BlackLine
BlackLine automates and controls financial close processes for midsize and large organizations.
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Alliances Architect, Focused Solutions

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Employer Provided Salary: 106,000-141,000 Annually
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Get to Know Us:
It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing!
At BlackLine, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications.
Since being founded in 2001, BlackLine has become a leading provider of cloud software that automates and controls the entire financial close process. Our vision is to modernize the finance and accounting function to enable greater operational effectiveness and agility, and we are committed to delivering innovative solutions and services to empower accounting and finance leaders around the world to achieve Modern Finance.
Being a best-in-class SaaS Company, we understand that bringing in new ideas and innovative technology is mission critical. At BlackLine we are always working with new, cutting edge technology that encourages our teams to learn something new and expand their creativity and technical skillset that will accelerate their careers.
Work, Play and Grow at BlackLine!
Make Your Mark:
​ The Partner Solution Architect (Invoice-to-Cash) is a trusted advisor to BlackLine's Partners that helps them understand the full capabilities of BlackLine's solution offerings and GTM approach, including helping partners be proficient in demoing solution capabilities . The Partner Solution Architect will work alongside Partner Enablement and Alliance Managers to onboard new partners and advance knowledge of existing partners specific to our Invoice-to-Cash solution and capabilities . The Partner Solution Architect will also be engaged in live pursuits, supporting Blackline's opportunity portfolio and BlackLine Sales teams, to stay sharp on platform capabilities, progress key opportunities, and maximizing incremental license revenue for Blackline. She/he will build relationships with the regional Enablement Director (s) to drive the buy-in from critical partner stakeholders to drive solution adoption and maximize BlackLine's success.
You'll Get To:
PARTNER ONBOARDING

  • ​ Onboard new Partners by walking them through their BlackLine Invoice-to-Cash (I2C) instance and helping with initial set-up
  • ​ Ensure partners have the latest I2C demo scripts available and use cases in their demo environment
  • ​ Guide partner through relevant SC/pre-sales onboarding milestones, including role-play sessions
  • ​ Provide advice and guidance on Partner 's Blackline demo environment (s)



PARTNER ENABLEMENT

  • ​ Build a relationship with Solutions Consulting Enablement, to understand the materials, enablement strategies, eLearning courses and more that is being leveraged for internal Solutions Consultants
  • ​ Serve as the primary point of contact for all I2C Pre-Sales partner portal assets and e-learning courses working with Partner Enablement
  • ​ Repurpose internal enablement assets with the mindset of a Partner audience
  • ​ Partner with fellow Partner Solution Architect s to help develop Partner enablement assets, including eLearning courses for how to demo solutions, as needed
  • ​ Streamline the knowledge sharing around Partner-led opportunities and engagements
  • ​ Become a trusted advisor to support answering (finding the answer) to technical software and accounting questions.
  • ​ Ensure all I2C pre-sales partner portal assets are up to date based on latest resources made available to BlackLine Solution Consultants (demo scripts, demo recordings, use cases, discovery questionnaires)
  • ​ Coordinate enablement sessions to help partners stay current on new product functionality and its proper use via 1:1 sessions or webinars
  • ​ Develop Partner eLearning courses for how to demo I2C solutions, leveraging internal SMEs as appropriate
  • ​ Promote use cases and transfer knowledge on best practice demo approaches
  • ​ Serve as the Subject Matter Expert to p resent in partner enablement sessions that require solution demonstrations
  • ​ Gain a deep understanding of the " BlackLine Nine" optimization use cases and work with partners to incorporate methodology into their optimization framework
  • ​ Offer coaching/feedback regarding the Partner's Solution Consultants' product knowledge and BlackLine presentation skills
  • ​ Collaborate with SAP CoE team to broaden the enablement footprint for strategic alliances



PRE-SALES CERTIFICATION

  • ​ Invoice-to-Cash Pre-Sales Certification Review Process (Solution Provider & BPO)
  • ​ Coaching and feedback on mock demos



DEMO INSTANCE OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION

  • ​ Understand set-up of Partner demo instances and be primary contact for internal teams on projects that impact partner instances
  • ​ Build a relationship with Master Demo Management team and understand the data and how it is configured for the partner instances
  • ​ Source / De velop Demo Instance FAQs and related E-Learning courses
  • ​ Liaise with Support on demo instance cases



SUPPORT BUSINESS STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

  • ​ Product capability enhancement to showcase various different processes/use cases
  • ​ Participate in deep-dive workshops
  • ​ Document use case scenarios
  • ​ Assist in developing master data and transaction data sets
  • ​ Promote use cases and knowledge transfer for enhanced value proposition
  • ​ Source/Develop related assets to support Strategic Launche s



