Regional Alliance Manager (EMEA) - DACH Region at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: United Kingdom - London

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Global SI Alliances

Regional Alliance Manager (EMEA)- DACH Region

Guidewire is growing our Alliances team to meet the demand for our new products and partnerships globally. We need a gifted, Regional Alliance Manager to partner closely with our external partners as well as our Sales, Services, and Sales Consulting teams internally to meet our global sales demand.

As a Regional Alliance Manager, you will develop and manage partnerships within the region, collaborate on partner enablement strategies, foster account level relationships with Guidewire Sales teams, and discover new opportunities for Guidewire market expansion. You should develop and drive the alliance partner to generate incremental revenue for Guidewire

Some of the experience we seek:

  • A strong foundation in partner relationship development and management.
  • Demonstrated track record working in Global Alliance and Regional Alliance Manager models
  • A proven track record of working with large Systems Integrators
  • Alliance experience at a major software product or services company that has sold globally to established and emerging markets is preferred
  • German language skills are required
  • Financial Industry expertise is preferred
  • Experience within a major Systems Integrator is desirable
  • Demonstrate both business acumen and technical aptitude to listen and speak at all levels internally and externally in sales and execution functions.

What sets Guidewire's team apart?

We prize clear, rational and collaborative communications plainly based on logic, total commitment to quality, and to making decisions based on factual evidence. Since a large portion of our team is dispersed throughout the world, your ability to communicate by written, oral and collaborative communications is required. We especially value teamwork in Alliances. We architected the team to work as a unit and not only as individual contributors. Your ability to get along and synthesize with your teammates is paramount to your success here.

Who is Guidewire Software?

Guidewire exists to deliver the industry platform that P&C insurers rely upon to adapt and succeed in a time of accelerating change—and to ensure that every customer succeeds in the journey. We provide the software, services, and partner ecosystem to enable our customers to run, differentiate, and grow their business.

Guidewire InsurancePlatform is the P&C industry platform that unifies software, services, and partner ecosystem to power our customers’ business. InsurancePlatform provides the standard upon which insurers can engage their customers, optimize their operations, drive smart decisions, and innovate quickly. We are privileged to serve more than 350 P&C insurers in 32 countries. We invest heavily in R&D to build a technology platform that combines three elements—core processing, data and analytics, and digital engagement—to enhance insurers’ ability to engage and empower their customers and employees.

What will I be doing?

  • Become the go-to-person for all SI related matters by mastering the complexity of the SI organizations and penetrating their leadership network;
  • Work in tandem with Guidewire sales and services teams to formulate and execute a strategy to establish a win-win partnership between Guidewire and the SI;
  • Develop and maintain senior-level executive relationships between Guidewire and the SI
  • Analyze and determine how best to ensure the SI is well-versed and knowledgeable about Guidewire's value propositions and messages;
  • Further our partnership philosophy to reinforce and establish rules of engagement between Guidewire and the SI;
  • During sales pursuits, you will shepherd the respective SI constituents through Guidewire's software sales cycles ensuring value-add to Guidewire's sales process;
  • Work with SI and Guidewire sales teams to create account-specific and regional-specific go-to-market plans and co-sell strategies, and keep the internal teams regularly updated on progress and updates;
  • Learn the SI and influence their SI services team to build a Guidewire practice to support Guidewire business and implementations;
  • Provide insight into their dedicated team resources and work with the SI and Guidewire's services team to ensure 100% customer satisfaction and project success including aligning to Training, and Governance program requirements. You will maintain close monitoring on all agreements with partners and negotiate agreements related to NDAs, Teaming, Reseller, Referral, etc) between the two companies.
  • Within Guidewire, you will work with Guidewire Marketing to leverage SI's vast marketing resources.
  • Increase revenue from the alliance. This may include enabling partners to originate new business and encouraging them to be more business development ready and resourceful. * Work with Guidewire services teams to monitor partner involved implementations and execute corrective plan (if necessary).

Our hiring is as methodical, rational and stringent as our Development

standards so here are a few of our favorite things.

  • Deep experience in the enterprise software business.
  • Demonstrated track record of career progression preferably at a high growth software development company in a global capacity.
  • Demonstrated success working in a hybrid distribution sales model (direct sales, channel sales, alliance management and marketing)
  • Solid expertise in mastering a complex technical sales and services' product offering.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and strong global network.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail
  • Responsive, self-motivated, professional, enthusiastic, team-oriented, and ethical character traits.

What about Personal Attributes?

  • We live and operate by three basic principles. These are the same principles upon which Guidewire was founded and they remain at the heart of all we do today:

We value integrity in everything that we do-- truthful relationships with customers, prospective customers, partners, investors, and each other.

We are dedicated to rationality-- communicating through clear arguments, building excellent quality products, and making decisions carefully on the basis of factual evidence.

We prize collegiality-- working together as professional equals, with a minimum of hierarchy.


About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Regional Alliance Manager (EMEA) - DACH Region
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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