Head of Partnerships & Business Development at IHS Markit Digital

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We are excited to announce the role of Head of Partnerships & Business Development for our Polk Automotive Solutions business unit. This position is slated for U.S. coverage, with future possibilities for international expansion. The role will report directly to the Vice President and General Manager of Polk Automotive Solutions and will be an active and integral member of the Polk Automotive Solutions leadership team.


The Head of Partnerships & Business Development will maintain and grow current partnerships and develop new ones across channels and platforms, promoting use of our Polk Automotive Solutions’ industry-leading data-driven marketing offerings.



Stabilize current and establish new partnerships across 5 key channels for the Polk Automotive Solutions business

  • Primary digital, advanced TV, and direct marketing channel partners and platforms (10-15 most critical).

  • Agency holding companies, social marketing partners.

  • Data onboarders, DMPs, CDPs, Data Exchanges and any other platform/media enablers.

  • Measurement and Analytics companies, and other data marketplaces, etc..

  • Data Partners – potential sources of data that are additive and beneficial to IHS's goals.


Develop partnership framework and cadence of engagement with key partners

  • Establishing relationships, contractual elements, and key performance indicators with each partner

  • Understand and be accountable to revenue, reporting, and resulting insights from partnership

  • Ensure Polk Automotive Data is represented effectively within each partner console or user interface to maximize visibility and opportunity


Create business development pipeline and targets for new potential partners across the 5 key channels with a fully established strategy for pursuing, sizing, and closing the opportunities


Develop appropriate team structure to support partnerships and business development needs

  • Identify open head requirements and needs

  • Recruit and hire to develop team to support the business


Establish framework to collaborate closely with Polk sales teams effectively

  • Create collaborative framework to ensure key media channel partners are fully engaged with both Subscription and Activation sales teams

  • Develop foundation of contracts and engagement model with all primary partners to clear paths for sales team engagement


Navigate partnership dimensions

  • Explore and establish various commercial frameworks with partners

  • Train and evangelize Polk Automotive Data with partners

  • Work with partners on joint marketing, press, case studies, etc.


About You


The Polk Automotive Solutions team is seeking:

  • A partnership-driven individual who thrives on relationship-building and partnering with key decision makers

  • A thorough and skilled communicator both internally and externally across various communication channels

  • A dynamic, thought-leading individual with a desire to “be the brand” and represent the business line with excitement

  • A strong collaborator who can work across functional teams, and bring together constituents from IHS Markit teams and partner organizations with ease

  • 7-10 years in business development and/or partner management in the advertising and marketing media, technology, or data industries

  • Drive and determination to prospect for new opportunities and idea generation

  • Strong knowledge of, and interest in, Automotive marketing landscape

  • Strong written and verbal communications with an aptitude for presenting thoughts and ideas to all levels of internal and external stakeholders

  • Works to build consensus across groups with competing priorities

  • Persuasive with details and facts

  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in all Microsoft Office and Salesforce applications

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An Insider's view of IHS Markit Digital

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Uniqueness and creativity can be seen in all areas here! We have a digital community bulletin board where you can buy, sell, or post just about anything (seriously, anything!), a company sponsored picnic that includes spirited cornhole competitions, and regular group outings like running or cycling, before, during, or after work.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

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What are some things you learned at the company?

I’ve learned to appreciate and be intentional. My teammates are always ready to help each other find a better workflow, learn new tools, and support each other emotionally. This culture of support and collaboration inspires me to contribute by creating amazing work for our clients and being creative in connecting with colleagues intentionally.


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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our culture promotes hard work while also living a fulfilling life outside of the office. We all love spending time working together on challenging projects, and when the time comes to get away, the support is felt throughout the company. Whether it's an extended vacation or volunteer opportunity to give back to our community!


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What are IHS Markit Digital Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We each get 3 days a year to volunteer and will help match you with existing opportinities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have ample opportunities to join committees! We've got guilds, a Pride committee, a crafting club, a book club, a green team, a parenting community and several more.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Restricted share unites (RSU's) may be grated recognizing performance.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Life happens and we trust our colleagues to get the work they committed to done.
Remote Work Program
COVID-19 has provided us the opportunity to quickly acclimate to working remotely and we are establishing new guidelines as we continue to learn.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 3 months are eligible for 26 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, 1-to-many program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
We all want the opportunity to learn and grow. You and your manager can talk about what makes sense for you and your team.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

To name a few...pet insurance, ECO pass, loaner bikes and secure bike storage, showers + locker room onsite, food trucks every day and regular visits from Sweet Cow Ice Cream.

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