Do you want to join a fast-growing startup ecosystem player, working to make a real difference for startups in the Nordics?
At Mesh Community we work with the objective to boost the startup ecosystem in the Nordics, in order to help startups grow faster and smarter.
We create startup hubs that combine startup offices, co-working spaces and event facilities to stimulate networking opportunities for our startups, members and other visitors. In addition we run The Hub, the leading startup recruitment platform in the Nordics.
We believe an extensive partner network with deep and valuable services to our members is a fundamental part of success in the years to come both for us as a company and for all our members. And we are now look for the right person to help us achieve this!
As our new Head of Partnerships you will be setting up our new partnership strategy and framework, and be responsible for both maintaining current partnerships and establishing new ones. The goal is to provide our 3000+ members and 1000+ startups with the best services, benefits, and perks, to help them scale and succeed.
The partners in focus are investors, big corporates, ecosystem players, startups and our startup recruitment platform The Hub. Among our current partners, you will be working with companies like Schibsted, Cisco, Danske Bank, Entrepedia, Shifter, Danish Tech Startups and many many more.
As our new Head of Partnerships you will negotiate with senior profiles in the partner companies, and an important aspect of the role is that you are able to make our partners feel seen, to build long lasting relationships and brand Mesh as a great partner in the startup ecosystem.
At Mesh you will join our new Products & Services department, working closely with our Communications & Content Manager Kimberly and our CEO Anders, who you will report to. We are looking for 2 additional colleagues to join this team, including the Head of Partnerships, so a part of the role is also to help build the foundation of this new department.
Your responsibilities will be:
Creating and maintaining a partnership strategy and framework.
Source new partners and negotiate and agree on partnership terms.
Implement new and maintain existing partnerships.
We are looking for someone with a broad network and a deep understanding of the Nordic Startup scene to be in charge of strategic partnerships. We imagine the ideal candidate to have a solid background working with B2B partnerships and Sales. You have strong confidence, are comfortable talking to C-level executives.
In addition you possess great storytelling abilities to make our partners see why they should collaborate with Mesh. This include being good at spotting new potential with current partners as well as new value-adding agreements.
As a person you are very organised and structured, able to keep many balls in the air and work with tight deadlines. You take pride in customer excellence, getting back to our partners when you promise, and giving them a beyond positive partner experience .
+5 years experience with b2b partnerships or sales
Experience negotiating with C level executives
Organised and good at meeting deadlines
Great communication skills and storytelling abilities
Can work on location (Remote not possible)
Fluent in English
Bonus points for:
Creativity and ability to think outside the box
We prefer our new colleague to work from Oslo, but Copenhagen, Trondheim, and Stockholm can also be accepted.
This is a great chance to help building up a new and extremely important department at Mesh.
Lots of room to take ownership
Freedom to shape, influence and grow our business
Make a difference by adding value to our startups and members
Great opportunity to grow and learn
Travel and work with inspiring people
Competitive salary matching your experience
Top-tier office space in the heart of Oslo
A startup culture focused on fast growth, high ambitions, initiative, autonomy, and responsibility
Sounds like this is the job for you?
Great, applying is easy - just hit the Apply button below and submit your LinkedIn, as well as answer a few questions. If we think it's a great match we will invite you for a few interviews with your new team and our management.
We review applications and interview on an ongoing basis, so if you think you are the right candidate, don't hesitate to apply.
Final salary negotiated based on experience.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.