carwow • London, United Kingdom

Brand Partnerships Manager

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

About Carwow

We’re Carwow. The car-changing experts for life-changing moments. Whether buying, selling, or (car) window shopping, we aim to give people total confidence in their choice.

We kicked off our journey as the ultimate matchmaker for car reviews, helping everyone pick their perfect ride. But we soon realised this wasn’t the destination - it was just the first leg. Why stop there when we could also help them get a great price?

So we decided we wanted to revolutionise selling cars, just like we did with buying them. That's when we introduced our game-changing 'sell my car' product.

Today, our dedicated team of over 350 experts across the UK, Germany, Spain and Portugal look after over 12 million active users (and an ‘excellent’ Trustpilot rating).

And we’ve got plenty left in the tank.

Working here

So, what does Carwow look like under the hood?

We’re always driving forward, and our people love what they do and love working together. Our goal is to empower our employees to discover their passions, create common ground, and take control of their careers with confidence.

We regularly fine-tune our hiring process to ensure fairness and all Carwowers receive comprehensive DE&I training. Our Diversity Committees, led by our fantastic employees, fuel internal education, help out our local communities, and champion initiatives for our customers.

We’re also Flexa100 nominated and aim to be the go-to place for changing cars. We’re proud to say we’ve got an impressive employee average engagement score of 8.5/10!

Bonding as a team is important to us - whether we're rocking the Carwow Olympics worldwide, playing drag bingo for Pride Month, taking part in beach clean-ups or rallying on the Padel court, there’s always something to bring us together.

Fancy a life-changing career from the car-changing pros? We’d love you to join us on our journey.

About the team

At Carwow, we are Europe’s largest new car marketplace and a true leader in Automotive content. Our unrivaled proposition not only delights UK consumers but offers unmatched opportunities for automotive brands and agencies. With millions of configurations and customer journeys each year, along with the largest pool of in-market consumers monthly, Carwow provides a gateway for brands to connect with our audience, leveraging our valuable insights and expertise.

Joining our OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) & Media team means becoming part of a mission to be the foremost commerce media player and strategic partner within the automotive industry. Our dedicated team is committed to expanding Carwow’s retail and media offering to brands and agencies. Through daily interactions, we forge impactful partnerships that span brand building, awareness, sales, and D2C (direct to consumer) collaborations. By working closely with our partners, we empower them to harness Carwow’s unparalleled audience and tap into our wealth of expertise

Diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our culture. We know that diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply for this position. We make recruiting decisions based on experience, skills and potential, so all our applicants are treated fairly and equally.

About the role

This role is directly accountable for owning, building and developing our relationship with automotive brands in the UK. With a dedicated portfolio of brands, this role enables autonomy, responsibility and ownership. Tasked with continuing to build and grow both the breadth and depth of our relationships, the Brand Partnerships Managers are empowered to strategise, develop and execute individual strategies for each brand in their portfolio - tailoring both our proposition and approach to ensure we drive value for our partners and innovation between automotive brands and Carwow.

Relationship building, creative thinking and balancing short-term milestones as well as a long-term vision for each brand are critical in success. The role works closely with our Head of OEM & Media and a wider team of Brand Partnerships Lead, providing support and development.

Alongside the dedicated portfolio the role also plays a key part in paving the future of both the OEM & Media business and Carwow by providing critical feedback from our partners to ensure we continuously develop our products and propositions.

What you'll be doing

  • This is a partnership-focused role - Direct ownership of our partner relationships, new partner pitches and building rapport. The end goal is to expand the depth and breadth of Carwow’s partnerships with automotive brands in the UK
  • Creation and delivery of coherent and professional partnership pitch decks
  • Using data and insight to make your pitches come alive with client-relevant data and information
  • Proactively managing our client partnerships and ongoing projects - from working with manufacturers to create and deliver marketing campaigns, brand experiences or retailer engagement.
  • Working closely with our Commercial Team to ensure the effectiveness and success of our partner brand campaigns
  • Ensuring successful delivery of projects by working collaboratively with other teams at Carwow and spotting potential problems before they arise


What you'll need

  • A natural ability to tell engaging and impactful stories
  • Evidence and experience of sales & partnerships experience within Tech or Automotive industries (highly preferable)
  • An eye for detail and a creative approach to solving challenges faced by car manufacturers and their partners
  • Experience meeting and building rapport with C-Suite / Senior individuals both internally and externally
  • Ability to manage projects and initiatives from start to finish, including the conceptualisation, implementation and reporting of concurrent projects
  • Strong data analysis skills with the ability to build a cohesive story for our clients using Carwow’s vast reserves of data
  • Incredible organisation skills - you’ll be juggling lots of clients who are all in different stages and all require different approaches
  • An understanding of the world of marketing and media would be a bonus, although not essential


What's in it for you

    • Hybrid working that works around you (please come in a couple of days a week though, we miss you)
    • Competitive salary to fund that dream holiday to Bali
    • Share options - when we thrive, so do you!
    • Vitality Private Healthcare, for peace of mind
    • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and Christmas Eve (or an alternative meaningful religious or secular holiday of your choice)
    • The latest tech (Macbook or Surface) to power your gif-sending talents
    • Up to £500/€550 home office allowance for that massage chair you’ve been talking about
    • Work from anywhere for a month. Anywhere (due to popular demand, this offer excludes the moon)
    • Inclusive parental, partner and shared parental leave, fertility treatment and pregnancy loss policies
    • The day off when you move house - because moving’s hard enough without work!
    • A generous learning and development budget to help you master your craft
    • Regular social stuff:, tech lunch’s, coffee with the exec sessions, book clubs, social events/anything else you pester us for
    • Refer a friend, get paid. Repeat for infinite money
    • Lunch & learns with expert speakers who are here for a free lunch

Diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our culture. We know that diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply for this position. We make recruiting decisions based on experience, skills and potential, so all our applicants are treated fairly and equally.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – work anywhere for a month each year!
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options carwow provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure carwow is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at carwow

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

Male: 64% Female: 34% Other: 2%

Office locations

London, Munich, Madrid and remotely in Portugal

Funding levels

$55 million in 2021

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022