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MasterCard D&S / Start Path Corporate Membership - Fintech / Partner Facilitator (Managing Consultant) in Lisbon, Portugal

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D&S / Start Path Corporate Membership - Fintech / Partner Facilitator (Managing Consultant)

Are you motivated by a fast-pace environment where you would be a subject matter expert, a connector, and a leader with a reputation for impact?

Do you have a passion for startups, Fintech, product innovation and emerging technology, and possess an entrepreneurial spirit?

Are you compelled to win and wish you could work in an environment that has the nimbleness of a startup and works with Fintechs and Enablers globally?

As fintech continues to be a fast-growing customer segment for MA, the global Fintech & Enablers team drives Mastercard’s position as partner of choice for fintech companies and focuses opportunities for growth with the segment and focus on how Mastercard enables the fintech segment overall.

Mastercard Start Path is recognized as a global leader in corporate-startup engagement. In December 2020, Start Path won the award of best global corporate/startup accelerator by the ICC and Mastercard was awarded Number 1 Corporate in the world for our startup engagement approach.

For the last 6 years the Start Path team has scoured the globe for best-in-class startups who are building the future of commerce. Each year we on-board 30-40 startups to the program specifically focusing on companies with whom Mastercard can build a strong and lasting relationship. To date we’ve worked with 270 startups who have collectively gone on to raise $5B in capital post program and become both customers and collaborators of Mastercard.

The Start Path team is agile and highly matrixed with a big vision, working across the globe to engage the best later stage startups with the payments ecosystem. The Start Path team and Mastercard Advisors are working together to bring this depth of experience to our customers and to build an ecosystem of innovators across the globe

Management Consultant – Start Path Corporate Membership

All about the Role

We are seeking a Management Consultant to work closely with the Start Path team and take responsibility for the delivery of the Start Path Corporate Membership platform

The role has three major requirements:

o Working closely with the global Start Path team, contribute to the evaluation and selection of companies for the Start Path program with a special focus on those companies that collaborate with existing players to innovate in financial services

o As Mastercard Advisors scales the Start Path Corporate Membership program to clients, own and manage the Corporate Membership platform of assets to ensure clients experience the full potential of our Start Path work by

 Developing research reports on the latest innovations in the fintech and startup space including deployment of venture capital to grow the space

 Curating a series of Founder Webinars to provide deep dives to clients on specific fintech companies that illustrate the latest trends and serve as potential collaborators

 Create case studies that serve as best practice examples for startup/corporate engagement

o Support Mastercard Advisors Sales and Delivery teams both to secure new customers (supporting the refresh of sales materials and narrative) and that existing customers have a first class experience with a high net promoter score.

  • In order to be successful in the role the candidate will also manage a number of external suppliers to support our goals with the Corporate Membership program

All about You

  • Possesses a passion for the startup and Fintech community and an appreciation for the potential of startup-corporate engagement

  • Experience with proven track record in project management, with the ability to demonstrate leading initiatives from strategic planning through tactical execution

  • Ability to quickly learn about new technologies, demonstrating startup subject matter expertise and industry thought leadership

  • Results driven, solutions and customer focused, with strong business acumen and sense of urgency

  • Demonstrated ability to take accountability and drive to desired results with passion, ambition and aptitude

  • Demonstrated strong self-awareness, open to different approaches and ideas. Self-motivated, thrives in the ambiguity that comes with a lean and agile team at the forefront of an evolving space

  • Expertise gained payments, banking and fintech is highly desired

  • MBA or other advanced degree in strategy, marketing, communications, innovation, entrepreneurship or other related fields a plus

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

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.​

If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

Every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security. All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and therefore, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position 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.

Requisition ID: R-145551