Amazon – Sernior Partner Development Manager, Global Partners, US-Central – Chicago, IL

October 4, 2022

Job Description

Job title: Sernior Partner Development Manager, Global Partners, US-Central

Company: Amazon

Job description: DESCRIPTION

Job summary

Sr. Partner Development Manager – GSI

Would you like to be part of a team that is redefining the IT industry? Amazon Web Services is leading the next paradigm shift in computing and is looking for world class candidates to lead and manage our partnerships with the leading global systems integrators. Do you have the business savvy and industry expertise necessary to position Amazon as the technology platform of the future? You will work directly with partners to drive exponential growth through the development of their practice areas, skill sets, and go-to-market with AWS.

Your responsibilities as Partner Development Manager, GSI within our US Central business relationship is to build executive and field relationships with a major global partner on the cusp of incredible growth. By establishing and growing business and technical relationships, and managing the day-to-day interactions with this partner, you will be responsible for driving top line revenue growth, southeast capability development, major strategic agreements, and overall end customer adoption across all market segments. The ideal candidate will possess the business background that enables them to engage at the CXO level, the channel experience to understand the needs and capabilities of their partner, and the sales background needed to easily interact with customers and sales/field reps. He/she should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with AWS US Central sales managers and your partner to define and execute joint sales and go to market programs.
  • Manage and drive joint sales engagements between the partner and AWS sales teams.
  • Serve as a key member of the business development team in helping to define and deliver the joint solution set and supporting collateral for industry and service campaigns.
  • Engage the partner’s field sales organization, channels, and end customers to create and drive revenue opportunities for AWS.
  • Set a strategic business development plan for target market segments and ensure it is in-line with the AWS strategic direction.
  • Identify specific customer segments and industry verticals to approach with a joint value proposition for using AWS.
  • Position AWS for internal use by the partner organization.
  • Work closely with the partner’s customer base to ensure they are successful using our web services, making sure they have the technical resources required.
  • Ensure that AWS is the partner’s preferred cloud computing platform across all product lines.
  • Understand the technical and capability requirements of our partners and work closely with the internal development team to guide the direction of our product offerings.
  • Understand and advocate for the use of and other internal Amazon systems.
  • Prepare and give business reviews to the senior executive management team.
  • Manage complex contract negotiations and serve as a liaison to the legal group.

About the team

Work/Life Balance

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life-both in and outside of work.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Inclusive and Diverse Culture

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have twelve employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.


  • 10+ years of sales, business development and/or partner management experience.
  • Previous experience working for, or working closely with, a global system integrator.
  • Consistently exceeds quota and key performance metrics.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and influence C-level executives.
  • Strong presentation and written skills coupled with the ability to articulate complex concepts to cross-functional audiences.
  • Experience working within the cloud category is highly desired.
  • Proven experience driving revenue through partners with structured programs
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations.


  • Master’s Degree in business or related field
  • Visible IT industry thought leadership on relevant topics related to enterprise IT infrastructure, outsourcing, and cloud adoption
  • Experience building workforce capabilities in/with large system integrators
  • Broad based technology experience including cloud computing, big data and analytics, networking, security, storage and ongoing infrastructure management
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Expected salary:

Location: Chicago, IL

Job date: Tue, 04 Oct 2022 03:48:41 GMT


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