Partner Manager/Director, Consumer

San Carlos

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We believe that everyone benefits from their biological information. It’s our mission to empower every person to improve their life through DNA.

With our high-quality, trusted partners and state-of-the-art lab, we’ve created the first platform of personalized products and services powered by genetics. From advanced cancer screening to custom fitness and nutrition plans, the world of DNA learning is becoming more accessible and more valuable than ever.

Our big vision comes with big responsibility. That’s why we’re building a team of experts in the field of genetics, engineering, design, business development, and beyond to help bring actionable insights to our customers. We’re looking for the best and brightest minds who are passionate about our mission and are excited to work on a truly diverse team.

As a Strategic Partner Manager in a small team, you will be critical part of the company's partnerships efforts and have the opportunity to foster and manage Helix's strategic partnerships.You would have an integral role in helping partners conceive, develop and iterate innovative products on Helix platform. You will help manage a vibrant eco system of partners and revolutionize consumer genomics. This position provides a unique opportunity to make an immediate impact in a fast-paced dynamic environment. If you are looking for an opportunity to lead and make a significant contribution, this role provides an empowering and action-oriented environment to take your career and our mission to the next level. The ideal candidate will be able to own several of the company's strategic partnerships and be the go-to person for all things partner related.   

As a Strategic Partner Manager for Consumer products, you will:

  • Work closely with the company's leadership team in supporting strategic partnerships
  • Foster relationships with partners ranging from C level execs to project and product leaders
  • Lead program management of Partner’s product development and influence Helix product management
  • Influence and drive key decisions and discussions with Helix's partners
  • Be an expert on your partner’s core business, products, business models, growth plans and key motivations.
  • Be responsible for keeping up with a dynamic and rapidly changing industry.
  • Become the go-to person for business intelligence that informs important partnership discussions
  • Create best-in-class presentation materials to support Board meetings and partnership discussions
  • Always be where the fire is hottest - jumping in to help solve the most critical challenges

Required background:

  • 5 plus years in a partner or alliance management role. Product or program management roles with significant exposure to external partners also considered
  • Experience working with 3rd party technology partners or 3rd party API’s is a must
  • 3 plus years working with consumer software and/or consumer hardware products
  • At least 8-10 years total experience to be considered for Director role
  • Sustained relationship with partners over a long term
  • Impeccable organization skills backed by deep knowledge of product and partner needs
  • Comfortable creating high-profile presentations for use with partner executives
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Willing to contribute in a variety of ways, even if outside formal responsibilities

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Engineering undergraduate degree, with an MBA or other advanced degree in ­technology
  • Experience working with large scale partnerships
  • Experience with software products, preferably mass market consumer products
  • Ability to  work in a fast paced environment
  • Comfortable working with executive team and stepping into a leadership role as needed ­­
  • Enthusiasm­ for a dynamic startup environment
  • Comfort with organized chaos

What Helix can offer you:

  • Competitive compensation, including meaningful equity
  • Great benefits, including medical, dental and vision
  • 401k with employer matching
  • 12 weeks paternity and maternity leave
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Commuter benefits
  • Gym subsidies