Brand Partnerships Manager

3+ months agoParis, France
About Bazaarvoice
At Bazaarvoice, we create smart shopping experiences. Through our expansive global network, product-passionate community & enterprise technology, we connect thousands of brands and retailers with billions of consumers. Our solutions enable brands to connect with consumers and collect valuable user-generated content, at an unprecedented scale. This content achieves global reach by leveraging our extensive and ever-expanding retail, social & search syndication network. And we make it easy for brands & retailers to gain valuable business insights from real-time consumer feedback with intuitive tools and dashboards. The result is smarter shopping: loyal customers, increased sales, and improved products.

The problem we are trying to solve : Brands and retailers struggle to make real connections with consumers. It's a challenge to deliver trustworthy and inspiring content in the moments that matter most during the discovery and purchase cycle. The result? Time and money spent on content that doesn't attract new consumers, convert them, or earn their long-term loyalty.

Our brand promise : closing the gap between brands and consumers.

Founded in 2005, Bazaarvoice is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

It’s official: Bazaarvoice is a Great Place to Work in the US , Australia and the UK!

Amongst the suite of Bazaarvoice solutions we have a consumer facing community called Influenster where you will find a community of trendsetters, early adopters, product-junkies, storytellers and brand enthusiasts with a knack for telling it like it is, good and bad through product reviews and other forms of consumer generated content. Within the community we have 6.5 million members that over time have generated over 40 million product reviews. Selling the platform to brands are an exceptional group of sales people within the Bazaarvoice Revenue team where this role sits.

Working closely with other teams in the rest of the EMEA Revenue organisation you will contribute greatly to the long term success of what is a huge growth area for the company as we make investments across the board now to hit those longer term growth goals. 
What’s in it for the right candidate? 
This role will provide an outstanding place to learn and develop personally, working with some of the biggest brands on the planet for the leading provider of UGC services globally. As a kind of start-up within the bigger business, reporting directly to the Director of Influenster EMEA, this role allows for creativity while encouraging autonomy that will let you make it your own. As the subject matter expert you will be collaborating with Customer Success, Account Directors and Account Executives from the broader SaaS side of the business, lending advice on how content acquisition can help add strength to the broader proposition as a recognised subject matter expert. You will work with an enviable list of existing clients at Bazaarvoice so you won’t be starting from scratch, but your commercial acumen will allow us in time to add to that list of clients.  
Desirable traits in our ideal candidate
Collaborative nature – the role requires that you work closely with sales, client success and delivery teams to ensure customer satisfaction.
Creativity/Problem solving – with this offering being new to the EMEA market we haven’t quite worked out all the kinks so the ability to problem solve as we go is important
Tenacity – the role is going to require the right attitude  - not giving up when things get challenging – being comfortable with targets that are in line with our aspirations for this offering

Requirements must have;

  • Proven experience in a commercially focused role B2B sales role with a proven track record of owning the sales process from start to finish.
  • Ability to build pipeline with confidence in reaching out and having early stage conversations with prospects. 
  • Comfortable engaging with clients at all levels of the organisation from junior brand managers through to senior executives and adapt your approach and style accordingly.
  • An appetite to learn as well as the skillset to pass on knowledge to your colleagues. 
  • Fluency to native level in French.

Requirements nice to have;

  •  An understanding of the micro-influencer space.
  • Product sampling initiatives.
  • Familiarity with UGC (user generated content).

Why join Bazaarvoice?
Customer is key
We see our own success through our customers’ outcomes.  
We approach every situation with a customer first mindset.

Transparency & Integrity Builds Trust
We believe in the power of authentic feedback because it’s in our DNA. 
We do the right thing when faced with hard choices. Transparency and trust accelerate our collective performance.

Passionate Pursuit of Performance
Our energy is contagious, because we hire for passion, drive & curiosity. 
We love what we do, and because we’re laser focused on our mission.

Innovation over Imitation
We seek to innovate as we are not content with the status quo. 
We embrace agility and experimentation as an advantage.

Stronger Together
We bring our whole selves to the mission and find value in diverse perspectives. 
We champion what’s best for Bazaarvoice before individuals or teams.  
As a stronger company we build a stronger community.

Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Bazaarvoice provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all team members and applicants according to their experience, talent, and qualifications for the job without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, gender stereotyping, and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law in every location in which the company has facilities. Bazaarvoice believes that diversity and an inclusive company culture are key drivers of creativity, innovation and performance. Furthermore, a diverse workforce and the maintenance of an atmosphere that welcomes versatile perspectives will enhance our ability to fulfill our vision of creating the world’s smartest network of consumers, brands, and retailers.
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