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GM Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · General Management

Managing Director (Australia)

As Managing Director, you’ll build the foundation of SumUp Australia. We’re looking for a great entrepreneur who’ll continuously raise the bar across marketing, operations, corporate functions, business development – whilst aligning with global priorities. 

This is an incredible opportunity and a great entrepreneurial challenge. You’ll put structures in place that allow us to expand quickly, whilst building and communicating your vision for the future of SumUp in Australia. You’ll also have the opportunity to travel and work with various parts of our business, both in Europe and Latin America (when it’s safe to travel, of course). 

What you’ll do

  • Ensure the long term scalability of the Australian market and drive it to be one of SumUp’s top 10 global markets within 2 years

  • Scale a healthy and operationally independent Australian organisation

  • Hire the necessary talent and build the structures for a localised People Team (Marketing, Growth, Customer Support, KYC, Risk, Payment Operations, People, BI and Finance)

  • Build the control environment and infrastructure so that Australia can meet the audit requirements of our partners and regulators

  • Earn the trust of the CEO and global leadership team by partnering with the rest of the global organisation

  • Become a pacesetter and bar raiser for all team members and support them in forming and modifying team rhythms

  • Understand our products inside and out and deep dive when necessary into the complexities 

  • Scale the sales operation to meet and exceed agreed performance metrics 

  • Coach and guide the Australian leadership team 

  • Assess challenges with managers and their teams and support them in problem-solving

  • Set and own quarterly OKRs and hold the team accountable for delivery 

  • Align critical initiatives in global forums such as acquisitions, integrations, etc.

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You’ve earned a degree from a top university – MBA strongly preferred.

  • You have a consulting background followed by corporate or scale-up experience.

  • You have management experience in an international, globally distributed context. 

  • You possess excellent prioritisation skills in a fast-paced environment

  • You have strong data literacy and analytical skills.

  • You’re a natural collaborator with excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.

  • You’re an empathic bridge-builder with an ability to understand different perspectives and translate for others. 

  • You’re reliable, with sound judgment and a sense for picking the right battles at the right time.

  • You have a general understanding of the basics of the payments industry (this is not essential, but would be beneficial). 

Why SumUp

This will be our first hire into Australia; given the current global pandemic, you must already be resident in Australia with the ability to work in the country.  We are flexible on location, but have a strong preference for this role to be based in either Sydney or Melbourne.

About SumUp

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 businesses. With a founder’s 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 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, colour, 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.