EY SAP Campaign Associate Director in Topeka, Kansas
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The Alliance program is designed to accelerate EY sales through joint go to market activity and co-innovation of technology-enabled services and solutions. The Global Alliance Campaign Associate Director is responsible for enabling and executing 1 or more Alliance Campaigns for the big bets for a Type 1 Alliance. The “big bets” are the most strategic programs for the Type 1 alliances and are intended to drive $100m - $250m annually at scale. The Alliance Campaign Associate Director will work in collaboration with the Global Alliance Leader, Alliance Relationship Director, Alliance Practice teams, Alliance CEs, and Area/Regions to develop and execute upon the campaign across the Globe. The Alliance Relationship Director manages all aspects of the alliance campaign including market activation, marketing and awareness, operations, and governance.
Essential Functions of the Job:
Design campaign strategy and campaign program elements
Collaborate with Alliance Relationship Director (ARD) on Alliance components of the campaign (relationship map, cadence, governance, contracts, resale, etc)
Identify target account strategy in conjunction with Global Alliance Leader/Area GTM Alliance Leaders, ARD, Sector and Field of Play Leader(s)
Develop messaging and value proposition for campaign including securing alignment and buy-in from the Alliance partner
Work with BMC to develop sales collateral, marketing strategy, and other enablement materials
Coordinate with Client Technology, Alliance Practice or Sector and Alliance partner on the development of technical elements of the campaign (demos and other tech assets)
Activation of the campaign into each region through internal and external awareness sessions
Engage with Area GTM leaders to secure region support and identify region leads from EY and the Alliance Partner to own the sales motion and drive in-market sales efforts
Incubate target accounts and land sales motion with Alliance CEs to expand
Provide Campaign/ Sales motion expertise to accounts as requested
Align with Area practice leadership to secure campaign support and share campaign practice delivery needs
Cadence regions, escalating issues as appropriate
Oversee campaign governance and sales / pipeline discipline – stand-up of campaign through campaign execution (awareness, financial tracking, account cadence, relationship alignment)
Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:
Type 1 alliances are considered to be the most complex relationships due to breadth of relationship across multiple competencies, sectors and geographies. They are also anticipated to result in a higher degree of revenue for EY and require a higher degree of collaboration. The Global Campaign Associate Director will be expected to influence senior level executives across both EY and the alliance company to form and execute the campaign.
Must manage complex relationships with multiple stakeholders often with competing priorities
Ability to balance enablement and development activities
Evaluate activities, efforts, requests against agreed strategy and plan as well as EY policies
Assess and prioritize financial requests against limited/set budgets
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
Understanding of technology and business benefits of relevant alliance partner products and solutions
Proficiency in Alliance partner product preferred
Experience in alliance management or business development for technology or professional services company
Experience and evidence of success in building and nurturing win-win alliance relationships
Strong networking and influence management skills resulting in driving actions to outcomes and delivering results actions across organizational boundaries
Highly credible communicator with excellent organization and project management skills and proven track record delivering alliance sales and revenues
Must be able to operate independently to drive the overarching campaign program which will include multiple subsets of activities and workstreams. The Campaign Associate Director must influence and direct activities of Sector, Competency, and Field of Play Leaders who do not report to the Alliance Campaign Associate Director. Will also influence and provide guidance to resources senior (PPEDD level) to the Alliance Campaign Associate Director
Varies by alliance, but may be expected to manage a small team supporting the Alliance campaign execution.
- The role is likely to require regular travel (overseas), up to 50% of the time, as well as operate over multiple time zones
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college/university
- Minimum eight (8) years of experience in consulting services or consultative business development, including experience in managing or developing strategic relationships and campaigns
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