Red Hat Automotive Software Eco System Lead EMEA in Grasbrunn, Germany
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The Red Hat Sales team is looking for an ISV Business Development Manager to join us preferably in Germany or France, as both countries have a significant market with respect to the independent software vendors (ISVs) and customers. However, this role can be based in any of our major Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) locations. Digital transformation is changing the automotive and manufacturing industries, resulting in the development of connected cars, autonomous driving, and connected manufacturing technologies, and Red Hat is helping the industries to get effective IT systems and processes in place do digitize and modernize their businesses and solutions. In this role, you will implement our automotive and manufacturing ISV go-to-market strategy in EMEA so that it positions Red Hat as the vendor of choice in the respective market. You will become part of a newly created automotive and manufacturing vertical team in EMEA, working on generating direct relationship businesses with ISVs and connecting ISVs with our customers. In addition to working with your team, you will also closely cooperate with our horizontal EMEA ISV regional team, corporate teams, and all of Red Hat’s sales teams that are focusing on the automotive and manufacturing industries within Red Hat in EMEA. You will report directly to the EMEA Vice President of Strategic Business Development.
Primary job responsibilities
Serve as the subject matter expert on the automotive and manufacturing vertical and its ecosystem; cooperate on a global basis and ensure that the company is further developing in the respective industry vertical
Identify and engage with new and existing strategic partners to develop the ISV adoption and business across the EMEA region for automotive and manufacturing industries
Convince targeted ISVs to adopt Red Hat’s technologies and solutions both for their internal needs and for their own customer solutions as well
Close ISV partnership agreements, generate direct and indirect revenues
Work with account managers and architects covering the automotive and manufacturing customers in order to identify proper partners and generate and support new business opportunities
Develop long-term solutions with those ISV partners that require the embedding of Red Hat’s technologies
Cooperate with the internal sales staff and customers to profile current and prospective ISV partners
Provide follow-up activities to support Red Hat’s marketing campaigns
Work internally across the automotive and manufacturing and the ISV teams to foster a positive team culture and encourage sharing of best practices
Meet assigned sales quotas and KPIs, grow and renew existing customer relationships, and acquire new business
Manage new contracts and forecasts, close deals and partnerships, record sales activities, and track customer data using company standard customer-relationship management (CRM) tools
Send proposals and quotes on specific solutions to acquire new customers and upgrade existing accounts
10+ years of sales experience in the automotive, manufacturing, and IT industries
Fluent communication skills in English and also ideally in either German, French, or Italian
Understanding of solution selling methodologies
Experience developing partnerships and embedding royalty-based contracts
5+ years of experience working in or covering the automotive and manufacturing industry
5+ years of experience in partnering, business development, and selling with partners
Experience selling directly to customers
Ability to engage management decision makers at senior levels
Solid written and verbal communication skills and good interpersonal skills
Ability to work with multiple sales channels and routes to market
MBA or another relevant university degree is a plus
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Job ID 67225
Category Business Development