Business Development Manager

London, England, United Kingdom Full-time

Business Development Manager
Salary/rate negotiable
Based in London, Paddington


About Bark

Bark is a fast-growing online service marketplace. We’re experiencing hockey-stick growth, have over 3 million customers and are profitable and cash generative.

We use cutting-edge technology and an extraordinarily talented team of people to solve an age old problem – how to find the best available professional for any job, every time no matter what the need.

Bark is a dynamic, exciting early stage business but with the financial security of an established business - so you get all the benefits of working in a startup environment (ownership, agility, responsibility and stimulation) without any of the worry.


About the role

You’ll be responsible for driving substantial business growth through both short and long term initiatives from new partnerships.

You’ll be one of Bark’s first business managers and you’ll work closely with the founders and other key stakeholders in the business and be the driving force in identifying, exploring and executing profitable commercial partnerships.



  • Identifying new partnership opportunities that compliment Bark’s service offering
  • Cultivate and optimise relationships with existing Bark partners
  • Help shape Bark’s approach to partnership strategy and execution
  • Managing key internal stakeholders (product, tech and marketing) involvement during new partner signups, ongoing integration and optimisation
  • Manage partner performance inline with Bark expectations
  • Consistently communicating and brainstorming with management and extended team around all aspects of partner sourced opportunities


Required skills and experience

  • Experience in business development, negotiating partner agreements and strategic partner management with demonstrable evidence of commercial success
  • Experience of working in a high volume, online transactional business
  • A mix of proven experience in both business and consumer markets
  • Commercially astute, with the ability to identify opportunities
  • You will be highly organised and self-motivated
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

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