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Partnerships Manager

Reference: Partnerships Manager
Closing Date: 31/01/2022



Role Persona: Support Services - Office Based, Homeworker

Reports into: Director of Future Initiatives & Onboarding

Directorate: Product Innovation

Location: Anywhere in the UK with some travel required in performance of role

Role Purpose: 

  • Assist in the development and manage the strategic partnership strategy and the sales
    strategy for Cifas, developing new and existing partnerships with partner organisations
    to support the growth of the organisation.
  • Responsible for ongoing management of Cifas’ commercial roadmap, aligning our
    partner strategy to the overall business plan, ensuring annual revenue budgets are met,
    and proactively seek growth opportunities for Cifas.
  • Better understand opportunity and deliver sustainable growth in core markets, through
    competitor analysis, understanding the key market drivers, translating research and
    data into business solutions.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  1. Primary lead in managing our relationships with partners, building word-class relationship experience at operational and strategic levels.
  2. Overall accountability for end-to-end activities related to the integration of new partner agencies, ensuring success via set targets, performance criteria, KPIs, and management systems that enhance our impact as leader of fraud prevention, and continually improves the value we bring to our partner organisations.
  3. Responsible for design and delivery of new-partnership models, producing solution-based partnership sales processes, identifying and developing revenue opportunities using the suite of offerings from the Cifas’ product portfolio, aimed at improving our member’s capability to prevent fraudulent conduct.
  4. Working in collaboration with Cifas colleagues and under advice from legal experts, responsible for contract negotiations with partners organisations to ensure contracts terms remain beneficial, competitive and reflect the demands of emerging opportunities.
  5. Working in collaboration with Cifas’ solicitors, responsible for drafting partnership contracts to optimisation member experience based upon in-depth knowledge of what our partners organisations and the best solutions for them to work with Cifas.
  6. Effectively create and manage a forecast of partner sales opportunities, tracking and using critical metrics that predict sales success, tracking all sales activity using the company's CRM platform and identify opportunities to generate revenue working in collaboration with the Head of Business Development.
  7. Participate in Cifas member events and other forums including participation at external events with members, partners and industry networks, to identify new partnership opportunities which support member engagement, business development and commercial revenue, whilst positively representing the interests of Cifas.
  8. Responsible for arranging the design and delivery of training and guidance for new and existing partnerships, including guidance on their responsibility in remaining compliant with Cifas’ handbook.
  9. Accountable for ongoing relationship management with Partner organisations to ensure updated and compliant with new product designs and developments, sharing best practice whilst protection our data assets.
  10. Working in collaboration with Data Integrity colleagues, ensure timely and professional auditing of our partners, following up on any recommendations for improvement, and ensuring a positive outcome for Cifas and the members.

Standard Responsabilities: Adopt and comply with Cifas values, policies and procedures including:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Health & Safety
  • Data Protection, privacy and use of IT resources
  • People & Culture policies and procedures
  • Equality and diversity

No role profile can cover every issue which may arise within the post at various times. The post holder is expected to carry out other duties from time to time, which are broadly consistent with those described.

Person Specification 

Education/Qualification: Degree level or equivalent qualification. Relevant experience essential.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Previous experience of working in a Cifas partner organisation, with industry knowledge of fraud prevention, fraud systems and fraud prevention technology, advantageous.
  • Strategic contributor with the ability to bring further market knowledge and intelligence to the business.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills with a proven track record of driving and growing multiple revenue streams, with ability to build strong networks and use these to identify prospective partners.
  • Extensive experience of managing partner relationships with a strong commercial acumen, executing strategic priorities successfully, and can articulate the value to business.
  • Able to respond positively to change, identifying the need for change and innovation.
  • Extensive experience in market analysis and metrics, data analysis and interpretation skills, with experience of report writing.
  • Excellent communication approach with engaging written skills, works effectively within a team, understands the impact of own actions on colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to persuade influence and, when appropriate, challenge with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong collaborator, working with the business to proactively identify areas for automation and continuous improvement, extract the maximum potential from the existing tools whilst continuously improving processes.
  • Demonstrable experience of effectively motivating and inspiring staff, focusing them on successful outcomes.
  • High level of personal integrity, who displays respect and empathy for others and is consistent, open, and honest.
  • Ability to work professionally to deadlines and work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft applications, including Excel, Outlook, and Teams.

Additional Information

  • There may be occasions where the post holder is required to work outside of standard hours.
  • The post holder may be required to attend meetings and events outside of normal office base and to do this occasional travel will be required.

Organisational Competencies

We want to make Cifas a great place to work and a great organisation that really delivers for its members. Our values define the behaviours we expect from our people and are designed to guide how we work, every day. Everyone within the organisation is expected to demonstrate the following behaviours:

Expertise: We develop exceptional skills and knowledge to enable us to do a great job and be recognised as the authority in what we do. Behaviours:

  • I develop and upskill my colleagues
  • I take opportunities to continuously develop my skills
  • I share knowledge
  • I strive to produce the highest standard of work
  • I listen to others and adapting the way we do things to better serve others

Resepct: We treat everyone in the organisation fairly and respectfully regardless of job role, background, or personality. Behaviours:

  • I trust and empower my colleagues and strive to deliver on my promises, being reliable and accountable.
  • I show appreciation for others by acknowledging and giving positive feedback at all levels.
  • I support and proactively help others.
  • I am polite, friendly, attentive, and considerate in every interaction, understanding personal differences and diversity.
  • I aim to be transparent and ensure everyone feels valued, able to contribute and be heard.

Integrity: We do the right thing for the right reasons and in the right way, dealing with everyone in an ethical and fair manner. Behaviours:

  • I will challenge when I feel something is wrong
  • I act in an ethical manner and I will promote that behaviour in others
  • I take responsibility and am accountable for my actions
  • I am honest and truthful in my dealings with others
  • I will always try to do what I say
  • I give credit where it is due

Collaboration: We work together collectively, engaging and contributing as one team supporting each other all the way, in order to find new perspectives and reach our shared goals. Behaviours:

  • I am open and willing to hear and share ideas
  • I respectfully debate and communicate
  • I show interest beyond my own area of expertise and personal agenda
  • I seek to motivate myself and others to have confidence in what we do
  • I step up where I see opportunities to support others
  • I approach situations positive and inspire healthy communication

Innovation: We should always be seeking ways to improve, positively challenging the how, why, and what to ensure that we realise our vision by evolving, discovering, and adapting. Behaviours:

  • I am never afraid to suggest something different
  • I am open and curious towards new ideas and ways of working
  • I nurture and inspire creativity to allow ideas to flourish
  • I am prepared to take a risk and give it a go
  • I have the confidence to challenge and be challenged





To apply for this vacancy, you will need the following:
  • Your CV
  • Your covering letter

Applications using this system require an eMail address. If you do not have one, please post the application to us.

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