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Business Development Manager – CloudFront CDN – Amazon Web Services at in Seattle, WA


Location: Seattle, WA (Greater Seattle Area)

Mid-Senior level
Business Development 
September 2, 2010
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Job Description

Would you like to own driving the revenue for Amazon CloudFront, the content delivery network that powers the market-leading cloud computing platform? Would you like to be part of a team focused on increasing adoption of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform by engaging with companies building software applications and services? Do you have the business savvy and the technical background necessary to help further establish Amazon as the leader in the cloud computing space?
As a business development manager within AWS, you will have the exciting opportunity to help shape and deliver on a strategy to build mind share and broad use of Amazon’s cloud computing platform within the enterprise, SMB, and startup communities. Your responsibilities will include helping to define key market segments to target, driving the necessary business and technical relationships with customers and partners to establish new business in those markets, and enabling the sales team drive the day-to-day interactions with prospects in order to build long-term business opportunity. You’ll also work closely with the product/service teams to help them evolve the products/services and address issues, concerns, and requests from the field.
The ideal candidate will posses both a business background that enables them to drive an engagement and interact at the CxO/VP level, as well as a technical background that enables them to easily interact with software developers and architects. He/she should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions, and work cross-organizationally to build consensus. A keen sense of ownership, drive, and scrappiness is a must.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Serve as a key member of the Business Development team in helping to drive overall AWS market and technical strategy.
Help define the AWS market segments, customer base, and industry verticals we target.
Set a strategic business development plan for target markets and ensure it’s in line with the AWS strategic direction.
Execute the strategic business development plan while working with key internal stakeholders (e.g. sales teams, service teams, legal, support, etc.).
Identify specific prospects/partners to approach while communicating the specific value proposition for their business and use case.
Fill the business development pipeline by engaging with prospects, partners, and key customers.
Work closely with the customer base to ensure they are successful using our web services, making sure they have the technical resources required.
Understand the technical requirements of our customers and work closely with the internal development teams to guide the direction of our product offerings for developers.
Understand and exploit the use of and other internal Amazon systems.
Prepare and give business reviews to the senior management team regarding progress and roadblocks to closing new customers.
Manage complex contract negotiations and liaison with the legal group.
Develop long-term strategic partnerships in support of our key markets.
Handle a high volume of engagements and the fast pace of the cloud computing market
Experienced with account management (Enterprise, SMB and startup) and solution selling ability
Some relevant technical knowledge is helpful, such as: database systems, core distributed computing concepts, fundamentals of cloud computing and virtualization, storage systems, content delivery networks (CDNs) etc. with ability to go deep enough on technical aspects to differentiate between varied data storage services.
The right person will be technical and analytical, and possess 5-10 years of business development enterprise sales, or program/product management experience.
Experience working within the technology industry is highly desired.
Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations is key.
Technical degree required; MBA, Computer Science, and/or Engineering/Math background highly desired; working knowledge of software development practices and data center / infrastructure / networking technologies highly desired.
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5-10 years of business development enterprise sales, or program/product management experience., Exp w/any of: database systems, core distributed computing concepts, cloud and virtualization

Job ID: 1109073

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