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Director, Japan Partner Sales

About Us

At Cloudflare, we are on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers millions of websites and other Internet properties for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. 

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us! 

What you’ll do

As the Director of Japan Partner Sales, you will be responsible for driving revenue growth through all partner types in the Japanese market. Your primary focus will be on building and maintaining strong relationships with partners, developing sales strategies, and ensuring the successful execution of sales initiatives through partners.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of Channel Account Managers, responsible for regional partner relationships, account manager and revenue growth
  • Responsible for managing Japan GSIs:  Strategy, Execution, Relationship Management
  • Partnership Development: Identify, evaluate, and onboard new strategic partners in Japan to expand the company's reach and market penetration
  • Sales Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive sales strategy for the Japanese market in collaboration with cross-functional teams, including marketing, product, IT, operations and finance
  • Revenue Generation: Drive revenue growth through partner-led sales activities, including joint sales calls, partner events, and marketing campaigns
  • Relationship Management: Build and nurture strong relationships with key partners, including resellers, GSIs, MSPs, and distributors to maximize sales opportunities and customer satisfaction
  • Sales Forecasting: Forecast sales projections and track performance metrics to assess the effectiveness of sales strategies and identify areas for improvement
  • Market Analysis: Monitor market trends, competitor activities, and customer feedback to identify new business opportunities and make data-driven decisions


  • 10+ years experience in sales, distribution and channel leadership positions
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Sales, Marketing, or related field
  • Proven track record of success in partner sales or channel management, preferably in the technology industry
  • Successfully managed GSIs and understand the GSI and FSI business GTM
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire cross-functional teams and partner organizations.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Strategic thinker with a results-oriented mindset and a focus on driving revenue growth.
  • Fluent in Japanese and English (both written and verbal).

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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