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Director, Network VAS Products


0 - 1 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Business Administration(Management). Any Nationality

, Posted on March 1, 2018 1 Opening

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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, Network VAS Products
Job Overview:
Define Network VAS Product strategy for MEA and develop Go-To-Market plan across key Geographies / Products. Provides designs specifications for and develops new products and services or their components. Defines functional and technical requirements. Researches new technologies and competitive products to develop additional product ideas and enhancements. Performs launch-related activities associated with new or highly customized product implementations, including marketing/communication and collateral. Defines business and technical requirements and manages the relationships of technical resources and the Global Technology Organization to maintain and build out platforms
Major Accountabilities:
Identify business-building opportunities in products and services that will result in increased revenues
Develop new products and product enhancements to anticipate and/or respond to customers needs, market trends and competitive threats
Generate ideas to enhance MasterCard s suite of product offerings and create competitive advantage based on feedback from Product Management and customer account teams
Utilize market research and conduct opportunity assessments to validate new ideas and concepts
Develop and present business cases supporting new product concepts or product enhancements
Comply with the New Product Development/Go-To-Market (NPD/GTM) Process from concept through launch
Develop product designs and specifications with input from client facing teams, internal development teams and other stakeholders
Interface with technical developers to translate product requirements into technical specifications ensuring mutual understanding and minimizing time to market
Participate in the planning, development and design of product marketing strategy and in the execution of advertising, promotional, and sales programs Educate Product Management, Product Sales and Account Management teams on features, benefits and technical aspects of product offerings
Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent experience. Advanced degree desirable.
Knowledge / Experience:
Related business experience in product conceptualization, design and development, preferably in financial services or the bankcard industry
Solid knowledge of the payments business coupled with the ability to translate customers needs into revenue generating product designs
Product development operations experience desirable
Significant experience building sound business cases, designing payments products relevant to the market, and delivering results within budget
Experience in developing products for U.S. and international markets
Management experience is required.
Skills/ Abilities:
Expertise in applying product development concepts and practices across the product development life cycle
Ability to develop, define and execute a business strategy to solve an existing business problem and/or open a new business opportunity
Business acumen with the ability to create solutions that produce positive results for the customer and MasterCard
Excellent verbal and written communication skills plus the ability to deliver compelling presentations
Outstanding negotiation and project management skills
Ability to work collaboratively as a team player in a highly matrixed environment across functions and regions
Ability to interact effectively at all levels and influence internal and external business partners
Proven ability to manage budgets and produce significant financial results
Equal Opportunity Employer

Industry Type : Banking / Financial Services / Broking
Functional Area : Sales / Business Development


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Founded in 1966, MasterCard is a global technology company and payments industry leader. With an expertise in making payment safer, smarter and simpler, the company continually innovates and expands the range of its products and solutions for the global market, including the UAE. Be it business p artners, governments, merchants or consumers, the benefits of MasterCard products and services are reaped by all.

The global company has received several recognitions, including:

- Ranked among Top 10 in Bloomberg Businessweek 50 annual ranking (2013) for top performing US companies

- Best-in-Category Paybefore Awards 2013 and Most Innovative Program from the Paybefore Awards Europe (2013)

- 2013 GSMA Best NFC/Mobile Money Product or Service for the Etisalat Commerce Program

- Ranked #5 for its diversity and inclusion practices by DiversityInc’s list of Top 50 companies for Diversity (2013)

MasterCard is recognized as a great global place to work and fosters a multi-cultural work environment where the diverse workforce can learn and engage in challenging projects. The company rewards talented employees and offers several benefits such as flexible work schedules, training and development programs.

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