Director of Acquiring Relationships




Mobile, Payments





Contract Type:

Full Time

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Rogier Rouppe van der Voort, Commercial Director
+31 203 030 257

About the Client

Our client provides online and mobile payment services and platforms, supported by innovative technological platforms, high functionality, stable development and a wide and constantly extended offering. Following an integration of various payments platforms into on global entity, the business enables and empowers merchants and consumers in various markets including Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India as well as Latin America to safely transact digitally. The company's broad range of payment solutions is available to consumers on our its own e-commerce platforms as well as on third-party operated e-commerce platforms.

Over 50,000 merchants in 21 countries are using and trusting in the client's business to accept payments in a secure and optimised way. The business is regulated as financial institution and also holds licenses by the national banks and local regulators.

About the Job

The Director of Acquiring Relationships is responsible for managing all aspects of the commercial relationships with third party suppliers of payment products and services and reports to the Director of Global Partnerships. The candidate will be responsible for the successful on-boarding of new key international card acquirers, card acquiring banks and alternative payment providers. The integrations will be performed on the global payment solution of the company.

The candidate has an end-to-end contract management and supplier relationship responsibility for a defined portfolio of suppliers within the acquiring domain.

The candidate will participate in supporting the commercial goals of the company. Furthermore he/she is responsible for the handling of day to day matters and escalations between suppliers and/or internal departments to establish and maintain positive relations with both.

Principal Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • Manage relationships and opportunities with suppliers
  • Arrange commercial agreements with suppliers including contract negotiation
  • Explore and develop new supplier relations
  • Coordinate the supplier selection process
  • Coordinate the supplier boarding process
  • Arrange buy rate reviews and updates
  • Conduct regular performance reviews
  • Provide consultancy support to Sales and Account Management to help sign new corporate business and increased flow from existing customers
  • Arrange and document foreign remittance channels (including related tax issues)
  • Prepare and present briefings on market analysis and new business opportunities
  • Administration of supplier invoicing together with Finance

About You

Academic Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in the financial/payment industry preferably in a multi-location global company
  • Extensive broad based experience in account management processes and experience in a professional and complex environment
  • Great knowledge of the international acquiring business
  • Experience in international projects
  • Strong negotiating & deal modelling skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Technical product knowledge (e.g. API’s, payment products & services)
  • Ability to work in an dynamic environment and able to build relationships with the global, regional and local teams within the company

Skills and Competencies

  • Influencing and negotiating
  • Excellent relationships and networking skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Builder with execution focus
  • Results orientation
  • Self-starter (proactive, entrepreneurial approach)
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent Communication skills both written and verbal (strong English a must, additional languages a plus)
  • Teamwork
  • Honesty and integrity

Working Conditions

  • The role will require extensive international travel will be up to 30%
  • High growth market with emerging, fast moving competition

Talk to us

Rogier Rouppe van der Voort, Commercial Director
+31 203 030 257