Job of the Week: Strategy Manager | London


Why is eCommerce Strategy Manager the next step for you?

The eCommerce Business Unit at Worldpay is thriving, providing global payment solutions to the world’s largest, most international merchants.  We focus on 5 key vertical markets, specifically Airlines, Travel, Retail, Digital Content and Gambling.  In these markets we partner with highly innovative, fast growing customers, delivering market leading payment solutions. We don’t just bring payments knowledge and experience; we bring deep expertise of each specific vertical market, tailored product propositions and deep integrations into the vertical’s ecosystems. The Strategy team operates at the heart of the eCommerce business unit, driving differentiated value for our customers.

Our people are our competitive advantage. The eCommerce strategy team have a proven track-record of bringing genuine talent into the business and providing a springboard for stellar careers within Worldpay. We offer an energetic, entrepreneurial working environment with great opportunities for you to learn and grow. This is a great time to join an already successful business and further develop your career.

What does the role involve?

You will help develop, lead and deliver key strategic initiatives, primarily supporting the Worldpay eCommerce team whilst also driving broader business objectives. Reporting to the Strategy Director, you will plan, coordinate and manage a diverse range of eCommerce projects. These projects will frequently involve an analytical component and will also require engagement with critical stakeholders from across the business, e.g.: Global eCommerce Executive team, Vertical Strategists (Airlines, Travel, Gambling, Digital Content & Global Retail), Business Development, Relationship Management, Marketing & Demand Generation, Product Management and Delivery. This is a UK based role but will incorporate regular contact with all priority markets and regions including US, EMEA, LATAM and APAC.

You will be driving firm-wide implementation of key strategic projects (such as entering new markets); progressing product and marketing initiatives (such as launching new products) and supporting delivery of Sales, Operations and Technology programs (such as refreshing the go-to-market proposition).

What will make you the ideal candidate?

You have a Bachelors degree (2:1 or above) from a selective university and several years work experience at a top-tier strategy consultancy firm and / or in a strategic planning function. You ideally had a broad role, operating across complex business environments.

You have a good analytical pedigree, strong project management skills and an ability to develop, lead and execute complex initiatives. You are a confident communicator and networker, with good influencing skills.

You have been central to wide-ranging strategic decision-making processes and are comfortable making choices and assessing trade-offs. You are a natural collaborator with an ability to build and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally.

How is Worldpay changing the world?

We are leaders in modern money. Each and every time you use your debit card or credit card, whether online or face-to-face, there’s a good chance we made that transaction happen. On an annual basis our innovations, systems and technology enable billions of payments globally. We help our global customer base to take your payments quickly, safely and reliably, allowing them to grow their businesses. Worldpay’s IPO was the largest in the UK in 2015 and the largest ever FinTech IPO, with a market value at the offer price of nearly £5bn. This is a great time to join us in building for the next phase of the Worldpay journey. Please apply now and we’ll be in touch.


About the author

Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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