Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 245+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.
We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers in 32 countries spanning six continents.
A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.
As Global Alliance Director, you are responsible for oversight and coordination of existing global Equinix Alliance Partner’s relationships and for targeting, capturing, and growing targeted new Alliance Partner prospects in partnership with Equinix Business Development teams. Additional responsibilities include providing leadership and direction to Regional Alliance Directors in all aspects of their jobs, Alliance Partner performance ownership and key success measure attainment, and coordination of cross functional teams (sales, marketing, technical, operations) needed to support Alliance Partner Program efforts.
Reporting to the Global Managing Director & Vice-President –Oracle Strategic Alliance, this role requires a strong balance of business development, program design, program oversight, cross region coordination, staff leadership skills and results measurement. The person in this role must be able to work in partnership with several adjacent teams in Equinix (direct sales, channel sales, marketing, solutions architects, business development, sales operations) and in partnership with partner program team members in the field to execute measurable key success factors with the partner (pipeline & bookings through the program), with our direct sales organization and with selective reseller partners. The position requires a detail-oriented, self-starter with an analytical approach toward growing our important Alliance with Oracle .
The right candidate will possess a combination of strong partner program management experience, an understanding of business development, financial contribution models, and ROI calculations. Understanding IT services and shifting cloud consumption models (networking, cloud services and hybrid cloud solutions) are key areas of knowledge.
Translate common Platform Equinix capabilities into high value joint solution for Equinix Sales to repeat and scale the GTM engine. Help clearly articulate the key drivers and value points for Alliance partner promotion of Equinix services
Serves as a liaison between the Strategic Alliances, Product Management and Marketing and Sales teams at Equinix and Oracle, including executive engagement
Execute on Alliance objectives for Equinix set by Platform Alliance and regional management, including quota retirement
Provide and support enablement of sales and channel team members of Equinix and Oracle
Assist as needed in the development of required support materials for the programs
Adhere to and support various program guidelines, rules, and measures
Enhance the reputation of the Oracle Strategic Alliances team by pursuing thought leadership/technical proficiency; pursuit of relevant accreditation and certifications is encouraged but not required
10+ year’s experience with 5+ years of partner experience, sales, marketing, business development experience. Technology experience, team leadership experience a plus. 3+ years channel program management and leadership experience with accountability for revenue targets
Working knowledge of Networking technologies and Cloud environments is required.
Solid understanding of IT infrastructure from the physical layer to the operating system layer
Ability to design and present business plans, track and articulate program progress, design and document program guidelines for distribution throughout the organization, especially at executive-level and for external use
Ability to translate technology features into business benefits for Equinix and the alliance partner
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong initiative and ability to work in a self-directed environment
Organization and priority setting skills and ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment
Skilled in MS Office products and knowledge of Salesforce.com strongly preferred.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
The targeted pay range for this position in the following location is / locations are:
San Francisco, CA / Bay Area: $269,000 to $482,000
California (Non-SF/Bay Area), Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Washington state: $264,000 to $474,000
Colorado, Nevada, Rhode Island: $244,000 to $438,000
Our pay ranges reflect the minimum and maximum target for new hire pay for the full-time position determined by role, level, and location. Individual pay is based on additional factors including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training.
This position may be offered in other locations. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process.
The targeted pay range displayed reflects On-Target Earnings or OTE, which is base pay plus commissions, and does not include equity or benefits. Equity may be offered depending on the position.
Company benefits for the U.S. are subject to eligibility requirements and include Medical, TeleMedicine, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D insurance, 401K, leave of absence and disability benefits, paid time off, holidays, and more.
Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability. If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Staffing@equinix.com. Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you.
Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law. (Equal Opportunity / AA / Disabled / Veterans Employer (U.S.)).
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