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The Elastic Services Sales Partner (SSP) is a proven expert focused on accelerating our Customer’s time to business value through Elastic’s expert professional services & enablement. Through the SSP’s relentless pursuit of positioning the right services strategy to our customers they will become a trusted advisor to the customer, field teams and CSG leadership.
Reporting to the Director of Services within their region, this individual will partner with the Sales Account Team to position outcome-oriented services offerings for their customers - often requiring customized value propositions. They will be responsible for crafting a services territory strategy, generating proposals and/or statements of work to meet customer needs, and ensuring the customer is satisfied with their Elastic Services investment.
The SSP will work with all Elastic stakeholders to understand and support our customers throughout their lifecycle, driving adoption through services engagements for both new and existing customers. The primary measurement of success for this role will be attainment against a Services bookings target and the associated new and & expansion ACV from our services engagements in an assigned territory. The SSP is also expected to practice extreme ownership of their territory across pipeline development, field-play alignment, forecasting and contributing to continuous innovation of the SSP function.
- Account Team PMO & Services Proposals – For select engaged customers, drive the discovery, ideation and delivery process and next steps with the account team and the customer. Develop and deliver Statements of Work aligned to and ensuring customer value is achieved, based on project milestones and key agreed upon outcomes. The SSP is responsible for owning the Services bid, negotiation and close process, working closely with our Account Executives. Our customers should be extremely satisfied with their investment in Elastic Services.
- Building & Fostering Strong Relationships – Develop deep relationships with customers by tailoring the appropriate services strategy aligned to our customers’ objectives which will increase adoption and long-term success with Elastic Solutions.
- Becoming a Strategic Advisor & Driving Customer Advocacy – Establish a trusted advisor relationship with each assigned customer and create "Elastic Advocates” while transferring knowledge from Services engagements to the broader sales organization
- Pursue Customer Operational Excellence - Working with the “Elastic Advocates” and our Services delivery teams drive to continuously position the right Services which amplify the value of Elastic products while enhancing customer capabilities on our products
- Mastery of your Profession - Exceed Services growth and bookings targets. Our Services drive customer health and our customers should be extremely satisfied with their investment in Elastic Services. Support success plans with a Services POV for portfolio of accounts and proactively work with customers to establish and achieve critical goals
- Demonstrating Elastic Proficiency – Remain up-to-date on Elastic solutions and products and maintain familiarity to all Company methods and procedures.
- Minimum of 8-12 years experience in relevant professional services, pre-sales, or software business development functions
- Excels at working directly with customers to gather, prioritize, plan and execute solutions to customer business requirements as it relates to technology
- Proficiency in the value and delivery aspects of the technology domain of search, analytics, or related technologies
- History of out-performing services, sales or solutions sales quotas with a defined territory
- Demonstrable experience of owning complex negotiations across terms, contract structure and associated deliverables
- Track record of contributing to the growth of a services business through actions such as: developing best practices, improving sizing, advancing offerings, etc.
- Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, including internationally
- Bonus Points:
- Bachelor or graduate degree in Business/Economics, Computer Science, or related discipline, or comparable certification and experience
- Understanding of our technology space, including Elasticsearch, Linux, Software Development, NoSQL, and/or databases
- Experience working as a billable consultant or project manager is valuable for empathy and understanding
- Passion for open-source technology and business model
- Utilize industry expertise and business acumen to understand a customer's motivation, business drivers, strategic goals and objectives, and desired business outcomes
- Engage customers, especially C-Level to C-level -2;, using a consultative selling approach that positions Elastic and yourself as a long-term trusted advisor relationship
- Create a compelling vision and clearly communicate our transformative solutions with the goal of generating significant success and business value from a customer's investment in the Elastic Platform
- Manage, create and negotiate services bid focused on outcomes aligned to milestones tied to the overall vision of the customers’ project
- Develop and manage a Services territory plan and a personalized strategy for each customer, which aligns with their business goals. Forecast Services accurately and timely, build a pipeline and progress opportunities to deliver YOY revenue growth
- Form a strong relationship with the License Sales organization and regional Alliances/Partner organizations that are instrumental to success and N&E growth
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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
- Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
- Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
- Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave
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