UK Partnership Manager

The company’s International Partnerships practice helps their clients create payment and lending industry alliances that deliver long-lasting value.  This company pioneered the partnerships space more than 3 decades ago.  Since then they have facilitated hundreds of alliances, advising and representing all sides of transactions in the process.  We work across the partnership lifecycle, helping our clients to plan, structure, select, negotiate, manage and improve successful partnership programmes. 
They engage with a wide variety of Payments industry partnerships, involving:
  • Merchants
  • Credit and Debit Issuers
  • Networks
  • Industry Start-Ups
  • Emerging Technology Companies
  • Processors
  • Servicers
  • Acquirers
  • Rewards Providers
  • Alternative Payment Providers
The Role
The International Partnerships Director role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced cards and payments professional to own and work on interesting, varied and challenging engagements for top-tier clients.
  • Management and delivery of consulting assignments for clients, often as part of small project teams, but sometimes as the primary delivery consultant
  • Supporting the practice business development efforts through targeted marketing campaigns, industry relationship building, warm- and cold-calling efforts, proposal and client presentation development
  • Leading meetings with and presentations to clients and external industry players to develop new business, build relationships, provide exposure for the company, and keep up with industry trends
  • Lead efforts to increase European and International opportunities
  • Lead, create and implement the practice’s strategy to meet evolving requirements and industry needs
  • Development and dissemination of industry thought leadership relevant to the partnerships space in particular, and the company in general
  • Development of high quality, strategically focused deliverables that deliver on client needs
  • Managing and mentoring the company’s International Partnerships Team
The Candidate
The International Partnerships Director should possess the following characteristics:
  • Deep subject matter expertise in the payments industry, with substantial knowledge of credit cards and experience in the Co-Brand / Affinity card market
  • A strong general understanding of the Cards and Payments industry as a whole
  • Analytical capabilities and an ability to quantify and communicate financial scenarios
  • Creativity and flexibility in developing and delivering solutions that add value to clients
  • Experience in developing new business opportunities
  • The ability to think strategically and deliver tactically
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience / knowledge of the retail sector preferred but not required
  • Experience in negotiating partnerships, contracts and/or other relevant transactions
  • A collaborative, team-oriented work style with a hands-on approach
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize, delivering or managing several projects at a time
  • Experience in working with senior-level clients and stakeholders
  • A strong work ethic, energy and enthusiasm
  • Relationships within the Cards and Payments industry
Key Expectations
  • Support delivery of a Business Development goal
  • Develop and implement a Partnership Growth Strategy
  • Strong engagement delivery and client satisfaction levels
  • Timeliness, accuracy and value of contributions to clients
  • Detailed technical knowledge of the industry and continuing appetite to develop knowledge base
  • Demonstrated accountability, initiative, and ability to work with a team, communicating effectively with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible and work on projects with a wide variety of scopes, methodologies and outputs
How to apply
Email your CV to melanie.litchfield  and for an initial discussion call Melanie on 01604 766851
Date posted: 19/06/2018
Salary: £100,000 bases, £170,000 OTE
Location: London