Partnerships Lead Job at Kuda Bank – Kuda is a full service, app-based digital bank. Our mission is to be the go-to bank not just for those living on the African continent, but also for the African diaspora wherever they might live, anywhere in the world. Kuda is free of ridiculous banking charges and great at helping customers budget, spend smartly and save more.
Partnerships Lead Job at Kuda Bank
We raised the largest seed round ever seen in Africa, and completed a Series A funding round in February 2021, led by some of the world’s smartest venture capital investors. With offices in London (our HQ), Lagos and Cape Town, and further offices opening across Africa during 2021, Kuda is fast becoming recognised as the leading ‘Neobank’ for Africans.
To help us grow into the company that can bring meaningful change to the way people across Africa get access to great financial products and services in order to take control of their personal finances, we are actively looking for bright, talented, driven people who are excited by our mission. If this sounds like a great way to spend your valuable time, then please get in touch with us.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Partnerships Lead
Employment Type: Full time
We are looking for an experienced and brilliant Partnerships Lead to build and scale our commercial partnerships activities, starting with our core market in Nigeria.
You will play a key role in defining our local partnerships strategy and go-to-market plans, prioritizing the highest value opportunities, which should drive significant growth and increase Group profitability.
The key to this role will be for you to use your deep understanding of the Group’s objectives and to lead the efforts to identify commercial partnerships This will lead to material synergies that help deliver on the Group’s objectives across the two core areas of user-base growth and revenue generation.
You will need to bring a creative mindset and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get the job done.
Ensure that you are able to deeply understand what the Group is aiming to achieve across all core objectives.
Convert this understanding of Group objectives into a strategic plan that augments efforts to achieve these objectives.
Source and proactively manage a partner pipeline to ensure consistent growth and regular deal flow.
Building, managing, and growing new strategic commercial partnerships to drive growth and generate revenues.
Reaching out to new partners, conducting presentations for prospective partners, negotiating and managing deals and agreements.
Owning forecasts and define strategic partner metrics.
Working with Kuda’s internal stakeholders: Growth, Marketing, Product, Legal and CX to maximize deal success.
8+ years experience in similar Business Development/Sales/Commercial roles
Deep knowledge of working in a high-growth environment, with a strong network across the African market and direct connections to various key stakeholders
Entrepreneurial personality with capability to manage multiple partnerships at the same time.
Capability to prioritizing them based on the impact they can have on both the short and long term Group objectives.
Strong commercial, analytical and problem solving skills.
Over time, the ability to build out a wider team and to effectively coach and lead this team.