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This is an opportunity for a commercially led Partner, Alliances or Channel Manager to drive forward an existing strategic relationship with a leading technology vendor, while also shaping the wider Partner strategy and developing the Partner ecosystem. This position is central to the continued growth and success of Datasparq, and will form a key part of the Go To Market / Sales team.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter, clear communicator and have a knack for building relationships and credibility quickly. They will need to be consultative and curious by nature, adept at communicating, and have strong influencing skills and a passion for solving problems with data. Prior knowledge of AI, Data Science and Data Engineering is a plus, but an interest is a must.
The Partner Development Manager will be responsible for managing existing partners, primarily our partnership with Microsoft, maximising the leads and opportunities that are generated with and through them. They will also work closely with the Chief Commercial Officer to define the wider partner strategy and develop Datasparq’s Partner ecosystem. The objective is to work with the wider Datasparq team (Marketing, Sales and Delivery) to consistently manage and coordinate Datasparq’s interaction with partners, raising brand awareness of Datasparq, uncovering new leads and helping to identify opportunities.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
The successful candidate will have experience managing partners or working within a partner ecosystem, and ideally be able to evidence how they have grown and developed a partner based relationship to establish a successful business relationship, ideally one that drives inbound leads.
REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES INCLUDE:
Datasparq is a boutique AI & data firm that solves complex business challenges.
We build bespoke AI and data science tools—and turn them into robust, reliable services for our clients.
We start with research and iterate—using lean startup principles—to quickly uncover impactful solutions to high-value challenges. Our product team ensure that we build the right solution in the right way. Our data science team ensure that the AI and data science solutions we build are best-in-class. And, our engineering team ensure that solutions are robust and ready to be deployed in the real world.
But—what’s special about Datasparq is the way our teams work together.
Just as no business challenge fits neatly into a box, neither do our people. Rather than simply hiring a data scientist or a data engineer, we seek out passionate experts who can bring a range of overlapping skills to any team. That gives us the ability to build the perfect team to solve any challenge. We believe in bespoke over one-size-fits-all.
We don’t just build ML models—we take our science from the broad spectrum of mathematics, statistics, operations research and computer science. We work with academic partners and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) across the UK to ensure that what we do is founded on high-quality, up-to-date science.
When it comes to operationalising solutions, we can run data science products in the cloud as services for our clients—or deploy to their infrastructure as needed.
Diversity & ethics
As a company, we don’t just value diversity—we place it at the heart of what we do. To create solutions that serve our users—and our clients' users—diversity is a must, not a nice to have. Likewise, we place ethics at the heart of what we do. Our team are passionate about working on projects that drive positive results for people and the planet. We routinely undertake ethics reviews and champion a culture of openness, honesty and integrity.
Datasparq employees get these perks as standard.
The option to join our company healthcare plan
Varied, lively socials every last Thursday of the month
Weekly (at least!) data science & engineering seminars
Work from our London office or at home
Regular ethics reviews to make sure our work is meaningful
We have diversity, inclusion & wellbeing goals in our KPIs
...with the option to buy 5 extra days
Vibrant startup culture; annual entrepreneurship competition
Developing our own tools like Houston and Xu