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Director, Cloud Services - South East Asia & Korea

Primary Location: ,Singapore

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Job Description

Reporting to the VP, Cloud Asia Pacific & Japan, the Director, Cloud - SEAK owns responsibility for selling the entire VMware Cloud Portfolio to enterprise clients and to partners in South East Asia & Korea.  The position is responsible for building and executing on the plan to achieve booking and revenue consumption targets, managing the sales forecasting process, and coaching the team of cloud business development and sales professionals to overachieve the assigned business objectives. 

Within a matrixed management structure and in collaboration with the VMware APJ Cloud leadership team, the position has responsibility for working closely with VMware’s core Field and Partner organisations to manage interactions with our clients and partners to achieve success. Deep knowledge of the cloud services marketplace, hybrid cloud, IT sales cycles, and VMware’s partner programs and ecosystem will all be critical for success in the role. 

The successful candidate will take responsibility for the performance in SEAK for:

VMware Cloud, on AWS (VMConAWS): In partnership with Amazon Web Services, VMConAWS is a Cloud service that enables businesses to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services. VMConAWS is a VMware owned service, operating on the AWS platform and data centers.

Azure VMware Cloud Solution (AVS):  AVS is a Microsoft service, verified by VMware, that runs on Azure infrastructure.  It enables businesses to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of Azure services.

VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP): a software-as-service offering delivered within VMware’s global ecosystem of partners and hyperscalers. Offering solutions for companies that provide hosted services to third parties, including infrastructure as a service, cloud service providers, application service providers, internet service providers and platform as a service provider. VCPP has been in operation for more than 10 years with sustained double digit yty growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and engage with high propensity customers and partners.
  • Responsible for the execution and operationalisation of the WW cloud sales strategy into the SEAK market.
  • Accountable for achieving VMware’s bookings & revenue consumption targets for the VMware Cloud portfolio.
  • Ability to evolve and develop the overall sales strategy and model for cloud services in the SEAK market.
  • Coach and lead a team of sales specialists and channel personnel.
  • Run a weekly forecasting cadence to provide visibility to VMware’s leadership of sales pipeline status and plan to achieve target bookings, as well as upside and downside risks to achieving targets.
  • Be operationally excellent in the day-to-day running of the business including (but not limited to) forecasting, pipeline development, training, certifications, hiring, performance management, collaboration, teamwork, and best practice sharing.
  • Collaborate and build strong relationships with core Field and Partner sales leaders to ensure proper engagement with core teams and customers.
  • Act as a business partner with corporate functions including: Customer Success,  Finance, Deal Management, Legal, Sales Operations, Global Support Services, Renewals and Human Resources.


  • 10+ years of sales experience in the IT industry, with enterprise software, partner hosted cloud services and cloud offerings in SEAK / APJ region.
  • 5+ years of sales management experience.
  • Highly trusted individual who maintains and expects high standards for themselves and their team.
  • Able to work across multi-functions/multi-individuals to achieve desired results.
  • Consultative sales experience especially in client adoption of cloud services in the infrastructure space.
  • Strong knowledge of the hosting services and cloud services segment in the SEAK market.
  • Ability to articulate and evangelize the value of hybrid cloud IT solutions.
  • Experience moving a sales organization from a perpetual license model to a service/consumption-based model is highly desirable.
  • Experience with new product introductions.
  • Channel development and channel sales experience.
  • Strategic thinker with a sales mentality, as well as analytical ability and a proven ability to execute strategy.
  • Contract negotiation and deal forecasting experience.

Category : Sales
Subcategory: Field Sales
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-10-16

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