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Head of Partnerships, SMB



Sales & Business Development
New Jersey, USA
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023
About Oxygen:
Oxygen is a modern financial platform designed for the 21st-century economy, tailored to meet the unique needs of today's consumers and small businesses (freelancers, solopreneurs and modern SMBs). We believe beauty lies in simplicity, from design to utility, and build our ever-growing product suite with this in mind. And we’re just getting started. At Oxygen, we’re focused on lifting up those who dare to push boundaries and redefine what's possible by delivering on our promise to be a more fair financial partner. The next generation building the future is writing their own rules and shattering expectations. So are we. For those who reject the status quo, welcome to Banking for the Extraordinary. Let's create the future!
About the role:
As the Head of Partnerships with a specialized focus on the SMB space, you will leverage your extensive partnerships experience to identify, negotiate, and execute collaborations that align with Oxygen's vision and business objectives. Your primary emphasis will be on identifying potential partners keen on integrating with Oxygen's platform, specifically targeting the SMB sector, and forging mutually beneficial collaborations.

What you’ll do:

  • SMB-Centric Partnership Identification: Utilize your expertise and industry knowledge to pinpoint potential partners within the SMB sphere who can complement and enhance Oxygen's product and service offerings
  • Tailored Partnership Negotiation: Lead negotiations with potential partners, tailoring collaboration terms to suit the unique needs and objectives of SMBs, fostering growth, innovation, and long-term value for both parties involved
  • Streamlined Review Processes: Coordinate internal and external reviews of potential partnerships, ensuring alignment with regulatory requirements, compliance standards, and overall strategic goals, with special attention to the SMB market
  • Strategic Business Development: Apply your well-honed business development skills to attract new partners within the SMB sector, thereby expanding Oxygen's network of strategic alliances in this space
  • Customized Partnership Agreements: Collaborate with legal and executive teams to draft, review, and finalize partnership agreements, ensuring clear terms that align with company policies, particularly tailored for SMB interactions
  • Relationship Management Tailored for SMBs: Cultivate strong and enduring relationships with SMB partners to foster mutual trust, successful collaboration, and ongoing growth in this crucial sector
  • SMB-Focused Market Analysis: Conduct thorough market analysis and competitor research to identify potential areas of growth and strategic partnership opportunities within the SMB space

About you:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or a related field; MBA or advanced degree is a plus
  • Proven track record of success in strategic partnerships with a notable focus on SMBs
  • Strong negotiation skills with a demonstrable ability to close deals that drive business growth, particularly within the SMB market
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities, capable of effectively conveying complex concepts to diverse audiences
  • In-depth knowledge of partnership agreements and legal frameworks, with a specialized understanding of SMB interactions
  • A forward-thinking mindset with a passion for staying ahead of industry trends and emerging technologies
  • Proven experience in cultivating and maintaining relationships with partners at various levels, with a focus on SMB interactions
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a dedicated focus on driving results and exceeding expectations, especially within the SMB context
  • Strong analytical skills to assess potential partnerships from both financial and strategic perspectives, with a keen eye on SMB-related opportunities
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills, fostering cooperation and alignment across teams
  • Excellent time management skills; Ability to react and respond to the critical demands of the department with competing deadlines
  • Excellent technical skills must be able to use both PC and Mac operating systems and proficient in google suite products, data analysis and internet technologies

Major pluses:

  • Have experience in hyper-growth, start-up environment
  • Show an appreciation for nuance and a desire to build consensus in a diverse and multicultural environment
Compensation and Benefits:
The final compensation package for this role will be determined during the interview process and is based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, geographic location, internal equity, education, skill set, experience and training.
Oxygen also offers comprehensive benefits, including stock options, medical, dental, and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits, a retirement plan, flex time off, paid parental leave, employer paid disability coverage, and additional health and wellbeing perks and benefits. Oxygen reserves the right to amend or modify employee perks and benefits at any time.
Not sure you qualify?
Don’t meet every single requirement? At Oxygen, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
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