Affiliate Manager

  • Smarkets
  • London, UK
  • Mar 04, 2019
Full-time Account Management Sales


We've built one of the world's largest betting exchanges with significantly better odds than the competition. Our strength is technology and trading with a passion to push the known boundaries of real-time financial technology. With our self-management structure, flexible work environment and unlimited holiday allowance, Smarkets offers a unique opportunity to be part of a great work culture. Our office in St Katharine’s Docks (Tower Hill) comes complete with a fantastic roof terrace and a team of in-house chefs cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.

Smarkets has enjoyed incredible growth over the last few years and we’re looking for an Affiliate Manager to accelerate the impact of our current and future affiliate partnerships. You’ll own the affiliate channel and be key to the company’s international growth. This is a truly unique opportunity to play an important role at one of the fastest growing companies both in the UK and globally.

You will interact with a wide range of external businesses

The Affiliate Manager job will be a hugely varied role, from liaising with existing partners, to scouring the web for the next big traffic source.

All digital partners are different, and the Affiliate Manager will be tasked with finding the sweet spots and areas of opportunity among them.

You’ll be constantly interacting with both internal and external stakeholders to optimise the affiliate marketing strategy and drive it forward.

You’ll have a focus on improving the efficiency of our current network with a view to growing the channel sustainably.

You will manage an international network

The affiliates channel is one of the most important areas for Smarkets Exchange, and you’ll have the challenge of launching the programme for our brand new sportsbook product, SBK.

As Affiliates Manager, you’ll be introduced to our existing network of affiliates with a view to taking the partnerships to the next level. You’ll line up and land new profitable partnerships to continue to grow the channel in the UK and other emerging markets across the world.

Your responsibilities

  • Manage affiliate relationships, commercial agreements, commission models and incentives to rapidly grow the customer base
  • Have a strong grasp of ROI and how the affiliate model affects the bottom line
  • As part of the Marketing Team, you’ll report progress to the company and proposed strategies for improvements
  • Seek out opportunities for growth via new affiliates by exploring and continuing to build your knowledge of the space
  • Manage affiliate marketing campaigns for both exchange and sportsbook products

Job Level

Mid-Senior Level


  • 2+ years experience in affiliate/sales/partnerships/digital marketing/e-commerce, either agency side or in-house
  • Degree-level education
  • Excellent communication skills across all mediums, including face-to-face, telephone and written
  • An analytical mindset with the drive to execute and make things happen
  • Knowledge of the affiliate industry and affiliate marketing best practice


  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Three fantastic, freshly prepared meals every day by our team of chefs
  • Self-management structure and transparent approach to salaries
  • A lovely, tranquil office to work in - right in the heart of Saint Katharine Docks
  • Uncapped holiday - you take a break when you need it, as long as you don’t leave your team in the lurch!
  • Monthly get-togethers - known as “the Expiration party”
  • Cycle to work scheme


Based On Experience

Desirable Industry Skills

Affiliate Marketing,   Digital Marketing,   eCommerce  

Minimum Years of Experience