**Manager, Partner Operations**
+ Location: Chicago, Illinois, US
+ Area of Interest Sales - Product
+ Job Type Professional
+ Technology Interest Networking, Security, Wireless, Mobility
+ Job Id 1290888
**Manager, Americas Partner Sales Organization (Distribution + eComm)**
Cisco Meraki knows that technology can connect us, empower us, and drive us. By simplifying powerful technology, we can free passionate people to focus on their mission. As the fastest growing cloud-managed networking team in the world, our products and technology architecture are changing the face of enterprise networking and making cloud-managed IT a reality. As part of an entrepreneurial team in this rapidly growing business, you help customize the direction by ensuring our organizational challenges and opportunities are driving towards the best results.
At Meraki, our goal as leaders is to grow and develop brilliant teams. The strength of our team is the foundation of our success. For us, the best team is one that is focused, highly trusted, empowered, inclusive and innovative. A great team will build products that disrupt markets and customer relationships that widen the impact we can have on the world. A great team will also inspire in each of us work that is meaningful and rewarding. You commit to living our leadership principles, create simple paths for people to deliver their best work, and make decisions that will prioritize the long-term health of Cisco Meraki.
**What you will do:**
+ Hire, coach, and develop a hungry and passionate distribution sales team across the U.S, Canada, and LATAM
+ Deliver against our sales and channel goals while building strong internal and external relationships in service of an outstanding customer, distributor, and partner experience.
+ Drive the strategy and executive relationship with distributors
+ Work together with all Meraki cross-functional teams in the Americas in support of Channels, Inside Sales, and Field Sales to build culture and shared vision
+ Work with Cisco teams to ensure Meraki is appropriately prioritized, gaining support for marketing and channel investments, and optimizing our joint GTM approach to drive growth.
+ Own Meraki executive sponsorship and execution with the US, Canada, and LATAM distributors
+ Use weekly team check-ins, metrics and data to continually assess both sales performance and talent performance/retention to fully understand underlying drivers and adjust course as necessary.
+ Manage multiple initiatives across various business functions including sales, operations, marketing, strategy, and Cisco stakeholders
+ You exude our Americas Meraki Channel Culture of always kicking it up a notch, showing up together every day, and leading the transformation.
+ You communicate broadly and often, providing clear purpose, direction, goals, and measures across all of your stakeholders
+ Career Champion. You invest in your team’s growth and development.
+ Disagree, Decide, and Commit. You listen to understand different opinions and allow them to influence the direction.
+ Results Driven. You are resilient, optimistic, and passionate about our business results while never compromising customer, partner, and team relationships.
+ You commit to earning our team’s trust everyday through your actions and transparency.
+ You are innovative, creative, and strategic while always driving toward actions and outcomes.
+ BA/BS or equivalent practical experience
+ 5+ years channel sales experience
+ Distribution experience preferred
+ Team leadership experience preferred
+ Demonstrated sales leadership ability in motivating teams, overachieving targets, and successfully working with a broad range of channel partners
+ Exceptional communication skills, both in presenting to partners and stakeholders, but also in reducing complex ideas to simple language and rigorously prioritizing what and how to communicate across the organization to achieve results
+ Demonstrated organizational planning and project management capabilities with the ability to manage multiple tasks with shifting priorities and varying deadlines
+ Significant travel required (40% – 60%)
Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
At Cisco Meraki, we don't just accept difference - it's one of our key values. Everybody In means we listen to each other's opinions. Everybody is accepted and valued here, and we are a team that works as one towards our goals. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.
At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.
Need to be authorized to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.
Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.