Strategic Partnerships Director at What3Words
London, GB
Strategic Partnerships Director

We are hiring for an extraordinary business development leader to join our team.

We are looking for someone highly entrepreneurial, exceptionally clever and charismatic. You will have performed outstandingly in previous roles (we don’t measure success by your former job titles but instead what you achieved in those positions) and are likely to have an accelerated career trajectory when compared against your peers.

You may have worked at a leading management consultancy firm and feel ready for a change. You may have run a sales team, or never have worked in direct sales; we are less interested in industry-specific skills and more interested in consistent overachievement and ambition.

About you

You will have:

Experience managing and forging relationships at the highest level in business and/or government
A degree or equivalent (university of life counts too)
Exceptionally good presentation and written communication skills
The ability to work quickly and flexibly, with the mental agility to make good decisions quickly
Excellent understanding of what3words and the industries we work in, bringing ideas for capitalising on our global growth
You will be:

Highly intelligent, with the work and/or academic history to prove it
Extremely tech-savvy (preferably you will have worked with technology, written some code, even if just once or twice, or sold a technology product)
Able to engage immediately and confidently with senior influencers
An exceptional relationship builder
A natural collaborator who enjoys working in a team with clever and ambitious colleagues
Highly persuasive and excellent at getting things done
Willing to embrace all aspects of working in a fast-growing business, from managing day-to-day admin to giving speeches to global audiences or pitching CXOs from some of the world’s biggest brands
Able to excel under pressure, with meticulous attention to detail
Able to travel regularly, including at short notice
Motivated by challenging targets and a fast-paced office environment
Commercially-minded and committed to global social change through business
Extra credit if you:

Have run your own business or held a senior role in a fast-growing start-up
Have worked in an industry where what3words is highly applicable
Speak other languages and have done business abroad or travelled widely
Can provide excellent references from colleagues as well as supervisors in your current/previous roles
Have successfully sold something completely new and revolutionary
About the role

Joining our growing business development team, you will drive forward and forge key relationships for what3words around the world. You will be expected to take on strategic responsibility for key regions/verticals within your first two months, thinking creatively about how to grow our business and acting fast to make it happen.

We are looking for people who can quickly understand clients’ pain points and match those to the solutions we can provide. You will have a very good understanding of how to access key players (companies and individuals), and will use this knowledge to generate new leads across relevant industries.

About the team

Our business development team is made up of bright graduates, experienced team builders and outstanding salespeople. We are looking for someone dynamic who believes in our vision for change and is excited to join the company at this stage of growth.

We have a culture that encourages curiosity and imagination in how we achieve our goals, and an absolute focus on building a global business.

This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining what3words, as we begin to explore new global territories. We hope in 5 years you will be proud to tell people you were one of the early joiners at what3words.

Those with unusual career paths or career changes are encouraged to apply – if you instinctively understand what3words and believe your skills can help us accelerate our global growth, we want to hear from you.

What next?

We are looking for someone to start this role as soon as possible in, so applications will be considered as and when we receive them.

Please note that this role will be based in our London office, therefore we will only accept applications from individuals based in London (or ready to move to London immediately) and those that have authorisation to work in the UK.

Get in touch with some combination of CV/Linkedin profile/covering letter to tell us about who you are and how you would target 3-5 key clients.