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Partnerships Lead/ Manager/ Associate

— The Mills

Job Highlights

  • Partnership/ Business Development/ Sustainability
  • Energetic, Team player, Excellent Communication

About The Mills & The Mills Fabrica

The Mills is a landmark heritage and innovation project by the Nan Fung Group consisting of 3 pillars- a nonprofit Center for Heritage, Arts & Textiles (CHAT), an experiential retail mall Shopfloor and an innovation center Fabrica.

The Mills Fabrica is a business incubator, fund and space/lab/store for techstyle startups and strategic partners — companies at the intersection of technology and lifestyle. Fabrica Incubator onboards startups with great potential and puts them through an intensive program of self-improvement, practical business guidance, and marketing exposure while Fabrica Fund invests in leading techstyle entrepreneurs creating the future. Fabrica Space provides members with flexible co-working space to create and share ideas with like-minded entrepreneurs, whilst Fabrica Lab allows for experimentation and prototyping in a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art machinery and equipment. Techstyle X is our very own store located on The Mills Shopfloor which showcases the latest techstyle innovations to the public. Fabrica is dedicated to co-creating techstyle startup success stories and a global techstyle community, a catalytic hub where new ideas spark and game changing collaboration takes off. www.themillsfabrica.com

The Mills Fabrica is now expanding its activities, by opening later this year a branch in London, by adding agrifood tech to its focus area, as well as by launching “Fabrica Innovation Club” to empower innovation through collaborations and partnerships.

About Partnerships Manager Role

The Mills Fabrica is looking for the right candidate, with the energy and passion for driving positive action, to nurture its community of partners and more specifically to lead “Fabrica Innovation Club” initiatives. Some of the key focus of the role:

Partnerships & Business Development
  • Function as The Mills Fabrica primary contact to manage and foster relationships with current and potential partners to ensure ongoing commitment and continued growth to maximise collaboration opportunities and build long term, mutually beneficial relationships
  • Develop solid relationships with existing partners to encourage participation and commitment to Fabrica Innovation Club initiatives
  • Develop and maintain an ambitious pipeline of potential corporate partners through systematic and ongoing prospecting activities; proactively pursue business networking opportunities and establish relationships with key business leaders
  • Effectively evaluate partnership prospects and design effective programmes based upon knowledge of their business and CSR/ ESG/ sustainability/ innovation objectives, while also ensuring alignment with The Mills Fabrica vision and mission
Strategy & Programme Design
  • Support the development and implementation of Fabrica Innovation Club strategy and initiatives to attract and engage corporate partners to join Fabrica Innovation Club
  • Develop a strategy to ensure all relevant stakeholders are included, soliciting partnerships across relevant channels (i.e., membership, sponsorship, employee engagement, events, marketing, promotion, etc.)
  • Design and lead on programming and initiatives for corporate club partners including working on research/ analysis to develop content, coordinating with startups/ innovators on initiatives and project management for initiatives launched
Project management & Delivery
  • Lead and coordinate cross-organisational collaboration to ensure successful delivery of the partnership programmes
  • Develop and deliver engaging and effective presentations and proposals for corporate partners
  • Drive revenue to achieve The Mills Fabrica’s revenue objectives
  • Proactively manage Fabrica Innovation Club initiatives including plan, coordinate and execute the implementation and follow up of meetings, events and projects defined by Fabrica Innovation club
  • Work closely together with The Mills Fabrica management and collaboratively with other departments to leverage The Mills Fabrica resources and network, and maximise Fabrica Innovation Club’s impact
  • Ensure accurate reporting of department performance

Act as a passionate ambassador for The Mills Fabrica in line with our values, representing The Mills Fabrica positively across the organisation and with external stakeholders

Requirements

Prior experience in BD/ partnerships/ sustainability for textiles/ apparel industry
  • Experience in business development or other similar roles in a corporate setting; including prior experience in corporate innovation or innovation/ sustainability consulting roles would be preferred
  • Existing network with key corporates in Hong Kong and Asia is highly preferred; especially with apparel brands and textiles manufacturers; experience with agriculture and food space would be a plus
  • Knowledge and expertise about the textiles/ apparel space including on innovation and sustainability topics such as material innovations, circular business models, sustainable production & sourcing
Passion and interest for sustainability & client service
  • Extremely passionate about delivering the highest quality of service to clients and representing a brand to the best of your ability.
  • Passion for innovation, sustainability, environmental and social development, understanding of corporate social responsibility stakes
  • Enjoys taking complex information and creating digestible, engaging proposals to attract support
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral presentation, negotiation and written communication skills including with senior management and C-Suite executives
Ability to thrive in fast-moving, dynamic environment
  • Energetic, driven, outcome focused, confident, resilient, open-minded and team player; Self-motivated and can work well independently
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, strong attention to details
  • Ability to work under pressure, on multiple projects simultaneously, meet tight deadlines while balancing competing priorities to meet deadlines
  • Holds themselves and others accountable
  • Thrives on working in a collaborative, culturally diverse environment
  • Able to adapt to change effectively and able to think creatively and inspire others
Others
  • Fluent in English; Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system preferred
  • Demonstrates commitment to the values of The Mills Fabrica

The team are sociable, fun and extremely hardworking. They are passionate about empowering through partnerships the innovations that will drive sustainability and create the success stories that will make a difference. This is a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast-moving team. Join us now to make a difference in the exciting techstyle scene!

Additional Supporting Information
  • Media profile about The Mills project: read more here
  • Media profile about our UK expansion: read more here and here
  • Information about our incubation and examples of incubatees we work with: read more here
  • Information about Techstyle: read more here
  • Our thinking on sustainability: read more here
  • Example of past large-scale events we run: read more here

How to apply

  • By e-mail: hr@nanfung.com
  • By mail: The Human Resources Manager, Nan Fung Development Limited, 23/F., Nan Fung Tower, 88 Connaught Road C, Central, HK

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