Senior Vice President - Government Vertical

  • Location
    Purchase, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 11

Position description

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

Senior Vice President - Government Vertical

Mastercard is dedicated to inclusive economic growth of all the world’s citizens across the globe. The Government & Development group’s mandate is to innovate and implement commercially viable digital solutions and business models that transform how civil society, governments, and the private sector improve citizen welfare and drive economic growth. We convert inefficient and risky cash and manual practices into locally nuanced safe, secure and smart digital empowerment. Using a shared value model we partner with our customers and other thought leaders to bring about permanent, transformative change. This job is all about helping consumers, merchants and governments across developed and emerging markets solve their practical, everyday barriers to success.
We do this by engaging, listening and leading. Our relationship team is business development experts, thought leaders and deal closers. We apply our digital tools, business insights, last mile solutions and market organizing skills. We have a good idea what works. But we also have a passion for learning, exploring new capabilities, and applying the best methodologies and insights. This role is at the heart of our intent to scale our business, driving revenue, brand value and innovation. The group is comprised of the Government and Humanitarian verticals who set the global strategy; the Solution Engineering team that implements new solutions; and the in-market Sales team who drive customer sales through local resources.

The SVP, Government Vertical, is responsible for design and execution of our global government strategy. This position reports directly to the EVP, Government & Development. It is based in New York or London.
• Do you have a passion for working with the public sector to create mutual economic and social gain?
• Do you believe that private sector commercial engagement in emerging economies is critical catalyst for key development outcomes
• Have you ever helped government agencies leverage data to improve efficiency and realize benefits for citizens?
• Do you want to lead a collaborative team that designs and commercializes new solutions for the public sector?

• Owns the design and execution of our global government strategy
o Develops the strategic roadmap to serve governments in pre-commercial and mature markets
o Leverages deep understanding of government and their needs to design differentiated suite of solutions that enhance government efficiency, transparency and effectiveness
o Acts as a strategic business partner to key geographic and functional business unit heads to execute the go-to-market strategy
o Provides thought leadership in government services and financial inclusion ecosystem design (customer forums, conferences, internal events)
• Responsible for Innovation and Standardization of government solutions
o Prioritizes strategy roadmap for both pre-commercial and mature markets
o Collaborates closely with Solution Engineering and Sales teams to craft business requirements for new solutions
o Responsible for commercialization of new solutions (empower sales with strong go to market; support pilot launch, drive standardization for scale), in partnership with Solution Engineering, Product Marketing and in-market Sales teams
o Supports in-market Sales teams to deliver against financial targets, and provides thought leadership support to win strategic RFPs
o Facilitates cross-market success transfers and knowledge sharing
• Creates valuable, sustainable partnerships
o Creates partnerships with the public and private sector as required to deliver commercially viable solutions
o Build relationships, in partnership with key internal stakeholders, with key government entities
o Ensures consistent global messaging across markets and channels to ‘speak with one voice’
• Manages a team of professionals who execute the strategy in conjunction with teams across MasterCard

All About You
o Consultative solution development focused, with product development and management experience, ideally in a consulting payments environment or within B2B business model
o Experience in strategy development and implementation
o Experience working for or in government agencies, managing process improvement and transformative change initiatives to improve citizen welfare and government effectiveness
o Experience in payments and data networks, preferably in the product or innovation area
o A proven and accomplished leader with experience attracting, building, coaching and developing a high-performing, cohesive team
o Adept at managing internal stakeholders in terms of engagement, communication and transparency of purpose. Can skillfully lead complex initiatives that require collaboration across functional, geographical and cultural lines
o Demonstrated ability to work within and across geographic boundaries within a matrix environment. Preferably has worked in and led organizations in multiple markets
o Self-motivated, thrives in a fast paced environment; readiness to take-on stretch goals
o Exceptional relationship management, influencing and communication skills
o Undergraduate degree required. MBA or graduate degree preferred
o English fluency is required. At least one other European language a strong plus

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