Project Manager - Payments - 6 Month Contract
About the Role
La Fosse is excited to be working with a leading Tech Company who are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join their UK payment organisation on a contract basis. The Project Manager will manage the operationalisation of end-to-end Payment Operations working with the Mobility and Delivery LoBs and their Payment Product and Compliance Operations teams.
This is a dynamic project & program management role with a heavy focus on cross-functional collaboration and process improvement through alignment, teamwork and out of the box thinking. The ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter, who has experience of working in a rapidly growing Fintech business as well working in complex/matrix organisations with a strong growth mentality.
You will need to swiftly align their business strategies to its underlying payment operations focusing on its critical touchpoints and sources of friction from onboarding (KYC & Screening) to the collection and disbursement of payments
Knowledge of the UK Payments market (Cards and Bank to Bank) with an understanding on KYC/KYB/Screening requirements and solutions is key as well as having direct experience working with Acquirers and PSPs in the e-com Merchant space.
What you'll do:
Project Manage the operationalisation, managing multiple workstreams across global/regional/local functions ensuring it delivers commercial value and meets FCA and other regulatory requirements
Plan and lead high-impact initiatives to improve Merchant and Earner onboarding and payment processes
Map out key activities across their entire Payments Value Chain and any risks and dependencies
Be a crucial thought partner in developing outstanding operational excellence
Identify operational weaknesses and help improve or innovate new processes
Build, maintain, and communicate detailed reporting models to track and communicate performance metrics as they relate to your line of business
Minimum of 8 years Project Management experience
Experience leading cross-functional projects in a Tech driven organisation
Experience working in a complex environment managing a large number of diverse stakeholders at Global, Regional and Local level
Succinct Communicator - ability to break down complex issues and communicate at all levels in the organization.
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work productively with key stakeholders under tight deadlines.
Solid background in Payments from an Acquirer/PSP/Merchant lens
Experience in KYB/KYC Compliance requirements to facilitate payments
Understanding of FCA/PSR/Pay.UK regulatory requirements
Highly motivated. Ability to work under pressure and under your own initiative.
Ability to work in a cross-functional matrix environment.
Solution driven with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and deliver results.
Commitment to acting with integrity, with high personal work standards.
Advanced communication skills and ability to influence others and manage relevant stakeholders.
Effective problem solver with the ability to identify the root cause of a problem.
Familiarity with engineering and development process; experience managing technical scope, timing, and prioritization.