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Manager, Network Strategy and Partnerships at MasterCard

Mastercard - We are the global technology company behind the world's fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.Job ref.: R-79971 Location: Lagos, Nigeria Job type: Full time Overview

The Manager, SSA, Network Strategy and Partnerships is responsible growing share of switched transactions and enrich them with our services in SSA division. The position reports into the Market Development SSA and works very closely with Regional Lead of Network Solutions MEA.
This role will work with domestic switches and third party processors in SSA division.

Role

Develop and own relationships with all related players in SSA to understand drivers of their decisions as well as their ongoing needs
Serve as the expert for the domestic switching and processing segments to identify and understand the opportunities, challenges and potential partner priorities to establish mutually beneficial partnerships/commercial relationships.
Provide continual and timely education to the broader team.
Develop a country and division level strategy for growing switched transactions
Work closely with a large diverse team to achieve objectives
Prioritize business development efforts and sell-in strategies to support short, medium and long term objectives.

Job Requirements All about You:

In depth understanding of the payments industry, with good understanding of network and processing technology
Strong business acumen with the ability to develop and maintain high quality relationships with government officials and c-level executives
Understand business and market dynamics, Mastercard's product and service specifications and applications, and your customers' strategies and needs in order to identify opportunities and design tailored solutions which meet the customer's needs
Provide insightful viewpoints on Mastercard platforms, products and services, explain to customers how they can leverage Mastercard's offerings for their own business needs and communicate complex technological concepts with clarity and conviction
Problem-solving skills, with excellent negotiation capabilities and demonstrated influencing skills. Also good presentation and communication skills.
Be able to understand and leverage payments technology and innovation to drive results.

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