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Senior Partnerships Manager, ME

Remote
  • Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Partnerships & Marketing

Job description

Nice to meet you! We are Ascenda.

Ascenda provides the rewards infrastructure for leading financial services brands across the world.


Our clients include the world’s largest banks, top tier card issuers and fintechs who utilise our rewards infrastructure to power their earn & burn rewards programs. These include American Express, CapitalOne, HSBC, Brex, Virgin Money, SMBC, ICBC, Bradesco, ANZ, HDFC and Top 10 financial services brands in many other countries.


With a best-in-class technology suite and the world’s broadest rewards content marketplace, we are the engine behind winning premium rewards propositions for financial services all around the globe.


Our clients are spread across continents, and we serve over 1 billion customers globally. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll recognize our footprint!


We believe that nothing should stand in the way of companies who strive to drive growth via compelling and effortless rewards propositions that their customers love.


Welcome to the future of customer growth. Join us as we shape the future of rewards in financial services!


Join us as a Partnerships Manager in Ascenda EMEA!

Working remotely with our global teams from your home office in the MEA region, you will support the Partnerships Director in deploying major initiatives with existing loyalty partners.


This includes collaboration with Ascenda’s team of partnership managers, marketing and communications professionals, you will play a pivotal role in growing Ascenda’s brand in the EMEA market.


This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take end-to-end responsibility for driving forward a thriving technology business in a buzzing market.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Ascenda’s existing portfolio of loyalty partners to contribute to incremental growth in revenue and engagement
  • Explore new business development partnership opportunities across the MEA region
  • Assist in effective onboarding of new partners into the Ascenda ecosystem by developing win-win commercials, negotiating contracts, facilitating launches, and designing new digital customer experiences & marketing campaigns catering to the market
  • Support in the ideation, planning and execution of integrated marketing campaigns across online and offline channels
  • Ensure each partnership achieves business plan objectives, including revenue and cost forecasts
  • Measure and analyze the performance of Ascenda’s partnerships and marketing campaigns, develop insights and advise clients on options to improve performance
  • Participate in business reviews with the Partnerships Director and senior management teams both internally and externally
  • Establish account plans, financial forecast and operating plan to support the program

Job requirements

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in B2B partnerships, account management and/or marketing.
  • Experience within fintech / airline / hotel / loyalty is a big plus
  • Excellent communications skills to manage both external and internal stakeholders, including presentation to senior management and C level
  • Strong client and stakeholder management skills with a collaborative and influential leadership style that drives high performance, fosters innovation and engenders a positive team culture
  • People management skills, the ability to lead and manage a strong team
  • Strong marketing and analytical skills to lead teams in developing and executing joint campaigns with partners
  • Commercial, marketing, technical and analytical acumen
  • Ability to navigate and work fluidly within a fast paced and changing work environment is a must
  • Frequent travel to meet partners and prospects face to face
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Willing to take initiative and work independently


What we offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Travel benefits
  • Flexible working environment
  • Comfortable working environment
  • Diverse and friendly working culture.


What matters at Ascenda:

We are passionate, we keep things simple, we focus on results, we work together & we innovate!


We have a rewarding working place that provides a:

  • High growth environment & exponential career development
  • Mobile & flexible work environment
  • Competitive compensation
  • Travel perks & Employee rewards

Ascenda is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We thank you for your understanding that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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