KellyDeli • Milano, Italy

Partnership Assistant

2–3 days/week at home

Dog friendly

Job Description


KellyDeli is a fast-growing and very innovative food retail and restaurant company that was founded in 2010. One of its brand concepts, Sushi Daily, is the European leader for fully-serviced sushi bars. It currently operates over 1000 kiosks in 13 countries.


Global Wellness Strategy:

Prioritise employee well-being with initiatives like Mental Health First Aiders and counselling sessions.

Growth Mindset Opportunities:

Nurture your professional development through seminar allowances, mentoring sessions, and our Uni fund.

Annual All-Hands Event:

Experience our vibrant corporate culture at our annual gathering, fostering connections across countries and celebrating the company's achievements.

Commitment to Sustainable Development:

Embrace our commitment to achieving NET 0 through sustainable business practices.

Contribute to our partnered charity trips, such as the 2022 trip to India with Action Against Hunger.


The aim of the Partnership Assistant position is to support the sourcing, selection, and training of our future franchisees. This role provides comprehensive support in the administrative and back-office duties related to new points of sales openings and assist franchisees with all the preopening procedures that also include cooperation with other departments colleagues such as logistics & supply chain, finance administration.


Sourcing and Selection

  • You support in the research and identify new networks, communities, and methods of attracting suitable franchisees for our points of sales.
  • You create talent banks for potential franchise partners for our kiosks
  • You support in delivering engaging business presentations, managing a selection process and ultimately recruit the most suitable franchise partners for our points of sales


  • You support in the update of the database of all kiosk locations.
  • You support the partnership manager with contract creation and filing.
  • Support PM in maintaining new openings recruitment and training tracker
  • Support PM in tracking source of ‘hire


  • You coordinate and ensure our Franchise partners receive the correct induction training in line with our standards
  • You support the partnership manager to ensure new Partners training is tracked and signed off correctly.
  • You support your local team in the planning and delivery of successful openings of new points of sales.

Communication & Engagement with Partners

  • You support the Partnership Manager to deliver communications to partners
  • You support the Partnership Manager with group level partner projects, engaging partners and your local team in these projects and tracking the impact of those projects.
  • You support in the planning and organising of events (select venues, catering etc.) and meetings for franchise partners, every year we get our local team and Franchise Partners together at annual summits.
  • You support in building strong working relationships with existing franchisees, share best practices
  • You support in maintaining appropriate levels of communication and manage crises where necessary

This is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties that may be required in this role.

WHO YOU ARE (skills and qualifications)

  • Fluent English (both spoken and written) and good level of Chinese. Any Asian language skills are highly advantageous
  • Effective problem solver with ability to think outside the box
  • Very flexible in terms of responsibilities, not afraid to conquer a challenge, able to bend no into a yes, ability and empathy to work, understand and “think” with the Asian community
  • Negotiation and commercial skills: experience in recruitment, training, sales would be beneficial
  • Constantly curious to learn new things and to find new ways of finding franchise partners
  • Positively passionate about our Brand and able to share that enthusiasm with our potential franchise partners
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a highly productive team while also capable of autonomous working


  • 27 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Birthday off
  • Meal Vouchers
  • Private health care

Join KellyDeli and be a part of a workplace that values its employees, champions sustainability, and fosters innovation. Take the next step in your career with us! We are an equal opportunity employer, join us!

Company benefits

Dog friendly office
Work from anywhere scheme – work from anywhere for up to one week
Wellbeing allowance
Mental health platform access
Health insurance
Birthday off
Cycle to work scheme
Volunteer days
Company wide holidays/offsites
Employee discounts
Teambuilding days
L&D budget – Uni Fund
Annual pay rises
Daily meal vouchers
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Working at KellyDeli

Company employees


Office locations

London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Dusseldorf, Malmo, Monterrey, Amsterdam, Brussels, Denmark

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023