Strategic Partner Development Manager, Search Product Partnerships At Google

    Full Time
    West Africa
    Posted 5 days ago

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    Job Position : Strategic Partner Development Manager, Search Product Partnerships

    Location: West, Central and Southern Africa

    We are looking for Strategic Partner Development Managers – Search Product Partnerships.

    About The Job

    The Search, Geo, Commerce, and Ads (SGCA) Partnerships team manages content partnerships (e.g. data licensing agreements to showcase better content to users) and actions integrations (e.g. collaborations to let users do things such as reserve a table) for Google’s products in several areas including: Search, Google Assistant, Geo (Maps, Local), News and Publishing, Research and Machine Intelligence, as well as Google Chrome and Web, Developer Products, Identity, and Lens.

    As a Strategic Partner Development Manager within Search Product Partnerships focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa, you will develop and work on partnerships strategies that enable Search to meet its product goals across a number of industries. You’ll work closely with product leaders and cross-functional teams to source, facilitate, and execute complex strategic agreements for Google, as well as develop go-to market strategy for scaling new ecosystems.

    You will collaborate across Google with the Global Partnerships teams, product owners, and other stakeholders outside of your immediate team. You will put our customers at the heart of decisions.


    • Partner closely with Product and other cross-functional teams to drive Search-related product partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Manage complex agreements with external partners to license high-quality data for the purpose of building or extending new, engaging Search features.
    • Design and lead growth strategy for Search in Sub-Saharan Africa, across multiple industries and product initiatives.
    • Design and implement processes and policies to improve Google’s ability to partner globally; ensure partners are fulfilling their contractual obligations and that Google is providing the required support for them.
    • Manage coordination with internal cross-functional teams (e.g. Product, Engineering, Policy, PR, Marketing, Legal, Operations, Finance) and other business development teams.

    Required profile for job ad : Strategic Partner Development Manager, Search Product Partnerships

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
    • Experience in business development, negotiations, and/or partner management.
    • Experience in the media, telecom, or technology sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Ability to speak and write in English fluently.

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience working within the Search ecosystem/industry.
    • Experience as a strategic thought-leader in business development, partnerships, product management, general management, and/or sales.
    • Demonstrated success at working with cross-functional teams and building strong relationships across departments including sales, marketing, business development, engineering, and product management.
    • Strategic, structured thinker with the ability to articulate new concepts and business models that are unique to Africa’s emerging markets to a global cross-functional team.
    • Demonstrated analytical and reasoning skills with the ability to structure partnership models and work with technical, contractual, and financial issues.
    • Effective relationship-building, facilitation, and communication skills.

    Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form .

    Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Johannesburg, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria.


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