Canonical is the publisher of Ubuntu, the world's leading operating system for container, cloud and hyperscale computing. Ubuntu is the operating system of choice for most public cloud linux workloads as well as the emerging categories of smart gateways, self-driving cars and advanced robots. Canonical provides enterprise security, support, and services to commercial users of Ubuntu.
Canonical is growing its Channel Sales team to capitalize on rapidly growing demand from channel partners, leveraging their expertise and connections to bring open source technology to organizations across a multitude of industries.
At Canonical, the Partner Account Manager role reports to the Director, Global Channel Sales and requires a mix of both farming and hunting capabilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for achieving assigned annual growth quotas.
They should be able to identify, prospect, and engage reseller and distributor partners to build and maintain relationships and grow Canonical’s business within the assigned territory.
The successful candidate must be comfortable owning and leading initiatives in an unstructured, startup-like environment. This individual must be able to sell open source, cloud, virtualization, and technical software solutions.
Although the role is focused primarily on reseller and distributor channel partners, the successful candidate must be capable of and comfortable with initial customer discovery calls and presentations as appropriate.
Develop and execute channel strategy for distributors and resellers within the assigned territory
Increase awareness of Canonical as a lead player in Open Source and Cloud (Private, Hybrid, Multi, and Public models)
Identify and recruit new potential partners in assigned territory
Leverage personal network and prospecting skills to engage new partners and build on Canonical’s already-successful relationships
Guide partners through onboarding and enablement
Develop mutually beneficial go-to-market plans and commitments with partners
Arrange and execute sales and pre sales trainings to these resellers
Drive and manage channel pipeline through recurring partner interactions
Support partner’s satisfaction and act as trusted advisor and point of contact
Maintain a regularity/frequency of contact with priority resellers and distributors.
Required skills and experience:
Bachelor's level degree, preferably in a technology field
Experience in software or technology sales from the specified market
Fluency in English
An understanding of open source, Linux and Ubuntu
A self starter with a proven track record of achieving sales targets
Detail oriented with strong follow-up skills
Effective negotiating skills with ability to close sales
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills (written and verbal)
Productive in a globally distributed team through self-discipline and self-motivation
Mature approach to long-term relationship development with customers
The ability to represent the company at external events
Start-up experience would be an advantage
What we offer you
Your base pay will depend on various factors including your geographical location, level of experience, knowledge and skills. In addition to the benefits above, certain roles are also eligible for additional benefits and rewards including annual bonuses and sales incentives based on revenue or utilisation. Our compensation philosophy is to ensure equity right across our global workforce.
In addition to a competitive base pay, we provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. Please note that additional benefits may apply depending on the work location and, for more information on these, please ask your Talent Partner.
Fully remote working environment - we’ve been working remotely since 2004!
Personal learning and development budget of 2,000USD per annum
Annual compensation review
Annual holiday leave
Employee Assistance Programme
Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues at ‘sprints’
Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades for long haul company events