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Director, Products Innovation Strategy

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®. 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

Director, Products & Innovation Strategy

The mission of the Products & Innovation (P&I) Strategy team is to support the Chief Product Officer (CPO) in strategy development and business operations across Mastercard’s P&I Business Lines. In addition, the team seeks to create efficiencies, improve alignment and facilitate change.
• Have you ever successfully influenced executives on your strategic point of view?
• Are you motivated by a dynamic, changing business environment and its opportunities and challenges?
• Are you adept at solving complex business problems and achieving support, buy-in and execution for the solutions you’ve developed?

The Director, Products & Innovation Strategy is responsible for development of organization long-range and strategic plans, as well as the identification of organization strengths and weaknesses and business opportunities; this includes formulating, implementing and evaluating business plans

• Assists leadership in identifying key issues, defining problem structures, evaluating options; and formulates underlying action plans to begin developing solutions
• Leads projects or work streams related to refine corporate growth and targets; develops presentations, generates research insights, undertakes complex analysis (including strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analyses) and guides others to finalize solutions
• Contributes content and research insights to aid strategy leaders in advancing their solutions and works to ensure alignment with corporate strategy
• Analyzes market trends, dynamics, and competition in order to inform product strategies
• Interface with Products & Innovation executives and their teams to gather data, advance strategy development and execution plans

All About You
• Experience implementing corporate strategic initiatives and/or business plans
• Extensive experience evaluating complex strategic initiatives, facilitating, influencing and contributing to design and advancement
• Success drawing insights from a broad range of industries and/or markets and reflecting them into solutions and strategies
• Personal presence and ability to clearly communicate compelling messages to senior management and business partners
• Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred
• Knowledge of financial services and/or payment industry preferred
• Ability to travel periodically

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.​