Manager Creative Partnerships, Advertising Business Development

Spotify team


Spotify’s growing Ad Tech and Analytics Partnerships team is looking for an outstanding Business Development leader to support Spotify’s strategic advertising creative partnerships. In this role, you’ll help craft the future of Spotify’s advertising business by growing our current partnerships and identifying prospects that will drive revenue growth.
We are looking for someone with a genuine curiosity to understand and identify creative solutions and strategies while forging valuable connections with our partners. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of navigating complex agreements, negotiating deals and working cross functionally. We want someone who loves our product and understands the ad tech and advertising ecosystem.
What You'll Do
  • Develop detailed understanding of Spotify’s advertising creative programs to effectively support our ad product, creative operations, and ads marketing team
  • Work cross-functionally to build and execute a strategic business development plan aligned with long-term objectives.
  • Negotiate contract terms and commercials that align with the goals of our product, sales, operations, legal, accounting, and finance team.
  • Provide effective, articulate and concise updates (written & verbal) to key internal partners & senior executives.
  • Own and grow relationships with strategic partners, continuously modifying or growing them to support Spotify’s business needs.
  • Make informed written strategy recommendations related to new industry products and internal strategy.
  • Become a Spotify digital creative expert, with a primary focus on aligning partner offerings and devising strategies to reinforce our first-party initiatives by addressing any gaps through partnerships.
  • Collaborate with team members across ad product, creative operations, and ads marketing team to create a comprehensive creative strategy, with a focus on Creative AI.
  • Research and gain a comprehensive understanding of the market and emerging initiatives within the digital creative realm, evaluating the necessity for new partnerships and initiating them internally.


Who You Are
  • You have a minimum of 10+ years of total work experience, with a minimum of 5+ years focused in sales, partnership management, or business development in the Ad Tech industry specifically in digital advertising creative.
  • You have strong writing, verbal and interpersonal skills and can confidently communicate with any audience, including senior executives.
  • You have the ability to troubleshoot and research complex payment and contract matters.
  • You have excellent attention to detail, possessing analytical and planning abilities.
  • You have the ability to work independently to initiate and maintain relationships, assess partnership viability and growth opportunities, work through long deal cycles, and navigate complex deals.
  • You have previous experience partnering with or leading successful partnerships with ad tech companies.
  • You have the foundational knowledge of the digital marketing ecosystem.
  • You are a positive and collaborative team player who values building strong relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • You have worked closely with a legal team regarding issues of privacy, commercial structure, and product deliverables and expectations.
Where You'll Be
  • We offer you the flexibility to work where you work best! For this role, you can be within the EST time zone as long as we have a work location.

Benefits & Perks

Our global benefits
  • Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse.
  • Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success.
  • Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents.
  • All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub.
  • Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs.

How to apply

Apply via link

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Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity—by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it. Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in Sweden in 2008. Discover, manage and share over 50m tracks for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features including offline mode, improved sound quality, and an ad-free music listening experience. Today, Spotify is the most popular global audio streaming service with 345m users, including 155m subscribers across 101 markets. We are the largest driver of revenue to the music business today.

Job Details

Posted on Jun 26

New York, NY, USA


Full time