Senior Channel Account Executive

Tokyo, JP, 106-6010


Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved 
Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.


Job Purpose

A heavily proactive role working within a Channel team that needs to grow its business by 
recruiting, qualifying and on-boarding of new partners to drive net-new and cross-sell revenue.


Main Duties

•    Proactively identify, qualify, recruit and on-board named partners through various methods and work with them specifically to grow their business and Sophos mindshare
•    Maintain and develop existing platinum partners and work with them to grow their business 
•    Follow up leads and partner data proactively to maximise new business potential
•    Account manage partners via phone, email and on-site visits where required to ensure they receive an excellent service
•    Drive all partners to grow their Sophos business through efficient renewal and aggressive new business acquisition.
•    Engage with all Sophos internal resource to ensure that partners are ‘enabled’ to sell Sophos products and support their customers
•    Negotiate with (and through) partners in competitive situations in order to ensure that Sophos is the preferred vendor
•    Provide information, arrange training and coach Partners to ensure that they are trained to use Sophos systems and tools (Partner Portal etc)
•    Identify and classify all partners within the CRM system to allow targeted marketing communications
•    Ensure the partners existing customers renew on time and work with the partner to put campaigns in place to drive additional sales of product into their customer base
•    Drive a high renewal rate through the partner’s customers through ensuring partners focus on their renewals and identify cross-sell opportunities within larger renewals, contacting the customer directly where necessary
•    Identify and utilise all relevant internal Sophos resources, escalating where necessary and managing the communication process ensuring the partner is kept informed 
•    Adherence to CRM (Salesforce), business systems and activity management standards, ensuring all activity is logged and accurately updated 
•    Develop and maintain detailed knowledge of Sophos products, services and also that of Sophos competitors to a high standard.
•    Drive partners to develop new business and work with partners to cover customers
•    Works with partners to meet individual and country target


Skills & Experience



•    Experienced channel sales individual, preferably from IT security industry.
•    Prior experiences working with a high volume of customers or resellers.
•    Proactive outbound calling experiences in previous role


Equal Opportunities

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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