Strategy Manager (Partnerships)

About us

Urban Jungle is here to change the insurance industry for good.

We’re one of the fastest-growing businesses in the UK, and we’re taking on one of the biggest and most widely used categories in the world. Urban Jungle puts the customer at the heart of everything it does, uses the latest technology to make insurance simple, fair and affordable, and helps us give our customers much more confidence in their financial futures.

All of this has meant we’ve already been able to help more than 300,000 customers get better insurance and become one of the top-rated home insurance providers in the UK, rated Excellent on Trustpilot from over 9,000 reviews. We’ve raised over £30m in funding to date to help us with our mission.

We also have a huge focus on people and our planet. We’ve recently placed 1st in Tempo's 2024 award for best startup to work for, and came top 10 in the Deloitte Fast50. We’re also proud to be a certified B-Corp, and a Carbon Neutral company.

And the best bit? This is just the beginning.

About the role

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial Strategy Manager (Partnerships) to help us take our business to the next level.

We’re taking everything that we’ve learnt operating our own brand, and using it to work with some of the world’s biggest brands to take our products to even more people (think major retailers, supermarkets, banks, etc). 

This is the fastest growing part of our business, and we’re looking for someone to be its day to day lead, as we scale and expand. 

You’ll be driving the commercial success of our existing relationships, helping us land new ones, coordinating our partnerships activities across multiple teams, and contributing to developing the broader strategy and proposition. As we continue to grow the function, you’ll also have the opportunity to grow with it and take on more responsibility.

In this role, you’ll work closely with our Head of Partnerships, Alice, as well as getting lots of exposure to our senior team, who have previously led some of the world’s fastest growing businesses, as part of playing a pivotal role in achieving our company’s growth plans.

Here’s what you’ll get up to:

  • You’ll be client facing from the get-go, working closely with our partners both to build new products and experiences, and make existing ones better.
  • You’ll run lots of internal cross functional projects to help us launch the new partnerships, working across product, tech, commercial, etc to make things happen.
  • Alongside our senior team, get stuck into business development across end-to-end pipeline, including identifying, qualifying, negotiation and closing new opportunities.
  • We’re growing fast, so there will be many opportunities to contribute to the broader company, and lots of progression opportunities in the role overall.
  • Of course, as a startup we’ll also expect you to roll your sleeves up and get involved wherever the company needs you.

You've read this far! Here's what we need from you:

  • At least 4 years professional experience in a relevant field - given the breadth of the role, this could be in a partnerships or broader commercial role at another company, or in professional services (e.g. consulting).
  • We’re looking for experience in some areas of the role, and a keenness to learn in the others.
  • An entrepreneurial drive, ability to roll up your sleeves and contribute wherever is needed in the business to make it a huge success.
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills, including being comfortable engaging with stakeholders of all levels, internally and externally.
  • You’re ambitious, and eager to progress quickly to grow alongside the company.
  • You apply yourself to everything you do, recognising the difference that makes to the business.
  • You treat everyone with integrity, respect and kindness - whether it’s your colleagues, our customers, or our partners.
  • You’ll be a champion of our values, and encourage others to be the same.

These requirements are a guide as to what we’re looking for, but if you don’t have all of the skills listed above, that’s okay! Please don’t let that hold you back from applying if the role excites you.

About our offer

We’re taking an office-centric approach to work (with lots of flexibility built-in) and the team is based in Oval, London.

In addition to our positive, open working environment, you can expect the following benefits of working at Urban Jungle:

  • A starting salary of between £45,000 - £65,000*, and share options that can increase alongside performance and growth.
  • 25 days paid leave, plus public holidays. 
  • Rapid Progression. We’ll give you the opportunity to experience loads, and develop rapidly. You’ll get tons of responsibility from day one, and all the feedback, coaching and support you need to fuel your career growth.
  • Real Impact. You’ll work on big, interesting problems that will challenge you, and do so in a way that has a positive impact on people’s lives, the planet and our community.
  • A Clear Plan. We’ll give you the clarity on what we want to achieve, with the freedom and autonomy for you to decide how we get there.
  • The Best People. You’ll be surrounded by teammates who are exceptional at what they do, whilst being kind, honest people who champion our values.
  • A dedicated development budget, access to a senior mentor, and training on whatever you need to do your job well.
  • Well-being support.  We’re committed to supporting both physical and mental well-being through access to therapy, weekly onsite yoga, and subsidised sports clubs.
  • Enhanced parental leave, and support for parents returning to work.
  • All. The. Fun. We regularly organise awesome socials and have some vibrant team communities such as book club and foodies.

*If our advertised salary doesn’t suit your current expectations, just let us know.

About our commitment

Urban Jungle is an equal opportunity employer and fairness and respect are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We do not discriminate based on race, age, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or disability. We know that in order to build a truly successful business, we need a team of diverse individuals who can offer a variety of skills, experiences and perspectives.