Director, Connected Partnerships

Remote, USA
Full Time
Business & Management
Posted on: September 12, 2022

About This Role

Strava is the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, with US offices located in San Francisco and Denver and over 100 million athletes in 195 countries. If you sweat you're an athlete, and Strava's mobile apps and website connect millions of active people every day.

Strava is looking for a passionate individual to join our team and help us build the future of connected fitness. We are creating new ways to empower and entertain the global community of athletes by placing Strava at the center of our ecosystem - devices, digital fitness apps, content, connected equipment, gyms, content, events, nutrition, training and more. We are passionate about bringing new and meaningful experiences to athletes doing what they love.

As the Director of Connected Partnerships, you will be responsible for helping drive Strava's success globally through partnerships & product and business initiatives

You're excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Lead the team responsible for connected partners relationships.
  • Collaborate with leaders in connected integrations and the product organization.
  • Develop targeted strategies for partnerships across a broad ecosystem of partners.
  • Build warm, authentic, and impactful relationships with both internal teams and external partners.
  • Prospect partners, develop collaborative partnership structures, negotiate, close and manage ongoing partnerships.
  • Evaluate inbound prospects.
  • Support Strava product and engineering team to improve Strava's product experience, help build new features, and drive revenue.
  • Research, evaluate, develop and plan new product & business initiatives.

You will be successful here by:

  • Having a strategic mentality and a knack for driving stakeholders to consensus on important issues.
  • Being self-directed, results-oriented, and comfortable working in ambiguous and dynamic environments.
  • Exhibiting a comfortable approach to working across cross-functional teams and being able to creatively problem-solve.
  • Working in a highly-organized manner, being capable of managing multiple projects at once and prioritizing among many opportunities.
  • Possessing excellent written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.

We're excited about you because:

  • You have 5+ years of experience in partnerships and business development.
  • You have a demonstrated track record of working on impactful and successful partnerships or investments or other relevant projects.
  • You bring knowledge or experience within the fitness industry.

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for "strive," which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We're a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world's athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes' days even better. And just as we're deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we're dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We're backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we're expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community ?" we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture, and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes' lives ?" now more than ever. All to say, it's a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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