Manager, Partner Engagement

Partner Management  |  San Jose  | ID: 8387 

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Manager, Partner Engagement

Teamwork makes the stream work.

Roku is changing how the world watches TV

Roku is the #1 TV streaming platform in the US, and we’ve set our sights on powering every television in the world. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Our mission is to be the TV streaming platform that connects the entire TV ecosystem. We connect consumers to the content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers unique capabilities to engage consumers.

From your first day at Roku, you’ll make a valuable — and valued — contribution. We’re a fast-growing public company where no one is a bystander. We offer you the opportunity to delight millions of TV streamers around the world while gaining meaningful experience across a variety of disciplines.

 

About the team 

The Partner Management team’s mission is to guide our content partners to imagine, develop, and publish best in class video apps and experiences. As the main point of contact for platform, product, and technical topics, we partner closely with content publishers, 3rd party developers, and cross-functional teams within Roku, including Content Acquisition, Partner Growth, Payments, Advertising, Partner Initiatives, Product and Engineering. In addition to facilitating onboarding and channel launches across the world, we help partners build channels that delight customers while ensuring compliance to Roku’s platform and business requirements. 

For California Only - The estimated annual salary for this position is between $124,000 and $238,000 annually.

Compensation packages are based on factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, certifications, and specific geographical location.
This role is eligible for health insurance, equity awards, life insurance, disability benefits, parental leave, wellness benefits, and paid time off.

About the role 

The Manager, Partner Management will be responsible for the success of all new and existing top tier content partner on the Roku platform. You will lead partner management of all key projects with content providers. You will expertly manage all partner relationship and operational aspects, from inception through launch and beyond. As part of this, you will also drive top tier partner integration of new strategic Roku OS features, including driving creation and execution of overall project plans.  

As the ideal candidate, you are an energetic, self-motivated, excellent communicator, team leader that has proven partner and program management success within the entertainment streaming industry.  You have a natural ability to balance relationship building, technical understanding, domain expertise, and project management skills to successfully deliver results. You can easily scale from high-level to complex discussions and influence/facilitate results across functions.  

Reports to the Sr. Director, Partner Management. Light travel may be required .

What you’ll be doing 

  • Lead a team dedicated to the success of our top tier content partners - Direct evolution and scaling of the team’s methods to pro-actively meet the demands of our ongoing growth
  • Manage strategic partner relationships - Be the primary liaison with some key content providers. Build and maintain strong relationships. Be highly available and responsive to partner requests and enquiries. Drive all issues to expedient and optimal resolution
  • Maintain Partners’ Focus - Ensure Roku’s platform continues to be a priority for key partners with proactive, regular engagement and timely sharing of new development information to optimize their Roku offering

We’re excited if you have  

  • 10+ years of relevant partner relationship management and program management experience – Proven ability to forge and optimize relationships with partners and colleagues. Natural ability to lead, motivate and collaborate. Proven planning, prioritization, organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, presentation, and written: Ability to succinctly communicate and lead project discussions across varying levels of the organization
  • Strong technical ability with good understanding of Roku related technologies – Experience with entertainment delivery solutions, online content providers, video streaming file formats, codecs, DRM, and digital ad insertion
  • Exceptional leadership skills that include, but are not limited to selection, team management, performance management and talent planning
  • Ability to thrive on rapid development and a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Bachelor’s degree qualification in Engineering, Business or related discipline required
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The Roku Culture

Roku is a great place for people who want to work in a fast-paced environment where everyone is focused on the company's success rather than their own. We try to surround ourselves with people who are great at their jobs, who are easy to work with, and who keep their egos in check. We appreciate a sense of humor. We believe a fewer number of very talented folks can do more for less cost than a larger number of less talented teams. We’re independent thinkers with big ideas who act boldly, move fast and accomplish extraordinary things through collaboration and trust. In short, at Roku you'll be part of a company that's changing how the world watches TV. 

We have a unique culture that we are proud of. We think of ourselves primarily as problem-solvers, which itself is a two-part idea. We come up with the solution, but the solution isn't real until it is built and delivered to the customer. That penchant for action gives us a pragmatic approach to innovation, one that has served us well since 2002. 

To learn more about Roku, our global footprint, and how we've grown, visit https://www.weareroku.com/factsheet.

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Roku complies with federal and state disability laws and it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals, including applicants and employees, with disabilities unless the accommodation will impose an undue hardship. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to People@Roku.com.

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