Akamai Technologies, Inc. Partner Enablement Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Partner Enablement Manager

Cambridge, United States

Sales/Sales Engineering

6 days ago Post Date

008338 Requisition #


As a Partner Enablement Manager (PEM) you will be a player coach for the partners, working closely with the Akamai’s Channel Sales team to ensure that strategic partners are trained and enabled on Akamai’s products, services and technologies. This role requires you to appropriately plan enablement activities, coach partner teams (sales, technical pre-sales, technical support & implementation services) through technical solution selling, as well as program manage partner progress through training and certification. This is a strategic role designed to help Akamai manage the evolution of our indirect business to scale and accelerate growth. The PEM will foster technical relationships with Akamai’s Partners and will rely on their virtual and in-person presentation and communication skills to be effective. The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Working with the Channel Sales team to recruit strategic partners. This requires the ability to prescribe and evangelize all technical aspects of Akamai’s portfolio and capabilities. It also requires the ability to understand a partner’s business and technology model and collaborate with the Sales and Business Development teams to define a joint go-to-market strategy that will ensure combined Akamai and partner success

  • Conducting training and business development workshops for partner’s technical decision makers and architects to help them understand the Akamai product portfolio and develop complementary value-added solutions

  • Defining a partner-specific enablement plan based on the partner GTM plan combined with the Akamai global partner enablement framework. The enablement plan takes advantage of partner strengths and industry expertise to define partner orientation, training, and ongoing development plans

  • Collaborating with the Channel Sales team to manage partner progress and success against the enablement plan

  • Holding feedback sessions with local Akamai Solution Engineers to understand the challenges partner personnel face with current opportunities

  • Working with the Global Partner Enablement team to update training and the enablement framework as required

  • Participating in the partner quarterly business reviews to obtain visibility and feedback from the partner and taking specific actions and working with partner & Akamai teams to address enablement gaps

  • Traveling up to approximately 30%

About the Team

Partner Enablement Managers (PEM’s) are part of Akamai’s Global Channel Services team; working alongside Regional Channel Managers (RCM’s), Partner Account Executives (PAE’s) and other team members of the services and support teams to ensure that partners are trained and enabled to identify, position, scope and sell Akamai solutions. PEM’s tailor and execute Akamai’s Partner training strategy to provide additional scale and velocity for both the partner and Akamai’s growth.


Required Education and Experience

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:

  • 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or

  • 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience with Internet technologies

  • 3+ years of experience in a customer or partner facing environment such as, technical pre-sales, technical account/project management, or technical consulting

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrates situational fluency through strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional skill visualizing and documenting technical, organizational, and procedural concepts

  • Must have experience developing and enhancing strong relationships at all levels of the business * Proven presentation effectiveness of complex and technical material to varying audiences virtually and in-person

  • Understanding of and experience working within a channel go-to-market strategy

  • Web application programming background

  • Deep understanding of CDN architecture, solutions, and products, preferably Akamai solutions

  • A proven track record demonstrating good business judgment, an ability to make decisions, and a passion for excellence

  • Develops and drives consensus while implementing innovative process and strategy improvements

  • Project management experience and certification a plus

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/careers.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/diversity.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here.