Junior Partnership Manager

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote (Europe)

Who we are:

The Cardano Foundation is the independent, non-profit organization responsible for stewarding the advancement of the public, permissionless blockchain platform Cardano. Our mission is to establish the Cardano blockchain as the future financial and social system of the world for generations to come, driving adoption and facilitating development of the protocol. We aim to de-risk decentralization for regulators and organizations, while also giving the Cardano community the necessary tools and support to leverage the Cardano protocol to solve real world problems.

Based in Switzerland, the Foundation works to facilitate the use of Cardano in mission critical applications across a wide range of industries and markets, anchoring use cases in the off-line world and encouraging active on-chain participation and governance.

What you’ll be doing:

We are seeking a Junior Partnerships Manager to support the overall Partnership Management team to ensure timely and successful delivery of partnership activities. The purpose of enterprise-based partnerships are to enhance the anchoring of the blockchain into the offline world while demonstrating on-chain economic utility. Specifically, leveraging blockchain to create new operating models, enhance existing industry value chains, and provide high assurance infrastructure for DApps, digital assets, and data analysis.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with layer-1 blockchain solutions with focus on end-user blockchain applications that enables: new operating models for businesses on blockchain; upgrades legacy businesses to utilize blockchain technology (Web2 to Web3); businesses consuming and interacting with blockchain data; and more. Additionally, this candidate will possess an understanding of the opportunities and challenges organizations face with deploying blockchain applications that deliver mission critical applications.

  • Manage in-bound requests for partnership activities across multiple channels and support projects from initial sourcing to diligence to execution.

  • Support the internal partnership structure for lifecycle management and reporting.

  • Support the creation of project plans, presentations, and other related reporting and due diligence activities.

  • Develop business cases, proposals, SOW's or pitches for prospective partners for internal approval and third party review.

  • Lead hands-on tactical task management to drive shared key initiatives, spot and creatively solve complex operational issues, often unique to each partnership.

  • Identify and mitigate project risks and blockers; escalate and resolve issues impacting project success.

What we look for in you:
  • 1-2 Years of experience in the tech/blockchain/fintech field. 

  • 1-3 years of proven experience in relationship/account management activities, and project/program management experience. 

  • Broad understanding of the macroeconomic and technical landscape of the blockchain industry, including industry standards and trends in enterprise and regulated market adoption. 

  • Masters Degree, or equivalent experience, in Business Administration, Computer Science, or other relevant field.

  • Experience in developing full scale project plans, facilitating the definition of project scope, goals, and deliverables.

  • Extremely well-organized, agile and thinking outside of the box.

  • Proven ability to clearly outline problem statements, solutions, and risk assessments.  

  • Quick learner and the ability to see fine details and the strategic big picture. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful with remote working conditions.

  • Fluency in English and excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication is a must.

Nice to have:
  • Ideal candidates will have an engaging personality with strong communication and social skills, an entrepreneurial, proactive and motivated attitude and excitement to explore new opportunities and drive positive adoption.

  • Knowledgeable of the major Cardano ecosystem participants, emerging trends, and activities of the Cardano Foundation. 

  • Have a background in building/participating in blockchain industry groups related to commercial standards and general industry adoption.  

  • Have successfully launched a project or deployment of an application using blockchain technology. 

  • Familiar with major blockchain technologies and their key differences.

About us

Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents which you will work collegiately to grow the Foundation. 

Here at Cardano Foundation’s we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. As such our mission is to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish. 

Benefits:

  • Our employees have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours. 
  • All Cardano Foundation employees will have access to a personal annual learning budget dedicated to personal professional and personal development. 
  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out. 
  • Cardano Foundation gives the opportunity to its employees to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to be an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community. 
  • Employees are given additional day off for their birthday. 
  • Cardano Foundation also rewards days off as per established work anniversaries milestones.

Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed being a discrimination free organisation - including discrimination free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applications from Recruitment Agencies
Cardano Foundation does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Unsolicited applications will be treated as direct application regardless of the channel through which we receive them. Please get in touch with our Talent Acquisition Team at careers@cardanofoundation.org to discuss recruitment services and do not contact Cardano Foundation employees directly.
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