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Partnership Manager (6 months contract)

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Philippi Village
Cape Town
Closing Date:
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Open

About the Organisation

Philippi Village is an entrepreneurial village with a social impact. Philippi Village is a space that houses local businesses, nurture entrepreneurs, enable skills development and support job creation.

There is extremely little office space in the area, and phase 1 of Philippi Village will provide infrastructure for local and social businesses, a space for entrepreneurs to trade and for businesses to thrive. As one of the most neglected areas in the Cape Town Metropole, Philippi Village is designed as an anchor, for both existing businesses, start-ups and the local community.

About the Job

Philippi Village is seeking an experienced Partnership Manager with excellent leadership skills and networking abilities who will collaborate with and ensure the long-term success of current and future channel partners ie., investors, donors, sponsors both local and international. PV’s current and prospective channel partners are diverse, with everything from corporate to government. You will liaise between these partners across multiple sectors, communicating with the broader public and internal teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of all engagements according to partner needs and contractual commitments. This is a unique position that requires a high aptitude, in conjunction with project management and relationship skills.

We want to experiment, we want to rethink who we partner with, why and how we can make these partnerships meaningful and impactful. We encourage innovation, experimentation and alternative approaches. Our partners are special – our approach should be too!

Key Responsibilities

  • Operate as the lead point of contact for all matters specific to partners by building and maintain strong partner relationships.

  • Conduct research on fundraising opportunities, writing funding proposals and submitting these to potential donors.

  • Writing, submitting and uploading press releases as required.

  • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with all day-to-day partner contacts.

  • Facilitate engagement activities between partner resources, internal resources and external service providers, such as, legal, sales, marketing, implementation, technical and service teams.

  • Clearly communicate the progress of scheduled initiatives to internal and external stakeholders

  • Analyze and report on key account metrics, while coming up with ingenious ways to raise awareness.

  • Collaborate with your peers to identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Coordinate with senior leadership on strategic management of current and potential donors, funders and investors.

  • Proactively oversee, monitor and liaise with partners on transactions and interactions (e.g., integrated data files, contributions, communications, etc.)

  • Implementing a variety of marketing strategies targeting all future partners.

  • Organizing and attending non-profit events and networking with relevant stakeholders.

  • Coordinate partner communications and all onsite meetings, from scheduling to follow up, makings sure to de-brief the internal team.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of account management or other relevant experience

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization, including executive.

  • Demonstrated track record of maintaining customer accounts through exceptional service and support.

  • Strong listening, negotiation, project management, analytical and presentation skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time, while paying strict attention to detail.

  • Self-motivated, and adept at developing internal and external relationships.

  • Strong customer service focus, work ethic and attention to detail are critical to success in this position.

  • BA/BS degree or experience equivalent

To apply

In order to apply, email your application (completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and CV in MS Word format) by Friday 16th April 2021 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za.

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About the Organisation

Philippi Village is an entrepreneurial village with a social impact. Philippi Village is a space that houses local businesses, nurture entrepreneurs, enable skills development and support job creation.

There is extremely little office space in the area, and phase 1 of Philippi Village will provide infrastructure for local and social businesses, a space for entrepreneurs to trade and for businesses to thrive. As one of the most neglected areas in the Cape Town Metropole, Philippi Village is designed as an anchor, for both existing businesses, start-ups and the local community.

About the Job

Philippi Village is seeking an experienced Partnership Manager with excellent leadership skills and networking abilities who will collaborate with and ensure the long-term success of current and future channel partners ie., investors, donors, sponsors both local and international. PV’s current and prospective channel partners are diverse, with everything from corporate to government. You will liaise between these partners across multiple sectors, communicating with the broader public and internal teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of all engagements according to partner needs and contractual commitments. This is a unique position that requires a high aptitude, in conjunction with project management and relationship skills.

We want to experiment, we want to rethink who we partner with, why and how we can make these partnerships meaningful and impactful. We encourage innovation, experimentation and alternative approaches. Our partners are special – our approach should be too!

Key Responsibilities

  • Operate as the lead point of contact for all matters specific to partners by building and maintain strong partner relationships.

  • Conduct research on fundraising opportunities, writing funding proposals and submitting these to potential donors.

  • Writing, submitting and uploading press releases as required.

  • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with all day-to-day partner contacts.

  • Facilitate engagement activities between partner resources, internal resources and external service providers, such as, legal, sales, marketing, implementation, technical and service teams.

  • Clearly communicate the progress of scheduled initiatives to internal and external stakeholders

  • Analyze and report on key account metrics, while coming up with ingenious ways to raise awareness.

  • Collaborate with your peers to identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Coordinate with senior leadership on strategic management of current and potential donors, funders and investors.

  • Proactively oversee, monitor and liaise with partners on transactions and interactions (e.g., integrated data files, contributions, communications, etc.)

  • Implementing a variety of marketing strategies targeting all future partners.

  • Organizing and attending non-profit events and networking with relevant stakeholders.

  • Coordinate partner communications and all onsite meetings, from scheduling to follow up, makings sure to de-brief the internal team.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of account management or other relevant experience

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization, including executive.

  • Demonstrated track record of maintaining customer accounts through exceptional service and support.

  • Strong listening, negotiation, project management, analytical and presentation skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time, while paying strict attention to detail.

  • Self-motivated, and adept at developing internal and external relationships.

  • Strong customer service focus, work ethic and attention to detail are critical to success in this position.

  • BA/BS degree or experience equivalent

To apply

In order to apply, email your application (completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and CV in MS Word format) by Friday 16th April 2021 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za.