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Newark, New Jersey

Business Development Strategic Partnership Director

Finance & Growth   |   Job ID  2181891
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Job summary
Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes.

Audible’s Business Development team develops strategic partnerships that deliver compelling differentiated experiences to accelerate Audible member growth and engagement. As a key member of the business development team you will be shaping the future of Audible, leading cross functional teams and working directly with senior leaders on partnerships designed to make it easier for customers to discover and enjoy Audible premium product experiences.

The primary responsibility of the role of Business Development Strategic Partnerships Director is to drive the structuring, negotiation, and management of a broad range of strategic growth and distribution partnerships solutions requiring product and technical integrations.

As a Business Development Strategic Partnership Director, you will...
  • Work closely with Audible leadership to proactively pursue innovative growth partnerships.
  • Grow Audible by developing integrated and scalable content distribution partnership solutions.
  • Collaborate with product & engineering teams to solve, scale and streamline distribution, define and refine technical requirements during the deal stage and prioritize partners based on level of effort relative to key business objectives.
  • Develop partner solutions with third parties requiring licensing and integration of APIs, Content feeds, new audio formats, and custom product development.
  • Initiate, structure, negotiate, and close commercial agreements for digital media premium products and services to drive growth in subscriber acquisition, engagement and retention.
  • Support globalization efforts across U.S. and other Audible marketplaces.
  • Engage and collaborate with senior level partners and prospects on partnership vision, value exchange and key deliverables.
  • Lead partner valuation including research, idea generation, sourcing partner targets, strategic and financial assessment, and industry due diligence.
  • Lead partnership development, including: business case, value exchange, product requirements, financial modeling, negotiations, contract execution and integration activities.
  • Collaborate with cross functional colleagues and with partners to manage business development processes – including partner development, contract deliverables, road maps, data analytics, performance tracking and reporting.
  • Maintain a successful track record of developing, iterating, and growing tech-enabled new business initiatives.


  • 7+ years of experience in business development, consultative sales, strategic partnerships or an equivalent field.
  • Past experience working with senior leaders.
  • Demonstrated track record of developing, negotiating and closing strategic deals achieving strong consumer and business impact.
  • Project management experience working with product management, engineering, content and marketing teams to develop customer, operational and technology enabled solutions.
  • Experience working with content marketing, tech, product and design teams.
  • Business, Engineering or related technical background (degree or equivalent relevant work experience).


  • Proactive attitude with strong organizational skills and an ability to thrive in a dynamic, constantly evolving.
  • People management skills and team player.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work seamlessly with a variety of personalities and business disciplines.
  • Proven ability to track, prioritize and drive multiple concurrent projects to success.
  • Ability to build relationships with cross-functional teams and develop talent.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Self-starter attitude and ability to build rapport and trust across business functions and with new business relationships.
  • Outstanding financial, analytical, negotiating and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive attitude with strong organizational skills and an ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast paced ambiguous setting.
  • MBA or equivalent graduate degree.
  • Consumer tech platform partner development -- Telco, Auto, Connected Device, Content Streaming environments.
  • Solid experience in digital media content landscape, particularly audio and video.
  • Entrepreneurial – start up business experience.

At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, we've redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. The stories we tell have the ability to transport and transform everyday moments into meaningful experiences and it's our people who make Audible's service possible. We're listeners, storytellers, and problem-solvers. Our perspectives and experiences power our ideas and come together in our mission to unleash the power of the spoken word. Audible offers a Hub+Home hybrid workplace model that gives employees flexibility between gathering in a common office space (work from hub) and remote work (work from home). Some teams will work mostly at hub, some mostly at home and others hybrid. For more information, please visit

Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit
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