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Senior Data Partnerships Manager


United Kingdom

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At GfK, we are on a mission to drive sustainable growth for our people, our clients, and the world around us. We combine prescriptive insights and consulting expertise to analyze, explain and predict what is happening in today’s fast-changing world.

Our employees, the shapers of tomorrow, are empowered to bring new bold ideas to life by connecting unique datasets, science, and digital research. We encourage innovation and offer global career and fast development opportunities. This is why the world’s largest companies and leading brands know GfK as their trusted partner.

Job Description


Our commitment is to lead with innovation.

Highly experienced, creative and dedicated teams are continuously pushing the industry boundaries with new methodologies and constantly creating transformative solutions.

The world’s leading companies rely on our data, insights and recommendations to inform their mission critical business decisions.

We source, connect and explain data simply, to help you build better data products and drive the business.


  • Contribute to setting strategy objectives, goals and KPIs/metrics and supporting the team to achieve / exceed them.

  • Are accountable for a given vendor / partner domain and are able to provide in-depth knowledge to internal stakeholders.

  • Independently drive partner negotiations and collaborate effectively with legal and procurement teams (potentially M&A) to draft terms and conditions, alongside managing expectations of stakeholders

  • You are passionate about data and you have expert knowledge of data-related regulatory and legislatory trends and developments in the industry in major markets, along with the ability to communicate in an English business environment

  • Have great people skills and can motivate/inspire your peers and other team members you work with.

  • Can translate customer needs / product requirements into well-defined data requirements and prioritize against customer value.

  • Manage / deliver multiple initiatives (including any new idea / concepts) through their key milestones to completion

  • Lead and steer vendor / partner engagements with significant contribution towards department goals based on organizational strategy.

  • Are able to take a business idea from inception to production and have delivered successful initiatives that unlock significant business value

  • Determine and own the team's priorities and continuously drive positive results.

  • Identify new opportunities based on innovations in the market.

  • Work towards being internally acknowledged as thought-leader and provide expert knowledge to the business for several relevant partnership domains.

  •  Act as role-model for GfK at external events where required.

  • Can handle conflicting priorities really well, communicate clearly and understands how to drive a high level of focus and excellence alongside a strong, talented, opinionated team. 

  • Collaborate with VPs/Heads of to understand future demand and direction.

  • Contribute to outreach / stakeholder communication plans, to increase team awareness and engagement


  • •Passionate about data

  • Expert knowledge of data-related regulatory and legislatory trends and developments in the industry in major markets

  • Ability to communicate in an English business environment

  • Significant experience (> 5 years) in market research or related area, process-Management, contract management

Desirable Skills

  • Strong influencer; able to get people on side and built strong relationships

  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills

  • Strong skills in process and project management

  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)

  • Experience of working in different cloud environments (Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Azure etc) would be an advantage

  • Awareness of Data Governance Frameworks and Data Management is an advantage

  • Good knowledge of modern engineering practise and technology domains would be an advantage

Don't meet every single requirement? Some people are less likely to apply unless they meet all the requirements listed in a job specification. GfK is looking for self-starters to join our innovative team keen to take on a new challenge. So, if you're excited about this role but your skills and experience don't align perfectly with every requirement we've listed, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Posted: 7 days ago

City: Nuremberg, Sofia, Warsaw, London

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00018681