Partnerships Manager

National Partnerships Manager
9 month contract (Maternity Cover)
Hybrid working (London) with occasional travel
Full time
Competitive salaries and excellent benefits including up to one day's paid leave each year to undertake volunteering opportunities

The Manufacturers' Organisation | Make UK

Make UK champions and celebrates British manufacturing and manufacturers.

Representing businesses throughout the UK, Make UK stimulates success for manufacturing businesses by enabling them to connect, solve problems, and create opportunities together.

With multiple regions and offices, Make UK provides a supportive environment for UK manufacturers to thrive, innovate, and compete, advocating for their interests at all levels of government.

This Partnerships Manager role will be responsible for the strategy, management, and delivery of Make UK’s commercial partnerships and membership engagement activities.

This role focuses on generating income and supporting the needs of members by working collaboratively with external partners and internal teams.

Key responsibilities include managing the Advantages programme, coordinating member engagement activities, and identifying opportunities for revenue growth and reciprocal benefits.

Key Responsibilities:

Deliver account and project management for Advantages and other key stakeholder partnerships.
Manage lead generation and referral activity to achieve annual revenue targets for the Advantages Programme.
Collaborate with internal teams to promote and secure member uptake of the Advantages Programme.
Manage relationships with Advantages Partners, including data sharing in line with contract terms.
Monitor, evaluate, and report on key programme metrics.
Develop collateral to support and promote Advantages Partners to Make UK members.
Coordinate events management to support Advantages revenue targets and reciprocal benefits.
Identify opportunities for new Advantages offerings and manage the tender process for selecting partners.

Key Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

Degree level education or demonstrable experience in business management or similar field.
Excellent organisational and project management skills.
Experience in sales, business development, or commercial partnerships.
Empathetic and emotionally intelligent approach to commercial partnerships.
Ability to work independently with high productivity and accountability.
Proficiency in budget reading and financial reporting.
Strong negotiation and communication skills.
Events management experience preferred.
Experience in a membership organisation or similar preferred.
Proficient with IT systems and software, including Microsoft Office and database management tools.


Ability and willingness to undertake administrative responsibilities effectively.
High attention to detail and accountability for delivering high standards.
Confident, calm, and reassuring manner under pressure.
Proactive and self-motivated problem solver.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Translates strategy into action effectively.
High energy and passion for Make UK’s mission.
Readiness to work unsocial hours occasionally.

With over 125 years of experience, Make UK is a leading provider of essential business support and a champion for manufacturing industry in the UK.

Make UK has the close ear of Government and is a trusted provider of essential services for world leading manufacturing companies across the country.

Everything we do is designed to inspire British manufacturers to compete, innovate and grow.

Make UK staff enjoy a good benefits package and values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Benefits to include, but not limited to: Free parking, meal service on site, no bank holiday/weekend work, flexible hours, health cover, matched pension contributions up to 8%, and life assurance.

We are committed to supporting the Armed Forces Community and we recognise the contribution that Service personnel, both regular and reservist, veterans and military families make to our organisation and have pledged to support this by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

To apply for this role please send your CV through
Due to volume of applications, if you do not hear back within 5 working days please assume that you have been unsuccessful at this time.

  • Location: London, England
  • Salary: Up to £38000.00 per annum
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: STR Group Limited
  • Posted: 27-Mar-2024
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