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As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

Associates get the royal treatment at Garmin. Regardless if youre a newbie or a veteran, engineers dream it, design it and use it. Here, you will be surrounded by others who share the same passion about what they do every day. We offer a relaxed team environment (no dress code!) where advancement is found from sharing knowledge, not hiding it! While we promise you a lot of responsibility, you also will have the opportunity to have ownership over projectsoh, and we promise you there will be some fun mixed in there, too!

We are seeking an exceptionally talented Strategic Partner Manager 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 Garmins portfolio Fitness, Outdoor, Aviation, Marine, and Automotive. This is an individual contributor, salaried role based at our beautiful HQ location in Olathe, KS (a suburb of Kansas City). Other essential functions include:

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, or a minimum of 10 years experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description. Other requirements include:

Must possess a minimum of 3 years business, technical, or financial industry experience relevant to Garmins 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

A Masters of Business Administration Degree and 5 or more years applicable experience is highly preferred!

Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your familys preferences. In addition, Garmins financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.

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Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veterans status, age or disability.
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