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Director of Partnership Development



Sales & Business Development
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

About Us

We're TravelPerk, a hyper-growth SaaS platform offering companies a one-stop-shop for booking, managing and reporting business travel.

Our aim is to revolutionise the $1.3 trillion business travel market by combining an unrivalled choice of travel options with a powerful booking and management platform and access to 24/7 customer support we’ve become the leading all-in-one travel management solution.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Barcelona, we’ve grown to over 1200 people in 9 offices across Europe and North America. In 2022 we became a ‘unicorn’ and in 2024 we raised $104 million in additional investment, with a total valuation of $1.4 billion.

We’ve been winning awards too. Since 2023, we’ve been voted one of the best places to work, one of the fastest-growing apps and tech companies, and a leading pioneer of business travel.

These are just some of the reasons why global brands like Wise, Red Bull, GetYourGuide, and Aesop trust us to supercharge their corporate travel.

The Role

We're seeking an ambitious and driven Director of Partnership Development to join our team. Reporting to the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, your primary responsibility will be to engage with our essential regional strategic partners, focusing on maximizing the potential of our collaborative business ventures.

Your role involves nurturing and expanding these partnerships within our ecosystem, serving as the primary liaison for all partnership-related activities. You will manage key stakeholder relationships throughout various initiatives, including partner programs, marketing campaigns, integration development, and the implementation of innovative strategies. As a pivotal figure in these partnerships, your goal will be to drive growth and achieve our key business objectives.

What will you be doing?

  • Partnership Development and Execution: Identification, evaluation, and development of strategic partnerships with relevant organizations. End to end partner development and management across deal origination, negotiation, closure and measurement.
  • Driving Pipeline: Ensure partners and channels are set up to both drive new quality leads, accelerate opportunities and ultimately lead to sustainable revenue growth in partnership with the sales and client success teams.
  • Build a partner roadmap and refine partner strategy: Ensure alignment of business development, product integration, and channel strategies with product management, marketing, sales, and engineering teams. Define a roadmap and iterate on it as you learn. Strive towards execution over strategy.
  • Partner with Commercial leadership on performance and measurement : Setup framework and cadence to monitor the performance of integration partnerships and channel partners, often working directly with commercial and product leaders.
  • Foster relationships with stakeholders across multiple teams and departments to drive metrics and finalize co-sold agreements.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to align partnerships with the company's strategic goals.
  • Create and refine internal processes and workflows to optimize team operations and enhance partnership value.
  • Oversee partnership go-to-market aspects, ensuring timely achievement.
  • Strategies for revenue growth through partnerships, setting and tracking goals and KPIs for long-term partnership success.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and the competitive landscape to identify new partnership opportunities.

What will you need to succeed?

  • Solid experience in business development, sales, or a related field.
  • Have a background in building and evolving high-performing partnerships across varying company sizes.
  • Excellent skills in building stakeholder relationships and negotiation.
  • Strong in data-driven decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Capable of simultaneously managing multiple projects efficiently.
  • Good understanding of business fundamentals, marketing, and finance.
  • Comfortable in dynamic environments and able to operate independently.
  • Adept at creating strategic plans and managing high-level stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in API integrations and understanding of the current ecosystem.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning, testing, and scaling.

Our Benefits

  • Competitive compensation, including equity in TravelPerk
  • Generous vacation days so you can rest and recharge
  • Comprehensive benefit plans covering medical, dental, vision, life, and disability with coverage from your start date
  • Financial benefits like 401k with company matching and an HSA plan
  • Family services that include adoption benefits and equal paid parental leave
  • Global presence and hybrid work availability
  • Unforgettable TravelPerk events, including travel to one of our hubs
  • Learning and professional development opportunities
  • Mental health support tool for your wellbeing
  • Exponential growth opportunities
  • VolunteerPerk - 16 paid hours per year to volunteer for a cause of your choice.
  • "Work from anywhere" worldwide allows for 20 working days per year.

How we work

Our Vision is for a world where TravelPerk serves as the platform for human connection in-real-life (IRL). We take an IRL - first approach to work, where our team works together in person 3 days a week. As such, this role requires you to be within commuting distance of our Chicago, Boston, or Miami hubs. We fundamentally believe in the value of meeting in-real-life to improve connectivity, productivity, and creativity and ultimately make us a great place to work.

At TravelPerk, we prioritize experience and potential over academic qualifications for this role. We believe that talent and ability aren't always reflected in formal credentials.

TravelPerk is a global company with a diverse customer base—and we want to ensure the people behind our product reflect that. We’re an equal opportunity employer, meaning you’re welcome at TravelPerk regardless of your appearance, where you’re from, or anything else that makes you.