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Senior Payments Strategy Manager

Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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About the RoleExperienced payments expert to drive international payments strategy at the heart of the industry. We are changing payments, we need committed people to make that happen
At SWIFT we have redefined international payments in recent years with the adoption of gpi and our strategy to move the whole world to instant frictionless payments.

We are seeking an experienced payments expert with 5+ years experience in financial markets to help drive our strategy for payments to its next phase. Joining a small team focused on how to deliver instant frictionless payments account to account globally.

If you have a sound knowledge of payments markets, if you are a natural strategic thinker with a core capacity to think creatively about how to remake the payments world differently, with a strong ability to communicate and persuade, you may be the person we are looking for.

B2B payments strategy working with other team members and SWIFT clients as appropriate
  • Assessing new market developments for B2B payments
  • Working with major clients and communities
  • Identifying new approaches
  • Proposing ways financial institutions can deliver instant frictionless payments globally
  • Seeking community agreement to identified approaches

Thought Leadership. A key part of the role will be developing and contributing to thought leadership for payment development
  • Examine leading edge changes expected to affect the industry over a medium term
  • Publishing papers and other articles on key developments and how this will affect payments in practice
  • Covering key business innovations (eg CBDCs)

Market engagement You will engage with financial institutions and the market to contribute to driving change and position SWIFT strategy
  • Representing SWIFT at senior level
  • Engaging with financial institutions, central banks, market infrastructures and industry groups
  • Speaking at events and conferences
  • Joining industry forums to drive change

Do you have the right business background?
  • 5+ years' experience in a payments environment (domestic, international, at a bank)
  • A good understanding of the workings of the domestic and cross-border payments business
  • A sound understanding of current market business and technical developments
  • Current engagement with industry groups an advantage
  • Strong strategic and communication skills

We are looking for:
  • A natural networker, able to negotiate and solve complex issues
  • A team player with enthusiasm and drive
  • A capacity to innovate and articulate new approaches
  • Fluent written and spoken English, excellent presentation skills
  • The ability to manage uncertainty

  • University degree
What we offer
We put you in control of career

We give you a competitive package

We help you perform at your best

We help you make a difference

We give you the freedom to be yourself

We give you the freedom to be yourself. We are creating an environment of unique individuals - like you - with different perspectives on the financial industry and the world. An environment in which everyone's voice counts and where you can reach your full potential regardless of age, background, culture, colour, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion , sexual orientation, or veteran/military status.
  • Location: London, United Kingdom; Frankfurt, Germany
  • Type: Full time
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