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Vice President of Alliances

In this role, you develop and implement a multi-year sales plan to rapidly grow revenue and build strategic partnerships with large customers. You’re be tasked with continuously enhancing our alliance and partnership organization, processes, and metrics. As a Vice President of Alliances, you will serve as a key adviser to GitLab’s executives, Directors, and the sales group with regards to GitLab’s overall global alliance strategy.

Job Grade 

The VP of Alliances is a grade 12.


  • Identify, establish and execute agreements with strategic alliance partners to contribute towards our 3-year topline revenue growth plan
  • GitLab runs on the cloud environments of Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Alibaba, Huawei, Oracle, and Digital Ocean and many of their products are also part of GitLab
  • A recent example of a product that has become part of GitLab is the acquisition of Gemnasium
  • Manage efforts to research and identify alliance prospects and targets
  • Develop, maintain, and manage the implementation of strategic alliance sales and go-to­ market plans
  • Collaborate with Sales, Products, and Marketing teams to develop new product offerings within existing and new lines of business
  • Responsible for identifying potential acquisition partnerships, conducting due diligence and executing on integration strategies
  • Manage external contacts, expectations and be the key GitLab Ambassador for our partner relationships
  • Measure and report results of alliance sales plan execution and identify areas for improvement and act to implement positive change
  • Design, develop and execute engagement plans with Alliance key stakeholder while tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Coordinate and collaborate with cross-functional organizations within GitLab to include marketing, products, finance, legal, sales, engineering and people operations
  • Manage each stage of the alliance lifecycle and monitor the ROl and risk for both partners


  • 6-8 years of senior leadership (VP or C-level) in planning and closing partnership deals valued at over $50M with enterprise technology companies
  • 8+ years of experience in the field of DevOps
  • Experience working in a fast-pace, start-up (500 employees and under), building key partnerships during scaling and pre-IPO
  • Repeated success in “cradle-to-grave” penetration of Enterprise companies, outlining plans to build opportunities for collaboration and continued success
  • Experience migrating large open-source projects to new tools for their communities
  • Demonstrated complete understanding of the company, product, and landscape to make informed long-term strategic business decisions
  • Established network of executive level contacts within the public cloud space, DevOps and open-source communities. Proven ability to translate those to new partnerships and business opportunities.
  • Demonstrated analytical and data led decision-making.
  • Based in the city of San Francisco
  • Leadership at GitLab
  • Ability to use GitLab

About GitLab

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