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MasterCard Mastercard Graduate Launch Program, Sales, Portugal (Lisbon) - September 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion ( for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Job Title

Mastercard Graduate Launch Program, Sales, Portugal (Lisbon) - September 2022

We believe that opportunity is for all of us.

This is Mastercard Launch.

Who are Mastercard?

Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments business. We connect consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses worldwide and enable them to use secure and convenient electronic forms of payment. Mastercard is a driving force at the heart of commerce, enabling global transactions and bringing insight into the payments process to make commerce faster, more secure, and more valuable to everyone involved. As a critical link among financial institutions and millions of businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide, Mastercard provides services in more than 210 countries and territories. You find more information on

Mastercard Launch

There are some skills you can teach. And some you can inspire. Mastercard Launch gives recent graduates both—immersing emerging talent in an 18-month journey where they will challenge the status quo, engage in meaningful and practical sessions, drive Decency and Belonging, our mission to be a Force for Good and be the ultimate catalyst for personal and professional growth. The Launch program is for change makers, those who dare to be greater and who wish to make a real impact on the world. We invite you to bring your passion, share your talent and make the most of this truly Priceless experience.

What it is

A permanent opportunity but dedicated to an 18-month program that educates, inspires personal growth, and builds professional confidence to create a Priceless career with Mastercard. Launch will include development opportunities such as:

• Professional skills learning

• Business-driven rotations or experiences

• Networking and career conversations

• A capstone final project

You will have the opportunity to work with your peers on various business projects which aim to provide enhanced work experience outside of your day-to-day role.

You will work with our dedicated leaders–successful managers and executives who inspire, mentor, and coach others toward successful careers here at Mastercard.

What you’ll do

The Young Graduate will join Mastercard Sales within Account Manager and Business Development teams with a rotation within those 2 teams. He will in the end join either the Account Manager or Business Development team.

Her/His main tasks will be to develop & improve relationships with Mastercard clients (from a range within Financial Institutions, Digital Partners, Governments, Merchants & Commerce), sell highly innovative solutions (Payment solutions, Data, Loyalty, Identity, etc.) and/ or develop Mastercard acceptance network, and deal with the developments of Mastercard relationships with strategic partners.

  • Partner cooperatively in a team environment to support evolution of a wide array of programs across Mastercard business

  • Liaise with global customer base to identify opportunities to improve current programs and develop understanding of customer needs

  • Support larger team functions related to ensuring customer compliance with Mastercard standards

  • Will work with analytic insights and tools to facilitate compliance, investigative, and reporting initiatives

  • Perform project management duties, creating and documenting processes, developing timelines, managing compliance cases, supporting risk mitigation for our third parties

  • Communicate across key stakeholders to out into place action plans to address vulnerabilities and weaknesses

  • Interface with customers, both internal and external, to effectively communicate and educate on program rules, procedures and best practices

  • Perform desktop research to identify regional or global trends and develop key performance metrics and reporting

  • Assist with ad hoc requests, participate in special projects as required, and provide cross-functional support as needed

What you’ll need

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong strategic and conceptual aptitude

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects concurrently

  • Final year or graduated since Sept 2021

  • Minimum predicted classification of a UK 2.1 or equivalent GPA of 3.0

  • Languages: English to professional standard, additional languages would be of an advantage

  • Studying an economics, management or engineering degree, with interest in Digital Payments technology

  • Expert PC skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access; programming and coding ability a plus

  • Experience with Tableau, Domo, or other comparable business intelligence tools

  • Understanding of risk management disciplines

COVID-19 Considerations

We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. In many locations, which may change over time, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in some locations, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated will be permitted inside Mastercard offices until further notice.

In the US, Mastercard is a government contractor, which may legally require most Mastercard employees to be vaccinated unless a verified approved medical or religious exemption is granted. Further, we are currently making every effort towards having employees return to work in the office 2 days per week, if that makes sense for their team. Everyone must be vaccinated to enter Mastercard offices at this time. Therefore, we expect all candidates to be vaccinated or to be approved for a medical or religious accommodation prior to commencing work at Mastercard.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and 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-135117