Strategic Partnerships Manager
Who are we?
We want to help small businesses win. That’s why we’re here.
We connect small business owners to investors – to create jobs, help families and power economies – because we believe that people are made to do more. And we want to help them get the finance they need to thrive, creating thousands of jobs as they drive the economy forward.
So, we created the leading online marketplace for small business loans. Our investors have lent £13.7 billion in 171,000 loans to 122,000 small business owners. In a single year, we unlocked 100,000 jobs and contributed £7.2 billion to the UK economy. There’s never been a better time to join!
Be part of the team that changes everything. Let’s build the place where small businesses can get the funding they need to win and leave a legacy behind, forever.
The Strategic Partnerships Manager role is one of Funding Circle's most senior sales positions and sits within our high performing Introducer Channel. Responsible for identifying, owning and winning key Strategic Partners, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a high profile team that is responsible for the launch and growth of Funding Circle's embedded lending solution.
What will you be doing?
- Identify, research, prospect and onboard new business through Strategic Partners
- Research by completing research blueprint and MEDDIC for each partner researched
- Lead on strategy in your vertical on how to hit lending targets from your panel
- Become an industry expert in allocated vertical
- Collaborate with Product, Engineering, Strategy to contribute towards success of the channel
- Lead pitch, demo and onboarding meetings with target partners
- Collect partner feedback for purpose of product iteration and development
- Experienced in sales (minimum 3-4 years experience)
- Experienced in Enterprise Sales or selling SaaS products
- Confident in making strategic decisions about where to spend your time to get the best results from your partner panel
- A strong communicator and an expert in explaining complex concepts in a simple fashion
- Confident creating and executing presentations and able to run a successful meeting with a partner
- Experience in a Finance/FinTech environment
Why join us?
We’re gearing up for our biggest chapter yet – and it’s being driven by all of our Circlers.
We think of ourselves as the career launchpad. A place to develop yourself, fast. Real work. Real experience. Real opportunities to collect skills. Think big remits and huge ownership to make great things happen.
Our vibrant culture is built around potential and creating a place where you can really be you. We keep it agile and open. All voices heard. Because we believe great ideas come from everywhere.
If you show skill and are willing, we’ll back you all the way. This is the place to make a positive difference. Join the disruption. Say “I was there”. Be a part of it. Build something incredible and make a genuine impact on the lives of many – including yours.
Here at Funding Circle we have a hybrid working policy, for most teams this means we’d like to see you in the office 2-3 days a week. We hope this will give you the chance to connect with your colleagues and work in a way that is most effective for you!
It’s in our differences that we find our strengths.
We celebrate and support the differences that make you, you. So we’re building a culture where difference is valued. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We truly believe diversity makes us better. We will consider flexible working options; please talk to us to discuss how we could make this role flexible for you.
Want to Build The Incredible? We’d love to hear from you.