Global Strategic Alliance Lead – Financial Services, AMER


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Atlassian is looking for an experienced Global Strategic Alliances leader with a strong Financial Services background to drive regional development in AMER with our most strategic partners. This role reports directly to the Global Head of Strategic Alliances, and will be responsible for growing incremental, measurable revenue across our diverse range of enterprise solutions – from Agile at Scale to Service Management.
We are on a mission to help our customers compete and win in the modern, digital economy. We have built a multi-billion-dollar, dynamic software business with over 225,000 paying customers, and millions of users around the globe. Many of these organizations acquire Atlassian tools through our network of partners – including a growing number of Global System Integrators (GSIs).
In this role, you will be responsible for partner engagement and go-to-market efforts, developing a robust pipeline of joint opportunities with some of our largest enterprise customers across the region. Using your experience and leadership skills, you will deliver successful outcomes against our channel targets.

The Global Alliance Lead – Financial Services, AMER will work closely with the Atlassian AMER leadership team – both channel & sales – to lead the strategy and ongoing improvement of our channel sales model and build a comprehensive approach to engaging with key GSI partners to accelerate our channel growth trajectory through the motions of our partner-facing functions.


What you’ll do


  • Assist the Global Head of Strategic Alliances in planning and executing the vision of the channel business development organization
  • Manage and develop a growth plan for the FS Segment in AMER working with Regional Management and territory-based Channel Managers
  • Team with our Enterprise Sales and Solution Specialists on optimizing the co-selling motion
  • Develop FS demand generation strategies across different product and solution areas
  • Assess channel coverage, partner capacity and recruitment requirements with FS specialization across the different AMER regions
  • Continuously evaluate different partnership and go-to-market models, unique to each solution area
  • Align with counterparts in the Channel field and program organizations to build and deliver a coordinated engagement model
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Product, Marketing, Analytics, Finance, and others
  • “Be the change you seek” and demonstrate leadership while helping Atlassian to continuously improve our ability to better serve our customers and partners
  • Monitor, measure, and assess how your critical initiatives and investments are delivering results for the company

    Your background


  • You want to be a part of something big. You enjoy pursuing challenges and making your mark. You are passionate about continuous learning and improvement, and you are excited about building out a scalable business.
  • Your decision process is a balance of vision and analytics, using data to inform your investments while still focusing on a long-term view. And you are an effective communicaton in building your business case and getting organizational buy-in to support your recommendations.
  • On your first day, we’ll expect you to have:
  • Substantial experience (15+ Years) in Channel Management and/or Channel Sales
  • Strong (10+ years minimum) experience in the Financial Services segment
  • Experience building and managing Strategic Alliance partnerships
  • Strong communication skills – both through language and cultural understanding across AMER
  • An understanding of how to deliver as a cross-functional leader by engaging with and influencing other groups within the organization
  • The ability to focus and drive channel initiatives, but also keep an eye on the business as a whole
  • A proven record of meeting or exceeding performance metrics – both sales/bookings as well as non-revenue targets
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    About Our Team
    As the Channel Business Development team, we help to expand the footprint of Atlassian in key markets and industries, with a specific focus on our enterprise customer segment. Since you will be working with Strategic partners across a diverse range of solution areas, you will need a broad understanding of enterprise software channel business including channel sales, channel strategy and market development. Most importantly, you will work closely with teams across Atlassian – including sales, marketing, product development and others – to build success.
    Our perks & benefits
    To support you at work and play, our perks and benefits include ample time off, an annual education budget, paid volunteer days, and so much more.
    About Atlassian
    The world’s best teams work better together with Atlassian. From medicine and space travel, to disaster response and pizza deliveries, Atlassian software products help teams all over the planet. At Atlassian, we’re motivated by a common goal: to unleash the potential of every team.
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