Strategic Partnerships Director

About Lending Club

Lending Club (NYSE: LC) opened in 2007 with a simple mission: to create a more efficient, transparent and customer-friendly alternative to the traditional banking system that offers creditworthy borrowers lower interest rates and investors better returns. Today, we’re the world’s largest online credit marketplace, and we’re radically changing the way lending operates – $1 billion at a time. We’re proud to be recognized as a leader for our growth and innovation, including being named a CNBC Disruptor 50 two years in a row, one of Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies three years in a row, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, one of The World’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance by Fast Company, and one of the Inc. 500. In 2014, we had the largest IPO for a U.S.-based tech company.

Strategic Partnerships Director

This role is responsible for assisting the VP Strategic Partnerships on both new partnerships and relationship management of existing partnerships to continue expanding the distribution network of Lending Club’s products. The role will have the ability to influence LC’s partnership direction as we work with organizations in a consultative way: helping companies understand how Lending Club products can be leveraged as financial solutions for their clients. This person will be additive to the growth of Lending Club’s corporate partnership efforts as an internal resource and communicator and relationship manager. The position will report to and work closely with the VP Strategic Partnerships (Investor Group).

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate effectively with the Strategic Partnership team on the plan to advance expansion of the Lending Club products at the enterprise level
  • Act as a reliable internal resource for the team when others are traveling
  • Propagate retail distribution channels with partners with special focus on developing retail-oriented investment products with partners
  • Assist with relationships with executive decision makers
  • Assume certain responsibilities with sales, service and communication with clients and prospects
  • Develop and deliver persuasive client communications including client presentations
  • Creatively brainstorm new strategic partnership opportunities that can influence all aspects of LC’s business
  • Compile and analyze results and trends across developed strategic relationships
  • Track and monitor existing relationships through database usage
  • Partner across the organization to deliver the full breadth of resources and solutions to clients
  • Cultivate strong relationships with a roster of clients

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred
  • 5-10 years of experience in sales or business development with a proven track record of developing and commercializing client relationships
  • Strong analytical capabilities and understanding of the financial services universe, including asset managers, custodians, wirehouses, and service providers
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, strong sales presentation skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a diverse set of clients
  • High energy, positive team player that works well with others
  • Adaptable disposition
  • Thrives working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

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