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Business Development, Growth Partnerships

Sunnyvale, United States

Business Development, Growth Partnerships

Job Description:

LinkedIn was built to help professionals achieve more in their careers, and every day millions of people use our products to make connections, discover opportunities and gain insights. Our global reach means we get to make a direct impact on the world’s workforce in ways no other company can. We’re much more than a digital resume – we transform lives through innovative products and technology.

The Business Development team is responsible for driving growth, engagement, and monetization globally by identifying, executing, and managing partnerships and strategic initiatives, in collaboration with product and other cross-functional teams.  

We are looking for a business development teammate to play a critical role in growing and managing high–impact partnerships that accelerate user growth and engagement in established and key growth markets. This person will possess some partnership experience, a proven ability to work well cross functionally and an infectious passion for LinkedIn. The position is based in Sunnyvale, CA.

This role is an excellent opportunity to join a small, nimble team working on products that have the potential to impact hundreds of millions of professionals worldwide.  


  • Identify, creatively structure, and negotiate product partnerships with a wide array of partners
  • Work with LinkedIn product, engineering, marketing, PR, legal, and business teams to drive new partnerships to execution, and to manage and grow key existing partnerships
  • Collaborate with in-country, market BD leads to inform and guide strategy based on global context
  • Perform strategic analysis and drive direction of new partnership models and other strategic opportunities

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree
  • 2+ years experience in a business development or an equivalent role, with experience working with product teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in a technically related field preferred.
  • 4+ years of business development experience at consumer technology companies, with experience working with product teams in a user growth and engagement focused role
  • Experience in, relationships with, and a comprehensive understanding of user growth strategies and partnership models
  • Proven ability to operate in a collaborative cross-functional team environment
  • Good analytical skills and comfortable in a metrics-driven world
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting term sheets and negotiating multi-faceted partnerships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation skills
  • Strong personal initiative with proven ability to execute with little supervision and adapt to a fast-paced, constantly changing environment

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