Business Development Manager - Partner Programs APAC

  • Linkfire
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Mar 22, 2021
Full time Business Development

Job Description

Linkfire is looking for a full-time BDM - Partner Programs to work with acquisition and extension of strategic partnerships with a specific focus on the APAC market.

You will join a company with roots and heart in music. We’re a team of designers, engineers, product managers, and more, drawn from every corner of the globe.

The common denominator? Music—we live and breathe the stuff.  

The Role:
As BDM - Partner Programs at Linkfire, you will get the chance to work closely with the biggest players in the Music, Media, and Entertainment industry. You will develop your own relationships with new accounts and help to further develop our partnerships with existing ones.

Your responsibilities will cover both a systematic approach to growing the business as well as a focus on strong execution. You will interface with stakeholders in and out of the organization, including senior management and top-tier partners. On a daily basis, your tasks will include outreach to prospects, negotiations, reporting, and meetings with partners and new accounts.

With this role, you will join our growing LA-office, with colleagues in NYC and Europe. You’ll get to actively shape the culture of our LA-team and report to our Senior Partnerships Manager. 


  • Build new partnerships and business development accounts. Help to retain and expand on existing ones
  • Spar with the commercial team regularly to find out how to uncover new revenue opportunities or retention strategies via business development
  • Support and communicate go-to-market plans, optimization implementation, and overseeing new launches.

Abilities and Skills:

  • You have at least 3 years of experience in business development or partnership role
  • It’s a must that you love all things music. Also, you have experience within the Music Industry and with industry players in the Music space, such as DSPs
  • You understand the difference between a sale and a partnership and you’re able to mix the two in your process to reach agreements where both parties gain value
  • You’re a self-starter with a proven ability to execute, both individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to tell and support compelling stories with data.
  • Relevant experience with the APAC region and/or command of relevant languages is considered a big advantage.
  • People skills. A lot. 

About us:

Linkfire was founded as a response to the increasingly complex nature of digital music marketing. Listeners the world over are streaming through different services—so how do you connect to all of them at once, simply and smartly?

Our technology links fans directly to the content they love in their favorite app. At the same time, we empower everyone from major labels to independent artists with unparalleled audience insights.

Since we started, we’ve become a trusted partner to the music industry’s biggest names, as well as thousands of soon-to-be biggest names. We’re headquartered in Copenhagen, with offices in NYC, LA, and Lisbon. Every day we help artists we adore to realizing their potential through the power of music data.

Underpinning our culture is collaborative, agile processes, and something we like to call the ‘Nordic spirit.’ It means working together with transparency, respect, and honesty. And that goes for the way we do business too.

What’s in it for you: 

  • The opportunity to create the must-have product for the music industry and ensure that every month over 150+ million music fans get the best experience
  • An open, informal entrepreneurial startup working environment
  • A truly international spirit, with 4 global locations and over 20+ different nationalities 
  • Generous paid time off plans and a Scandinavian work-life balance right here in LA
  • We offer an employee warrant scheme and employee health benefits
  • Enjoy paid daily lunches with your colleagues
  • The chance for your work to impact the music consumption of millions of music enthusiasts all over the globe 

Music has the unique power to unite us all. It transcends cultures, languages, and borders.

Every day, we help artists from around the world connect with their fans, and we’re immensely proud to count such a diverse range of creators as our users.

We embrace this diversity inside our offices too. At Linkfire, we want you to find a place to belong, and feel encouraged to be your authentic self.

We therefore do not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.