The Alexa Voice Service (AVS) team is seeking a Senior Partner Manager to support our third party device makers who are integrating Alexa into their products.
The Partner Manager manages the engagement process with these companies. This includes coordinating and managing activities across a variety of internal teams to plan and lead the execution of AVS integrations as well as to support success post-launch.
A successful candidate will have experience working with external partners, strong program or project management skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to adapt to new scenarios, familiarity with business and technical work streams and a track record of delivering high quality results.
Keys to success also include :
Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting deadlines
Ability to think, analyze, and act in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
Early identification of issues and the ability to rally resources to clear obstacles and meet customer expectations
Ability to use influence to get results and a strong inclination towards process improvement
Superior communication skills, high attention to detail, flexibility and willingness to be resourceful in getting things done
Ability to bring together a variety of stakeholders and align on a path forward
Strong technical aptitude and the ability to learn new things
As a Partner Manager, your responsibilities will include the following :
Manage the relationship with third parties from contract closure to integration and beyond
Own all facets of the partner management process for medium to large accounts, develop strategic relationships, and understand important business drivers for customers and partners
Partner closely with Alexa product and technology teams to plan and execute Alexa Voice Service integrations and ideate on ways to simplify and scale the process over time.
Lead the integration programs for specific third parties, partnering with internal and external stakeholders to deliver results
Work with other Amazon teams to leverage established relationships and present a unified vision to our partners
Understand a partner’s product portfolio and roadmap and ensure that Alexa is part of the partner's ongoing plans
Report on plans and results to senior management, and communicate frequently with various internal and external stakeholders
An undergraduate degree in business, engineering or related field
Relevant, senior level experience working in a technical field or technical organization
Relevant, senior level experience leading medium-to-large projects or programs
Experience working with external parties such as in business development, product management or account management
Experience in the consumer electronics industry, working with hardware manufacturers a plus
Experience with connected devices and / or cloud-based services
Advanced degree preferred
European languages, especially Italian, Spanish and / or French
Experience in connected devices
Demonstrated experience in account management, product planning and management, and / or marketing
Experience with connected devices and products
Experience with vertical-specific products, leading brands, customer value propositions and product evolution
Bias for action, and ability to work independently toward stated goals with minimal oversight
Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior management both internally and externally
Are you interested? We look forward to receiving your English application.
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