VP, Unified Commerce Strategy

Commercial Operations New York

This is Adyen

Adyen provides payments, data, and financial products in a single solution for customers like Uber, eBay, Microsoft, Spotify, and Nike, - making us the financial technology platform of choice. At Adyen, everything we do is engineered for ambition. 

For our teams, we create an environment with opportunities for our people to succeed, backed by the culture and support to ensure they are enabled to truly own their careers. We are motivated individuals who tackle unique technical challenges at scale and solve them as a team. Together, we deliver innovative and ethical solutions that help businesses achieve their ambitions faster.

Unified Commerce Team

We’re looking for an experienced and motivated leader to lead our Unified Commerce Strategy Team. In this role you will oversee a team of strategists responsible for identifying and executing against initiatives with the highest impact to the net revenue of Adyen’s Unified Commerce business.  This is a senior level, high impact role working within a matrixed structure balancing key stakeholders across commercial and product organizations.  

Adyen processes over €250BN a year for omni-channel customers (e.g. McDonalds, Uniqlo, H&M, and Hilton) and is looking for a leader to continue and expand its exceptional 30%+ YoY growth in this space. The Unified Commerce Pillar’s five-year ambition is to accelerate the digital transformation of omnichannel businesses with unified payments, broader financial technology and data solutions.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop methodology for prioritizing the most impactful projects and oversee a team that executes against this portfolio of projects.
  • Give structure to how we ask strategic questions and come to formalized conclusions. 
  • Develops ideas and works in coordination with the product teams and other stakeholders to execute from idea to initial implementation, all the way to general availability. 
  • Drive high-impact partnerships with leading players across the financial technology ecosystem, collaborating with Commercial Partnerships, Finance and Product teams.
  • Oversee Pillar’s Unified Commerce Pillar strategy planning, communication and feedback processes.
  • Assess potential entry into new verticals and markets with high growth potential, beyond existing Adyen focus areas. 
  • Advocate and influence senior management for the implementation of initiatives deemed strategically important. 
  • Conduct competitive analysis, uncovering vulnerabilities and opportunities for Adyen's growth.
  • Shape our go-to-market strategy and positioning for our critical product areas and communicate this in an actionable way to our global Sales & Account Management organization. 
  • Partner with Solution Leads and stakeholders to leverage data and qualitative insights, reaching data-driven conclusions on strategic questions. 
  • Proactively identify hidden opportunities with a significant impact on Adyen's business, independent of direct guidance. 
  • Engage in external forums as a senior stakeholder/thought leader in the business. 
  • Be a lead participant in customer-facing and public settings to evangelize strategy, drive adoption of products, and build excitement Adyen’s global Unified Commerce strategy. 

Who you are:

  • You have 10+ years of commercial strategy experience in the financial technology sector, either as an operator or a top-tier strategy consultant
  • You are a proven people manager and leader who enjoys motivating teams globally and bringing energy that inspires
  • You are structured in your way of thinking and writing, take a customer-first mindset, and live by an analytical approach
  • You are comfortable presenting to customers and larger audiences to communicate our strategies
  • You run fast and independently to drive strategic direction, and answer ambiguous, complex, and highly strategic questions
  • You have experience working in a global, multi-cultured, fast-paced, commercial environment
  • You have the ability to develop credibility with, and present to, senior executives and build relationships with customers and partners
  • You are curious about the payments and financial sector, unified commerce industries, and emerging financial technologies
  • You have a commercial mindset enabling support of commercial teams “on the ground” to drive product enablement and impact
  • You are able to independently manage multiple priorities with clarity and efficiency, ensuring timely and effective communication
  • Ability to travel internationally and work across time zones

The annual base salary range for this role is $290,000-$350,000. To learn more about our compensation philosophy, please click here.

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitments 

Our unique approach is a product of our diverse perspectives. This diversity of backgrounds and cultures is essential in helping us maintain our momentum. Our business and technical challenges are unique, and we need as many different voices as possible to join us in solving them - voices like yours. No matter who you are or where you’re from, 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. Does this sound like you? If so, Adyen encourages you to reconsider and apply. We look forward to your application!

What’s next?

Ensuring a smooth and enjoyable candidate experience is critical for us. We aim to get back to you regarding your application within 5 business days. Our interview process tends to take about 4 weeks to complete, but may fluctuate depending on the role. Learn more about our hiring process here. Don’t be afraid to let us know if you need more flexibility.

Adyen is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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