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Global Partnerships Manager – Music at Garmin (US)

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Job Description

We are seeking an exceptionally talented Global Partnerships Manager with a focus on Music Services and Audio Products with passion for tech who is excited to build technology-driven partnerships in a fast-paced environment. From the pitch, through negotiations to launch, make an impact enabling engineering product integrations across Garmin’s portfolio focused on Streaming Music and Headphone partnerships. This is an individual contributor, salaried role based at our beautiful HQ location in the greater Kansas City area.


  • Create long-term value for Garmin by developing relationships with partners to secure content, technology, and/or intellectual property rights through positive business terms to support Garmin products
  • Support Garmin product growth through licensing, partnerships, & joint development opportunities that will enhance & support all segments
  • Initiate new partnerships swiftly to support product innovation and speed to market
  • Negotiate business terms and dissect contracts with strategic technology partners and coordinate with administration, engineering, marketing, and legal stakeholders leading to the completion of a formal agreement
  • Maintain knowledge of emerging technology & communicate industry insights to engineering and others through demonstrating technology and expertise
  • Ensure compliance with partner intellectual property branding requirements and coordinate with other departments within Garmin to ensure contract compliance
  • This associate needs to have aptitude towards technology partiality for or belief in the Garmin brand.


  • Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in a Technical or Business field from a four-year college or university AND a minimum of 10 years’ experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description.
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years’ business, technical, or financial industry experience relevant to Garmin’s business needs for this role
  • Experience with negotiating terms, dissecting contracts and tracking renewals
  • Demonstrated experience initiating and developing relationships related to technical products and creating win-win partnerships
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven track record of responsiveness and outstanding relationship building and networking
  • Superior organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to explain and present complex concepts in an easy to understand manner
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience and passion in the Music and Streaming Media Industry
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Degree
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a technical discipline, including electrical, software, mechanical, or aerospace engineering
  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)
  • Demonstrated understanding of current development technologies across various platforms
  • Project management experience relevant to successful performance of the essential functions of this job description

Job Summary

Olathe, KS, USA Location
Full Time Job Type
Salary Competitive


Delivering innovative GPS technology across diverse markets, including aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation, tracking and mobile apps.

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