Head of Partners - Australia & New Zealand

Job description

Are you ready for a positive and life defining P&P challenge?

‘Empowering people to live their passions’

Our purposeful mission: reimagine Communities of Passion and propel them into Self- Perpetuating Economies.

Personally & Professionally, all of us at AAQUA will ensure that Aaqua (the proposition) will be a vibrant and fluid mix of ever-evolving Passion Communities where we focus on inclusiveness, authenticity and creativity, whilst always ON, keeping it real.

We naturally respect and embrace cross- cultural diversity and encourage reimagining experiences by out- of- the- box thinking, striving to make the impossible very much possible.

We enable our people to contribute to Aaqua’s purpose by bringing their own passion to our workplace community, collaborating with a team of like-minded people from all walks of life who love what they do!


Your Purpose

Your role as Head of Partners for Australia/New Zealand will focus on developing and leading Aaqua’s Partner program, by defining our proposition across Icons, Creators, Delivery production partners and Brand Partners. By driving Partner business development and program management to create a vibrant and scalable Partner ecosystem.


Your Focus

Your contribution will include building out and leading a rapidly growing team, as well as providing functional leadership to regional Partners over time.

• Lead Aaqua’s Icon/Creators, Studio Production Partners and Brand Partners team across Australia/NZ.
• Recruit, form and coach a high-performing team of talented Partner professionals (business development, program management, community support).
• Develop Icon & Creator expertise and affinity, including broad & deep understanding of icon and creator needs, motivations and behaviors, across passion categories and genres.
• Develop and champion consumer-to-brand expertise and affinity: understand brand-to-consumer and consumer-to-brand community dynamics, brand-fan and brand-fandom engagement forms, and community best practices.
• Define Aaqua’s Partner Program, with tiered gives-gets based on level and monetisation options, including Community leader support and engagement programs.
• Develop and deliver growth and activation plans, aligned to overall agreed priorities – passion categories, target fan segments and audiences.
• Work with the Delivery Team to develop passion specific Icon, Creator and Brand engagement and activation campaigns, and amplify the Epics (Events) and Originals (Content) created or curated by global, local and vertical Delivery Teams.

Job requirements

Your Journey

Ideally your career journey to date will have given you experience in or exposure to the following:

• Planning and execution of start-up initiatives and new market initiatives.
• Business development, commercial partnerships and strategic partnerships.
• Senior Leadership experience, and working in the social media industry desirable.
• Experience with growing and leading high-performing teams, and comfortable with stretch targets
• Strong network across Australia and New Zealand in media, advertising, content creators and brands, relevant to the various M.A.G.I.C. pillars.
• Managing budgets and P&L, well versed in creating effective OKR frameworks.


Your Knowledge

Given your epic background, you will have technical knowledge in commercialising and monetising social media platforms.

Ideally, you will have rounded this knowledge out with a tertiary education in Business.

As we are a global team to truly connect and collaborate, your business English skills are a must.


Your Qualities

Your qualities are seen, heard and observed every day through your words, actions and behaviours. They are a key part of our DNA.

We seek our team members to be:

• Agile
• Authentic​
• Collaborative​
• Courageous
• Curious​​
• Passionate
• Resourceful


Your Attitude

Your attitude is a big part of what you bring to Aaqua. It contributes hugely to our culture, which is why cultural fit is something we take very seriously when we bring on new team members.

We expect everyone to play their part in:

• Putting Members First
• Building an Inclusive Community
• Delivering the Unexpected
• Be Always Evolving, and
• Keeping it Real


Why work with us


At Aaqua we are committed to real economic value distribution and this extends to our people. Aaqua is creating a work culture that caters to all your YOU's. Our total rewards package is highly attractive, with generous compensation, options programs, comprehensive medical coverage and workplace flexibility.


Developing our people is a given and the exposure you will get at Aaqua will see you always evolving, creating opportunities for rapid career advancement. By putting our "members first" (that includes YOU), you will deliver the unexpected every day. Aaqua's agile focus drives collaboration, ideation and allows you to be your true self, empowers our people and delivers a passionate and fun team.


Aaqua is a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to be reflective of our members and commit to a non-discriminatory culture that does not judge by; age, gender, sexual orientation and gender reassignment, race and colour, disability, religion and beliefs, pregnancy and family responsibilities, education level and all of your YOU's.


Aaqua is the place for all YOUR ‘YOUS’!

Feel like YOU are a fit for this opportunity?

If so, please send your interest to join@aaqua.live