MasterCard Director, Special Projects (PMO Leader) in Seattle, Washington

Who is 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 Title

Director, Special Projects (PMO Leader)


Operating worldwide, the MasterCard Enterprise Partnership (MEP) team leverages MasterCard€™s assets to open up new business in non-traditional sectors.

The MEP team partners with industry leading organizations to orchestrate new value, drive new solutions, or effect new partnerships better serve end-customers, markets and ecosystems.

The non-card, business-to-business (€˜B2B€™) payments space represents a significant new opportunity for Mastercard; credit card-based payments amount to less than 1% of the value of payments made between businesses. If MasterCard is to deliver new value in this space, it needs to think big and out of the box to win the trust of end customers.

The MEP team has been developing partnerships, a platform vision and an approach to address historic pain points in this market, as well as to create new value delivery opportunity at multiple levels €“ in ways that go beyond mere payment.

The MEP team requires a technical project manager to lead its Project Management Office (PMO) and coordinate the disparate players and deliverables required for a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) launch, and beyond, of its internal initiative. The PMO will be comprised of representatives from Mastercard, its strategic partner, third party business networks, software and solution providers, B2B-related banking and financial institution relationships, and others in order to orchestrate a value proposition that resonates with corporate buyers and corporate suppliers.

Have you ever worked in a scrappy start-up environment to bring a product to market on a global scale?

Does delivering on a big vision from the ground up excite you?

Do you like to think big, ask hard questions and work with others who share the same passion to do big stuff that matters?

Do you want to lead the global success of the MEP team?

Do you have passion for helping MasterCard to enter new spaces, opening up new opportunities and possibilities for the company, its partners and customers


Own the workstreams and project management deliverables for the internal project€™s MVP launch

Identify and maintain ongoing communications with PMO participants.

Prepare and distribute Weekly Project Updates with status codes (RYG) and path to Green (PTG) for MVP project deliverables

Conduct weekly update meetings with key contributors

Crystallize action items, deliverables and owners, and hold key contributors accountable, and escalate as required to Special Projects leadership.

Build and maintain senior management relationships within the key partner and customer relationships.

Leverage, manage and own internal reporting tools to share project status and data.

Work with relevant teams within GP&S, O&T etc to ensure alignment and identify areas or mutual growth and benefit.

All About You

Essential knowledge, skills and experience:

You are strategic in approach, and understand and address inter-dependencies and real issues in project deliverables

You are detail-oriented and have a clear definition of requirements and timetables

You have experience managing to deliverables and milestones: on time/within budget/meeting business needs

You are able to manage troubled teams/projects and bring them to success

You have proven experience with projects of similar size and scope

You are organized and efficient in work processes

Desirable or additional capabilities:

Business to business (B2B) solution or product management rollout

Global expertise, working with international teams

PMP or like project management certification from an accredited third party certification provider

Equal Opportunity Employer
Requisition ID: R-47301