Partnerships and Marketing Manager, KIN

The Partnerships & Marketing Manager will be part of the Tech Nation Marketing team, with a specific focus on KIN - new digital community platform for scaleups.​
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About Tech Nation

Tech Nation is the growth platform for tech companies and leaders. We fuel the growth of game-changing founders, leaders and scaling companies so they can positively transform societies and economies, by providing them with the coaching, content and community they need for their journey in designing the future.

We bring together a network of purposeful founders, leaders and philanthropists, progressive enterprises and policymakers, influential funds and institutions so we can collaborate in building the technological innovation that will improve the future for the UK and beyond. 

We provide learning and content, insights and analysis, coaching and research. We’re laser focused on delivering powerful outcomes and impact, because collectively we want to create a world in which anyone with vision and drive can access the skills and support needed to scale and succeed as a game-changing leader. #WeAreTechNation. We fuel growth. 

Our company values:

  • Deliver impact that lasts
  • Collaborate to innovate
  • Inform to inspire
  • Be all in

The Partnerships & Marketing Manager will be part of the Tech Nation Marketing team, with a specific focus on KIN - new digital community platform for scaleups.

About the role

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic individual to become a key part of Tech Nation’s growing UK wide team, taking the lead on content strategy and creation for a new digital community platform. If you understand the power of sharing knowledge, have deep expertise in the tech industry and a passion for online community engagement, we want you on our team.

A Day in the Life of the Partnerships and Marketing Manager might look something like this:

As the Partnerships & Marketing Manager, you will manage our third-party relationships with other brands, engaging tech founders and companies. You’ll work with the KIN team to build a network of like-minded partners, plan and action a strategy to make the most from marketing partnership opportunities to generate a world-class membership proposition on KIN. Responsibilities include:

  • Content partnerships - Working closely with the Head of Knowledge who will set the content strategy, you will build a network of partners to bring relevant & exclusive content to our KIN members. These partnerships may be contra deals or paid-for so you will manage contracts and budgets.
  • Marketing strategy - You will be expected to plan and action a strategy to make the most from marketing partnership opportunities. You will be responsible for ensuring that partnerships are adding value to our members to support our ambition to begin introducing paid-for KIN membership.
  • New business development - Armed with a deep knowledge of our member needs, you will work closely with the marketing and commercial teams to identify new commercial opportunities for KIN. This may range from platform sponsorship; revenue-share opportunities and new product development.
  • Deliver on our unique story - Develop the strategic plan to provide a unique story for marketing partners and influencers to ensure the right marketing value.
  • Presentations are key - Create and deliver compelling presentations that sell the opportunities.
  • Forecast potential marketing value - Forecast budget and ROI on all partnership opportunities.
  • Become a mentor - In time, build, manage and mentor a small team of marketing partnership execs.
  • Deliver co-marketing initiatives - deliver partnership campaigns and co-marketing initiatives including coordinating assets.
  • Follow results - Track programme and campaign results by generating and using data. 

As well as sharing our ambitions and values you will have:

  • The ability to attract and approach a varied portfolio of relevant content partners, to be creative with this selection and use innovative and unique sources – not just a ‘content supply list’.
  • Business acumen and someone who can appreciate the ‘value add’ and manage budgets.
  • Being able to ‘up sell’ on both sides to ensure partnerships are mutually beneficial.
  • Solid understanding of content and its measurable success (good understanding of Data).
  • Can do, proactive, tenacious attitude.
  • Strong relationship management experience, planning, and negotiation.
  • Experience in creating compelling bespoke propositions for partners.
  • A solution-orientated approach to problem solving; ability to pivot conversations and recommend creative solutions.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills.
  • Experience in corporate marketing, partnerships, or agency side on partnerships or promotions.
  • Work well under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining accuracy.
  • Have a passion for the Tech industry and awareness of emerging trends.

Where to from here?

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. 

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to life at Tech Nation. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.

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We are a small, high performance team with high standards and big ambitions.

We strive for excellence in everything we do. Our aim is to be transformative and collaborative in our work. We focus on speed, scale, resourcefulness and optimism. We never ship junk and never start with ‘no’. We’re solutions oriented and always focus on the outcome and impact of any project or priority.

We’re a curious bunch, creative and a little quirky. We debate things passionately in team meetings and stand-ups. We sometimes disagree how the world should work, but we all agree on making a big difference through our work at Tech Nation. Which is why we love it here and never take it for granted.

Want a peek behind the curtain? Check out our blog on our culture here.

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