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United States of America
North Carolina
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
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Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology that builds a brighter, more sustainable and inclusive future for our customers, colleagues, communities, and the planet.

And we go big. No, not big—huge.

We’re not just a US$70 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re transforming the world through intelligent transformation, offering the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices, infrastructure, and solutions. With more than 71,500 employees doing business in 180 markets, we help millions—not just the select few—experience our version of a smarter future.

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

Lenovo Corporate Strategic Alliances is seeking an experienced relationship leader to define, negotiate, and execute our Global Service Intergrator (GSI) / Consultancy service strategy with our existing and future partners. This is a new role that will be a critical member of Lenovo’s Corporate Strategic Alliances team organization representing Lenovo across all business units and geographies. Strong candidates will be able to deliver a compelling and urgent vision to the market, and operate with discipline across business development, offer and demand generation, and be able to develop and lead a strategy for incremental revenue with and through GSIs.

The Director will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of Lenovo’s GSI / Consultancy partnerships and programs. Success in this role will require expert insight into the GSI landscape and the ability to identify and develop opportunities of mutual interest to Lenovo and the partner ecosystem. It will also require a candidate with strong executive presence: comfortable making executive-level presentations, navigating complex and complicated situations, working through challenges, and positively influencing senior decision makers.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Serve as the senior consultative joint business strategist and partnership leader, internally and with the GSIs, e.g., be the trusted single-point-of-contact.
  • Participate and/or lead in partnership business planning, co-design service development, GTM planning and support to increase the strength of the joint offers and services developed for incremental revenue opportunities.
  • Managing network of GSI/Consultancy alliance partner relationships to provide a best of breed experience for our partners and support Lenovo’s path to service-led market leadership.
  • Analyzing strategies of partners and Lenovo, developing strategic opportunities in areas of overlapping interest, agreeing on initiatives, defining success metrics, executing, and reporting results to executive stakeholders.
  • Develop strategic recommendations for new partnerships to enable digital transformation and scale new businesses.
  • Driving Lenovo’s global growth through investment, pricing, marketing, and product development with our strategic partners.
  • Lead and execute successful transactions including deal negotiation, structuring, due diligence, financial modeling, and business integration.
  • Partner with key internal stakeholders and other senior leaders to develop and continually refine the major strategic engagements that guide Lenovo’s strategic transformation.
  • Hosting business reviews between Lenovo and partners to evaluate performance and explore new strategic opportunities.
  • Subject matter expert on GSI/Consultancy services, capabilties, and markets to identify pertinent trends, developments, and opportunities.

Position Requirements

  • 6+ years’ experience working with Global System Integrators / Consultant Agencies – particularly in global business development, joint solution development and go-to-market partnerships with hardware OEM service arms.
  • Polished leader with proven strategy development skills and dynamic abilities to execute those strategies.
  • Exceptional business acumen and a progressive, visionary mindset focused on forever changing the business landscape for the better.
  • Proven experience in successful deal origination, structuring, and strategic execution.
  • Exceptional presentation and communication with a C-level audience.
  • Able to operate in a highly strategic and visionary role while also executing on day-to-day requirements.
  • Proven success developing strong relationships and influencing without authority.
  • Agile, adaptable, and able to thrive under pressure in an innovative, fast-paced, environment marked by continual change.
  • High aptitude to learn quickly, with ability to navigate situations involving ambiguity and limited precedent.
  • Four-year university degree, with advanced degree preferred.
  • Ability to travel ~30% of time.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.

Lenovo adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for US-based employees. As a condition of employment, employees must adhere to Lenovo’s US Vaccination Policy and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to any applicable accommodations. To be fully vaccinated means individuals must receive the full series of a vaccine either approved by the FDA or WHO and listed by the CDC (e.g. two dose of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines; or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). This applies to all US-based employees, contractors and interns, regardless of work location. As a condition of employment, you must provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or follow Lenovo’s accommodation process.

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