Partnerships Manager, North America

Together with our partnered brands and esports organizers, Challengermode is becoming the home for esports players at all levels of play - amateur, collegiate, professional or even for-fun, providing not only a path to professional play, but turning competition into a fun pastime.  To uncover and onboard new gaming experiences and deliver the best possible results for and with our partners, Challengermode is looking for a person to join the team as a Partnerships Manager with a focus on North American partnerships.

A normal day in the Partnerships team can range from scheduled meetings before an onboarding session or a workshop with your fellow colleague, to being at an industry leading esports event representing Challengermode. You could be having a sales pitch for a big international company or maybe you’re helping an esports team start up a tournament series to play with their biggest supporters. Your responsibilities are all aligned around acquiring and onboarding partners onto the platform, making their success our success.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Partner acquisition and onboarding

  • You will be tasked with researching and mapping out the organiser landscape and identifying potential partners.
  • You will be responsible for acquiring and onboarding new organisers and partners in key esports titles and regions.
  • You will negotiate and finalize partnership agreements aligned with Challengermode’s policies.

Program Management

  • You will help our existing partners execute their projects on the platform, assisting them with high level inquiries on the way.
  • You will create and execute our engagement strategies in each of the titles you are responsible for, taking full accountability for the fulfillment of key performance indicators, reporting to both internal and external stakeholders. 
  • You will identify the recurring needs of external stakeholders on the platform in order to provide meaningful input to our product team.
  • Your ultimate goal is to ensure the success of each of our partners using Challengermode.

KEY TRAITS OF A PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

  • Friendly, thoughtful, and helpful. A team player makes their colleagues perform better and pushes our capabilities as a company further. 
  • Sense of responsibility. Feeling the utmost responsible for the success of a project is key to ensuring you are on-top of mission critical tasks and deliverables. 
  • Self-driven. We’re a tech startup who will give you the resources and mandate to do what you feel is best for us as a company.
  • Humble. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
  • Service-minded. The success of our organisers and partners is our success. Being attentive to the needs of our clients helps them help us.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Proven track record in building and/or operating leagues/competitions with commercial partners.
  • Previous work experience within esports/partnerships/sales.
  • You’re structured and track your work.
  • Excellent communication skills and native-level proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Being able to negotiate in high-pressure environments.
  • Having a strategic mindset.
  • Attentive to details.
  • Previous experience in account management.
  • You are comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity.

MERITING QUALITIES

  • You’re fluent in multiple languages.
  • You have technical skills such as programming, IT ops, hardware knowledge etc.
  • You’re proficient in writing product copy.
  • You have previously worked in a tech company.
  • Previous experience utilizing and organizing CRM tools such as Salesforce or Copper

As a partnerships manager you will get a lot of responsibility and autonomy. Remember what Uncle Ben told Peter Parker in Spiderman: "With great power comes great responsibility". Most importantly – you’re an expert at communication as you will be dealing with internal and external stakeholders, as well as Challengermode’s broader community.

WHY WORK AT CHALLENGERMODE?
Challengermode offers you a chance to work at a fast-growing esports platform engaging daily with global partners. Working here means you get to add one of the most technologically advanced platforms in esports to your arsenal. If you join us, you’ll be a part of a highly ambitious and supportive team that wants to make esports accessible and better for everyone. We firmly believe in our goals and as a crucial part of that, we value everyone’s opinions, feedback, and thoughts on how to get there. Prestige is nowhere to be found in our company, everyone can talk to everyone - we’re happy to listen. If you think you have what it takes, we want to hear from you!

WE OFFER

  • High performance, skilled and goal oriented colleagues
  • A fun, friendly and inclusive work environment
  • Hands-on, freedom-with-responsibility environment
  • Opportunities for personal growth with varied responsibilities and tasks
  • Competitive Salary
  • Ownership in the company (after 6 months employment)
  • Newly refurbished office located in central Stockholm
  • Did we mention that playing computer games is part of the job?

Location: Remote (North America)

Employment: Full-time

Start: ASAP

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Söder Mälarstrand 71
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Culture & Workplace

At Challengermode, we are strong willed but can always admit when we have been wrong. We are ambitious, curious and never satisfied with mediocrity. And we all share a will to do really cool things together with other really skilled and dedicated people.

 

Everyone in the team has a strong sense of ownership and believes in the mission. If you enjoy working towards ambitious goals, working hard (and smart) and getting challenged on a daily basis, then you should fit right in!

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