Director, Global Channel at Drift

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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. Our mission is to use conversations to make business buying frictionless, more enjoyable, and more human.

Drift has been recognized by LinkedIn as one of the Top 50 Startups to work for four consecutive years in a row in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021!

About Digital First

Drift is a Digital First company, which means Remote is the primary experience for all employees. For the majority of our positions, your location is flexible! If “Remote” is stated in the job location, that role can be located anywhere Drift is authorized to do business in the United States.

This role can be located remotely in the United States.

About the Opportunity

Drift’s channel program has a foundation ready for global scale. You will be joining as the senior leader guiding a channel program with a history of successes but ready for its next evolution.

You will lead and have unique supporting resources to grow a once-in-a-lifetime SaaS channel opportunity:

  • Partner Programs Manager (program excellence, partner experience, and cross-departmental operations)
  • Channel Account Managers (who each own their own respective book of partners)
  • Partner Value Consultant (Sales: driving the business cases for partners to build a practice/offer(s) around Drift’s solution and services)
  • Partner Delivery Consultant (Service: driving partner education of software best practices and how to work with Drift internal account teams)
  • Partner Marketing Manager (Education: driving partner enablement, certification and co-marketing initiatives with partners). Feel free to read our monthly partner spotlight series here.

What you’ll be doing on the team:

  • Lead Drift’s Global Channel Partnerships across our 100+ agency, consultant, and S.I. solutions partners. 
  • Own the end-to-end channel GTM strategy across the three partner funnels of partner acquisition, activation, and advocacy.
  • Lead and grow our team of Regional and Global Channel Account Managers to drive partner activation, revenue, and customer health.
  • Be the “Voice of Channel” internally to drive cross-functional collaboration, trust, and commitment required for scaling partnerships.
  • Build & manage the “Channel Sales Playbook” for best practices and efficiency. 
  • Partner closely with our Partner Programs Manager to ensure operational and cross-departmental cadences and rituals are established.
  • Partner closely with field operations and department leaders to integrate the channel operating model into the wider business model for forecasting, staffing, and productivity. 
  • Partner closely with sales enablement, Directors, and VPs to integrate Channel partners into the rep “Day/Week In The Life.”
  • Drive a consistent cadence of rituals for weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual performance management, inspection, and reporting.

Background and experiences we’re looking for:

  • Proven B2B SaaS channel leadership experience across multiple partner types (bonus points for martech and salestech experience)
  • Experience driving “overlay” channel models in an Enterprise setting by partnering closely with direct sales and customer team counterparts.
  • Track record of success in building regional and global channel partner businesses
  • Empathy or experience with the demands of marketing agencies, consultants, and systems integrators and what it takes to activate them as committed partners.
  • Experience in hypergrowth SaaS companies
  • Record of recruiting, enabling, and inspiring best-in-class channel talent
  • Ability to communicate at C-level and drive necessary business change to meet company revenue objectives.
  • Experience with working in a growing company selling a product for a category creator; products not budgeted for already

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] #LI-Remote

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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
Intracompany committees
We hold two all-hands meetings a week - Monday Metrics where we align on goals for the week, and Show and Tell where someone from each department presents a project they're working on.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
At Drift we have eight different Employee Resource Groups for people of similar backgrounds or interests to promote inclusion.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We have a recruiter devoted to diversity sourcing to help us reach our diversity related hiring goals.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Every other week Inner City Weightlifting comes to the office to teach a fitness class to Drift employees.
Mental Health Benefits
We offer all employees a free subscription to the Headspace meditation app, employee-led yoga and meditation breaks, and have an Employee Resource Group that focuses on mental well-being
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We have unlimited vacation time, which includes sick days, paid holidays, etc.
Paid Volunteer Time
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
Stocked Kitchen
Our Conversation Spaces are all fully stocked with snacks and drinks for the employees who decide to utilize the spaces.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We offer a home office stipend to all employees, as well as a $100 credit each month towards internet, office supplies, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks
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