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Director European Network Partnerships Cross Border Payments



Sales & Business Development
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

Director European Network Partnerships XBS

The Director of European Network Partnerships, will have direct oversight of the European Mastercard Cross Border Services (MA XBS) partner network, comprised of partners such banks, NBFIs in 30+ countries. Manages existing direct/indirect connections to clearings and partner relationships, while also expanding the network in line with strategic network and product objectives.

•Oversee all MA XBS network partnerships and last mile connectivity into European payment schemes.
•Drive the expansion and the improvement of the MA XBS European network in line with the network and product roadmap strategy
•Assess opportunities for direct participation in payment schemes in collaboration with the relevant Mastercard Transaction Services teams and lead the execution of the related projects.
•Ensure redundancy throughout the network, in all key markets of operation.
•Lead European execution of the strategy to increase the number of partners that accept settlement in pay-out currency.
•Support the regional stakeholders and the Transfer Solutions commercialization team to ensure with market insight and developments
•Navigate across cultures and geographies and leverages strong relationships with key groups across Mastercard to gain support and buy-in from regional stakeholders
•Drive institutionalized knowledge through the use of consistent documentation (e.g., support documents) across all processes to support knowledge management and ensure consistency and repeatability across projects
•Represent and participate in European initiatives, working groups or taskforce (such as EPC)
•Relationship management with existing partners, follow up financial and operational performance.
•Run purchasing activities of required services.
•Stay up to date with relevant payment (scheme-) evolutions and trends in the covered region.

•Proven ability to evolve in a complex matrix environment.
•Demonstrated ability to operate with complete independence and autonomy.
•Can communicate to executives, peers, and staff with impact, eloquence, and authenticity.
•Demonstrated experience building organizational relationships, partnering with and influencing executive leadership while commanding the respect of the individual product practitioners across the organization.
•Has experience in international payments, foreign exchange, cash management, settlement and reconciliation processes.
•Has 10+ years of partnerships experience in the payments industry.
•Has intimate knowledge of payment systems, schemes, and structures.
•Has experience working in correspondent banking and/or transaction banking.
•Has proven success developing and managing payment partnerships.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.