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Partner Business Manager – Eastern Europe

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JOB FUNCTIONS

Backbase provides a compelling opportunity for talented sales and business development professionals to further grow the license business. Mid-career professionals can grow their career into senior / director level roles in Alliances, Partner Business Management and/or Sales. Backbase has an innovative, team oriented and ‘can do’ culture. We offer flexible, informal and an exciting working environment with plenty of opportunities to further develop as a professional and as an individual.
  • Passion for, and experience in, sales and working with various partner types (system integration (SI), strategy & digital consulting firms, cloud vendors, etc);
  • Smart, consultative: ability to understand partner business drivers and ability to establish buy-in at all levels. From executive leadership and (sales) management to delivery leads and functional/technical architects;
  • Bachelor or University degree and look forward to pursuing a career with an international company.
  • Min. eight (8) years of relevant experience;
  • Fluent in the English language;
  • Background in enterprise software and/or service integrators;
  • Ability to influence sales, pre-sales and delivery teams based on partner insights;
  • Digital minded and tech savvy;
  • Understanding of partner ecosystems;
  • Understanding of the value of digital banking and digital sales;
  • High level understanding of the technological landscape of Digital Banking;
  • Exceptional organizational, presentation, and communication skills – both verbal and written in English;
  • Ability to set clear targets and development plans. Set objectives to achieve those targets.
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To me working at Backbase means working in a diverse environment where you get the freedom to be an entrepreneur in your own role.
Samuel Llaven Hernández
Samuel Llaven Hernández Business Development Manager LATAM, EMEA Hub

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THE JOB AT BACKBASE

As Partner Manager, you will have a significant impact on the Backbase growth and success. The role is responsible for Eastern Europe. The purpose is to drive Backbase expansion across the territory by working with existing Backbase partners and identifying / developing new partner relationships. The ideal candidate will have significant experience generating new enterprise business through partners as well as growing the partner ecosystem itself. The candidate will therefore proactively work with the Backbase direct sales and Customer Success teams. You will report to the Regional Director of EMEA Partner Business.

  • Work closely with Alliances and Sales Management to ensure partner coverage in Africa: Create new partner relationships and mature existing ones across strategic routes to market - From Strategy and Digital Consulting players to System Integrator and Technology Partners;
  • Cultivate future projects and identify new opportunities in the partner client base;
  • Manage day-to-day business relationship between Backbase and (strategic) partners. Communicate consistently with partners throughout the contract lifecycle, escalating important issues where needed to support business development aligned with Alliance Management and Sales Management;
  • Support strategy and pipeline management with Regional Vice President Sales and confirm partner capabilities prior to deals signed;
  • Facilitate partner and Backbase sales team alignment, target account nomination and opportunity planning to drive joint wins. Achieve license targets as agreed with respective partners;
  • Help partners build (pre-)sales capacity and capability on the Backbase Engagement Platform;
  • Drive training and certification within the partner ecosystem in close cooperation with Backbase Academy.
  • Identify delivery and competence needs and align with Backbase Customer Success Teams and Academy;
  • Track status of sales cycles and implementation projects of partners’ (prospective) customers.
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    REASONS TO 
    JOIN BACKBASE

    develop yourself

    Join one of the knowledge-sharing breakfasts, a guild meeting, work on your personal development plan and make use of our training budget.

    a global community

    With 70+ nationalities working side-by-side in 14 offices around the world, Backbase is a place where you can work on global projects.

    pride and fun

    We take pride in our achievements and we love to celebrate them. We host a variety of parties, celebrations, team outings, games nights and office drinks in all our global hubs.

    hybrid work model

    We enjoy the perks of working from home and in person. We also contribute towards your ergonomic home office space.

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    trusted by
    leading banks

    We leave when our clients are happy. Not a day earlier. This committed way of working has won over a lot of our clients’ hearts. This isn’t our first rodeo.

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    This is the place you need to be… We want to know you and your skills.

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    PARTNERS & ALLIANCES

    Banking is changing rapidly. We’re on a mission to serve 10% of all smartphone users worldwide with a Backbase-powered financial app. Yes, that means 400 million people. Ambitious? Yes. Challenging? Absolutely. But we see it as exploring millions of initiatives and flexing our brain power.  

    The Partners & Alliances organization is the cornerstone for achieving this mission. We have an intrinsic drive to amaze customers with our partner ecosystem. Not just selling software, but by crafting unique and integrated solutions together with our services and technology alliances. This is how we impact an industry and change the way people experience banking globally.

    the adventure

    PARTNERS & ALLIANCES 

    We are industry game changers. We are recognized for building the #1 Engagement Banking Platform. But winning clients and delivering customer success only comes with a strong partner ecosystem. At Backbase, you get to combine your passion for sales, alliances and technology to gain credibility and address rapidly changing customer needs. It’s not an easy task! It’s your job to work together with Sales, Solution Engineering and our Customer Success experts to drive innovation and provide a flawless user experience for the clients of your partners.

