Senior Strategy Manager - Cannabis and CBD at FIS
Are you curious, motivated, and forward-thinking? At FIS, you'll have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and technology. Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, entrepreneurial, passionate and above all fun.
ABOUT THE TEAM:
Cannabis and CBD is a new, high growth space for payments, so you will be crucial in preparing FIS on an operational and strategic level. You will help define the product roadmap, legal requirements, onboarding requirements, marketing plans, and key accounts to win on a global scale.
You will help develop and own the FIS comprehensive strategy (prioritized markets/customers; go-to-market approach; long-term strategic position; value proposition; etc.) for merchants in our Cannabis and CBD verticals. Reporting to the Vertical Lead, you will plan, coordinate, manage and execute the strategy for these verticals globally. It will involve an analytical component and will also require engagement with critical stakeholders from across the business e.g. Business Development, Relationship Management, Marketing & Demand Generation, Partner Management, Product, and Delivery. This is a US-based role but will incorporate regular contact with all priority markets and regions including US, EMEA, LATAM and APAC.
You will be defining our key strategic sub-verticals in a way that aligns with our product proposition and will provide input into the product strategy / roadmap, marketing initiatives, partner development, and directly support the delivery of new and existing business. This role also deals with many legal and compliance stakeholders as it is a new vertical for FIS.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING?
Key role attributes:
• Coordinate and drive execution of strategic and commercial initiatives that involve a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders
• Own and maintain a plan that further cements Worldpay's position as a thought leader and influencer in the Cannabis and CBD space
• Support various regional commercial teams on ad-hoc strategic and tactical requests including participation in account meetings and RFPs, helping to create target lists, and informing on vertical trends.
• As a member of the wider retail team, you will support the Vertical Lead on ad-hoc strategic projects spanning Retail, Grocery, and Petrol and the broader business as part of the Vertical Growth team
• Define and execute our annual Retail Plan to Win globally especially around the Cannabis and CBD sector
• Work closely with go-to-market and partner managers to ensure we are effectively targeting our marketing and partner cultivation efforts
• Provide input into the product roadmap, acting as voice of the customer in your sub-verticals
• Develop a strong internal network among key functions e.g. Commercial, Product, Technology
• Attend and present at industry and internal conferences
WHAT YOU BRING:
• Self-motivated and ability to work in a high stakeholder engagement role as may involve global travel, attendance at commercial meetings, and representing FIS at external industry conferences
• Ability to demonstrate high levels of confidence and a 'can do' attitude as the role will involve the need to think outside the box in order to develop strategic initiatives
• Ability to empathize and collaborate with key stakeholders in other departments and divisions of FIS is essential
• Emerging leadership capability, usually related to cross-functional projects
• Fast-developing knowledge of target verticals and broader payments industry
• Pro-activeness, organization, and managing upwards are crucial as your leadership team is based in London
WHAT WE OFFER YOU:
At FIS, we value new ideas and we pride ourselves on providing a wide-range of opportunities for professional growth in a face-paced environment. FIS offers an open-minded collaborative culture with enthusiastic technologists.A true partner.We are dedicated to our team members and our customers equally.We strive to create an environment to help you succeed.
Additional Perks and Benefits such as:
- A generous paid time off program in which the benefits increase along with your tenure
- Health coverage offered for you and your family through Health/Vision/Dental/Insurance plans
- 401K with company contribution and Employee Stock Purchase Program with company match
- FIS Gives Back Program - charitable events and activities to help support our local community
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