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MasterCard Manager, Network Strategy and Product in O'Fallon, Missouri

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Job Title

Manager, Network Strategy and Product


The Manager, Network Strategy and Product will join a team leading product strategy, roadmap and execution of the future of Mastercard’s global card payments network. The network is the company's core strategic asset, directly driving over $8 billion in revenue and providing the platform for our other key services.

The successful candidate will help define and execute the strategy for Mastercard’s authorization service, the platform that enables real-time approval of purchases and other transactions as well as the provision of value-added services. Authorization is an essential component of our network and a foundational part of Mastercard’s business. The role will support the development and market rollout of functional upgrades and new product offerings, as well as other initiatives including changes to our Franchise rules and programs. The team’s goal is to ensure the long-term competitiveness of our card network versus alternatives, for existing and new payments use cases; and to grow revenue by delivering more value to our bank customers, as well as cardholders and merchants.

The role

• Partner with regional, customer, technical, C&I, Franchise and legal teams, and gather direct customer feedback, to understand needs, shape proposals and drive execution

• Identify and drive technical platform enhancements to address market needs

• Shape and pursue new product and pricing opportunities; drive new offerings from concept to market, following the Mastercard Studio product development and go to market process, in partnership with regional product leads and market teams

• Propose and drive changes to Mastercard Franchise or other rules or programs to drive outcomes beneficial to the ecosystem, including cardholders, merchants and financial institution customers

• Perform high-quality analysis of transaction data to shape proposals and estimate impact

• Present overviews of your approach, proposals and progress to key decisionmakers and Product leadership

• Maintain an independent mindset and view of the facts, develop a strong view of the best available approaches, make a compelling case and push hard for the right outcome – and stay flexible and pragmatic in your approach to getting things done

The candidate

• Prior experience in payments and basic familiarity with authorization processes is required

• Strong organizational and workstream management skills

• Superior communications, visual and verbal presentation, and interpersonal skills

• Excellent data analysis skills and relevant experience

• Desire to dive deep and learn about our technology, system structure, and rules

• Business-oriented and strategic mindset in product development and decision-making

• Flexibility to work with ambiguity and manage multiple complex projects

• Ability to interact and build relationships with all levels of leadership across the organization and with internal and external clients; ability to lead and influence at all levels

COVID-19 Considerations

In many locations, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in our NYC offices, as required by law, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be permitted inside Mastercard offices unless a reasonable accommodation has been approved in advance.

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 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-175002