1+ months

Manager, Emerging Payment Solutions - P204404

Phoenix, AZ 85003
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At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We're all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Discover is seeking a Manager of Emerging Solutions, responsible for the ideation and development of products and services that will position Discover Financial Services' clients and partners to succeed in the market.

The landscape of payments is changing at a rapid pace. The ideal candidate will be well versed in traditional card payments, as well as opportunities and challenges this ecosystem faces as new technologies such as digital, biometrics, authentication, cloud, tokenization, and others continue to influence the industry. As a key contributor to Discover Global Network's performance priorities, this role will combine strategic thinking with tactical execution ability.

The role analyzes the global marketplace for emerging payments trends and builds solutions to respond to these trends to meet client needs of Discover Global Network.

*This role can be located in Riverwoods (IL), downtown Chicago (IL), Phoenix (AZ), or New Albany (OH).

  • Analyzes payments landscape and competitive market strategies through the analysis of related product, market, or share trends. Research and recommend new strategic initiatives into the organization and lead their implementation
  • Collaborates with internal and external partners to analyze market demand for these products within the Discover Global Network ecosystem.
  • Presents to management opportunities and business case for these products within the network.
  • Plays a key role in developing and executing Discover's emerging payments & commerce opportunities, including mobile and payments infrastructure, and go-to-market plans, with the goal of differentiating and growing Discover's marketplace position.
  • Supports business development efforts and aids in the definition of client solutions
  • Demonstrates creative thinking, passion and drive to champion new ideas throughout the organization, tenacity to create commercially viable product, and flexibility to evaluate and adapt to market feedback.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on digital and emerging payments space
  • Be a thought partner to the larger organization and thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Management, Engineering, Finance, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Global or Emerging Payment Network, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Global Payment Network, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • Master's Degree- MBA, or related field
  • Extensive payments experience- product management/business development/operations in digital payments preferred
  • Strong track record of innovative thinking and successful product development and deployment
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience managing multiple vendor/partner relationships simultaneously
  • Ability to conceptualize and communicate strategic approaches and goals both verbally and in presentation format to senior level management
  • Influence without authority (matrixed/cross-departmental people management)
  • Desire to work in a fast paced environment, consistently adhering to strict deadlines and evolving priorities.

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-06-30 Expires: 2019-09-21

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