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Partnerships Manager, AI Consulting Firms

Cohere

Cohere

Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development, Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Who are we?
Our mission is to scale intelligence to serve humanity. We’re training and deploying frontier models for developers and enterprises who are building AI systems to power magical experiences like content generation, semantic search, RAG, and agents. We believe that our work is instrumental to the widespread adoption of AI.
We obsess over what we build. Each one of us is responsible for contributing to increasing the capabilities of our models and the value they drive for our customers. We like to work hard and move fast to do what’s best for our customers.
Cohere is a team of researchers, engineers, designers, and more, who are passionate about their craft. Each person is one of the best in the world at what they do. We believe that a diverse range of perspectives is a requirement for building great products.
Join us on our mission and shape the future!
Why this role?
AI’s potential for transforming business operations is giving rise to an innovative and specialized group of AI-centric consulting firms. These small-to-mid size firms are developing and deploying AI platforms and solutions, often powered by Cohere, to address scalable enterprise use cases. As the leading AI platform for enterprise, Cohere partners closely with these emerging systems integrators to integrate our AI technology into our customers’ operations and deliver exceptional business outcomes.
Please note: To qualify for this role, you must have a deep understanding of how technology consulting firms operate and how they build consulting services and solutions around software products. Foundational knowledge of the AI tech stack as well as work experience as a manager or higher at a technology consulting firm are highly preferred.
In this role, you will develop, manage, and be accountable for our success with multiple partnerships. You will own end-to-end responsibilities including, but not limited to, the partnership business plans, strategic and financial business outcomes, joint business development, technical integrations, joint marketing campaigns, co-sell, alliance agreements, and relationships management at all levels across Cohere and the partner organization.
Our ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a relatively unstructured and rapidly evolving environment. Your opportunity for impact will be astronomical — Cohere has sky-high potential, and you’ll help us reach it. You will join a highly motivated team that is defining what the AI ecosystem will be, and we’re looking for someone who gets excited about that!

In this role, you will:

  • Own the partner relationships and outcomes. The buck stops with you.
  • Balance creativity and disciplined execution to set ambitious goals and then exceed them.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive alliance strategy and business plan. Identify key growth areas, market opportunities, and co-innovation initiatives.
  • Define and drive sprints (initiatives) to get wins on the board at a regular cadence.
  • Demonstrate a deep appreciation of the speed and agility of these emerging firms, their decision drivers and influencers, partnership frameworks, GTM motions, and collaboration models. Leverage this knowledge to accelerate our joint initiatives.
  • Take a hands-on approach to drive the execution of alliance activities. Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure successful implementation of joint projects. This will include tight coordination with Marketing, Product, Solution Architects, Engineering, and Sales.
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and regularly report on the success and impact of the alliance. Use data-driven insights to refine strategies and optimize outcomes.
If some of the above doesn’t line up perfectly with your experience, we still encourage you to apply! If you consider yourself a thoughtful worker, a lifelong learner, and a kind and playful team member, Cohere is the place for you.
We value and celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive work environment for all. We welcome applicants of all kinds and are committed to providing an equal opportunity process. Cohere provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Our Perks:
🤝 An open and inclusive culture and work environment
🧑‍💻 Work closely with a team on the cutting edge of AI research
🍽 Weekly lunch stipend, in-office lunches & snacks
🦷 Full health and dental benefits, including a separate budget to take care of your mental health
🐣 100% Parental Leave top-up for 6 months for employees based in Canada, the US, and the UK
🎨 Personal enrichment benefits towards arts and culture, fitness and well-being, quality time, and workspace improvement
🏙 Remote-flexible, offices in Toronto, New York, San Francisco and London and co-working stipend
✈️ 6 weeks of vacation
Note: This post is co-authored by both Cohere humans and Cohere technology.