Director of Partnerships

WeForest
Closing date: 30 April 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: Brussels
WeForest develops high quality reforestation projects in the tropics to combat global warming and extreme poverty. We look for an expert in Corporate Social Responsibility to develop long-term relationships with sponsors and donors.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the CEO and with a team of 2 (writer and Sales Support), the Director Partnerships will manage existing customers and help develop solid and long-term partnerships to meet our steep growth targets, connecting with key business executives and stakeholders. Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the department to ensure that all partners (large, medium and small) get the support they need: offers, communication material, regular reports, calls and meetings.
  • Ensure that the department delivers exceptional, proactive customer service, every day.
  • Be the primary point of contact for the medium size accounts and proactively make suggestions to reactivate partnerships.
  • Work with the CEO to onboard and support large partners.
  • Represent WeForest in public speaking opportunities.
  • Anticipate demand and participate in capacity planning with Operations.
  • Suggest ongoing process improvement opportunities to develop team efficiency and grow customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure with Sales Support that our CRM system is up-to-date (Salesforce).

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Business acumen

  • Deep understanding of CSR topics and trends (Carbon Footprint & carbon standards, LCA, Circular Economy, SDG’s…)
  • Track record of influencing credibly and effectively at all levels of an organization, including executive and C-level.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to details.
  • Good understanding of corporate objectives and cultures, curious to learn about all industries.
  • Experience in using CRM (Sales Force) and in working with marketing and social-media teams.

Effective communicator

  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Efficient verbal and written communication.
  • High fluency in English (level equivalent to mother tongue), French or Dutch are a plus.

Inspiring leader

  • Proven management skills
  • Ability to prioritize amongst competing tasks and respond well under tight deadlines.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to thrive in a result-driven environment.
  • Natural relationship builder with integrity, reliability and maturity.
  • “Can do” attitude, coachable, flexible and agile.

Education

  • Master’s Degree in an appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience (> 5 years)

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Position: Full-time employee, preferably based in Brussels, Belgium (remote home working may be considered)

Start date: As soon as possible

Package:  Competitive package for a small NGO

Region: Europe
Location: Brussels
Sector: Fundraising

Application notes

To apply, please contact Liam Goldsworthy at Acre via email ([email protected]) by May 5th 2019, with your CV and a brief summary of your reasons for applying.

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.