Partnerships Manager, Local Payments

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Partnerships Manager, Local Payments

We are looking for a commercially focused Partnership Manager to join our Local Payments team in Tokyo. In this role, you will help to expand and improve our local payment methods and be the go-to expert of Japan - a key element to Adyen’s offering and success.

You will work with other product managers, business analysts, and developers to build and lead new projects across our local, regional, and global partners. We are looking for someone who is flexible, thoughtful, and eager to tackle the problem in front of them - while able to drive commercial strategy.

The role requires the ability to work across technical and financial topics - building on their understanding and sharing their knowledge with internal stakeholders (such as Account Management, Sales, Marketing, and Support teams). Additionally, you will manage and expand a portfolio of payment methods partners.

What you’ll do

  • End-to-end responsibility for a set of payment methods: Act as the single point-of-contact for a selection of Local Payment Methods, taking full ownership internally as well as externally. This includes working with cross-functional colleagues across the company as well as the Partners to achieve all aspects of the product. Including analysing and addressing operational issues
  • Identify what new payment methods have to offer, and how they would fit into Adyen’s overall product offering
  • Knowledge sharing: Enable the rest of the organisation to use all aspects of the Adyen product you are managing to the maximum, by passing on your knowledge on technical and commercial features
  • Commercial Guidance: Grasp commercial offers most effective for your market segment and guide the Sales team on their usage
  • Collaborating with the Technical Product Managers on new integrations, developments, new features and bug fixes. Being an active part of the prioritisation
  • Project Tracking and Implementation: Be the driving force behind proper project tracking and the continual implementation of needed tasks; ensure that there is a source of truth for the tasks at hand
  • Negotiate with the partner on buy-rates as well as merchants on sell-rates

Who you are

  • Previous experience managing accounts or partnerships
  • Project Management: Previous experience seeing projects through from beginning to end and owning the entire process
  • As the ‘go to’ person, the Product Partnerships Manager has to wear many hats Comfortable with going from a meeting with a marketer, and an account manager all in one afternoon, tailoring messaging based on the audience
  • Exceptional people skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels of management, both internally and externally
  • The role itself has a commercial focus - you’re comfortable scoping and structurally planning a new implementation, jumping into meetings with an engineer, a marketer, and an account manager all in one afternoon, tailoring messaging based on the audience
  • Global Perspective: Ability to work seamlessly with a global, multicultural team
  • Results-Oriented: Proven record of high performance managing complex initiatives to achieve outstanding results. A strong understanding of the importance of data, providing actionable insights, and tracking the success of those initiatives
  • Technical affinity: Experience with programming and/or data analysis is a plus
  • You’re native or fluent in Japanese and can speak English to a business level
  • Payments Background experience is a plus

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Our unobvious approach is a product of our diverse perspectives. This diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives is essential in helping us maintain our momentum. Our business and technical challenges are unique, we need as many different voices as possible to solve them - voices like yours. So no matter where you're from, who you love, or what you believe in, we welcome you to be your true self at Adyen.

Studies show that women and members of underrepresented communities apply for jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Even if you don't meet 100% of the criteria, Adyen encourages you to reconsider and apply. We look forward to your application.


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