Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager

Full Time
Sales and Business Development

PayJunction is seeking an experienced Sr. Strategic Partnerships Manager to discover, vet, and analyze new partnership opportunities with Integrated Software Vendors (ISVs) and support our existing partnership relationships. Our ideal candidate will be a hunter as well as a farmer that can dive right in, take the lead, use initiative, and demonstrate how PayJunction can be the best long-term partner in payments. 

Why PayJunction?

PayJunction is relentless and emphatical about helping others.  We exist to drive the success of our partners.  Specifically, the developers who connect to us, businesses who process payments through us, and all of our team members who work with us at PayJunction.

We believe dreams inspire people to start a business, and others to partner with them.  While building dreams, entrepreneurs and business professionals will face many challenges along the way. We believe great partners can make all the difference.

We are your dream partner.  

Your success is our success. 

Our dream is to help you realize yours.

We exist to drive the success of our partners.  We do this by fundamentally changing the way you transact with others.  We just happen to make great payment systems.  If you love helping others succeed, in a culture that celebrates perfecting your craft, consider partnering with us.


PayJunction takes a Flex First approach to work environments. This means that our team members can choose to work from our Santa Barbara office or remotely from home. We ensure that everyone has the resources and equipment to work where they feel most productive. We trust our teams to make the best decision for their work environment. All PayJunction employees must live in one of the following states: CA, CO, GA, IL, MN, TX.


  • Build a short/medium/long-term sales pipeline by managing both our existing sales pipeline and developing new business opportunities.
  • Execution of partnership-related documents, such as NDA’s, MRAs, partner technical documentation and business case analysis for new and existing partners.   
  • Manage, service and support Channel Partner relationships throughout the integration process and merchant onboarding process.
  • Assist with building Channel Partners go-to market initiatives.
  • Track Channel Partner performance and report on metrics.
  • Lead by example to help motivate both the Channel and Inside Sales team members.
  • Able to travel (nationally) on a regular basis for trade shows and client meetings as needed.


  • Pipeline Growth
    • Has the ability to prospect and sign new Channel partners.
    • Understands each partner’s channel functions.
    • Tracks results for partners that drive revenue and new merchant acquisitions.
    • Vet inbound partner requests.
    • Identify trends and customer need
  • Partner-related documentation
    • Timely follow up on all required paperwork.
    • Ability to effectively negotiate prices for proactive bids and proposals.
    • Ability to prepare business case analysis and quarterly business reviews.
  • Manage, service and support
    • Solves Channel Partner issues as they arise
    • Manage communication and establish relationships with PayJunction Partners
  • Assist with Partner go to market initiatives
    • Work with Marketing to drive one-to-one Partner engagement.
    • Assist in developing messaging and value propositions that highlight partnership benefits and value.
    • Collaborate with marketing to build different marketing strategies.
  • Partner performance and metrics
    • Collaborate with sales operations to create reports and dashboards to track Partner performance.
    • Analyze and report on partner initiatives and report on key metrics.

 Education and/or Experience                                                 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years in a SaaS industry partnerships management & revenue generation role - preferably in the payments industry. 

Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong analytical, forecasting, and problem-solving skills.
  • Deep understanding of the payments industry.
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty.
  • Professional, friendly, ethical, and genuine.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills.
  • Experience with CRM software (preferably Salesforce).
  • Comfortable with Google Suite products and Mac computers. 

About PayJunction

Founded in 2000 by three UCSB graduates, PayJunction has grown from a bootstrapped startup to a recognized and respected leader in the payments industry. PayJunction processes more than $8 billion dollars annually for thousands of businesses with solutions that make it easy to accept credit and debit card payments in-store, online, and on-the-go.

Our people-first culture values long-term relationships over short-term profits. Honesty and integrity are part of every interaction with partners, customers and employees. We foster a collaborative work environment, where creative ideas are welcomed, teams are inspired, and success is celebrated. PayJunction is a place where you can find experienced mentors and supportive friends who are committed to your growth.


  • Health, dental and vision paid 100%
  • 401k with 6% match
  • FSA and Dependent Care FSA
  • Long-term & short-term disability paid 100%
  • Paid time off
  • 8 paid company holidays per year
  • 2 paid floating holidays per year
  • 1 paid volunteer day per year
  • Quarterly “fun budgets” for team bonding events
  • Opportunity to be part of a company that is changing a whole industry
  • Opportunity for growth within the company
  • Opportunity for remote, in-office, or hybrid work 

Office Environment

  • The opportunity to choose the work environment that best suits you - remote, in-office, or hybrid.
  • All remote & hybrid employees can enjoy:
  • Those who choose to come into the office can look forward to:
    • Bright and open offices in downtown Santa Barbara
    • Stocked snack kitchens 
    • Collaborative work spaces with Herman Miller chair, height-adjustable desk and a large 32-inch monitor
    • Dog-friendly office

Company Values

  • Value Long-Term Relationships Over Short-Term Profit.
  • Build the Dream.
  • Put People First
  • Make it Simple
  • Be Data Driven
  • Own It.

PayJunction is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a work environment where people from all backgrounds and identities thrive. We firmly believe that more diversity and inclusion in our workforce creates a stronger team, product and culture.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. PayJunction reserves the right to conduct background and/or credit checks on all of its potential employees.


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