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Head of partnerships


September 20, 2021



What is DeadHappy

Tucked away in the heart of Leicester, there’s a business challenging the market and changing attitudes towards death. 

This is Dead Happy. This is Life Insurance. Redesigned.

When you walk through the door, into the mill we call home you will realise that this isn’t ordinary life insurance.  One of our favourite quotes is “Suits don’t make you smart”. This sums Dead Happy up pretty well.

So, what will you be a part of?

“World Domination” according to Phil, the co-founder. Could it be any simpler?

The company wants to develop into all areas of Death services.   You’ll play a huge part in this.

Start Up life isn’t for everyone and Dead Happy are no different. We totally get that.

What are we looking for?

We want an experienced senior partnership manager to look after all areas of partnerships with DeadHappy from winning to growing them .  

We’re not too prescriptive about academic qualifications in the field but relevant competencies and experience is key.

We need someone with experience in managing relationships in the financial sector, as well as B2B management.

We also need someone who understands Brand partnerships and contractual obligations and is driven by results.

You must be able to work with all kinds of people and communicate between the internal team and external customers to make sure things run smoothly, even when people are difficult and demanding.

What will you be doing?

You will be leading our partnerships in the business finding and developing new partners whilst maintaining the momentum and relationship with existing partners, making sure DeadHappy’s values and goals are always represented.

As the team is still small you will be responsible for everything partner related, developing and managing current relationships as well as growing new relationships and opportunities

 You will need to make sure that targets and goals are being met and that everyone within DeadHappy knows what they need to do to achieve those, supporting and guiding to optimise end to end processes.

You will own and run all tenders for new affinity brand deals and if necessary manage the exit of partners in a way that satisfies all contractual obligations.

You’ll need to work with everyone else in the DeadHappy team to make sure we have everything needed to make partnerships a success.

What are we not looking for?

In one word… egos. We’re a young business so along with the grand designs and managing partners there’s all sorts of mundane stuff that will need to get done and we don’t have a big team to do it.  We need someone who will get stuck in and isn’t afraid of doing a bit of everything.

Other stuff?

Most important of all: we’re looking for someone with boundless energy and determination to grow the business and make the most of all opportunities as well as having the creativity and drive to make new ones. 

  • A good working knowledge of partnerships in the financial sectors and knowledge of brand importance and integrity
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with an eye for detail and the ability to interact well with others.
  • An excellent multi-tasker with time management skills to match. You’ll be juggling quite a few things at any one time, probably with different deadlines
  • The ability to demonstrate passion about something and the ability to influence other people to feel strongly about it too.
  • Enthusiasm & knowledge (and at least to have the willingness to learn about life insurance!)
  • Being very comfortable interacting with other live human beings but also happy in your own company.
  • Self-sufficiency, pro-activeness and to be at your best when given responsibility to just get on with stuff.
  • A belief in failing fast, trying lots of things out, and taking quick action when you learn what works and what doesn’t
  • Enthusiasm to do more, even if it’s technically not your job.

Working at DeadHappy won’t be for everyone. We’re a new and fast growing business. We work in a start-up environment which is highly motivated and focused on delivering innovative world-class services, with a website and tech platform to match. That means getting stuck into what you need to do but also getting involved in things outside of your experience and functional expertise.

We don’t have beanbags (well, maybe three or four but that’s it) or Xboxes, but the good news is that we’ve moved on from working on scaffolding boards, but if you have a need for home comforts, this probably isn’t the place for you.

We have a brand new office with a few sheds, a caravan, a shuffleboard table, a really nice kitchen, some really friendly colleagues and a huge opportunity for someone to get involved in something we all believe will be very successful. It will be an adventure, we’ll all learn a huge amount along the way, and the best news is that we’ll also pay you some money.

If you’re ambitious, looking to grow and learn, and want to build something awesome, then your search is over.

How do I apply?

Please email us your interest and CV to:.

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