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VP Strategic Alliances (m/f/d)

Posting Date:  Jan 11, 2022

Bad Nauheim, DE

Business Area:  Supply Chain
Company:  Körber Supply Chain

VP Strategic Alliances (m/f/d)

The Strategic Alliances team is charged with identifying, establishing & cultivating business relationships with industry-leading companies to bring unique high-impact partnership opportunities to market. This team will place particular focus on strategic alliances (the Big 4, Management Consulting, GSI) and technology influencers that have high relevance to our strategic priorities and present cross-functional and multi-market growth opportunities.

In this role, you will drive the initiation and development of these strategic alliances and partner heavily with cross-functional teams to ensure enterprise alignment to maximize our market potential. A further key part is to support Körber’s senior leadership team in providing insight around emerging trends, players, and alliances impacting the commercial space, developing metrics to measure ROI from partnerships.

The ideal candidate must be both “hands-on”, “big-picture” focused and have a track record in a global, multi-cultural environment


Your role in our team


  • Define and roll-out the global strategic alliances program
  • Build and manage the newly developing global strategic alliances function in close collaboration with Körber’s executive leadership team
  • Apply innovative and critical thinking to synthesize an understanding of the market and customer needs to identify business growth opportunities through collaboration with strategic alliances
  • Spearhead research efforts on our target partners to understand existing alliances landscape and identify key decision makers, market dynamics
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with various members of our organization including sales leadership, sales, partner management, portfolio marketing and many more to develop the partnership
  • Define and align go-to-market plays to increase competitive position in selective markets
  • Stimulate demand and influence existing opportunities in the pipeline
  • Work with the strategic alliances and the Körber academy to increase the services capacity for the portfolio of solutions
  • Partner with senior leadership to support and iterate on the go-to-market and global alliances strategy
  • Help to roll out processes and procedures to enable scalable and sustainable growth via the strategic alliances
  • Ensure cross-organizational communication and education about Körbers strategic alliances
  • Influence internal teams to mobilize resources. Elevate local strategic alliances to global ones.
  • Showcase your measurement and tracking skills by helping to assess alliances annual performance metrics and outcomes in an effort to nurture growth and optimize channel revenues


Your profile


Minimum 10+ years’ experience in business development or alliance management roles with a focus on complex new business development.

  • Education: Bachelor or master’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Robust strategic skills, with the ability to identify and assess key points, implications, and recommendations towards strategic alliances
  • Outstanding relationship and influence leadership skills working with internal and external parties
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to drive successful results in a fast-paced international environment with white space
  • Strong business acumen
  • Experience in the Supply Chain space is required
  • Understanding of partner eco-systems and experience working with strategic alliances (Big 4, Management Consulting, GSI) preferred
  • Strong external network of relationships in relevant industries
  • Education: Bachelor or master’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bonus if you have experience in working with GSIs (Global Systems Integrators) such as Accenture, McKinsey, Deloitte, Oracle, etc.


Your benefits 


  • Exciting tasks with a fast-growing company in a future-oriented industry
  • Competitive salary package
  • A pleasant working atmosphere and extensive onboarding support
  • Modern office equipment
  • Diverse opportunities for personal development
  • Opportunity to work partially remote

Recruitment Team
For questions please contact us via jobs@koerber.com.
Please apply exclusively via the “Apply now” button.

For questions please contact us via jobs@koerber.com.
Please apply exclusively via the “Apply now” button.

Körber Supply Chain is a Business Area of Körber, an international technology group with around 10,000 employees and more than 100 locations worldwide. At Körber Supply Chain, we have a broad range of proven supply chain solutions to fit our customers' size, business strategy and appetite for growth. Our customers conquer the complexity of the supply chain thanks to our portfolio that includes software, automation, voice solutions, robotics and material handling – plus the systems integration expertise to tie it all together. Körber helps to manage the supply chain as a competitive advantage.

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