Strategic Partner Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

Join a movement in which everyone can win. We started a movement in which everyone can win – shoppers, retailers, society and every person on our team. To play fair, trust people and reward them for doing the right thing. We see and feel the impact of our work as more and more people gain financial freedom and retailers grow across the globe.

Founded five years ago in Sydney, Australia, Afterpay (known as Clearpay in the UK & EU) has millions of active customers and is offered by the world’s best retailers around the world including Boohoo, ASOS, Marks & Spencer, JD Sports and many others. Clearpay is on a mission to power an economy in which everyone wins.

Clearpay is completely free for customers who pay on time – helping people spend responsibly without incurring interest, fees or extended debt. Clearpay empowers customers to access the things they want and need, while still allowing them to maintain financial wellness and control, by splitting payments in four, for both online and in-store purchases. Clearpay is deeply committed to delivering positive outcomes for customers. We are focused on supporting our community of shoppers.

Afterpay and Clearpay UK & EU has recently been acquired by Block Inc. Block is made up of Square, Afterpay (Clearpay in the UK & EU), Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL and TBD. One company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment.

Job Description

As Strategic Partner Manager, you will implement the roadmap of existing payment partners, maximising existing partner enablement strategies, and managing the sales and account management aspects of partners. You will understand the economics of the payments space and knowledge of the payments ecosystem. You should also understand what will be needed to resource a partner strategy, and work with team members to develop a plan for ensuring the success of a partner. Ownership, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurship is necessary to the success of this role.

You Will:

  • Deepen and expand existing partnerships
  • Guide Block's growth objectives through focus on important metrics and partner strategy execution
  • Work with teams including Product, Sales, Marketing and others to launch and manage partnership programmes across the UK ecosystem
  • Cultivate executive relationships with partners, optimise their performance and identify additional business opportunities to expand revenues
  • Build a pipeline of potential partnerships and initiate contact and negotiations with decision makers within those companies
  • Report on partner results regularly to all partners
  • Be the trusted contact for all partnership inquiries by demonstrating an understanding of partner's goals, and offer solutions that promote mutually positive results
  • Assess and vet new partner opportunities in collaboration with Business Development team.


You Have:

  • A successful track record of establishing and growing strategic partnerships
  • An understanding of industry trends and the main players in the competitive landscape
  • 4+ years of business development or partnership experience in e-commerce, platforms or payments
  • An ability to turn data into strategic insights
  • Excellent cross-group collaboration skills
  • Experience negotiating high-value deals with a C-level audience

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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