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MasterCard Director, Blockchain & Digital Product Management in New York City, New York

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 (https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/vision/who-we-are/diversity-inclusion.html) 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

Director, Blockchain & Digital Product Management

NAM Digital Product – Director, Emerging Digital Team

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 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.

Overview

As part of the North America Digital team, this role is located in the Emerging Digital group covering the trends and innovation driving the evolution of digital payments that create direct impact on Mastercard’s product strategy and commercialization. While the Emerging Digital team covers technologies including Blockchain and Digital assets, Biometrics and Secure Remote Commerce, this role is focused on Blockchain.

The Blockchain and Digital Assets group is leading Mastercard's cutting edge strategy to bring forward the future of payments technology and make it a reality. The team has a program of research and product development to drive our multi-rail strategy with the best of what blockchain has to offer.

The role includes program management, governance and product commercialization activities to support regional implementation goals and build readiness for scale, the person will also be a “go-to” contact for education, thought leadership, and regional product knowledge.

To deliver these objectives the role would involve working with colleagues in other teams in Product, Cyber & Intelligence and Data & Services.

Responsibilities

• Support the commercialization and regional development of innovative blockchain and digital asset solutions that have strategic fit and value to Mastercard's customers and partners, including evaluation of the business value of solution concepts for Mastercard and its customers

• Specific programs included in the role cover Crypto Card Programs, Approval Rates & Acceptance, NFTs and Metaverse and plus supporting future strategy for supporting digital currency on Mastercard rails

• Lead and develop product innovation and commercialization plans for incremental features to existing products to support Digital Payment priorities and goals

• Establish shared vision across the company by influencing and building consensus among the various stakeholders

• Understand technology trends in Digital and provide insight & analysis to the implications to Digital product and channel partners

• Work cross functionally with teams in C & I, Digital Asset and Digital to understand their product and services roadmap and assess the applicability and impact to the NAM region

All about you

• Experience in bringing new technology based products to market and developing key business deliverables

• Good understanding of payment ecosystem with current role of Mastercard

•Strong interest and knowledge of blockchain and crypto-currency ecosystems

• Good commercial insight, with experience of building a value proposition for all participants in a payments ecosystem, including Mastercard, our customers and partners.

• Excellent communication skills, with an ability to simplify and describe complex concepts and technologies to an audience of varied knowledge. This includes experience and comfort in working in cross-functional teams.

• A strong entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to learn quickly, adapt to a changing market landscape, and challenge the status quo.

• Sound judgement, based on good analytical skills and the ability to digest complex problems

• Highly organized with strong liking for detail

• Comfortable with ambiguity, and a changing and fast-paced environment

• Self-starter with ability to work both independently and as part of a team

• Experience leading cross-functional projects and teams effectively, delivering results

• Strong analytical skills and proven ability to tackle complex problems with the ability to set and meet deadlines

• Proven team player with excellent interpersonal skills

• Ability to “connect the dots” between consumer trends, unmet needs, and technology to identify new opportunities & solutions

Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s degree and 5 years relevant work experience; advanced degree desired

• Prior experience from either management consulting, crypto and/or payments industry, ecommerce or financial services with focus on experience in product management, commercialization & strategy

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.

Domestic overnight travel required (10%)

Location: New York City

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.

In the US, 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 reasonable_accommodation@mastercard.com 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

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-167781

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