Partnerships Development Lead

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 Partnerships Development Lead will focus on outlining opportunities to support AAQUA’s ambitious growth, looking for ways to improve and innovate in terms of partnership models, new revenue prospects and enhanced market presence by developing tactics.

Your Focus

Your contribution will include:

• Work closely with cross-functional teams and Senior Leadership to develop and oversee strategic projects and drive transformation in alignment with Aaqua‘s direction and ~HumanMission
• Identify and develop domain and content growth tactics for M.A.G.I.C. PASSION verticals
• Work with partner team leads, to model partner deal structures, future growth and value distributions for partners on the platform
• Source, model and structure new business transactions and models
• Work closely with the Proposition Team to understand the roadmap, and how this can be applied to Partner business opportunities
• Conduct high-quality quantitative and qualitative analysis to aid key tactical and operational decisions
• Identify investment opportunities and organic growth drivers
• Refine key business and financial metrics, develop templates and processes to monitor metrics
• Maintain and manage high- level relationships with tactical partners inside and outside of the organisation, to achieve goals and expand into new areas of opportunity
• Maintain excellent knowledge of the social and content marketplace and future trends
• Present tactics and new business opportunities to leaders, teams and external partners

Job requirements

Your Journey

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

• Preferred 4 - 5 years of experience, working in strategy, business development or related work for a media, consulting, or information services company. Start- up experience is a plus.
• Tactical thinker with strong analytical skills who can dissect complex issues and make thoughtful recommendations and action plans
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and deal with ambiguity
• Proven ability to persuade, build consensus and work on a collaborative team basis with all levels internally and externally
• Exceptional analytical, communication and presentation skills
• Comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, environment
• Results oriented and performance driven


Your Knowledge

Given your epic background, you will have outstanding problem-solving abilities, judgement and attention to detail. Strong quantitative excel skills especially in dealing with synthesizing large data sets and modelling various scenarios

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