Partnership Manager

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Reports to and works directly with the 4.0 Tours Manager who is based in Rome, Italy.

Job Description:

The partnership manager is responsible for overseeing and managing existing key partnerships to ensure timely responsiveness and solutions. This role is also responsible for nurturing new sales leads to convert into new partnerships. The position is remote and must be based in European time zones. 

The role will require working with existing and potential partners to plan short-term and faculty-led study abroad programs throughout Europe and Morocco. Programs will adhere to the partner’s program needs and wish-list items while maintaining the brand’s high standard for quality and adhering to budgetary restrictions.

Partnership manager responsibilities include developing long-term relationships with a portfolio of partners, connecting with key business executives and stakeholders. The partnership manager will liaise between partners and cross-functional internal teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs. Manage and develop partner accounts to initiate and maintain a favorable relationship.

Requires a bachelor’s degree in an area of specialty and at least 3 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. 

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Be the primary point of contact and build long-term relationships with partners
  • Ownership of key partner accounts 
  • Forecast and track key account metrics
  • Nurture sales qualified leads to become signed contracts and established partnerships
  • Design and collaborate on study abroad program development
  • Work seamlessly with the operations team to plan and execute all aspects of the program outlined in partner contracts
  • Maintain program budgets to ensure and maintain forecasted revenue projections


  • Fluent in English
  • Prior experience in account management or other relevant experience
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Access to computer and internet 
  • Competencies in GSuite, CRMs (Hubspot) 
  • Highly self-motivated and able to manage tasks and programs with minimal oversight 
  • Experience in working remotely is a plus
  • Other European languages are a plus

Start Date: January 1, 2020

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About 4.0 Tours


At 4.0 Tours, we believe in the power and impact that travel has on students and their educational experience abroad. We offer our clients fully-packaged travel solutions for short-term, faculty-led and custom study abroad programs to destinations throughout Europe that fit their specific program needs and budget. Our goal is to help educators and students get the most out of their travels with ease.


We specialize in both educational and recreational travel for high school and university students.  Having carried over 175,000 students since our first trip in 2003, our experience has allowed us to develop unbeatable knowledge of over 50 destinations across Europe and North Africa. 


We best serve our clients by utilizing our group buying power, organization, superior current location-based knowledge, expert tour leaders, and extensive partner network to craft the best possible travel experiences.  


By delivering safe, fun, informative, and reliable travel to a variety of programs semester after semester, year after year, we add to each program’s reputation and marketability. While providing outstanding travel experiences to group tours, our priority is always operating trips of the utmost safety.


4.0 Tours offices are based in Interlaken, Switzerland and Florence, Italy.