A bit about us

Sendle builds shipping that is good for the world. We help small businesses thrive by making parcel delivery simple, reliable and affordable. We’re a B Corp and the first 100% carbon neutral delivery service in Australia and the United States, where we harness major courier networks to create a delivery service that levels the playing field for small businesses.

Sendle is a fast-growing business with bold ambitions and big dreams. Plus, we’re the United States' first 100% carbon neutral shipping service and a certified BCorp. 

We’ve made huge strides towards our goal of becoming the largest SMB eCommerce courier in the world, moving from a single country operation in Australia to successful launch in the US and soon to announce our third market.  We also launched major partnerships with Shopify, eBay and Poshmark to name a few. 

 

A bit about the role

We are looking for a Director of Partnerships to join our growing team in North America. This role will be responsible for the management and growth of current partners, defining the  North America partnership strategy and negotiating new partnerships. 

Working closely with and supporting the Partnerships Manager you will be responsible for a  portfolio of high-profile partners in the e-commerce and logistics industry. You will provide partners with best in class partner management from onboarding to ongoing partner management to deliver on Sendle partner goals. Through the establishment of strong partner relationships you will gain a deep understanding of each partner including their goals and challenges to identify opportunities for Sendle to grow the partnership. 

  • You will manage and grow the existing partner business and relationships through identifying new opportunities and providing best in class partner management. 
  • You will be responsible for US partnership development targets and goals and will be responsible for identifying, engaging and negotiating commercial partnerships.
  • Establish new partnerships as a growth driver for Sendle - your role will be to lead all partnership development activities - from the exploratory phase to the launch and ongoing expansion activities. 
  • Our partners serve as a great source of customer and industry insights that helps Sendle achieve growth and a deeper understanding of the market to drive our strategy - you will represent Sendle, lead and execute the partnership strategy and track partner performance. 
  • You will manage internal stakeholders by providing updates and insights on partner plans and market information, to drive alignment and support across key stakeholders.
  • Once a new partner is onboarded, the nature of engagement shifts from ‘marketing to the partner’ to ‘marketing through the partner’ - you will understand the partners strategy and objectives and you will collaborate with the Marketing to grow the partner’s business with Sendle and ensure the partner’s long-term success with Sendle. 
  • Sendle is a rapidly growing business with lots of evolving parts that will often require you to get things done for the partner at various operational levels. No task is too big or small.

Let’s talk about you

  • You have strong commercial acumen, negotiation and communication skills to engage internal and external senior stakeholders
  • Well-honed stakeholder management and relationship building skills, with 10+ years experience in key account management and enterprise style business development preferably within the logistics or eCommerce industry.   
  • Self-disciplined in managing your time to balance partner development pipeline, existing partner management and identifying new opportunities 
  • The ability to build compelling presentations, analyze reports and make a strong business case for your ideas 
  • Operational excellence in planning, project management, prioritizing and multitasking
  • A deep understanding of eCommerce, technology and/or shipping will be highly advantageous 
  • Passion for solving complex problems for partners and the ability to communicate your solution both internally and to the partner 
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changeable environment, enjoy taking on new experiences and overcoming complex challenges in first-time conditions.

Preferred Computer/Software/Application Proficiency:                

  • Slack
  • G Suite
  • Trello 
  • Hubspot 
  • Zendesk 

What you’ll get

  • A chance to do the best work of your career with a collaborative team
  • An opportunity to work closely with inspiring business leaders in a high-growth environment
  • A generous personal development budget
  • Options through participation in Sendle’s ESOP
  • Work flexibly in a digital first environment

What matters to us 

We believe that our culture is one of our most important assets. We have 5 key values that we look for in every member of our team. 

  • Humble - We put others first. We embrace and seek feedback from others. 
  • Honest - We speak gently but frankly. We take ownership of our mistakes and speak the truth. 
  • Happy - We enjoy the journey. We are optimistic and find opportunities in all things. 
  • Hungry - We aspire to make a difference. We aim high, step out of our comfort zones and tackle the hard problems. 
  • High-Performing - We relentlessly deliver. We know the goal and work fearlessly towards it. 

Legally, we need you to know this

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

But it’s important to us that you know this

We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better outcomes. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

If you want to be a part of something remarkable then we’re excited to hear from you.




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