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Strategic Partner Manager

Job description

BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

BigCommerce, the leading cloud commerce platform for fast-growing brands, is looking for an ambitious, senior level Partner Manager to join our growing team. The Strategic Business Development Team partners with best of class solutions that help enable growth for our customer base of over 60,000 merchants. In this role you will manage strategic partnerships with some of the world’s largest tech companies, setting the vision for how our merchants leverage digital advertising to grow their ecommerce businesses.

Reporting to our Head of Payments Business Development, who leads a global team of business development and partner management employees for the company, you’ll have a huge impact on the ongoing success of the company by managing our global strategic partnerships to provide our merchants with world-class product solutions and deliver material top-line revenue growth for the company. 

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and manage strategic partnerships with payment providers in several regions and globally by maintaining relationships with decision makers at the executive and management levels, with a focus on ecommerce payments, financing, banking, fintech and fraud management.
  • Collaborate and lead cross-functional teams to develop go-to-market strategies and business plans for partner solutions and features, with an emphasis on driving net new business to the partner and BigCommerce. Specifically, this role will participate in designing and launching sell with and sell through merchant acquisition programs, which may include email campaigns, in-product messaging, co-selling, and upsell campaigns.
  • Lead new opportunities within partnerships through creative strategic thinking to capitalize on new revenue potential and innovative product enhancements.
  • Act as primarily point of contact / product strategy owner for assigned partnerships.
  • Work with partners to develop and beat business success metrics, including specific KPIs that drive merchant adoption and revenue growth for both BigCommerce and the partner. 
  • Work closely with the BigCommerce Product, Marketing and Client Success teams to perfect merchant experiences and support for partner solutions via the BigCommerce platform.  
  • Work closely with the BigCommerce Product and Client Success teams to ensure smooth onboarding experiences and servicing processes of acquired merchants using partner integrations via the BigCommerce platform.   
  • Work closely with the Partner and Customer Marketing teams to design and implement communications activities, ensuring high retention of acquired merchants.

Who You Are

    • Bucket 1
      • Education : Bachelor’s degree, ideally in business or similar field is preferred.
      • Partner Management Experience : 5+ years experience managing partnerships and coordinating and designing co-marketing programs with partners to drive merchant awareness and revenue growth in a high volume, fast-paced environment.
      • Payments Acumen - Experience in the payment industry, specifically online payment processing from a merchant, shopper and technology provider perspective is a plus.
      • E-commerce Acumen - Experience within a SaaS platform or eCommerce organization driving adoption of a SaaS-based solution with Partners and their clients. 
      • Strategic - You thrive on challenges, are agile, possess a great deal of perspective and have a clear vision, tolerance for risk, and ability to navigate ambiguous situations. 
      • Negotiator - You are a great salesperson who will be the role-model of excellence for the team. Your experience will allow you and others to skillfully negotiate wins internally and externally while maintaining strong relationships.
      • Business Acumen - You know how businesses work, keep up with relevant practices and trends, and know the competition.
      • Master Communicator - You provide the information people to the right people at the right time in the right way, adjusting your approach to fit the audience and setting (one-on-one, small and large groups, peers, direct reports, and leaders inside and outside the organization). Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation, and client / partner relationship skills are critical.
      • Comfortable using technology - Strong Internet, email, and electronic document management skills. Knowledge of Salesforce a plus.
    • Bucket 2
      • Driven Achiever - You thrive on challenges and have a proven history of successfully, consistently achieving revenue quotas and objectives, within a complex client acquisition driven business, preferably in the mid-market or enterprise space.
      • Action Oriented - You have a passion for getting things done, carry out responsibilities with minimal direction, enjoy working hard, are full of energy for challenges, and seize opportunities more than others.
      • Organized - You can marshal the resources you need to get things done, simultaneously manage multiple priorities and/or projects, and deliver key milestones on time. 
      • Composed - You are cool under pressure, professionally mature, and know how to remain collected and focused in a fast-paced, high pressure, dynamic environment.
      • A Planner - You have strong attention to detail, accurately scope out the length and difficulty of tasks and projects, anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks, and easily develop and maintain schedules.
      • Focused - You are bottom-line oriented, can be counted on to exceed goals, and are constantly pushing yourself and others for results. 
      • Flexible - You not only cope with change, you thrive on it and can shift gears comfortably. 
      • Personable - You are positive, energetic, and exude a strong sense of teamwork by working effectively, respectfully, and efficiently with all team members.

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We have the opportunity to build not only a great business but a great company, with soul. Our beliefs and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.
 
Our dedication to DEI is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey .
 
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