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Partner Development Manager

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Sales - Sales Channels
  • Added


The best partner ecosystems achieve the most when they are co-selling outstanding products, solutions, and services backed by an extraordinary company. We are passionate about driving digital transformation by bringing Appian solutions to a select set of capable partners that provide technology to drive speed, agility, and efficiency to their customers.

As a Partner Development Manager, you will be the primary contact and face of Appian to a portfolio of potential and developing partners.

This role will engage with all roles at partners including, c-suite, sales, marketing, and technical teams. You will establish the strategy and direction of tailored partner development plans to guide partners on monetisation and profitability opportunities with Appian. Evidence of success is a recruited and activated ecosystem of partners with or on-track to building a true Appian Total Automation practice via a plan of technical and GTM enablement.

This position is a highly cross-functional role working closely with our channel, sales, enablement, marketing, solutions consulting, services, and sales operations organisations. The target partner type extends across (Solution Partners, Integrators, Aggregators, Services Partners, MSPs, and Resellers) business models. 

To be successful in this role, you will be:

  • Leading the efforts of the full partner development lifecycle from recruit to activated for a portfolio of regional partners
  • Positioning products and services monetisation methods to partners with complex and multiple active business models
  • Driving joint partner business plans that include enablement, capacity, and impactful GTM strategy
  • Building partners to high level of technical capability to ensure customer success
  • Initiating and cultivating co-selling relationships and rules of engagement between the partner and Appian core sales organisations
  • Driving partner pipeline through the sales process via regular pipeline review and coaching sessions with partner sales representatives and leadership teams.
  • Driving partner usage and efficacy of channel infrastructure tools, and content resources i.e.: Partner Portals, Online Training/Learning, Deal Registration, Campaign Management and other systems integral to partner success.
  • Growing channel businesses, via strong alignment to the core values and priorities of the partner’s business and Appian’s priorities and core values.
  • Delivering compelling partner quarterly business reviews that contain actionable insights and built on a combination of strategic business KPI’s and qualitative feedback.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-7+ years building solutions and/or services practices with partners
  • Past success selling enterprise software to large, complex organisations
  • Proven ability to build deep, trust-based relationships with executives and other decision makers
  • Knowledge of as-a-service software concepts and market drivers
  • Track record of overachieving quota (top 10-20% of company) in past positions
  • Ability to execute complex deals with customers and/or partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Possess domain knowledge and a portable relationship portfolio
  • BA/BS Degree; MBA preferred

About Us:

Before Appian was a company, it was an idea. Not about a product or a market, but about the culture needed to sustain innovation and value. Today, we help businesses build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform.

Appian was founded on the belief that talented and passionate people, given the power and autonomy to excel, will deliver amazing impact. We have worked thoughtfully to create an inclusive, agile and collaborative work environment where employees feel challenged, and all voices are heard. We value and encourage cross-departmental collaboration, and actively seek opportunities to better ourselves and others. Creating impact to us means that when we deliver results, we’re focused on lasting positive change.

Join us.