving our customers’ toughest challenges and building our own products to take to market.  We go to market with both direct channel and partner strategies, each of which require unique sales and technical skill sets combined with programmatic management to ensure success. Join a team of passionate technologists and strategists to own the success and growth of the business in relation to our largest partner relationships.


Job Focus

  • Dedicated management and ownership of the AWS strategic partnership in relation to DV’s cloud go-to-market.
  • Shared management of initiatives and programs for key partners with the rest of the DV business development team.
  • Manage the execution of CDW DV’s strategic partner programs and relationships, including:
    • Maintain and expand existing partner program statuses
    • Build, maintain and grow relationships with partner executive sponsors and stakeholders
    • Market CDW DV’s differentiation and capabilities within each program to our strategic partner’s salesforce to drive demand for CDW DV services
    • Educate and keep CDW DV and CDW stakeholders informed of details of partner incentive and sales acceleration programs to drive CDW DV engagement.
    • Ensure CDW DV compliance with program requirements, including but not limited to reporting, delivery, contracting, and renewal timelines and dependencies.
  • Manage the execution of CDW DV’s strategic sell-to partner programs and relationships, including direct contract services and CDW DV Demand-Gen-as-a-Service (DGaaS) offerings:
    • Identify, design, propose, and drive to completion the unique solutions and programs CDW DV can deliver with key stakeholders, including business unit leaders and sales executives.
    • Identify partner go-to-market gaps that present opportunities for CDW DV services including product development needs, consultancy, go-to-market enablement and/or demand-gen-as-a-service, and field/sales training or enablement.
    • Manage all active direct-to-partner sales engagements, and coordinate and manage CDW DV resources and their responsibilities within the project lifecycle.
    • Drive partner stakeholder demand for CDW DV participating in and receiving partner funding such as SDF, MDF, JMF, and PIP programs in order to fund and/or subsidize CDW DV marketing efforts to increase awareness that directly translates into CDW DV opportunities.
  • Proactively identify new sales, marketing, and delivery opportunities and channels.
  • Ability to write, proof and position technically focused proposals based on new sales opportunities identified.
  • Work with CDW DV sales operations leaders to define and refine best practices and operating procedures that ensure CDW DV scalable delivery through partner programs.
  • Work with CDW DV O-CTO technical leaders and other practice leaders to formulate CDW DV offerings specific to partner programs.
  • Partner with CDW DV marketing, sales, and O-CTO resources to deliver on proposed partner MDF programs.
  • Partner with CDW DV marketing manager to identify demand generation and education opportunities to partner sales field, including assisting with newsletter content, in-person or virtual events, blogs, and all marketing efforts targeted at partner audiences.
  • Work with adjacent technology partners that complement strategic portfolio initiatives.
  • Simultaneously contribute to multiple priority initiatives, projects and deadlines in a busy and fast-paced environment.
  • Be a self-starter and proactive with regards to getting things done.
  • Manage up, down and across stakeholders.  

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • A high trust team player approach with a propensity for taking action.
  • Creative self starter, who can self manage and be willing to take calculated risks.
  • Previous management experience working with the design and delivery of:
    • AWS
    • Hybrid Cloud (VMC, Outpost)
    • DevOps (HashiCorp, Ansible, Kubernetes, VCS, etc)
    • AWS Security Services
    • AWS Application Patterns
  • Ability to identify, synthesize, and relay technical value propositions and pitches specific to CDW DV services and solutions in relation to partner market needs.
  • Previous experience in the technology industry with partner program management and B2B sales relationships.
  • Metrics-driven mindset and excels in setting KPIs, tracking progress and achieving goals
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with Sales Team & Leadership to set goals and expectations.
  • Experience working with executive leaders across cloud technology partners.
  • An unquenchable desire to win, exceeded only by the desire to enjoy the work you do and the coworkers you do it with.

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CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation.  Prior to starting with CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

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