Director, Strategic Partnerships (Bilingual)

Calgary

Strategy

Regular Full-Time

Overview

<p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">At Neo, we&rsquo;re reimagining everyday <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Verdana; color: #000000; font-weight: 400;">financial services</span> from the ground up and shaping the financial future for millions of people in Canada. We&rsquo;re a tech company consistently pushing for the next best thing, which provides many opportunities to grow and learn personally and professionally. Ready to materialize your passion into a connected purpose? Come join a high-speed startup in a community of high-achieving dreamers and doers, set on innovating the best solutions.</span></p><p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Neo Financial has a full time opportunity for a Director, Strategic Partnerships (Bilingual) to join our team in Calgary, AB. This is a unique opportunity to join a centralized founding team that manages strategic partnerships across all of Neo. As a leader, you will be responsible for generating, managing, and executing some of Neo&rsquo;s most complex and high impact partnership activities while having a strong technical aptitude to identify best in class partnerships for Neo&rsquo;s platform. This includes managing relationships and negotiations for partnership deals which are unconventional in nature and/or have broader implications to Neo. This is a critical, hands on role that will have a direct impact on the strategic direction of Neo. Make your mark with transformative products and technologies, alongside some of Canada&rsquo;s most successful business strategists.</span></p>

    What you'll be doing:

    <ul style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0;"><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Develop a deep understanding of prospective partner businesses, understanding the key drivers that impact the partner&rsquo;s performance in order to identify and design solutions that help achieve their business objectives</span></li><li style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Identify, source and close strategic partners; driving meaningful impact for both Neo and our partners&nbsp;</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Steer executive-level discussions, in collaboration with various stakeholders both internally and externally&nbsp;</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Help partners rethink the impact of Neo&rsquo;s platform on their business and accelerate their transformation efforts</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Work directly with Neo&rsquo;s senior leadership and serve as the relationship owner for major partner accounts</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Translate strategic objectives into an executional roadmap, and work to define products and solutions tailored to achieve the objectives of each partnership</span></li><li style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Working closely with Neo&rsquo;s finance team; develop commercial agreements and models to secure new partnerships that drive long-term value for both parties&nbsp;</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Achieve desired outcomes using your exceptional EQ to work effectively cross-functionally and with external stakeholders</span></li></ul>

      Who we're looking for:

      <ul style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0;"><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">4+ years of experience in a consulting environment, internal strategy team, or strategic partnerships teams</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Strong conceptual thinking with a strategic mind</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Proven experience working with large enterprises and working with senior stakeholders&nbsp;</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Ability to work well under pressure in a demanding environment&nbsp;</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Proven ability to work in a cross functional environment&nbsp;</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Exceptional drive and commitment to strive for excellent&nbsp;</span></li><li style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Strong understanding of retail, loyalty, banking, financial services, and digital transformation</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">An MBA/other advanced degrees (Finance, Engineering, etc) is an asset</span></li></ul>

        What will help you succeed:

        <ul style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0;"><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Thought leader with a solid understanding of banking, loyalty, and advertising technologies and their intersection with commerce and retail</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Excellent oral and written skills to communicate complex issues and influence others internally and externally</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Strong interpersonal skills and ability to gain the respect of senior management and external executives</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Ability to build and maintain a network of relationships which facilitate deal flow</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Self-starter who can excel in a fast-paced and fluid environment</span></li><li style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333; font-weight: 400;">Passion for big challenges and a good sense of humour</span></li></ul>

          About applying with us:

          <div><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;">At Neo, you&rsquo;ll be working with industry-leading technology that changes the way we live and realize a better financial future. It&rsquo;s a serious deal, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean we don&rsquo;t know a thing or two about having fun. Our entrepreneurial environment gets our adrenaline pumping and beats the regular 9-5 job. We&rsquo;re in it together, always. Gain hands-on experience and be part of the future.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Neo Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We are excited to meet with and hire the top talent out there. We appreciate your interest in working with us; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Successful candidates for this position will be required to undergo a security screening, including a criminal records check and may require a credit check.</span></div>