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Partnerships Manager

Partnerships Manager

We’re on the hunt for a proactive, hardworking, and motivated Partnerships Manager to join our Climate Program team.

Manufacture 2030 (M2030) is a fast-growth, purpose-led company working to accelerate progress towards the necessary carbon reduction targets needed to tackle the biggest challenge of our time. Our unique software platform and dedicated support services help global companies understand and reduce the Scope 3 emissions and other environmental impacts in their supply chains at scale.
We’re now on the hunt for a proactive, hardworking, and motivated Partnerships Manager to join our Climate Program team.

Role overview

The Climate Action Program is a big part of what differentiates M2030 from our peers. It provides resources and support for businesses big and small to help them identify and implement opportunities to reduce their impacts/emissions.

Providing the program to serve a growing customer base in the thousands, spread across 70 countries, and covering multiple industries and individual job roles requires a can-do attitude, great prioritization skills, and a good understanding of environmental sustainability topics.

The Climate Action Program is designed to be highly scalable. For example, recorded training videos, a calendar of live online events, the creation of a network of partner organizations offering beneficial services to M2030 customers, best practice templates, and much more.

As Partnerships Manager - Climate Program, you’ll join the team that delivers this program. You will play a key role in building out M2030’s global network of partners. These partners help scale our ability to make carbon reductions. Some may provide novel green financing opportunities to the manufacturing businesses using the M2030 platform, others may provide preferential rates for local services (e.g. energy audits or sustainability strategy development).

M2030 will provide these partners a route to market, and in return they provide our customers with great quality solutions to help them decarbonise. In addition, these partners are a fantastic source of expertise for training and skill development for our staff and customers.


  • Identifying and securing new partners for the Climate Action Program. This typically involves screening and due diligence, negotiating agreements, and ongoing partner management.
  • Work with expert partner organizations to deliver great quality training events and recorded sessions, across a range of topics. For example, hosting an external partner to cover the basics of carbon reporting and management one week, then convening a round table on emerging battery technology in the automotive sector the next.
  • Leverage quantitative and qualitative data to aid team prioritization into events and activities that create most impact for customers, and measure program outcomes.
  • Collaborate internally with the M2030 team, to both help promote the Climate Action Program and to gather feedback to continually improve what it covers.
  • Package up Climate Program activities and partner content for the online resource centre provided to M2030’s customers.

Required skills, experience, and attitude

  • The ability and confidence to initiate and build strong partner relationships
  • A creative problem solving approach with ability to find solutions that create value with partners
  • Excellent research skills, enabling you to source new partner leads and identify decision makers
  • Experience in drafting and reviewing and partnership agreements.
  • Domain knowledge of Environmental Sustainability; Sustainable Supply Chains; Carbon Management; or Climate Change (business context). Either through university level education or extensive practical experience.
  • Great communication skills (written & verbal) and an eye for detail.
  • Good organizational skills. You will need to stay organized to balance multiple ongoing projects with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactive, hardworking with a can-do attitude. While we can take learnings from other industries, a lot of what we’re doing is new.

Beneficial extra skills and experience

  • Ability to speak/read multiple languages - the partners we need are global.
  • Experience with organising & delivering online and place-based events.
  • Analytical skills to help identify opportunities hidden within our customers’ data.
  • CRM experience (particularly Salesforce/Pardot).

You are

  • An energetic person, who is self-motivated, with a strong work ethic.
  • Passionate about building great relationships, with colleagues, customers, and partners.
  • A great and succinct communicator.
  • Well-organised, and able to put in place a systematic approach to your work.
  • Able to prioritize your time based on what is going to have the biggest impact.
  • A team player.
  • Passionate about making a positive difference to the climate crisis.
  • Quick and eager to learn about the world our customers inhabit, their priorities and challenges.
  • Motivated, not intimidated, by the challenges of working in a climate tech start-up.

What you get

Manufacture 2030 is purpose-driven where our core values; collaborative, optimistic, pragmatic, inclusive and agile are at the forefront of all we do. Our colleagues are our most important asset and we understand people are managing work around other commitments and so aim to be a supportive company to work for and offer flexibility in the way we work. Our benefits package was developed with our team members' feedback and suggestions in mind.

  • 25 days' annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays. You can buy, sell back or roll annual leave over.
  • Life Assurance
  • Volunteer days and charity matching
  • Health Cash Plan and Wellbeing Plan plus gym discounts and other benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Length of service recognition
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) and Cycle to work salary sacrifice schemes
  • Meet fellow changemakers in our office at Sustainable Ventures, a full service ecosystem empowering sustainable startups to scale

And more such as, matched Pension scheme, company sick pay, enhanced statutory leave pay.

As part of Manufacture 2030 you will also get

  • Use any fluent multi-lingual skills you have (we are always looking for people fluent in other languages)
  • The opportunity to work with global manufacturing brands and their suppliers, helping them to significantly reduce their GHG emissions and wider environmental impacts on the planet
  • An opportunity to help build a game-changing software company from an early stage
  • A culture of empowerment, with high levels of personal responsibility given from day one
  • The opportunity to work with inspirational colleagues who are highly passionate and motivated by a belief that the work they do positively contributes to a more sustainable future
  • An environment where new ideas and innovation are encouraged and rewarded
  • Exposure to the world of corporate sustainability strategies, their barriers and opportunities

Job summary

Location: Hybrid – at least one day per week in our Oxford office. We have a London office which is optional to use if relevant.

Remuneration: £35-40k

Tenure: Permanent / full time

Closing Date: 30th September (the role will be filled as soon as a great candidate is found)

How to apply

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter clearly stating why you are suitable for the role to:

Manufacture 2030 (the sole trading company of 2degrees Ltd) is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability, and that all appointments are made purely on the basis of merit.

Any personal data we collect from you as part of a recruitment process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR.