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Manager, Partner Development (18-0065) in Herndon, VA at ePlus

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Herndon, VA
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Job Description:

Are you up to the challenge? At ePlus, we engineer transformative technology solutions for the most visionary companies in the world. This takes imagination, relentless client service, and the tenacity to enable our clients to achieve their visions. Our partnerships with leading edge technology manufacturers—many of which look to us for their own technology infrastructure needs—keep us immersed across the broad spectrum of the IT ecosystem.

As the Manager, Partner Development, you will manage key vendor and partner programs, relationships and overall growth for a named list of focused vendors and partners.  You will aid the National Partner Team with vendor and partner alliances, advancing and growing viable long-term relationships across designated vendors and partners.

From strategy to fulfillment to managed services, our engineering-centric solutions enable our clients to realize what it means for technology to do more.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage process, program guidelines, support claiming and increase funding for Marketing Development Funds (MDF), Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and incremental vendor funds
  • Increase funding for funded-head positions and technical enablement programs such as certifications, training and ongoing competencies
  • Review proposed MDF and MoU plans; manage cost-allocation planning
  • Manage and track milestone performance activity across multiple departments
  • Track performance of all Marketing Development Funds and Strategic Investment Funds; breakout by activity type
  • Fully understand key vendor rebate programs and determine steps to increase rebate opportunities
    • Disseminate information to management and relevant teams
  • Support rebate estimation, tracking and claiming processes in coordination with Sales Operations and Vendor Purchasing groups
  • Review incentives to ensure alignment with key rebate/profit programs; drive increased funds from each vendor or partner
  • Escalate issues relating to day-to-day operations such as internal process improvement and policies governing relevant programs (e.g.- Sales Incentives, MDF claiming, etc)
  • Ensure that ePlus maximizes program usage and funds received from each vendor
  • Train and mentor relevant new employees
  • Function as the liaison between executive management, field sales, marketing and sales operations teams
  • Proactively lead and supervise to effectively deliver the following:
    • Proactive, long range MDF planning and execution for security partnerships
    • Regional and departmental MDF requirements and budgets
    • Development of business plans, reporting, priority setting and relationship building
    • Coordination and management of partner-sponsored events
  • Assist Management and relevant teams in gathering data for OEM scorecard reporting; help manage format(s) and data presentation

Job Knowledge/Skills:

  • Previous experience with Market Development Funds plans and processes
  • Excellent attention-to-detail
  • Must demonstrate ability to qualify, penetrate, and close new accounts
  • Excellent communication, presentation, problem-solving and time management skills
  • Possess ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant business development or vendor funding experience
  • 10+ years of experience in channel or partner program management preferred

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