Strategy and Strategic Partnerships Manager - Careem Pay 

Note: Payments experience required

 

About the role:

Careem Pay’s vision is to become the leading digital financial services platform of the region serving consumers, captains and merchants. Its purpose is to empower people to lead better lives by simplifying their payment experiences and access to financial services. 

As an early-stage start-up within Careem, we are building a team of energised, start-up-minded colleagues who are super excited about the massive fintech opportunity in the region.

As a key member of Careem Pay’s Strategy and Strategic Partnerships team, you will create strategic growth for the business through:

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Strategy development: support in defining our strategy: what we want to do, and when, how and where we want to do it, including by
    • Conducting market/industry studies and continuously monitoring and analysing competitor business models and product portfolios in key markets 
    • Developing analytical and conceptual frameworks to help leadership prioritise potential strategic initiatives and new sub-business/products
    • Identifying new/emerging use cases that Careem Pay should consider and developing the business case and commercial strategy for them
    • Identify areas where Careem Pay needs strategic partnerships or investments to meet licensing, tech, commercial or operational objectives
    • Synthesising the above and developing recommendations

 

  • Execution: implementation of key strategic projects, including by
    • Running end-to-end partnership execution and managing discussions with internal and external stakeholders to ensure momentum
    • Working with POCs across commercial, product, engineering, marketing, legal, compliance, and other functional areas to achieve milestones
    • Ensuring project management and delivery against milestones
    • Developing progress updates for Careem Pay Board and other leadership groups

In return, you’ll gain massive learning opportunities in the fintech space; exposure to multiple functions including tech, commercial, operations, growth, regulatory and compliance; and the chance to be part of a uniquely well-positioned fintech start-up within the supporting infrastructure of an established company.

 

About you:

  • Top-tier educational background
  • 2-5 years of professional experience, working across strategy, product or business development within a leading fintech, payments infrastructure provider, bank and/or management consulting firm
  • Knowledge of fintech (or at least payments) business models, value chain, players and industry trends
  • Understanding of tech infrastructure and networks / partnerships critical for payments players
  • Strong track-record of problem-solving, including structuring problems, performing detailed analysis, and developing & implementing recommendations
  • Detail-oriented and organized with a strong talent for project management
  • Willingness and ability to work cross-functionally with colleagues in other Careem Pay and Careem teams (e.g., including product, finance, business units, marketing, corp dev, markets) from inception to delivery of projects
  • Start-up mindset: 
    • Laser focused on growth, speed and results on a daily basis
    • Willing to get hands dirty -- this role involved both strategy and implementation
    • Action-oriented
    • Willing to take risks and make quick, informed decisions
  • Self-starter with high level of ownership and limited need for oversight and support

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