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Senior Manager – Strategic Partnerships



Saavn is the world’s largest South Asian focused music streaming service, with millions of monthly active users. We are 150 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite music across all languages and genres. We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe.
Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam - to name a few -
Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian service. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, The Times of India, CNBC, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies, including Tiger Global Management, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Liberty Media, Mousse Partners, Quilvest, and a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, these are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.

At Saavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: building a mobile entertainment ecosystem and the best possible music experience for hundreds of millions of people. From in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel, Saavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose Saavn, you join a diverse world of high-caliber techies, artists, and inventors, hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are amongst the few digital companies that provide tremendous opportunities for high-tech work in Mumbai, that one would have to otherwise seek in Silicon Valley.  Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual on our global team to be a catalyst for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your thinking to life, and to expand, learn, and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.


The Senior Manager - Strategic Partnerships will report to the VP of Strategic Partnerships and will be responsible for driving key account relationships with partners and supporting end-to-end execution activities.


  • Be the point of contact for key partners and support all account related activities
  • Drive sales of Pro products and manage invoicing, accounting and reporting requirements
  • Address queries by senior decision makers and work with internal teams like Finance, Product, Accounting, Brand Solutions, etc.
  • Drive new ideas to completion with an end-to-end ownership, focus on results and manage projects efficiently and effectively
  • Respond to inbound queries from new prospective partners
  • Write, develop, adapt and present partnership proposals and presentations
  • Present and negotiate deal-terms to senior decision makers
  • Stay on top of the trends in a rapidly changing media market and clients’ industries
  • Develop and maintain client relationships
  • Forecast revenue objectives through proper account management
  • Keep senior management informed on all issues and performance against planned goals
  • Use both qualitative and quantitative research to support benefits of brands associating with Saavn
  • Prospect, cold call, network, and research new customers and potential clients


  • Bachelor's degree/MBA preferred or equivalent in work experience
  • Minimum of 4-6 years experience in business development, key account management or similar sales oriented roles with a track record of successfully managing client relations
  • Strong focus on project management and execution
  • Fluency in solution selling, pricing, inventory control, brand building, etc.
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to prospect, cold call, negotiate, and close deals
  • Knowledge of e-commerce, digital goods and services and current online advertising trends
  • Ability to work effectively both as an individual and in a team environment
  • Passionate about building high-quality and highly usable products
  • Strong analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills and abilities
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrate exceptional presentation skills
  • Maintain a strong professional presence
  • Passion, humility, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Interest in the Indian music and film industry is a major plus


At Saavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Group Mediclaim
  • Fun Fridays
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches & snacks
  • Saavn-sponsored team outings
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