Monday, April 9, 2012


MasterCard Nigeria Job in Lagos for a Business Leader,April 8th 2012
MasterCard Worldwide provides a unique combination of expertise, industry-leading insight, and globally integrated resources that the company leverages to deliver value to constituents.

MasterCard is committed to innovating and growing the range of products and services the company brings to market through our strong partnerships with our customers.

Today, our company continues to drive the evolution of payments by promoting new, safer, and more convenient ways to pay, accelerating the displacement of cash and checks, delivering increased value to all of our constituents, and advancing commerce in established and emerging markets worldwide. A vacancy exists for the position below:

REF ID: 2815144


Build a sales pipeline across Sub-Sahara Africa in the area of mobile commerce and facilitating the use of mobile phones as payment acceptance devices.

Establish and leverage relationships in the Telco space to drive payment innovation.

Implementing an approved strategy for P2P remittances – domestic and cross-border based on prepaid wallet solutions, “cash-in”, “cash-out” as well as payment pricing and functionality. Also, selling MasterCard remittance solutions to FIs, Exchange Houses and Telcos in identified markets.

Adapting to new information, feedback, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situations; able to deal calmly and effectively with high-stress situations, including continuing to persevere and remaining calm in challenging circumstances.

Partnering with key constituents both internally (Sales and acceptance teams, business leads, Division Presidents, Country Managers and functional group heads), as well as external resources (customers and merchants, regulators, third party service providers) to ensure seamless execution of the strategy.

Identifying and developing processors and other players in the ecosystem with specific focus on developing the necessary support infrastructure needed to accelerate business growth and identification of new revenue streams through the successful development, rollout, and expansion of our capabilities in the division, as related to mobile and remittances.

Understanding customer needs, marketplace dynamics, industry trends, and the competitive landscape in the industry/function and considering the external impact of business activities and decisions on the external environment.

Leading projects/initiatives; able to quickly grasp new ideas; able to simplify strategy into specific actions with clear accountability, making decisions with speed and accuracy based on best available information, and communicating priorities clearly and concisely.


Deep knowledge and understanding of Mobile and Remittance products/services, with significant experience in sales and business development within the traditional and non-traditional space.

Relevant tertiary qualifications and 10+ years of progressive business experience, with a strong track record in the payments industry and deep knowledge of consumer payments.

Strong analytical skills - ability to identify issues before they develop into problems and to proactively resolve issues directly or through escalation to appropriate partners/stakeholders.

Strong team working skills - ability to work collaboratively and both independently and in a team environment.

Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills - extensive experience in communicating in international environment at senior management level.

High preference for action - results driven and with a disciplined approach to deliver sales targets.

Strong sales skills – ability to identify and capture opportunities for increasing MasterCard revenue and profitability, while maintaining customer focus. Disciplined approach to sales pipeline development, management, tracking and reporting.

Strong account management experience - ability to understand customer and constituent needs, marketplace dynamics, industry trends and the competitive landscape.

Strong relationship management skills - experience of managing multiple stakeholders in a multicultural environment, matrixed environment, across multiple geographic locations. Strong negotiating and influencing skills, with the ability to execute through others who do not report directly.

Extensive travel required, including flexibility to travel at short notice.