Business Development / Partnerships Associate

  • SWAT
  • Madrid, Spain

Business Development / Partnerships Associate

Job description

Clarity AI’s mission is to bring social impact to markets. We have built a highly disruptive tech tool to systematically measure and optimize the social impact of investment portfolios powered by big data and machine learning algorithms.

People at Clarity don’t "talk" about ethics and values, we "live" values by example. Our international team is constantly embracing the challenge, solving problems, driven by the purpose of including sustainability at the core of business and investment decisions. Together, we can become the “gold Standard” offering solutions to all society stakeholders — we're just getting started.

Would you like to join an international and fast growing Startup where you can play an important part in shaping its future? How about an opportunity to take part in next-generation social impact solutions in a highly collaborative work environment, where space for professional development is taken very seriously? Interesting, right? Keep reading!

Clarity AI is looking for a Business Development / Partnerships Associate to join our Madrid Office, which will join our Partnerships team, being able to perform in a key area for the growth of the company. In this role, you will contribute experience structuring ambiguous problems, applying sound business judgment, influencing stakeholders, and communicating complex issues effectively. Additionally, you have experience in technology and/or consulting environments and work well in a fast-changing, ambiguous environment. If you’re a driven, smart, creative, and curious individual with passion for tech and social impact, we are looking for you!

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Identify, lead and develop new partnership and growth opportunities to rapidly scale Clarity AI presence across markets and stakeholders (government, international organizations, industry associations, corporates).
  • Project manage cross-functional initiatives to ensure fluid communication and alignment on multi-faceted initiatives - work closely with PR/ Marketing and Solutions teams, as well as Product, Research and Data Sc teams. Drive consensus on outcomes that balance both growth/ value and risk.
  • Become a recognized thought leader in the area of sustainability, tech and artificial intelligence. Continuously gather market insights (regulatory, competitors) and anticipate trends to inform product development and go-to-market strategy.

What We Offer:

People are one of Clarity’s main assets. We have built a unique team and we all share 3 differential aspects: Excellence, Passion and Values.

  • The team comprises professionals from leading consulting and banking firms, MBA graduates from top business schools, entrepreneurs and PhDs.
  • Clarity’s Founder and CEO, Rebeca Minguela, is a successful entrepreneur who has been recognized as one of the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40 by prestigious institutions like the World Economic Forum.

We are different. We work hard to become the best place to work.

  • Fact based: Promoting objective, fact-based and solution-oriented discussions.
  • Diverse: Encouraging diversity of personalities, cultures and experiences.
  • Transparent: Communicating feedback transparently, constructively and in real-time.
  • Meritocratic: Striving for excellence and rewarding the best.
  • Flexible: Working flexibly in the broadest sense (schedule, location, vacation, styles).

We care about our employees. We think that every effort has to be rewarded and want them to feel comfortable with us.

  • Salary proposals are between 10% and 15% above benchmark gross compensation.
  • Benefits: We are offering a large benefits package for the team, considering their needs and interests.
  • Stock/ Phantom: We want our employees to really feel part of Clarity. That’s why we give them the opportunity to participate in our success with phantom stock options.

We are a US company with a Spanish subsidiary and presence in London. We have amazing offices in Madrid and NYC and we are currently opening an office in London.

Our investors believe in us and share our goals. We are a leading startup thanks to public and private funding.

Clarity has received several awards:

  • WEF Technology Pioneer 2020
  • Young Global Leader to Rebeca Minguela 2017.
  • Top 10 Fintech startup worldwide by BBVA Open Talent.
  • Top 2 start-ups with impact worldwide by IMPACT Growth 2017.
  • One of the most innovative Spanish companies by NeoTec.
  • One of the most innovative projects in the US. Harvard Innovation Lab.


What are we looking for:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5-6 years of experience in strategy consulting, business development/partnerships, or corporate strategy leadership
  • Complete fluency in English (minimum C1).

Preferred qualifications:

  • MBA or graduate degree in a management, technical, or engineering field.
  • Experience leading complex operational and strategic initiatives. Experience facilitating complex agreements/ transactions.
  • Ability to succeed in a collaborative, start-up paced environment with changing requirements and priorities.
  • Ability to present to executives and communicate with a technical team.
  • Self-starter and a high degree of motivation to go above and beyond the task at hand.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills; demonstrated the ability to structure complex problems and develop creative reporting solutions.
  • Creativity and strategic thinking necessary to master both the daily hands-on analysis and the big picture reporting strategy.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize multiple information sources to construct a coherent framework for addressing business opportunities/challenges.