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Director, Network VAS ProductsOVERVIEW
Define Network VAS Product strategy for Middle East / Africa (MEA) and develop Go-To-Market plan across key Geographies / Products.
Develop and implement a product and sales strategy for switching across MEA covering new investments, managing and deploying existing partnerships and commercializing existing processing assets to establish MasterCard brand leadership in the payment space.
Provides design specifications for and develops new products and services or their components.
Researches new technologies and competitive products to develop additional product ideas and enhancements
Develop and implement a product and sales strategy for switching across MEA including switching, issuer & acquirer processing with varied approaches catered to different countries.
Have good understanding of Network Value Added Services to enable driving the commercial and product value proposition discussion with target customers
Develop new products and product enhancements to anticipate and / or respond to customers’ needs, market trends and competitive threats that will result in increased revenues.
Develop region specific sales strategies to help drive sales of Value Added services
Generate ideas to enhance MasterCard’s suite of product offerings and create competitive advantage based on feedback from Product Management and customer account teams
Develop and present business cases supporting new product concepts or product enhancements
Comply with the New Product Development / Go-To-Market (NPD / GTM) Process from concept through launch
Develop product designs and specifications with input from client facing teams, internal development teams and other stakeholders
Participate in the planning, development and design of product marketing strategy and in the execution of advertising, promotional, and sales programs Educate Product Management, Product Sales and Account Management teams on features, benefits and technical aspects of product offerings
Related business experience in product conceptualization, design and development, preferably in financial services or the bankcard industry
Solid knowledge of the payments business coupled with the ability to translate customers’ needs into revenue generating product designs
Knowledge of the switching industry (business rather than technical) is a must and experience of working in MEA markets would be an advantage
Product development operations experience desirable
Significant experience building sound business cases, designing payments products relevant to the market, and delivering results within budget
Proven record of success in relationship development, contract negotiation, and commercial development of relationships
Management experience is required.
Expertise in applying product development concepts and practices across the product development life cycle
Ability to develop, define and execute a business strategy to solve an existing business problem and / or open a new business opportunity
Business acumen with the ability to create solutions that produce positive results for the customer and Mastercard
Excellent verbal and written communication skills plus the ability to deliver compelling presentations
Outstanding negotiation and project management skills
Ability to work collaboratively as a team player in a highly matrixed environment across functions and regions
Ability to interact effectively at all levels and influence internal and external business partners
Proven ability to manage budgets and produce significant financial results
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