Partner Manager (Cloud) (R7748)


Elastic is a free and open search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real-time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at

The Elastic family unites 3,000+ employees across 40+ countries into one coherent team, while the broader community spans across over 100 countries and has downloaded Elastic over 3.6 billion times. From creating modern consumer experiences to advanced cyber protection, cloud operations to GenerativeAI, our products are extending what's possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots.

We’re looking for a highly motivated Partner Manager with a strong background developing existing partnerships with hyperscale cloud partners, such as Tencent and Alibaba.  The Partner Manager’s responsibility is to develop and drive the execution of revenue-focussed programs and initiatives across the China region. 

Key to the success in the position is effective collaboration with multiple cross-functional stakeholders, including sales, alliances, marketing, legal, and operations.


  • Sales Management. Working with internal and external Field Sales Teams to take joint sales plays, programs and industry solutions to specific market segments for execution.
  • Market Development. Work with the specified Cloud Partners' Business Development, Marketing, and Solution Architects, to craft and promote mutually-beneficial business models, solution offerings and messaging that drive new opportunities in the market.
  • Business Cadence. Execute, manage and deliver China pipeline and revenue growth cadence tied to the specified Cloud Partners’ strategies and initiatives
  • Educate. Ensure Partners’ staff understand Elastic’s value proposition and how our technology fits into their overall GTM strategy and portfolio.

Capabilities and Experience

  • Energetic, analytical, self-directed, and passionate business development and channel professional
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Enterprise Software / SaaS sales and BD roles; 2 years’ partner management experience. Preferred experience in data, search or security solution markets
  • Experience building channel networks from the ground up, including designing channel programs and negotiating channel agreements 
  • Very strong Sales Operations productivity
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong internal and external relationships
  • Demonstrated success growing business results with Partners through increased lead growth, bookings growth and sourced business
  • Willing to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Bachelor's degree, Masters or MBA is a plus!

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Increase your impact - We match up to $2000 (or local currency equivalent) for financial donations and service
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

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