Partnerships Lead

Sideways 6

parterships United Kingdom | Full-Time

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About us

Sideways 6 exists to change the world for the better by bringing employee ideas to life. We believe that great ideas can come from anywhere and that giving employees a voice is the secret to business growth and success.

Over 4 million employees from some incredible companies like Marks and Spencer’s, AstraZeneca, Vodafone and Nestlé trust the Sideways 6 approach and we’re on a mission to bring good ideas to life every day, everywhere, from everyone.

Sideways 6 was named one of the Top 100 Mission-Led Organisations to Work For(read more here) thanks to our people. We’re really proud of our 5-star reviews on Glassdoor and it’s a testament to the way we treat our employees. They are given a lot of responsibility, lots of room to develop and make a big impact and the chance to be part of something pretty special. The ‘Idea Beer’ probably helps too…

The Role

We are looking for a driven and energetic Strategic Partner Manager to fully own our close relationship with two of the world’s biggest tech companies – Microsoft and Meta.

You will be reporting to our Head of Marketing and Partnerships and will have the opportunity to grow and shape the future of our partnership with our two primary technology partners while impacting every part of Sideways 6 from sales to product.

Our culture is really important to us, so we are looking for someone who can demonstrate our values, as well as take ownership, learn quickly and deliver results.

What you’ll do

You will...

  • Prospect, pitch and generate leads for our sales team by building relationships with partner contacts – from account owners to the execs in charge.
  • Maintain and grow our awesome partner brand within Microsoft and Meta through events, partner marketing and reputation building.
  • Embed partner insights and support into the sales and services process to help them close new business.
  • Become an expert in our partner’s technology to help guide our product direction.

What you’ll need

You should...

  • Be awesome at generating action from others. Be able to quickly explain value and create buy-in and support for our cause.
  • Enjoy building and maintaining lasting relationships. You are a people person and are as comfortable one on one as you are talking to a crowd.
  • Have experience in partnerships/business development/sales.
  • Understand how large enterprises buy technology.
  • Come with knowledge of how partnering with Microsoft works. Ideally, you have worked in partnerships at a Microsoft partner company.
  • Have a growth mindset and work in a focused, hungry and organised way. You will be building off our great existing partnerships and it will be over to you to ensure those partnerships continue to generate growth for Sideways 6!

What’s on offer

  • Choose the equipment you need to do your best work
  • We don't clock watch, we trust you to manage your time
  • An annual whole-company Summer summit in the sun
  • Option to have a stake in our growing business
  • Dog-friendly office with a range of furry friends (Murphy, Jasper and Sausage)
  • A fully stocked drinks fridge in the office as well as a great coffee station
  • A generous educational budget to use at your discretion
  • We celebrate tenure and offer you an extra day holiday for every year you're with us

If you only fulfill 75% of the criteria, we encourage you to still apply, we are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to building a diverse culture. We are eager to receive applications from all backgrounds and all applicants will receive consideration without discrimination.

Salary range £30,000 — 40,000

with addition of commission