Consumer Reports, Inc.

Associate Director, Business Development and Partnerships

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers
Business Development


CR’s New Products and Services division defines and discovers new ways to be relevant to consumers as a social enterprise, evaluate alternative business models, and nurture promising capabilities that could be scaled into bigger opportunities.


This role will primarily support the New Ventures team within New Products and Services. The CR New Ventures team creates and iterates on products that solve thorny consumer problems and bring profitable new revenue streams. Working on the New Ventures team feels a lot like a startup—we're a small, nimble, collaborative and creative team that's dedicated to impact. But we also work regular hours and offer the stability of working for an established non-profit. We respect work-life balance, offer flexible remote work, and work on a double bottom line- generating impact and revenue.Upkept, our Webby-nominated all-in-one home maintenance app is an example of the kind of consumer-centric product that the New Ventures has brought to market. 


The Associate Director, Business Development, reports into the head of the New Products & Services division. You will identify, engage and secure strategic partnerships that allow CR to take new products to market more and enhance our growing product portfolio. We are looking for a strategic and practical leader/professional who wants to help drive innovation in a legacy organization. 


Under our CRFlex program, this position is eligible for 100% Remote status in one of our 13 approved locations (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, DC.)


How You'll Make An Impact:


We will be able to bring more mission-aligned new products and services to market more quickly because of your strategic ability to identify relevant partnerships and your executional talent to negotiate and close deals. 


You can help CR reach the next generation of consumers.


You’ll Be Highly Rated If:

  • You have proven experience in Business or Corporate Development. You have 5 or more years of experience in identifying, negotiating and building partnerships that result in measurable business value.
  • You are a creative thinker and thought partner. You enjoy conducting consumer research in different landscapes. You will be able to take part in our pipeline work and bring specific ideas on how external partnerships could help enable and/or accelerate the team’s work.
  • You excel in fast-paced environments with competing priorities. You have deep experience managing multiple projects. Your strong organizational skills and attention to detail have led to proven success consistently meeting and even exceeding deadlines.
  • You have excellent communication and relationship building skills. You have a strong network and enthusiasm for building new relationships. You can effectively align people from disparate functions and different levels within an organization. 
  •  You enjoy collaboration. You thrive on teamwork and have proven to be a reliable, dependable teammate. You can provide numerous examples of where you have worked cross-functionally to produce high-quality deliverables. 

You’ll Be One Of Our Top Picks If: 

  • You are a creative dot connector who sees the big picture and how other firms might help us get there. 
  • You have knowledge in CR’s spaces. Experience in Home, Safety, Sustainability, Financial services is a plus.


Our Commitment to Fair Pay--At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $130,000-$175,000. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies and experience. 


The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to start date.


Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match. Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here:

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.


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