Business and Partnership Manager @ Love Circular
Business and Partnership Manager @ Love Circular

Business and Partnership Manager @ Love Circular

๐Ÿš€ About Love Circular

Love Circular is a tech training community empowering tomorrow's workforce through affordable online bootcamps and courses. Our mission is to create opportunities in the technology space for underserved groups; we're working to level the playing field for those who need it most.

๐ŸŽฏ Overview

We have an exciting new permanent opportunity for a Business and Partnerships Development Manager to Identify, prospect and onboard new business opportunities for Course sponsorships, Hiring and Brand partnerships.

  • Salary: Up to ยฃ40,000 base + Meaningful equity options after probation
  • Deal comp, Uncapped: 10% on opportunities over ยฃ10k, and 5% on opportunities under ยฃ10k
  • Full-time, Remote
  • Position level: Mid-weight-Senior
  • Core Hours: Weekdays 09:00 - 18:00
  • Reports to: Careers and Sales Director Kieran Tudsbury
  • Interview Process: 2 Stages
  • Start date: Jan 2022
  • Applicants must live and be eligible to work in the UK


Learn more about us

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ What we're looking for

  • A proven track record of engaging with decision makers whoโ€™s typical addressable spend is above ยฃ20k to identify, validate and peruse opportunities to win business
  • An ambitious person with significant drive to build up new business
  • A strong communicator willing to speak up, make decisions, and take calculated risks
  • Great presentation and written communications skills
  • A detailed thinker who's open-minded while meticulous about data and details
  • Someone with ability to see beyond their own problem space and dependencies to find solutions
  • A curious person who never misses an opportunity to disrupt an industry and embraces change
  • Community obsessed, our community are at the heart of everything we do; their success is our key mission
  • At least 4+ years of relevant sales, partnership or business development experience
    • Experience within education or recruitment is desired, but we're able to teach

๐Ÿช„ The responsibilities we'll trust you with:

  • Partnerships
  • You'll take a strategic approach to commercial partnerships and recruitment sales; understanding the relative impact and value of the Love Circular community within the context of sponsorship and commercial partnerships

    Identify key stakeholders within organisations that have the budgets and capacity to facilitate commercial partnerships

    Deliver against commercial revenue and profit targets as well as synergy and impact-related KPIs

  • Sales
  • Build key client-side relationships within the UK market to generate commercial revenue across from recruitment and training opportunities

    Manage the end-to-end sales process from initial market analysis, client approach and proposal creation, to final negotiations and contracting of partnership agreements

    Manage multiple clients, projects and targets simultaneously to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment

  • Careers team support
  • Work cross-functionally in assisting careers team to facilitate careers support that deepens understanding of community brand equity

    Use key careers support touch-points to further refine and develop new ideas for Partnership and Sales strategies

    Efficiently manage work schedule to accommodate weekly assistance within this team pre-series A funding

  • Collaboration & pitching
  • Collaborate with our marketing teams to generate ideas and build commercial proposals to deliver branded Love Circular content and sponsorship or hiring and training partnerships in a credible, profitable and authentic way

    Write and pitch commercial proposals to HR or relevant teams within UK organisations

    Demonstrate the premium brand equity and brand values of Love Circular in all internal and external interactions

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Tools

  • Hootsuite
  • Mailchimp
  • Hotjar
  • Google Analytics
  • Hubspot CRM
  • Notion for documentation
  • Google Suite for cloud
  • Basecamp for project management
  • Slack and Zoom for communication

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ What you might not like about the role/Love Circular

  • As a startup, things can be ambiguous, there may be processes that haven't been created yet
  • We're not big fans of long meetings, they get in the way of doing what matters most, creating cool ๐Ÿ’ฉ. We have 3 team calls per week, all aimed to be finished within 20 minutes
  • Communication is predominantly asynchronousโ€“if it's a pressing matter, reach out for a call
  • WFH. You'll likely spend the majority of your time working alone
  • Given the nature of a startup, you'll likely be asked to learn skills to support different teams outside of your role

๐Ÿ–๏ธ Compensation & Benefits

  • 40 days annual leave (including 10 days for Christmas holidays and bank holidays)
  • Own a piece of the company via EMI equity options after 6 months of service
  • Laptop and monitor for work
  • Company phone (dependent on your role)
  • Birthday's off ๐Ÿฅณ
  • Yearly Calm App Subscription
  • Monthly Audible/Book allowance
  • Flexible working hours outside of core hours, unconventional practices lead to unconventional results
  • No office, work from home, a coffee shop, or in another country
  • Annual bonus based on company performance
  • Ongoing training opportunities to upskill
  • Bupa Private Healthcare plan
    • Mental Health support via therapy
    • 24/7 Digital GP access
    • Dental and vision care
  • A vibrant team of authentic humans to work alongside

๐Ÿ’Œ Apply Here


Please note: Currently only able to accept applicants with rights to work in the UK.

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