Visionary partnership development manager for responsible business

Grundfos – pioneering water solutions
We offer a unique opportunity to join one of Denmark’s most successful companies driven by innovation, sustainability and high ambitions. At Grundfos, we pioneer solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve quality of life for people. Concretely, we develop, produce and sell some of the world’s most efficient pumps and water solutions. 19,000 colleagues partner with customers and bring heat to the homes of 500 million people as well as water to almost 1 billion people across the globe.


You’re in it for the positive impact
Do you like working across cultures, geography and organisations to co-create and build partnerships that bring shared value to Grundfos, partners and communities? Do you see opportunity where others do not to support our ambition to do business whilst reaching millions of people with better drinking water services? If so, this is your opportunity to help bring Grundfos values to life with real impact on real people.


What do we offer?
The successful candidate will exercise a vital and global role in our expanding Grundfos Lifelink team – a strategic business unit under the Chief Sales Officer. Our vision is to bring improved drinking water access to 10 million people annually by 2025. Read more about Grundfos Lifelink here -


The role is based in Bjerringbro or Brøndby, Denmark and is part of a collaborative, agile and international team. We are looking for an experienced partnership and project development professional.


Be part of stretching for bold, audacious targets
We’re in pursuit of the silver lining of a bold, audacious target of making good business of bringing drinking water to millions of people who have limited or no access to sustainable water services today.


The Partnership development manager is part of a cross-functional team focused on co-creation and shared value and to conceptualise, develop and operationalize projects in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders. The purpose of this job is to bring projects to the finish line. This includes negotiation, coordination and management of often complex partnerships, from finance to project design and on-the-ground implementation, ensuring positive and sustainable impact in commercially viable business models.


Your job takes visions to the tap you can turn

  • Follow-up on leads and move from concept to development of concrete project.
  • Identify and fill additional partners and project gaps.
  • Mature projects to closure.
  • Follow-up and manage successfully funded co-creation projects.


This is a position with extremely complex stakeholder management at a global level, both internally and externally. Managing these relations and making the right decisions and understanding the trade-offs when it comes to approach, roles and responsibilities in specific projects – will be key to success.


What do you need to apply?
Most likely, you have a bachelor’s degree or similar. 8+ years of proven track record with complex global projects is a must, along with deep commercial understanding of new business models, strategic partnerships and stakeholder management and project management. An in-depth understanding of the Grundfos product offering is an advantage.


You have worked in an international environment, speak, read and write English fluently and have a mindset to corporate across functions and geography. Skype calls is your best friend and you enjoy building personal relations across the distance, but also ready to travel about 6-8 weeks per year primarily to countries in Africa, Asia and South America. We are trial and error team – you must be ready to prioritise, cope with risk and failure, and able to motivate yourself and the team towards the next opportunity. Excellent communication and project management skills with an attention to detail is a must.


Additional information:
If you want to know more about the position, please contact Director of Safe Water, Pia Yasuko Rask, on +45 23 81 68 11. 


If this job sounds appealing to you, please send your resume and cover letter today or as soon as possible by clicking on “Apply”. We will invite candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis and we will close the position once the right candidate is found.


We look forward to hearing from you.

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