As a Director, Strategic Partnerships on our Sales Team, you will own the development and growth of key partners across the Retail industry.  You will also play an instrumental role in optimizing the sales strategy and deal execution. Ultimately, you will develop strong relationships that will increase Cover Genius’ market share across the Retail industry.
To drive success in this role, you will have the creation of and executing on a deal pipeline and the structuring of optimal commercial terms that meet our growth goals. As the Strategic Partnerships Director, you will leverage your network and expertise to offer protection & insurance products via our distribution software. You will also have an active role in managing key relationships at partner organizations.  Regular collaboration with stakeholders internally (Product, Customer Solutions, Partnerships Services, Legal, Marketing, etc.) will be key in ensuring that your revenue and margin goals are attained.

What will your day look like? You will…

    • Identify, develop, structure and close complex partnership deals with target partner organizations that deliver enduring value to the business
    • Leverage existing connections to build and cultivate a deep and trusted network amongst influential decision makers within key target organizations
    • Lead cross-functional teams to ensure pitches to prospective partners are delivered effectively to partners, with clarity on the product solution
    • Identify and continually improve best practices for partnership identification, onboarding and implementations using specialist knowledge of vertical and Insurance industries and keeping up to date with new developments
    • Participate in the development and execution of marketing efforts including event/conference roadmap and strategic discussions to increase CG’s brand within assigned markets
    • Assist in the onboarding of new partners in collaboration with locally based Partner Services & Client Solutions Engineering team post deal close, ensuring partner launch and timely delivery of solutions that meet or exceed client expectations

To help us level up, you’ll ideally have:

    • 10 or more years of enterprise B2B  business development development experience, ideally within the retail industry
    • Solid track record of leading, managing and growing a high performing sales team
    • Proven track-record for meeting and exceeding revenue targets and performance driven KPIs within a high paces startup or tech company
    • A deep network within leading retail companies as well as a significant understanding of  technology products related to the retail industry
    • Partnerships development and execution experience, with a proven capability and passion to lead cross functional teams in the design, pursuit and successful execution of key strategic goals

To be successful, you’ll bring:

    • Excellent deal negotiation, problem solving and commercial structuring skills
    • First class communication skills, able to present, negotiate and influence at C-level
    • Ability to think laterally and explore creative solutions in both deal negotiation and customer solution design
    • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional teams (Incl. engineering, product and finance) to deliver high quality outcomes to timelines
    • A proactive bias to action, and driven to achieve results
    • Curious mindset, open to exploring new ways of doing things
    • Ability to build rapport and engagement with stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
Why Cover Genius? 
Cover Genius not only cares about being the best in our industry, we care about our team. We’re a business that understands life can be fluid and so we flex to ensure we provide the environment to suit that. What does that mean?
• Flexible PTO. Taking time out is important for our teams to enjoy life and stay fresh.
• Employee Stock Options – we want our people to share in our success, we reward them with ownership for their contribution in creating a world-class company.
• Work with like-minded people who are passionate about both the work we’re doing and giving back. Our CG Gives programs enables us to all become philanthropists through our peer recognition and rewards system.
• Social Initiatives – pictures speak a thousand words!
Salary Range 
The base salary range for this role is between $174,000 and $235,000. The total compensation package also includes equity, and the opportunity for additional earnings through our annual bonus or variable commission plans.
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