Partnership Manager

Posted 3.13.24
Location
San Francisco, CA

WE’RE HERE TO BRING DELIGHT TO THE WORLD OF NUTRITION

OLLY is a fast-growing company working to bring simplicity and delight to the world of nutrition. Yes, stuff like vitamins and probiotics. We see only upside in the opportunity to transform the category experience. Not only that, we believe you can’t have happy without healthy. And isn’t true happiness where it’s at? So we’ve made it our personal mission to help people make healthy choices by making it easier than ever for them to get better nutrition into their daily lives. We’re super passionate about the work that we do and we’re on the hunt for a fellow self-starter to join our ambitious bunch.

We hope you’ll indulge us as we toot our own horn a little. We currently have over 40 products sold nationwide at retailers including Target, CVS, Safeway, Whole Foods, Walmart and many more. We got off to a fast start and have already been recognized as a successful, transformational brand in both the supplement and nutrition categories. As you can imagine we need more rock stars to help us continue the pace as we have high hopes for our future.

OK, one last tidbit or two – in 2019 we joined our friends over at Unilever to help us grow OLLY into a global brand. We are also a B-Corp, so doing social good is built into our DNA and we’re headquartered in the heart of San Francisco with a culture that reflects the friendly, optimistic and health-minded values of the brand. Our goal is to build a uniquely special company and brand that will make us all proud! 

BUT ENOUGH ABOUT US LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU

You are welcome at OLLY for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what healthy means to you. Our products are for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and shine. So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find our inspiration to help people be happy from the inside out.

THE ROLE: PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

The Partnership Manager will help OLLY design, deploy and manage an effective partnership strategy and program.  As a key member of the Marketing Team, they will identify innovative partnerships across Brand and Social Mission workstreams that help drive awareness of OLLY, deepen our consumer connection and ultimately increase Household Penetration by converting new consumers. This role is highly cross-functional and will require effective collaboration with Brand Strategy, PR, Social, Paid Media, Ecomm, Creative and Sales planning teams. They must be a self-starter who can take the initiative to develop and execute Partnership initiatives from small scale social activations to large scale product/brand innovation, all with a sound strategy and clear measurement plan.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Brand Partnerships – building brand equity

  • Lead development of annual campaign-based external brand partnership strategy and programs.
  • Identify and develop relationships with key partners to build brand awareness and visibility and create a unique selling proposition that differentiates OLLY from competitors to strengthen relationships with existing consumers and attract new consumers (examples: sleep-focused brand partnerships, travel, holistic health and wellbeing).
  • Lead tactical planning and execution of partnership initiatives for key tentpole moments (New Years, Back to School, product launches, etc.)
  • Work closely with the PR team and agency to develop partnerships with thought leaders and opinion formers (i.e. Health community, Dr’s, Institutions, academics) that support OLLY’s positioning as a leader in the market. 
  • Partner with Brand Strategy team on partnerships that support innovation launches, including potential licensing workstreams.

Social Mission Partnerships – supporting our mission to combat mental health stigma

  • Manage relationships with social mission partners, including identifying, engaging and developing partnerships that support our internal and external mission commitments, and functioning as the day-to-day point of contact and driver of program execution.
  • Vet non-profit partners and distribute our social mission grants (in addition to researching, recommending, and managing the partners). Award grants and monitor partner performance against expectations identified during granting process.

Program Management & Integration (applicable to both Social Mission and Brand Partnership work)

  • Partner with Director of Marketing Communications to secure strategic alignment with cross-functional stakeholders. 
  • Collaborate with marketing and creative teams to integrate partner content across all marketing channels, as appropriate.
  • Measure partnership performance with clear KPIs.

THE  CANDIDATE

You are a strategic, creative and organized Marketer with a passion for building brands and driving consumer engagement through external partnerships. You are a natural collaborator and can embody our values in the work that you do (Real Respect, Tenacious Agility, Tactfully Transparent, Always Helpful.) You know how to get things done but when you need help you ask for it, no task is too small. You take the initiative, can work both autonomously and collaboratively while being highly organized, self-driven and expect the best from yourself – you genuinely see the cup half full, even under pressure.

You’re looking for a job where no two days are the same and you have the opportunity to grow with the company. You like to solve problems and you want to work as an integral part of a team that makes great things happen.

CAPABILITIES + SKILLS REQUIRED

  • 5-10  years of marketing experience with a proven track record of driving disruptive brand and social mission external brand partnerships
  • Strategic thinker, able to design, articulate and gain alignment for partnership initiatives 
  • Highly collaborative and able to work with and in certain cases lead a diverse set of cross-functional partners
  • Experienced across a variety of marketing channels, such as social, retailer, influencer, and experiential and can leverage working knowledge of all marketing channels to deliver the greatest impact from partnerships
  • Creative thinker with natural instincts for knowing when to go big and when to be pragmatic
  • Data-savvy and analytical, able to analyze data and drive clear recommendations
  • Highly organized, with experience managing a significant budget, including partnership grants
  • An adaptable go-getter who jumps on 
    new opportunities and has a natural aptitude 
    for collaboration

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE INTERVIEW PROCESS

  • Initial video screen with a member of our Talent team
  • Round 1: Conversation with the Hiring Manager + 1-2 conversations with other Ollies on the team
  • Round 2: 2-3 conversations with team or cross functional Ollies
  • Final Round: Homework*

*At OLLY, our final round is called Homework. Candidates who participate in this round are given 3 questions in advance to answer and present to the interview panel they previously spoke with in the process. We understand every candidate is different. If you need a reasonable accommodation to adjust this procedure, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can evaluate and provide other options that work for your needs

THE DETAILS 

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA – Hybrid schedule. Relocation support will be provided for out-of-area candidates.

HOURS: Full time, exempt (salary)

MANAGER: Director of Marketing Communications

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Minimal travel, including company offsites (2-3 per year) and potential partner meetings and events 

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.  

The pay range for this position is $110,000 – 135,000 dependent on experience and location.  

WHAT WE OFFER: 

  • An opportunity to work with an intelligent, inspiring, and extraordinarily fun team 
  • 100% employer-paid medical coverage for employee only, dental + ortho, and vision insurance 
  • 4 weeks PTO + paid holidays + 12 Mental Health Days per year
  • 100% Paid parental leave, Fertility + Adoption Benefits 
  • Annual Bonus  
  • 401(k) plan with Employer Match 
  • Hybrid Work + Wellness + Cell Phone Stipends 
  • Free product 
  • And much more! 
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