Associate Partner Development Manager

Berlin, Germany/Remote
Added: March 4, 2024
As an Associate Manager, you will play a crucial role in the success of our sourcing efforts and strategic partnerships. You will join a global, highly efficient and dynamic team of sourcing professionals recognised across the company for their domain expertise, insights, and impact. This role will involve managing critical aspects of third-party sourcing relationships needed for new product and feature launches, improving existing products, and developing and executing strategic data partnerships to drive business growth and innovation. As part of the Maps and Sourcing Partnerships (MSP) team, through our partners, we will collect data from millions of connected sources that is turned into information engineers can use to improve our maps. With solutions and services like our real-time, predictive analytics, you and your team's developments will impact drivers now and far into the future.

The impact you'll make

  • Lead your data domain and manage the entire sourcing process, from ecosystem insight, supplier identification and qualification, data analysis, commercial negotiations, contract drafting, and long-term relationship management
  • Develop and implement supplier strategies, considering market developments, competitors, and trends that will directly impact our products
  • Actively manage existing suppliers by assessing performance, re-evaluating relationships, their impact on product quality, and identifying additional business opportunities for TomTom
  • Effectively manage internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment and successful partnership outcomes

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Business Administration, Management, Procurement or a related discipline.
  • 4-7 years of experience in procurement/sourcing, sales/business development, and/or project management in a metrics-driven environment
  • Strong interest in technology, the mobility sector, and data-driven solutions. Experience in working with and communicating technical requirements and specifications with third parties
  • Proven experience in commercial negotiations and developing and managing business relationships, leading to high-impact outcomes
  • Practical experience in setting up and managing projects with the help of tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence, etc.) with strong time management and work prioritization skills
  • Ability to interact with and influence decision-makers (internally and externally) at every level, including senior executives.
  • Open-minded team player with a dynamic and approachable personality who can work effectively independently, often to tight deadlines
  • Confidence and fluency in English (both written and verbal) with excellent communication and listening skills. Ability to successfully adjust and match communications to the audience’s level
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills and a proactive approach to problem-solving and decision-making, with the ability to form strategic insights from available data
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office is required
  • Comfort working with ambiguity and changing requirements in a cross-functional, collaborative environment
  • Ability to speak another EU- or commonly used business language is an advantage
  • Prior experience and established connections in mapping, location technology, mobility, or other related industries is an added plus

What We Offer

A competitive compensation package, of course.

Time and resources to grow and develop, including a personal development budget and paid leave for learning days, as well as paid access to e-learning resources such as O’Reilly and LinkedIn Learning.

Time to support life outside of work, with enhanced parental leave plus paid leave to care for loved ones and volunteer in local communities.

Work from home, the office, or even abroad – each team has the flexibility to choose how they work based on business needs.

Improve your home office with a setup budget and get extra support with a monthly allowance.

Enjoy options to work from your home country and abroad for a set number of days each year, to visit family and friends, or to simply explore the world we’re mapping.

Take the holidays you want with a competitive holiday plan, plus an extra day off to celebrate your birthday.

Join annual events like our Hackathon and DevDays to bring your ideas to life with talented teammates from around the world.

Become a part of our inclusive global culture and have the chance to collaborate with a diverse community – we have over 80 nationalities at TomTom!

Find out more about our global benefits and enjoy additional local benefits tailored to your location.

Meet your team

We’re Maps, a global team within TomTom’s Location Technology Products technical unit. Our team is driven to deliver the most up-to-date, accurate and detailed maps for hundreds of millions of users around the world. Joining our team, you’ll continuously innovate our mapmaking processes, directly contributing to our vision engineering the world's most trusted and useful map.

At TomTom...

You’ll help people find their way in the world. In 2004, TomTom revolutionized how the world moves with the introduction of the first portable navigation device. Now, we intend to do it again by engineering the first-ever real-time map, the smartest and most useful map on the planet.

Work with a team of 3,700 unique, curious and passionate problem-solvers. Together, we’ll open up a world of possibilities for car manufacturers, enterprises and developers to help people understand and get closer to the world around them.

After you apply

Our recruitment team will work hard to give you a meaningful experience throughout your journey with us, no matter the outcome. Your application will be screened closely and you can rest assured that all follow-up actions will be thorough, from assessments and interviews all the way through onboarding. To find out more about our application process, check out our hiring FAQs .

TomTom is an equal opportunity employer

TomTom is where you can find your place in the world. Every day we welcome, nurture and celebrate differences. Why? Because your uniqueness is what makes you, you . No matter your culture or background, you’ll find your impact at TomTom. Research also shows that sometimes women and underrepresented communities can be hesitant to apply for positions unless they believe they meet 100% of the criteria. If you can relate to this, please know that we’d love to hear from you.