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Head of AMER Card Networks Partnerships

at Stripe


Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies - from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups - use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone's reach while doing the most important work of your career.

About the team

The Network Partnerships team sits within the Partnerships organization and is a key component of Stripe’s success. Our team is responsible for developing and managing relationships with critical partners, such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express, which are fundamental to the success of Stripe’s product strategy and delivering new capabilities to Stripe users.

What you’ll do


  • Lead a team managing Stripe’s Network partnerships in in the United States & Canada, with a focus on driving the execution of joint initiatives and launching new offerings to benefit Stripe users
  • Ensure best-in-class, methodical partner and deal management rooted in milestone management, KPIs and alignment on a portfolio of opportunities of mutual interest
  • Leverage industry knowledge to craft thoughtful long-term partnership and product strategies, and execute deals and initiatives that support Stripe’s strategy
  • Coordinate with internal cross-functional stakeholders (including risk, compliance, product, engineering, treasury and partner managers in EMEA, APAC and LATAM to drive creation and execution of partner (and related product) strategy
  • Identify partner stakeholders who will champion Stripe, educate them about Stripe’s value proposition, and build alignment between Stripe and our partner’s executive teams at regional and local levels in Stripe’s highest growth geographies
  • Develop, manage and report on strategic plans, key negotiation/expansion opportunities and overall partner health with a multi-year vision in mind
  • Reconcile competing priorities to drive creative solutions and commitment to a shared goal across multiple stakeholders
  • Ensure sound execution of day-to-day operations and adherence to risk and compliance obligations
  • Represent Stripe at partner and industry events, building close personal relationships with key partner stakeholders

Who you are

We're looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • 15+ years of experience in strategic partnerships, business development, corporate development or related field
  • 10+ years of experience related to payments or card networks 
  • Thorough understanding of card network dynamics and business models 
  • Experience managing distributed teams across multiple geographies and overseeing multiple complex cross-functional initiatives simultaneously
  • Broad and deep experience executing industry-wide partnership strategies to build innovative product experiences and go to market models
  • Experience negotiating commercial deals to support new product initiatives, expanding acceptance, new payment methods
  • Experience working in product-centric environments with significant internal and external dependencies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence stakeholders internally and externally across a wide variety of functions, including at the C level

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