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Regional Strategic Partner Director



Paris, France
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 6000+ employees on all continents. We deliver award winning enterprise software solutions through the use of embedded digital innovation and a single cloud-based platform to help businesses be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™.

At IFS, we're flexible, we're innovative, and we're focused not only on how we can engage with our customers but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society's greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and accept that there are so many different perspectives in this world. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We're looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs.

If you want to change the status quo, we'll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS.

Job Description

IFS’s success relies on a strong and committed partner community. The Partner Director is responsible for managing relationships and driving engagement with our Strategic Partners that our critical to our success. The objective is enhanced partner commitment to leverage their capabilities for the successful IFS software sales and deployments.

The Partner Director works closely with IFS Sales, Pre-sales and Services and consulting teams, as well as the partners themselves, to ensure that partners fulfil forecasted license revenue targets and perform successful IFS software implementations and transformation programs. This includes but is not limited to establishing processes to drive engagement cadence, ensuring that partner knowledge, skills and resource deployments are aligned with IFS’ interests and working to ensure partner activities are executed in a manner that achieves valuable customer outcomes and aligned with customer satisfaction.

An individual able and willing to generate additional IFS software revenue through the activities of their Managed Partner based on their Demand generation and Lead qualification activity.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive revenue from and with our regionally managed Partners (sell with / sell through / sell to) taking IFS in region to 50% partner revenue contribution by FY26
  • Support the hyper growth and delivery of IFS as it continues to expand and grow doubling in size every 3 years, leveraging partners to scale quickly and effectively through their ability to prime projects and grow regional and global practices.
  • Foster strong relationships and cadence between the Regional Strategic Partners and IFS market units, resulting in account deals in target industries and geographies.
  • Allow Sales to focus on sales execution and the IFS end customer by finding and supporting the right Partner to go to market in specific industries and geographies.
  • Build, grow and shape a sustainable partnership route to market that drives the partner to develop demand with IFS
  • Deliver successful regional partner cadence and joint account planning opportunities on a planned and agreed cadence.
  • Work with sales and account teams in region to keep/maintain pipeline opportunities in CRM
  • Keep leadership regularly informed of the partnership performance to include areas of growth, engagement and general concerns related to accounts/projects
  • Regularly attend meetings, conferences, partner and project connects virtually / in person
  • Build and maintain relationships at all levels of the organization(s)
  • Support new business development efforts across industry & products
  • Ensure partnership performance and alignment with business goals
  • Collaborate with sales, product, marketing and development teams in support of partner
  • Utilize consultative approach focused on listening, learning, problem solving and influencing
  • Communicate effectively and with impact conveying IFS’s mission, value proposition to a variety of audiences leveraging persuasive storytelling skills and cultural competencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Marketing or a related field preferred
  • Candidate would preferably have 10+ years’ or equivalent experience in partner or vendor management, role in the technology sector.
  • Understanding of relevant IT markets;
  • Understanding of GSI landscape in Big 5 market
  • Previous experience of working with Global GSI’s
  • Experienced in driving complex sales processes and negotiations
  • Prior large scale partner management experience
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal in French and English)
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize accordingly
  • Able and willing to regularly travel
  • Desirable:

  • Extensive experience in large IT service-based organizations, Business-to-Business and ERP software industry
  • Experience in developing partner marketing plans would be beneficial
  • Experience in systems integration partnering.

Additional Information

    t IFS you will work in a growing, global enterprise software company where informal hierarchies promote simplicity and trust with responsibility. We strive to deepen our expertise by taking on challenging and varying work assignments in a collaborative environment together with committed colleagues.

    With professionalism and a strong customer focus in everything we do, from R&D to Sales and Consultancy, we are proud to serve world-class customers all over the globe with our leading products.

    If you want to change the status quo, we'll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Equal Opportunity Employer