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Affiliate Development Manager

Publication or Company  Software Advice
Job Type affiliate marketing, Internet/Online/New Media, Marketing, Sales/Advertising Sales
Benefits 401K/403B, Bonuses
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Austin, TX
Job Requirements We're looking for an energetic, outgoing and ambitious professional to establish and build new business partnerships with comparison sites, media sites, news aggregators, newsletters, and other B2B web publishers. These publishers are a key source of traffic -- and ultimately revenue -- so we need a talented development manager to grow the program.

We are looking for someone who is:
- An overachiever. You donít just meet revenue goals, you consistently exceed them. These revenue goals drive the strategies, processes and decisions you make.
- A natural salesperson. This isnít a traditional sales role, but you must employ a confident sales mentality when hunting down and negotiating new partnerships.
- Comfortable with the bigwigs. You have been around long enough to have negotiated meaningful business relationships and will bring that maturity here.

What you will do all day:
- Develop your pitch. Review a list of potential partners and outline the pitch we will use to approach each of them. What content is the best fit? How will we implement? Whatís the timeline?
- Contact potential partners. Make calls, send emails and network as needed to get your foot in the door, establish a dialogue and highlight the opportunity for potential partners.
- Seal the deal. Work on contracts (payment options, lead delivery, tracking, reporting) and get signed agreements from new partners.
- Innovate over time. Leverage feedback from partners in order to improve processes, create new features and continue to grow the program.

You will be measured on how well you:
- Grow revenue. Signing new partners and expanding existing partnerships will ensure we hit our year-over-year revenue growth goals.
- Recruit new partners. You will be responsible for recruiting a minimum number of new strategic partners each quarter.
- Expand our reach. Grow the program beyond comparison sites and industry blogs and into the realm of large media sites and news aggregators.

A few reasons why you might hate it:
- You just want a paycheck. You will be given a base salary, but you will have to push to hit your goals and receive the bonuses.
- Youíre intimidated by cold calling and rejection. If the idea of calling key decision makers at large corporations sounds a little scary, this might not be for you.
- Talking to big shots makes you nervous. You will be working closely with senior executives on a regular basis. You must be confident, mature, and professional.
- You need a lot of direction. We'll provide the guidelines and processes, but you'll be expected to come up with new strategies and techniques for recruiting partners and growing revenue.

And a few reasons you might love it:
- You'll play a vital role on a growing team. You will have the opportunity to make a big impact on the revenue, strategy and structure of the partner program moving forward.
- You'll grow and learn a ton. You will become a better business person as you immerse yourself in the world of partnerships, technology and entrepreneurship.
- The work environment is amazing. Our SoCo office is insanely cool, open, and inviting. We dress casually and have fun while working hard.
- You'll be recognized and appreciated for your success. You will be able to see your direct impact on our growth. You will not be just another cog in the wheel.

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About Our Company Software Advice is a trusted resource for software buyers. Our website,, provides detailed reviews, comparisons and research to help organizations choose the right software. Meanwhile, our team of software advisors provide free telephone consultations to help software buyers identify systems that best fit their needs. In the process, Software Advice connects software buyers and sellers, generating high-quality opportunities for software vendors. Since its founding in 2005, the company has assisted more than 200,000 software buyers. Software Advice is headquartered in Austin, Texas, where it employs a team of 100 (and growing). It has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States by Inc. Magazine and was recently named one of Austinís Top Workplaces by the Austin American-Statesman.
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