    Our Partners & Alliances team is relatively small, so with your can-do attitude and entrepreneurial mindset, you’d be able to make a difference to the industry and Backbase. A successful partner means a positive impact on the lives of millions of end-users around the world.

    explore the world

    Traveling is a big part of your job: whether you represent Backbase at a conference or onsite of the client, if you don’t have that frequent flyer card, you’d gain one pretty quickly.   

    top-notch players

    Our partners are frontrunners in financial services around the world. So you can imagine – the partnerships we have are with the world’s leading technology and services firms and responsibility is high.

    ahead of tech

    We believe that innovation should keep moving forward. That’s why we constantly re-invest in our product to make it better for our customers.

    fun

    Friday beers, yearly parties, team outings, Strong Vikings competitions, travels around the world. Here, you’d build real friendships.

    team structure

    SALES PARTNERS & ALLIANCES 

    For the size of the organization (1200+ people), we have a rather small Global Partner Business team, counting around 15 members across the world. Our VP of Partner Business (located in Amsterdam HQ) is leading the team and strategy. Together with Regional Sales VPs, Regional Customers Success VPs and their teams, they are responsible for achieving the yearly revenue and customer success goals.

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    Location

    • Amsterdam 50
    • Atlanta 18
    • Berlin 1
    • Boise 7
    • Bristol 8
    • Cardiff 15
    • Dubai 1
    • Frankfurt 2
    • Guadalajara 3
    • Hyderabad 11
    • Krakow 23
    • London 10
    • Melbourne 2
    • Mexico City 16
    • Singapore 8
    • Sydney 2
    • Tokyo 3
    • Toronto 4
    • Utrecht 3
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    BACKBASE IN AMSTERDAM

    Where it all began! Two guys, our founder Jouk and his partner, set out on a mission “to make the internet more beautiful”. Fast-forward 16 years, our offices in Amsterdam are home to over 480 people. The Amsterdam HQ is the largest of our offices and boasts an international mix of talented people. Working in software engineering, sales, marketing, academy or business support, we have a great team that’s driving our growth.

    Located in Amsterdam-Oost (East), our EMEA HQ offices are a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Tropenmuseum, the Amsterdam Royal Zoo and famous windmill brewery Brouwerij ‘t IJ. Famous for its breathtaking architecture, canals, and over 881,000 bikes,  Amsterdam is a city that’s easy to fall in love with.

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    CULTURE

    Our Amsterdam office is home to people from all over the world working in small, lean teams. Loud and busy sometimes but always friendly, helpful, and super fun. We love to celebrate each other’s achievements, share jokes, and our love for food, movies, traveling, and sports. We’re one big and diverse family working towards the same goal.

    With graffiti of Marilyn Monroe and Pulp Fiction stars John Travolta, and Samuel L. Jackson looking cool on our walls, you can probably guess that we love entertainment. From games nights and parties to boat rides and Dj gigs – you name it, we have it.

    lunch

    Free, healthy lunches every day. Plus snacks and drinks.

    social

    Friday parties every month. Office boat you can use with your team.

    health

    Discounted gym membership through our corporate fitness plan.

    training budget

    Specific budget for your personal development.

    referral

    Referral bonus incentive for bringing the best talent.

    clothing

    You can wear clothes you feel comfortable in.

    high spec equipment

    We provide all employees with high-spec Macs and tech set up.

    well-being

    Access to the premium Headspace app.

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    Location

    • Amsterdam 62
    • Atlanta 10
    • Berlin 1
    • Boise 7
    • Bristol 11
    • Cardiff 16
    • Frankfurt 2
    • Guadalajara 3
    • Hyderabad 15
    • Krakow 20
    • Kuala Lumpur 1
    • London 15
    • manila 1
    • Melbourne 1
    • Mexico City 16
    • Milan 1
    • Singapore 7
    • Sydney 2
    • Tokyo 4
    • Toronto 7
    • Utrecht 3
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    OUR VALUES

    We explore new routes. We don’t shy away from being critical of ourselves, our products and our industry. We are open, direct and always questioning the status quo; to keep on learning and keep ourselves and others on their toes.

    can do

    OUR VALUES

    No matter the challenge, we use our creative minds to find ways to make things happen. We are ambitious to be the best in class in the industry. Raising the bar. Pushing each other’s limits to bring out our best. We are determined & pragmatic. No Fluff. Just Stuff.

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    OUR VALUES

    We solve hard problems and look for new opportunities for growth. We inspire. We mobilize the right talent to succeed in our mission. We persevere where others would give up. We feel proud when our vision comes true.

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    OUR VALUES

    We are a company of builders, designers, makers, and doers, always open to learn and improve, shaping the future of banking together with our customers. We ask for feedback and constantly seek insights that make us better.

    together

    OUR VALUES

    We are strong. We come from all over the world and embrace diversity. We believe in open dialogue among a small team of people who trust one another, who are focused outside themselves. This way we create shared consciousness and shared authorship of ideas that no single person could have arrived at independently.

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    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Your upcoming steps in the hiring journey with us depend on the role that you have applied for, however, this is what you can expect. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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    It’s official – let’s make it happen together! We look forward to shaping the future of banking with you.

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    Location

    • Amsterdam 80
    • Atlanta 12
    • Boise 12
    • Bristol 1
    • Cardiff 9
    • Frankfurt 2
    • Guadalajara 9
    • Hanoi 2
    • helsinki 1
    • Ho-Chi-Minh 3
    • hong-kong 1
    • Hyderabad 28
    • Johannesburg 3
    • Krakow 30
    • Kuala Lumpur 2
    • London 9
    • Manila 1
    • Melbourne 3
    • Mexico City 18
    • Paris 1
    • Princeton 9
    • riyadh 1
    • Sao Paulo 1
    • Singapore 13
    • Sydney 3
    • Tokyo 3
    • Toronto 8
    • Utrecht 1
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