Brand Partnerships Lead

About Niche

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Niche is the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive reports cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the right schools or neighborhoods for them.

Niche.com is all about finding where you fit in, and that mission inspires how we operate every day in our office. On top of that, we want Niche to be a place people truly enjoy working.

About the Role

Our small but mighty Business Development team is just beginning to grow. If you have experience and connections in working with agencies and marketing large, national brands, you could be a great fit.

The Brand Partnerships Manager will be responsible for finding large brands that could thrive with new brand partnerships on Niche.com. We have a proven model of creating high value business to business partnerships and we are looking for a goal-oriented person comfortable communicating with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.   

During the 1st Month:

  • Learn our site, user behavior, and product offering so you can communicate the complex business partnerships to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Shadow calls with other Business Development and Sales team members.
  • Connect with your agency network to begin to build a pipeline and start running calls with the help of teammates and your manager.
  • Work with team to refine our suite of agency products for your conversations with prospects.

Within 3 Months:

  • Understand the performance needs that lead to long-term valuable partnerships. Seek out excellent B2B relationships and push them forward.
  • Close three to four new client relationships with the potential to scale and add to top line revenue.
  • Support growth of brand partnership product offering and drive product visibility to more users.
  • Begin reporting and onboarding with new clients while maintaining an active pipeline with prospects.

Within 6 Months:

  • Strive for a top line target revenue number with a book of business including at least seven agency partnerships in the advertising industry.
  • Test out at least four new offerings to large brands, either through agencies or directly through their marketing groups.
  • Forecast new business and liaise with Product and Marketing teams to fulfill budget of clients.

Within 12 Months:

  • Meet your individual revenue goal and contribute to the team’s goal.
  • Identify new markets and targets for expansion of our offering.

What We Are Looking For

  • At least three years’ experience in the advertising industry, particularly in marketing, business development, or sales to big brands,
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field,
  • Must be well spoken and have polished presentation skills,
  • Excellent communication skills over email, by telephone and in person.
  • Comfortable with striving to hit ambitious goals,
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.

Preferred Experience

  • Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM system.
  • Experience in a tech-focused and/or B2B client-facing role.
  • Breadth of connections in agencies.

Why Niche?

  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee.
  • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and SIMPLE IRA
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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