MasterCard Senior Specialist, Consumer Product Management in Johannesburg, South Africa

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 at ®. 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

Senior Specialist, Consumer Product Management

Senior Specialist, Product Management - CAREER – 7 LEVEL

Company Description

Our vision is a world beyond cash, and we plan to make this happen every day, everywhere, by using our technology and expertise to make payments safe, simple and smart. We have a unified, global strategy to advance our products and solutions in the digital age, underpinned by our services, technology, data, our global brand and of course our people. Our open business model, solid strategy, and execution capabilities drove this exceptional performance. We remain focused on growing our core business, diversifying our customer base and building new businesses and services, enabling people around the world to use electronic payments in a simple, safe and efficient way. We are also investing for positive social impact, using our assets in an intelligent way to advance financial inclusion over the long term and develop a healthy middle class across the globe by enabling more small businesses and consumers. We do all this through our B2B model with financial partners.

Job Description:

The consumer segment is a very large and exciting segment that embraces Credit, Debit and Prepaid verticals. We are on an exciting journey to expand our ability to provide the right value propositions and define product line strategies that really address the needs of the consumers.

This is an exciting and fast-paced role in market product management for the consumer product lines that would be well suited for those who enjoy being hands-on with strategy, has strong execution and delivering results. The role will focus on executing a strategy for consumer segments, building out new products and scaling existing solutions in the market.

Product management at Mastercard is a truly engaging function where we deploy our Product Management Excellence Framework applying design thinking methodology to delivering a consistent approach to innovation to differentiate MasterCard from its competition.

Role Purpose:

The successful candidate will be required to develop and manage products for the MasterCard Consumer segments categorized into the areas like Credit, Debit and Prepaid. You will be required to interface with Mastercard customers, internal sales and market development stakeholders, services and digital teams and divisional and regional product leads.

This role will be tasked to help achieve the Southern Africa Consumer Products P&L objectives in support of the regional initiatives that support MasterCard Middle East and Africa’s business and revenue goals.

Key Responsibilities:

• Core consumer areas – Credit, Debit and prepaid

• Works with internal MasterCard teams to analyze internal and external stakeholder needs and issues

• Tracks progress and reports on project plans for creation and implementation of new product features and enhancements

• Supports development of internal knowledge documents such as case studies and industry best practices

• Supports development of sales strategy and objectives, and provides training, material development, and product expertise for sales and RFP support

• Supports the development of business cases and requirements for product enhancements


• Experience reviewing data reports and developing preliminary product adjustment recommendations

• Helped develop and manage a product or project budget/P&Ls (e.g., compiled estimates of cost drivers, developed bottom line numbers)

• Demonstrated consistent success working with partners across other functions in support of product go-to market strategies

• Solutions oriented and delivers superior results

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

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Everyone wants easier ways to pay;

we invent them.

Checkout lines are slow;

we speed them along.

Merchants want more sales;

we give them data and insights.

People need financial access;

we connect them.

Corporate purchasing is complicated;

we make it simple.

Commuters are busy;

we speed them on their way.

Governments need greater efficiencies;

we help create them.

Small businesses are virtual;

we give them access to a world of buyers.

Retailers want to fight fraud;

we provide the tools.

Requisition ID: R-78319