SALES PURSUITS

  • ​ Engage on Partner-led sales opportunities (using the standard Solutions Consulting engagement model)
  • ​ Become an expert in the sales methodology as adopted by your partners you're supporting (e.g. MAP for Mid-Market, MAP for Enterprise etc.)
  • ​ Deliver relevant and pertinent demonstrations of all BlackLine modules based on p artner/p rospect needs
  • ​ Perform needs analysis calls with prospective clients and/or Partners to understand the challenges
  • ​ Incorporate BlackLine's Value Selling and OneVoice for alignment
  • ​ Assist Partners with calculating ROI Analysis for prospective clients
  • ​ Le v erage knowledge of BlackLine to best support the Partner's opportunity
  • ​ Innovate and empower the BlackLine Solutions Consulting team on Partner pursuits
  • ​ Assist with completion and review of requests for proposal and information (RFPs and RFIs)
  • ​ Assist Partners with the preparation and delivery of custom demonstrations using prospect data
  • ​ Evaluate help needed on Partner-led opportunities in terms of BlackLine Solution Consulting and Value/Solution Architecture resource support



What You'll Bring:
Years of Experience in Related Field: 4+
Education: Bachelor's degree
Technical/Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • ​ Years of Experience in Related Field: 4 - 8 Years
    • ​ Education: bachelor's degree
    • ​ Technical/Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • ​ Experience creating and delivering compelling presentations
    • ​ Strong ability to demonstrate and persuade, using influencing skills and relating to prospective customers in a consultative manner
    • ​ Confident working with and tailoring financial / accounting systems
    • ​ Demonstrated ability to build relationships and trust with prospects / clients
    • ​ Proven ability to understand and address partner / prospective client objections
    • ​ Strong ability to match product functionality to the partner / prospects' business need s



We're Even More Excited If You Have:

  • ​ CPA, CIA or related professional accounting certification preferred
  • ​ Prior experience with BlackLine software and/or related Invoice-to-Cash technologies and solutions ​


Thrive at BlackLine Because You Are Joining:

  • A technology-based company with a sense of adventure and a vision for the future. Every door at BlackLine is open. Just bring your brains, your problem-solving skills, and be part of a winning team at the world's most trusted name in Finance Automation!
  • A culture that is kind, open, and accepting. It's a place where people can embrace what makes them unique, and the mix of cultural backgrounds and varying interests cultivates diverse thought and perspectives.
  • A culture where BlackLiner's continued growth and learning is empowered. BlackLine offers a wide variety of professional development seminars and inclusive affinity groups to celebrate and support our diversity.


BlackLine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, age, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, ancestry, color, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, medical condition, genetic information, or any other protected class or category recognized by applicable equal employment opportunity or other similar laws.
BlackLine recognizes that the ways we work and the workplace itself has shifted. We innovate in a workplace that optimizes a combination of virtual and in-person interactions to maximize collaboration and nurture our culture. Candidates who live within a reasonable commute to one of our offices will work in the office at least 2 days a week.
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Salary Range:
USD $106,000.00 - USD $141,000.00
Pay Transparency Statement:
Placement within this range depends upon several factors, including the applicant's prior relevant job experience, skill set, and geographic location. In addition to base pay, BlackLine also offers short-term and long-term incentive programs, based on eligibility, along with a robust offering of benefit and wellness plans.

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What are BlackLine Perks + Benefits

BlackLine Benefits Overview

BlackLine believes in providing the best possible service to its clients, and that starts with offering amazing perks to its employees. These perks include 100% coverage for healthcare, vision, and dental, 401(k) matching, ESPP, food, drinks, games, and so much more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
At BlackLine, we feel that paying 100% of our employees’ health benefits is 100% the right thing to do. Medical, dental, and vision are taken care of by the company.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
BlackLine has been offering company wide virtual fitness classes such as, Aerobics and Yoga!
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
BlackLine provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan.
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
BlackLine offers and Employee Stock Purchase Plan with the ability to buy stock at a discounted price.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
BlackLine hosts company outings several times per year.
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We’re better together and know that amazing individuals make amazing teams. We also know that we bond through socializing and shared experiences. That’s how teams gel and support each other.

So, we like to play games together: table tennis, poker, and video games. We encourage company sports leagues and fitness groups. We relax with happy hours and team get-togethers, and we never let a holiday season go by without a celebration.

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