Strategic Alliances Director, (Kyndryl/CGI)


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

The GCI/Kyndryl Strategic Alliance Manager is a newly created position. The role will focus on building a trusted relationship with CGI and Kyndryl, and managing our global partnership, building joint offerings, driving sales enablement and field interaction, and leading business development.

As Elastic continues its growth, the role will serve as a catalyst to accelerate our solutions expansion via global system integrators and drive cross-company alignment, from Products to Sales functions. 

What you will be doing: 

  • In this role with Elastic’s Strategic Alliances team, you will help Elastic build a growth engine with global system integrators.
  • Responsible for establishing and growing relationships with CGI and Kyndryl with services offerings  that integrate with Elastic products
  • Drive cross-functional activities with partners and stakeholders to integrate, market and sell these differentiated offerings
  • Manage contract negotiations with partners around complex business and technology related issues
  • Ensure regional and global alignment across all points of relationship between Elastic and your partners including technical, executive, legal, and operational
  • Partner with Marketing to build sales enablement and marketing strategies, strategic growth initiatives and communication materials associated with launching and growing partnerships
  • Work with business partners (integrators) to streamline customer access to automation-based solutions that drive gains for customers, partners, and Elastic
  • Convey complex ideas in a clear, concise manner, with comfort in both business and technical discussions
  • Serve as the focal point for escalation for overall partnership issue resolution

What You Bring Along:

  • 8-10 years in Alliance Management,  Business Development in a global system integrators  company
  • Demonstrable ability to articulate and sell the benefits of modern platforms, software and technologies.
  • A track record of success working with system integrators and technology partners to drive high value customer solutions
  • Experience establishing and driving partner initiatives and relationships
  • Ability to thrive in a matrix organization; ideally you have experience driving successful cross-functional programs or processes
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills in English – both verbal and written
  • Strong organization skills
  • Self-starter, kindness and a positive attitude, with a learner and curious mindset

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
  • 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

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please email

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