Head of Strategic Alliances

| Greater Boston Area | Remote
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About Drift

Drift is the Revenue Acceleration platform that uses Conversational Marketing and Conversational Sales to help companies grow revenue and increase customer lifetime value, faster.  

More than 50,000 businesses use Drift to align sales and marketing on a single platform to deliver a unified customer experience where people are free to have a conversation with a business at any time, on their terms


Drift, Head of Strategic Alliances


Drift is expanding our partnerships team to grow, nurture, and rapidly scale our Strategic Alliance efforts. Drift is currently an Adobe Premier Partner and was honored with Adobe’s Technology Partner of The Year award in 2019. The opportunity for you is to shape Drift’s Strategic Alliances from basecamp to a $100M business unit in one of the fastest growing SaaS companies of all time.


What you’ll be doing as an Head of Strategic Alliances on the Partner team at Drift:

  • Responsible for Drift’s Strategic Alliance relationships. 
  • Responsible for influenced & sourced pipeline, revenue, and go-to-market motions with an initial primary focus on Adobe and key Global Systems Integrators. 
  • Working cross-functionally with Drift’s Sales, Marketing, Product, Partner and Customer Success teams to fine-tune, operate, and scale our Alliances engine.
  • Ownership of the Strategic Alliances Business Plan.
  • Full P&L responsibility for Strategic Alliances at Drift.

About you and what type of skills you'll need:

  • You are a curious learning machine. You seek feedback openly and frequently.
  • You have a bias for action and are not afraid of showing daily results.
  • You read the Drift Leadership Principles and say “this is how I’ve always wanted to work.” These are not negotiable, you either live them or make a decision this is not the company for you. They are practiced and enforced daily.
  • 5+ years experience managing high-profile alliance relationships with companies larger than the company of your employment.
  • 5+ years of experience selling or managing alliance relationships in marketing technology and/or sales technology
  • A demonstrated background in driving revenue and strategic plans through alliances and technology partnerships.
  • Management excellence complete with a track record of driving direct reports beyond attainment goals. 
  • Executive presence and abilities to drive outcomes with senior leadership across departments in companies larger than your own.
  • You are a “full stack employee” or have the “Entrepreneurial” spirit. Foundational mastery of sales, marketing, product marketing, customer success, and product development is required for this role.

At Drift, team members:

  • Have complete ownership and accountability over their role and functional area
  • Have complete transparency into the rest of the company (and are expected to show their work and do the same)
  • Have a sense of urgency. We are building a once in a lifetime company at Drift, so we move fast every single day

Drift is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

We know that applying for a new job can be intimidating. But guess what? At Drift, there is no such thing as a “ideal candidate.” We believe in the power of teamwork -- and in the desire to learn something new every day. We believe in hiring people, not just skills. Take it from our CEO

If this sounds like a company you would like to join and a role you would thrive in, please don’t hold back from applying! Whatever skills you bring to the table or background you’re coming from, we welcome you to start a conversation with us. We need your unique perspective for our continued innovation and success. We’re looking forward to learning more about you!

Drift is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at [email protected] 

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Location

Right in the heart of Back Bay 🙏

An Insider's view of Drift

What are some social events your company does?

Every summer we take a few days as a team and head to Western Massachusetts for Camp Drift! Camp is an amazing weekend where we take a moment to celebrate what we have accomplished, and set goals for the coming year.

Lacey

Public Relations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I feel really lucky because I get to work with the Sales, Customer Success, Product, and Ops team on a regular basis. We say "One team, one dream" un-ironically and are always willing to hop into anything that benefits the customer.

Sara

Conversational Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our leadership principles are the core of who we are and how we operate every day. Bringing these in to your actions, decisions, and how you deliver results is the surest way to be successful here. Walk the talk. Focus on the customer. Deliver results every single day.

Kari

Director of Learning and Development

What is your vision for the company?

Today, all of our lives run in real-time. As a result, our expectations for how we communicate with businesses have changed: we expect answers in real-time too. Customers have all of the power today, and that’s why we put a premium on how we’re treated. Businesses need to adapt to this shift in order to thrive today, and that’s what we focus on.

David

CEO, Co-Founder

What’s the vibe like in the office?

High-energy! From sales, to marketing, to customer success and beyond everyone rallies around one common goal which is putting the customer first. End of month is always exciting for this reason.

Amanda

Customer Success Manager

What are Drift Perks + Benefits

Drift Benefits Overview

Our employees are our greatest asset. To take care of you and your family we offer an extensive employee benefit plan. On top of comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans, we also offer generous PTO, parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers, 401K matching, wellness perks and discounts, free lunch, snacks and coffee every day, the Drift book club (one free book of your choosing a month!), a mentor series, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Every other week Inner City Weightlifting comes to the office to teach a fitness class to Drift employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
After working at Drift for three years, all Drift employees are eligible for a month-long sabbatical.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We believe in the power of mentorship and regularly bring external guests into our office to teach us.
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