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Business Development Director, Partner Network Services


Fort Worth, TX, US, 76118

Brand:  Allied Electronics
Function:  Programme Management
Work Location:  Hybrid

We are RS Group.

RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.

Footnote: RS Group Brands:  RS, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe.


Partner Network Services Director - Americas

Job Description

  • As part of the Value Add Solutions Senior Leadership Team for the Americas, play an integral and pivotal role in developing and leading the Americas Products and Solutions roadmap as a strategic priority and growth driver
  • Build and execute a partner network strategic roadmap that supports a $multi-million Services  business in the Americas, delivered through an industry leading, digitally led and differentiating solutions offer, that enables value for our customers and suppliers and maximum returns for our business
  • Lead a portfolio of strategic change initiatives and investments (as business owner) that will enable best practice capabilities and external partnerships alliances, ensuring the business is able to scale effectively, efficiently and profitably as we drive change
  • Build and manage an invest/ partner/ buy portfolio of targets as part of our wider organic/ -in-organic growth strategy   
  • Develop and lead change initiatives & process solutions that remove complexity, drive efficiencies and creates stickiness, aligned to our commercial agenda
  • Build a high-performance function and team, full of talent and unified in its purpose, core values and a diverse & inclusive culture


Location: DFW/ Hybrid

Employment Type: Permanent


About the role

Accountable for leading the development, execution and delivery model that enables us to work closer with our strategic suppliers to bring new services to market, and to drive further margin accretive services with specialist partners in areas such as Smart Factories, Maintenance Services, Sustainability & Energy Management and Additive Manufacturing.  The role will act as the primary Business Development lead for this offer, bringing to market value propositions that meet the core & future needs of our customers and suppliers, and that enables a clear and aggressive pipeline for adoption. 

The role holder will work closely with market peers (Functional Heads & VAS Leadership Team) and Senior Leaders across the group, to ensure we are positioned to build out the services portfolio at pace and for the prioritization and management of a pipeline for in-organic acquisition and/ or in-house build capabilities where appropriate. 


What we’re looking for

  • Significant leadership level experience of New Business Development Sales within a Services Industry(s)
  • Ability to develop, influence, lead and deliver business plans & eco system that will move the dial in the value we provide our customers and suppliers going forward
  • Proven ability to drive a commercial agenda, with the potential for functional P&L accountability and ownership
  • Self-motivator, with the ability to think and articulate strategically and conceptually, and to influence and drive execution and step-change performance through others
  • Exceptional people leadership skills with a natural ability to influence stakeholders at all levels and in a cross-regional matrix structure
  • Strong business and commercial acumen 
  • Understanding of product and services dynamics within industrial industry would be advantageous
  • Long range planning skills to ensure capability and capacity to meet business strategy
  • Ability to externalise our internal competence and expertise


A bit about you

Leaders in RS Group lead a culture where people are:

  • Customer and supplier obsessed
  • Highly engaged and ambitious
  • Stripping out barriers to execution
  • Creating fresh ideas and new markets
  • Delivering on promises – making it happen
  • Driven by outcome, with fully-aligned objectives


Therefore, to do that I:


Show Passion: I connect deeply with others – colleagues, customers, and suppliers

  • I share my aspirations. I am transparent and honest. I act and communicate with integrity
  • I collaborate with others, so together we thrive and transform our business


Act with Humility: I enable others to ask, ‘what if’, and do amazing things

  • I listen to understand diverse views, as I don’t have all the answers
  • I empower others to try new, exciting things; and challenge limiting beliefs. Sometimes we fail, but we do it together and we learn


Demonstrate Trust: I lead by example, align others around ambitious goals, and check in regularly

  • I commit to and am accountable for two or three key priorities; and I deliver on them. I join the dots for people across matrix teams, give them ownership, and make sure we always know how we are doing 


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


Equal Employment Opportunity Allied is an equal opportunity employer and maintains policies and practices that are designed to prevent and prohibit unlawful discrimination against any qualified employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other unlawful classification to the extent protected by law. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all employment practices, including hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination. Employees who engage in unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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