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Title:  Strategic Partnerships Manager

Location: 

Hethel, NFK, GB

Department:  Product Strategy
Date:  16-Feb-2021
Description: 

Lotus Cars builds world class, high performance and lightweight sports cars that are sold all around the world. The current range – which is 100% ‘For The Drivers’ – includes the Evora coupe, the critically acclaimed Exige and the iconic Elise.

The latest new Lotus is the Evija, our all-electric hypercar that is the world’s most powerful series production model. All Lotus cars are rightly regarded as being the benchmark for exceptional ride and handling, lightweight engineering, exceptional steering, efficient aerodynamics and driver-focused interiors.

Our founder Colin Chapman always believed that a driver wants feedback and control, instant response, precision and agility, the power to accelerate and the ability to stop almost instantly. Over the last seven decades, Lotus has remained true to this ethos. Our core values, our pioneering approach to automotive engineering and our rich heritage – both in road and race cars – are guiding our future.

The ongoing transformation of Lotus is laid out in the company’s Vision80 strategy, which states what Lotus will be in 2028 when we celebrate our 80th anniversary. We welcome talented, creative and motivated people to join us on our journey.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">More information on working at Lotus,  Vision 80 and the exciting future for Lotus can be found  https://uslot.lotuscars.com

This is a new and exciting position working for a world renown brand. Lotus has adopted Vision80, a bold and ambitious plan for the next 10 years which will redefine almost every aspect of the business and this role is a great opportunity to be instrumental in this change. The Strategic Partnership Manager will be responsible for maintaining and growing relationships among other OEMs and businesses, whilst developing strategies to increase efficiencies, bring in revenue streams and new technologies into the business. 

 

Key duties for position:

  • Identify opportunities for new partnerships
  • Champion and manage new projects to create stronger partnerships
  • Analyse and report on partner initiatives and forecast potential strategic changes
  • Develop and execute plans for strategic growth
  • Setting up legal MOUs, agreements and contracts, working closely with all key stakeholders
  • Attend workshops and events to build professional networks 
  • Conducting market research on new and emerging businesses 
  • Negotiating contracts with strategic partners; and attend meetings to serve as a representatives of the business

 

Essential Criteria

  • Automotive or Commerical Degree,  or equivalent exceptional experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Strong commercial understanding. Ability to develop external partnerships.
  • Ability to manage multiple partners simultaneously.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment 
  • Must have had dealings with other large organisations, understanding the initial setup process to a partnership
  • Good leadership skills and a strong influencer
  • Impeccable inter-personal and communications skills, being able to interact at any level
     

Role is UK based, global travel will be required to fulfill the role 

We offer you all the advantages of working for a prestigious high-tech automotive company. You will find a purpose-built facility, with all the tools and equipment you need to do an outstanding job. You will benefit from our fast-paced learning environment and our track record in designing and manufacturing thoroughbred sports cars over the last seven decades.

Our benefits package includes Bonus Scheme, Pension Plan, Bupa Health Cover and more.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">More information on working at Lotus,  Vision 80 and the exciting future for Lotus can be found  https://uslot.lotuscars.com