Smartsheet is looking for a regional Channel Account Manager for EMEA based in London. The primary focus will be to optimize, activate and recruit our French channel by managing and recruiting new solution partners.  The channel account manager is a quota-carrying, revenue-producing role that is responsible for recruiting, onboarding and managing relationships with a defined portfolio of partners. The role is responsible for selective new partner recruitment against our ideal partner profile, engaging partners with the Smartsheet Aligned partner program, and driving joint partner business planning. Channel Account Managers will also significantly collaborate with Smartsheet direct sales teams locally.  

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit new partners aligned with our ideal partner profile. Current partner types include: Service Partners, VARs, Referral Partners, Distributors, System Integrators, and ISVs. 
  • Manage partnerships in France, Spain, Italy and other countries in the EMEA region.
  • Exceed revenue targets by developing and maintaining relationships with potential and existing channel partners
  • Ability to infect prospect partners with enthusiasm for an emerging software category - Collaborative Work Management. 
  • Engage and manage Smartsheet partner programs and relationships in support of partnership objectives and sales opportunities  (e.g. direct sales, sales engineers, channel marketing)
  • Manage a multi-quarter and annual planning process with key partners: Enablement, Co-Marketing, Sales pipeline.  Channel pipeline, forecast reporting and track progress through the sales cycle. Host QBRs.  
  • Drive monthly partner alignment sessions to review partners’ pipelines, conduct win/loss analysis, and develop account penetration strategies to identify and build new sales opportunities
  • Provide ongoing sales coaching and sales enablement activities, and work with the partner organizations to ensure they complete any required partner training and certifications
  • Work with partners and other resources  (e.g. partner marketing manager) on developing and executing a partner marketing plan to drive demand in support of revenue targets
  • Manage the procurement process through and with partners, including our distributor [QBS France].

Requirements:

  • 5-7 years of sales experience in Enterprise Application software. SaaS experience preferred.  Understanding of a services led partner model, - where the core value proposition for partners is delivering their own professional services. Not license transactions.  
  • Five years + of channel experience and, ideally, an existing network of software focused partners in France. Understanding of a hybrid go to market model.     
  • Demonstrated ability with partner recruitment and joint business planning. 
  • Demonstrated ability to drive cross-functional teaming
  • Fluent in French (additional European Languages are a plus)
  • Currently resides in the greater London area.  Willingness to commute into central London with some regularity, but not daily. 

Perks & Benefits:

  • Employer-paid Private Medical and Dental, additional cost for family members
  • Lucrative Employee Stock Purchase Program (15% discount)
  • Monthly contributions toward your pension
  • Monthly stipend to support your work and productivity
  • 25 days paid for Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays + Flexible Time Away Program
  • 20 weeks fully paid Maternity Leave
  • 12 weeks fully paid Paternity/Adoption Leave
  • Personal paid Volunteer Day to support our community
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development including access to LinkedIn Learning online courses
  • Company Funded Perks including a counseling membership, salary sacrifice options, commuter discounts, and your own personal Smartsheet account.
  • Teleworking options from any registered location in the UK (role specific)

About Smartsheet:

In 2005, Smartsheet was founded on the idea that teams and millions of people worldwide deserve a better way to deliver their very best work. Today, the company delivers a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, empowering organizations to plan, capture, track, automate, and report on work at scale, resulting in more efficient processes and better business outcomes. Smartsheet went public on the New York Stock Exchange in April 2018 and currently enables collaboration, better decision making, and accelerated innovation for over 76,000 domain-based customers in 190 countries, including 96 of the Fortune 100.

Why Smartsheet?

Getting From Idea to Impact! At a time when organizational speed and execution are critical to gaining a competitive edge, modern work — especially at scale — is increasingly bogged down by legacy tools and legacy thinking.

Smartsheet is designed to unleash the benefits of greater work agility and collaboration by providing a powerful platform for organizations to plan, capture, manage, automate, and report on work. Smartsheet empowers teams to execute with speed and accountability — and make better decisions, faster.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Smartsheet is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering an inclusive environment with the best employees. We provide employment opportunities without regard to any legally protected status in accordance with applicable laws in the US, UK, Australia, Costa Rica, and Germany. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

At Smartsheet, we strive to build an inclusive environment that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members who also represent the diverse needs of our customers. We're looking for people who are driven, authentic, supportive, effective, and honest. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match our job description—if your career path has been nontraditional, that will set you apart. At Smartsheet, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who aren't afraid to be innovative—join us!

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