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Solarwinds Inc. Partner Curriculum & Training Manager in Cork, Ireland


At SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), we are focused on making software for IT professionals. Our business model is fast-paced and user-centric, emphasising speed to value and just-in-time problem solving. Our sales effectiveness curriculum managers equip our partner salesforce to hit the ground running and provide continuing education to deepen their knowledge and make them more successful. This job is for you if you:

Are you a partner to the business on improving sales performance through learning who can think and act globally and are comfortable working with senior stakeholders. Can you learn technical concepts quickly and communicate those to other people? Do you love to build and deliver interactive and engaging learning solutions in multiple formats (e-Learning or instructor-led). If you do have these attributes and have a natural talent and desire to facilitate live learning virtually or in person coupled with a passion for the fast-pace and intensity of the sales floor then we believe you would enjoy the challenge and creativity needed to get it right for our unique global business and people.


• Design and develop timely and effective learning solutions in multiple formats (iLT, viLT, digital formats, performance supports, and on-the-job development) for Solarwinds Partner Community

• Leverage expertise in instructional systems design, the software business, and inside sales acumen to custom build and deliver highly consumable content on sales processes, sales skills, product and technical training

• Serve as global program manager for partner programs targeting sales roles including the SolarWinds Sales Expert (SSE) Accreditation program, on-boarding programs, continuing education initiatives, and product release training; responsible for localization,

coordination, design, development, delivery, evaluation and ongoing analysis for constant improvement

• Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with key stakeholders including sales leaders, sales engineers, product marketing, renewals, and L&D

• Develop and maintain subject matter expertise on our core products, including the underlying technology, customer personas and pain points, use cases, etc.

• Make optimal use of our internal knowledge management systems, business applications and learning management systems for program coordination including registration, assignments, tracking, reporting, testing, and evaluation


Targeted Capabilities:

• Instructional Design: working knowledge of how adults in general - and salespeople specifically – learn; can translate learning needs into learning objects that measurably achieve required objectives

• Sales Acumen: understanding of prospects and a sense of how to approach a sale

• Technical Knowledge: business-level understanding of IT concepts including networks, systems, and virtualization technology

• Communication: crisp, compelling and practical style of writing, editing, speaking

• Confidence: executive presence to credibly and confidently work with reps and sales leadership in and out of the classroom

• Facilitation: facilitation skills that drive high levels of participant engagement

• Collaboration: able to partner with the business to identify and address the root causes of performance needs to improve sales metrics

• Program Management: able to prioritize, scope, plan, and execute to independently move projects forward in a fast-paced, global environment

• Initiative: able to solve problems and ask for help when needed to independently move self and projects forward, in a fast paced, high volume culture

• Graphic Design: ability to lay out content, choose fonts and color schemes, and remove a background from an image

• Communication: solidly grasps English with a strong vocabulary; ability to write and speak properly, confidently, and concisely in a practical, compelling, and informal way; embraces

• Business Acumen: understands the opportunities, risks, and needs of internal and external sales forces


• Bachelor’s Degree required

• Ideally a minimum 5+ years of experience in direct sales and/or channel with demonstrated sales training experience designing and delivering sales and/or technical training, ideally in a software or sales environment

• Ability to occasionally travel

• Experience in a fast-paced, iterative organization

• Demonstrated passion for sales training



Location IE-Cork

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2019-13879

# Positions 1

Category (Candidate Search) Sales

Position Type Regular

Business Group Core IT

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