Partnerships & Product Manager - B Lab UK

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Role closes - 11:59 pm, 6th Dec 2020

Exciting new role in a fast-growing organisation working with responsible businesses to change capitalism. The B Corp movement is encouraging businesses to manage their impacts on society and the environment with as much rigour as they manage their profits.


The B Corp Movement

Certified B Corps seek to redefine success in business by putting profit on a par with social and environmental impact. B Corps manage the impact of their entire business through the B Impact Assessment and reach high standards of social and environmental performance. B Corps also amend their governing documents to consider the impact of their decisions on people and planet. The B Corp community is a global group of businesses who provide leadership by their commitments to people and planet and create examples of success for others to follow. There are now over 3,500 B Corps in over 70 countries and covering 150 sectors, including Patagonia, The Body Shop, Kickstarter, innocent and Ella’s Kitchen.


B Lab

B Lab was created in 2006 with the mission to inspire and enable people to use business as a force for good. There are B Labs across the globe including Australia, East Africa, mainland Europe and North and South America. B Lab UK is a charity that launched in 2015. Our purpose is to redefine success in business through building a community of engaged businesses, raising awareness of the B Corp movement and championing change in the UK economy. The B Lab UK team is small, friendly, hard-working and committed to changing how business operates.


The role of Partnerships & Product Manager

As the B Corp movement continues to expand rapidly, B Lab UK are seeking a proactive Partnerships & Product Manager to support their community growth strategy. As a person passionate about using business as a force for good, you will identify gaps within the B Corp community and develop new partnerships and new products that inspire companies of all sizes, in all UK regions and in all sectors to engage with the B Corp movement.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Create and maintain strategic partnerships that increase the awareness of the B Corp movement and drive more companies to certify
  • Identify opportunities to create new products that grow the B Corp movement and support B Lab UK’s goals
  • Manage the B Leaders consultancy training programme and website
  • Work across B Lab Global teams to co-create new products and partnerships (e.g. SDG Action Manager, B Analytics)
  • Work with existing groups of B Corps to communicate about B Corp in their networks
  • Manage relationships with like-minded organisations to grow B Lab UK’s network
  • Identify opportunities to build partnerships with new audiences to amplify B Lab UK’s message


Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Experience managing relationships with businesses and/or membership organisations
  • Strong written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive developing ideas and following through on projects

Desirable

  • Experience in creating new products and services that meet an identified need
  • Client-facing and presentation experience
  • Experience delivering training


Person Specification

  • Creative with the ability to see the big picture
  • Used to juggling multiple tasks and relationships
  • Have a flexible approach, able to operate effectively within complexity and change
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic start-up environment where work is varied, fast paced, and hugely rewarding
  • Very motivated and proactive in identifying and acting on new opportunities
  • Ability to work autonomously, and as a strong teammate and collaborator
  • Passionate about the role that business can play in creating the future that benefits all people and the planet.

Salary & Benefits:

  • £36,000 per annum
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and office closure over Christmas
  • Flexible hours and a weekly work from home day (currently fully remote)
  • Volunteer days

Interview Process:

All candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of the deadline passing. It is likely that the process will consist of 2 interviews, one technical interview with a task to prepare and present, and one conversational interview. A third interview stage may be required depending on the number of applicants. All interviews will be run remotely over video link.

B Lab believes an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. We’re not looking for candidates who are ‘culture fits’. We’re looking for candidates who can expand our culture and challenge business as usual. We strive to foster an environment where all staff can bring their whole selves to work, by their own definition, and we strive to provide all candidates with an equitable and accessible recruitment process. If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process, or if you have feedback on how to make our recruiting more equitable or accessible, please contact michaela@bcorporation.uk.

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