Head of BD

Job Description / Skills Required

Requisition ID: R15925
As part of Groupon's Development team, the Head of Business Development will help source and execute partnership opportunities aimed at accelerating Groupon’s growth.

As Head of Business Development, you will be responsible for executing Groupon’s strategic vision for all of Spain’s new business including managing the Divisional Sales Managers (DSMs), collaborating with our marketing teams, and ensuring the training is consistent across all Business Development reps.
You will need management and sales experience, and you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your sales leadership on a grand scale. This is a unique opportunity to coach and develop and grow sales reps and teams at multiple levels.

Responsibilities

Evaluate and explore strategic partnership opportunities for Groupon.
Work with business leaders to develop strategies for partnerships that solve their needs. Identify trends that will drive partnership opportunities and develop a robust pipeline of deals.
Screen potential deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, financial implications and internal priorities.
Represent Groupon in meetings with executive-level counterpart.
Develop negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration with Groupon’s operations, examining risks and estimating partners's needs and goals.
Oversee execution of each opportunity through close collaboration with internal and external parties.
Deliver regular performance updates to partners and internal constituents.

Requirements

Business degree or equivalent experience required; experience in a business development capacity within the media or technology industry.
5+ years experience in BD and managing managers. Experience in Corporate Development, Product Management, Marketing, Management Consulting will be a plus.
A highly analytical, strong strategic thinker with knowledge of online business models and a passion for e-commerce/ local commerce.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships inside and outside of Groupon in order to cultivate a robust pipeline of deal opportunities.
Well-organized, entrepreneurial and able to prioritize among multiple projects with limited supervision.
Able to expertly communicate ideas to internal and external parties.
English and Spanish fluent level.
This position is based in our Madrid office.

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.