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Head of Payment Partnerships

Berlin · Operations

SumUp aims to become the first global card acceptance brand by redefining industry standards through constant technology-driven innovation. While the payments landscape is undergoing rapid change driven by innovation on the technological regulatory side, and payments remain very local, a perfect payment product is a moving target and one size does not fit all. The Payments team’s mission is to build a payments infrastructure to support all payments, via any channel, anywhere in the world, in the fastest and most cost-efficient way. 

We’re looking for a self driven Head of Payment Partnerships EU to manage relationships with our acquirers, card schemes and credit institutions. You’re expected  to keep an eye on industry developments from regulatory, technology and business perspectives, identify opportunities for SumUp and execute projects to improve our products. 

What you’ll do

  • Define and execute on a payments partnership roadmap based on SumUp’s global strategy

  • Manage relationships with our partners 

  • Coordinate cross functional projects with internal stakeholders (Product, Operations, Compliance) 

  • Build and coach the payments team 

  • Support execution of company initiatives by building foundations upon which the products will be built, while maintaining a strategic perspective. 

  • Optimise payments processes and drive new initiatives: Here is where your creativity and initiative will really be needed. Based on data analyses you’ll  identify opportunities for streamlining our payments processes as well as costs, come up with value-based proposals and drive change. 

What you’ll bring to this role

  • Experience and understanding of the European payment industry from technology, regulation and business perspectives 

  • Strong critical/analytical thinking

  • Experience in leading cross-functional projects and interacting at all levels with diverse roles including engineers, business partners and executive leadership

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Experience in building and coaching teams

  • Strong relationship-building skills coupled with the ability to develop consensus

  • Start-ups thrill you! You’re able to identify yourself with them and you know what awaits you when working for one. Start-up experience a definite plus

Why you should join SumUp

  • You'll be part of the team building the world’s first-ever global card acceptance brand.

  • You’ll work with team members that are highly passionate about the payments industry.

  • You'll have the space to drive your career here and take ownership of projects as we work in flat hierarchies.

  • You’ll work in a diverse and international team.

  • We offer a corporate pension scheme, free German and yoga classes, subsidised gym membership, sports clubs and other benefits.

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating tools that help them run their business. With a founders mentality and a 'team-first attitude' our diverse teams across Europe, South America, and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful in doing what they love.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.