Buffer · Nov 2nd 2019
The Buffer product seamlessly connects brands to the social media platforms that will help them grow their business and delight their customers.
As we continue to deliver value for our customers, there is an opportunity to proactively build, nurture, and manage relationships with our key partners like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and others, as well as seek out new, mutually beneficial opportunities to connect with people and companies with similar goals.
We’re looking for an experienced partnerships manager to guide our efforts and help lead us into the next stage of Buffer growth and success. If this sounds like a challenge you’d be excited to take on, we’d love to meet you.
FULL-TIME · REMOTE
Buffer is an equal opportunity employer with teammates all around the world. Our team is made up of marketers who hail from Idaho to Singapore – we value diverse and non-traditional backgrounds.
We’re united by Buffer’s values, and we celebrate our unique differences. We value creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and are actively working on building a culture where under-indexed groups are truly welcomed and can flourish.
You will collaborate closely with the entire marketing team as well as functionally across Buffer. We value and reward respectful, empathetic discussion and collaboration when creating solutions. This position reports to the VP of Marketing.
What You’ll Do
IDENTIFY- Chat monthly with Buffer’s product leaders about company vision and strategy and determine action steps for proactively pursuing partnerships and relationships that align with our overall goals.
○ Find partnerships for new marketing campaigns that meet the bar for audience reach and brand awareness.
○ Oversee product integrations and source new opportunities for product growth.
○ Keep your finger on the pulse of new products and tech news, especially those in the social media space. Be part of the communities at Product Hunt, Hacker News, and tech blogs
○ Monitor high-profile Facebook groups for major news and insights
SECURE - Build relationships with contacts at various departments within Facebook and Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
○ Social Media Marketing World.
○ F8 (Facebook).
○ WWDC (Apple).
○ Shopify Unite.
MANAGE- Maintain strong relationships with existing social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest:
○ Hold monthly calls or check-ins with a contact at each network.
○ Maintain a healthy partner status with each network’s official partner program.
○ Inform product teams of upcoming changes and trends
○ Manage our contracts/agreements with each network and track renewal dates, upcoming changes, etc.
○ Maintain a spreadsheet of marketing and business relationships.
○ Keep in touch quarterly with a contact at key partners.
Helpful Skills and Experience
What We Value
Clear communication, transparency, open-mindedness, empathy and patience are just a few of Buffer’s cultural values. We are looking for a person who understands this culture and will thrive within a team of people passionate about self-improvement, honesty and openness. Here’s a guide on how we strive to communicate with customers.
Working at Buffer is collaborative and positive thanks to our core values. We try to be “No Ego Doers” who are aware of our assumptions, and joining us means you’ll work together with the team in order to test and confirm our ideas. In our career framework, we choose to focus on the journey, the growth and evolution that is a career.
Perks and Benefits
We hope that you’re excited by the possibilities that come with working at Buffer! In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.
Technology: Get hooked up with a laptop to do your best work.
Learning & development stipend: To encourage our teammates to be their best selves, we offer a small stipend for any course or training they’d like to do.
Health insurance: We offer health insurance for all of our team members, international or US based.
Salary: Our salary formula adjusts to your cost of living and experience. For this role, the range is $90k – $125k USD per year.
Work remotely: Live and work from wherever you feel happiest.
Profit sharing: Joining the Buffer journey means you get to be part of the company’s success.
Unlimited time off: Our only policy is that you give yourself a break regularly.
Retreats: Join us on annual international company retreats! Our 2020 retreat will be on the Athens Coast in Greece.
Free books (and Kindle): All you can read, no questions asked.
Family Leave: If your family grows during your time at Buffer, we recommend taking 3 months of family leave, regardless of when you joined. Where You’ll Work
Buffer is a fully distributed team, which means that we’re spread across the planet. We have Bufferoos in 15 countries, 11 timezones and 42 cities around the world to build a great culture and product. You’ll work where you’re happiest and most productive, in the place that helps you to become the person you wish to be.