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Senior Partner Strategy Manager

Company: Zillow
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

About the team Our team is the strategic owner behind defining the vision and programs to create the z2.0 partner (agent) network and deliver on Zillow's promise of an integrated, seamless, and delightful customer experience. We are thought leaders, setting the vision, designing the programs, and driving the projects for our partner strategy to coincide with buying, selling, financing business goals that are wholly or partially dependent on partners. This is a cross functional team who sits at the intersection of customer offerings and external distribution channels that delivers those offerings. As part of the Partner Success org, we are laser focused on the design and strategy of creating and maintaining a strong and healthy partner network that will help achieve z2.0 transformation and provide consistent, outstanding service to buyers and sellers.
About the role The Senior Partner Strategy Manager will contribute to the success of Zillow by designing and driving partner (agent) related initiatives. You'll play an integral role in achieving the Zillow 2.0 vision by defining future Zillow partners and developing critical business initiatives that attract, enable, and support them, which compliment and align to our customer offerings. A strong Senior Partner Strategy Manager takes a hypothesis driven approach when solving complex problems, builds expertise with each project and generously supports others along the way. The Senior Partner Strategy Manager proactively identifies problems, leads idea generation, and defines analyses required to size and implement solutions to strengthen our Zillow 2.0 partner base. Comfort with quantitative and qualitative analysis, ability to break down and solve complex and ambiguous problems, clearly communicate takeaways, influence stakeholders, and drive projects forward will enable success in this role. The role combines analytical, operational and strategic expertise to develop and drive partner strategies, leading everything from day-to-day operations to driving high-priority initiatives to tackling strategic questions.
Set the vision, design programs, and drive the partner strategy that both enables and complements customer product offerings across all businesses (e.g., buying, selling, financing customer offerings)

Develop and lead strategic projects, manage workstreams, and own overall efforts, including project plans, recommendations, impact analyses, day-to-day management, report outs, and cross-functional alignment

Explore and validate strategic solutions and new concepts for our partners that can be incorporated into the broader business strategy, translating your ideas into action by developing strategic insights through problem solving, analysis and internal/external research to create a recommendation and then test it out by creating strategic pilots and/or proof-of-concepts

Develop structured presentations/memos that detail challenges, benefits, risks, analyses performed, and recommendations

Proactively identify, define, develop, and champion opportunities to strengthen our relationships with partners

Build trusted relationships and partner closely with Sales, Marketing, Product, Operations and Data Science teams to bring ideas to life

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. "Remote" employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.
Who you are Track record of delivering results with business impact while balancing competing priorities in fast paced environment

An ownership mentality, comfort charting a new course, confidence in the face of ambiguity, and a bias toward action

A self-starter who is eager be challenged, learn and grow in diverse environment

Takes meaningful responsibility and initiative for understanding problems by breaking them down and driving solutions; aptitude and enthusiasm for ideating and innovating solutions to ambiguous and complex problems

Structured thinker with ability to drive toward actionable answers without overload through research, analysis, and problem solving, and leveraging internal and external resources

Effective communicator and collaborator; comfortable adapting to any situation or project, - navigating cross-functional organization, and influencing stakeholders through both written and oral communication channels

--- Qualifications
6+ years of relevant experience with at least 4 year working in management consulting, strategy, or operations at a fast-paced, rapidly growing company

Bachelor's degree with strong academic performance or equivalent experience required

MBA preferred

In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location.
Get to know us Zillow is reimagining real estate to make it easier to unlock life's next chapter.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow - and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do is helping people move from dreaming to transacting - and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits . We're also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don't just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022 list, Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2022, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2022, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index and Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2022, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at RecruitingAccessibility@zillowgroup.com.

Applicants who receive job offers from Zillow Group will be asked to sign a Proprietary Rights Agreement which includes confidentiality, intellectual property assignment, customer and employee non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions. If you are contacted for a role at Zillow Group and wish to review a copy of the Proprietary Rights Agreement prior to receiving an offer, you may request a copy from your Recruiter.

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