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Director, Strategic Alliances (North America)



United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Build your future with Sovos.

If you're seeking a career where innovation meets impact, you've come to the right place. As a global leader, Sovos is transforming tax compliance from a business requirement to a force for growth while revolutionizing how businesses navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape.

At Sovos, we're dedicated to more than just solving compliance challenges – we're committed to making a positive and lasting difference in everything we do. Our teams operate on the modern edge of digital technology, working not only to solve complex business challenges but also to enrich our personal, professional, and local communities.

Our purpose-built systems provide the tools you need to thrive in a world where governments demand increased visibility, faster reporting and greater control over business processes. Excited about the possibilities? So are we!

Don’t worry if you don't check all the boxes – apply anyway! We're focused on hiring the right people, not just the "right" resume. It's not about what you've done elsewhere; it's all about what you're capable of doing here.

The Work You'll Do:

The Director, Strategic Alliances (North America) is charged with developing and executing a multi-year partner strategy and plan to grow the revenue contribution of one or more strategic alliances partners in North America. As a key member of the Americas Partner Team, they will be responsible for developing and executing alliance strategies to drive growth, innovation, and market expansion with their partner(s). This role requires an energetic individual with a proven track record of building and nurturing strategic partnerships with global system integrators, consultancies, and CPA firms.

The Director, Strategic Alliances (North America) will collaborate closely with executive staff, regional sales management, and the partner team with regards to their partner strategy. They will develop and implement a best-in-class alliances strategy to build and measure the success and revenue contribution of these alliances. This individual will build out deep relationships and work to drive the Sovos platform value proposition with key strategic alliances.

More specifically you will:

  • Build and develop one or more strategic alliances with global system integrators or tax advisories, implement a model capable of year-over-year growth, and build partner revenues to meet and exceed global sales targets.
  • Build and lead sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with these strategic alliance partners to promote joint organizational and financial investments by both Sovos and its partners.
  • Drive growth of the alliance’s contribution to the business, measured in license bookings, revenue, and pipeline created.
  • Work with regional Account Executives and sales leadership to leverage our partner relationships to gain entry to new accounts and grow our established accounts.
  • Develop a model for building capacity with their partner(s), and provide the sales teams with the readiness and enablement to pursue market share improvement among partners.
  • Create business plans with key stakeholders for each partner and ensure commercial goals are being defined and met.
  • Establish a business cadence, including Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs) and regular executive alignment internally.
  • Play a hands-on role, maintain a personal presence and high visibility in the field, and directly drive teaming on opportunities with partners and Sovos direct sales teams.
  • Collaborate with Product, Sales, and Marketing to provide coverage of the partners, drive joint solutions, and execute GTM programs that drive incremental sales opportunities.
  • Drive alignment between the partner and Sovos field organizations and continue to build on the Sovos co-sell culture to create win-win outcomes with our joint customers

What We Need From You

  • 10+ years of demonstrated success in alliance sales in software and services across alliance partners
  • Experience penetrating, onboarding, and growing alliance partners including knowledge of business models, contracting and successful go to market strategies
  • Ability and passion for developing and establishing strategic partnerships and working closely with sales teams in competitive environments
  • Proven track record in achieving sales objectives and driving accurate forecasting of partner business
  • Growth mindset in an organization that is building out its partner DNA and ecosystem
  • Strong collaboration skills with relevant internal stakeholders
  • US + Canada travel required
  • Strong partner management experience and partner empathy.
  • Strong acumen for business and partner development.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful revenue contribution through partners
  • Ability to develop and implement partner business plans that drive partner revenue goals
  • MBA is a bonus, but no substitute for field experience.
  • Due to client contractual obligations, the successful candidate will be asked to complete a background check and drug test upon hire

What Does Sovos Offer You?

The tools to enhance your life - because we want you to enjoy your life outside of work and inside!

  • Flexible Time-Off
  • Uncapped Commission Plans
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits
  • 401(k) match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Bi-Weekly Meeting Free Days!
  • Globally recognized Training and Development programs

Sovos is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment that celebrates diversity and where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate against race, color, religions, national origin, age, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic provided by law. At Sovos, all employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

Company Background

Sovos is a global provider of tax, compliance and trust solutions and services that enable businesses to navigate an increasingly regulated world with true confidence. Purpose-built for always-on compliance capabilities, our scalable IT-driven solutions meet the demands of an evolving and complex global regulatory landscape. Sovos’ cloud-based software platform provides an unparalleled level of integration with business applications and government compliance processes.

More than 100,000 customers in 100+ countries – including half the Fortune 500 – trust Sovos for their compliance needs. Sovos annually processes more than three billion transactions across 19,000 global tax jurisdictions. Bolstered by a robust partner program more than 400 strong, Sovos brings to bear an unrivaled global network for companies across industries and geographies. Founded in 1979, Sovos has operations across the Americas and Europe, and is owned by Hg and TA Associates. For more information visit http://www.sovos.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.