Senior Director, Partnership & Channel Sales

 Fastly - Company site
 November 24, 2021
 US East (Remote)

Fastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables customers to create great digital experiences quickly, securely, and reliably by processing, serving, and securing our customers’ applications as close to their end-users as possible — at the edge of the Internet. The platform is designed to take advantage of the modern internet, to be programmable, and to support agile software development. Fastly’s customers include many of the world’s most prominent companies, including Vimeo, Pinterest, The New York Times, and GitHub.

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Senior Director, Global Sales Acceleration

As Senior Director, Global Sales Acceleration,  you will be a key member of the leadership team who will develop and implement the channel and technology program. We are looking for someone to become a thought leader in the Edge Compute, with a focus on security, technology space and who will influence our partner ecosystem. We are looking for someone who can leverage our partner ecosystem to develop technology solutions and meet our sales objectives. As a strategic member of our leadership team, we expect you to make an impact on the future of our company and how we scale.

What You'll Do

  • Operate at senior executive levels while managing impactful global channel sales partnerships
  • Achieving the target revenue objectives established for partnerships 
  • Candidate will directly manage the established partner relationships with responsibility managing the revenues these partnerships generate.
  • Create a process for joint annual business planning with partners
  • Support joint sales pursuit activities including field level account mappings, and deal closure assistance with our direct sales teams.
  • Regular communication and evangelism promoting the success of the partnership.
  • Lead regular business performance / relationship reviews with senior management.
  • Build and maintain activity and performance reports and Salesforce dashboards.
  • Build forecasts on business expansion, identify product gaps and be the advocate to product management on priorities for new platform features
  • Build a (virtual) team that builds our business through strategic alliances

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 15+ years of successful BD and Channel experience in the enterprise content delivery network space
  • Enterprise application and cloud security experience
  • Experience and proven track record designing and executing partner program strategies for enterprise resellers
  • Proven track record of exceeding revenue objectives.
  • Adept at moving quickly between low-level execution and high-level strategic thinking and organization.
  • Superior relationship building skills across internal and partner stakeholders.
  • Excellent executive communication and presentation skills.
  • High business acumen with a sales, marketing, and solution development mindset.
  • Ability to develop advanced business planning for targeted prospective accounts including; strategy, sophisticated market analysis, customer insights, and execution.
  • Experience working with GSI, BPO, OEM, ISV and reseller partners to strengthen the partner ecosystem
  • Ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of Fastly product and service offerings from the perspective of the channels we have or must develop to meet sales objectives
  • Experience managing global teams
  • Domestic travel up to 30% will be required for this position when Covid-19 considerations allow. Travel under current conditions requires proof of full vaccination.
  • Ability to travel to visit customers and attend trade shows/events will be required for this position when Covid-19 considerations allow. Travel under current conditions requires proof of full vaccination.

In accordance with applicable law, Fastly’s minimum base pay for this role if hired in Colorado is $278,000 per year. Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in Fastly's equity plan. Final offer amount will be at the company’s sole discretion and determined by multiple factors, including years and depth of experience and expertise, location and other business considerations. Note that this role is available to candidates outside of Colorado and different minimum compensation may apply.

Fastly is proud to deliver a strong total rewards program to our employees. This role is eligible to participate in the following benefits:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, and vision)
    • Medical: Cigna or Kaiser available
  • Retirement benefits and employer match
  • Life Insurance (Basic and Voluntary Life)
  • Short & Long Term Disability with a buy-up LTD option
  • Voluntary Accident & Critical Illness benefits
  • Flex Spending Accounts & Mass Transit benefits
  • Open Vacation Policy
  • Sick Time
  • Generous leave benefits (medical, maternity, paternity, and personal)
  • Paid wellness days
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning & reimbursement program stipend
  • Mobile and internet allowance
  • Wellness stipend
  • Pet insurance

Fastly reserves the right to amend or modify for any reasons in accordance with applicable law.

Why Fastly?

  • We have a huge impact. Fastly is a small company with a big reach. Not only do our customers have a tremendous user base, but we also support a growing number of open source projects and initiatives. Outside of code, employees are encouraged to share causes close to their heart with others so we can help lend a supportive hand.

  • We love distributed teams. Fastly’s home-base is in San Francisco, but we have multiple offices and employees sprinkled around the globe. In fact, 50% of our employees work outside of SF! An international remote culture is in our DNA.

  • We care about you. Fastly works hard to create a positive environment for our employees, and we think your life outside of work is important too. We support our teams with great benefits like up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave, options for free medical/dental/vision plans, and an open vacation program that enables our folks to take the time they need to recharge (some benefits may vary by location).

  • We value diversity. Growing and maintaining our inclusive and diverse team matters to us. We are committed to being a company where our employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work and have the ability to be successful — every day.

  • We are passionate. Fastly is chock full of passionate people and we’re not ‘one size fits all’. Fastly employs authors, pilots, skiers, parents (of humans and animals), makeup geeks, coffee connoisseurs, and more. We love employees for who they are and what they are passionate about.

We’re always looking for humble, sharp, and creative folks to join the Fastly team. If you think you might be a fit, please apply!


Fastly is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and to providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  

Employment decisions at Fastly are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, disability*, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Fastly encourages applicants from all backgrounds.

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