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Head Of Mercahant Payments

Closing: Aug 10, 2022

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Published: Aug 3, 2022 (8 days ago)

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Role

We are looking for an experienced and innovative Head of Merchant Payments to develop and own a new business that SafeBoda is launching, SafeBoda Pay, the ability to pay anywhere for goods & services via the SafeBoda App. You will own and drive the growth of the business line. This will involve leveraging the SafeBoda community to help our partners grow their customer base and embed SafeBoda as the preferred digital payments provider. This position will report directly to the VP of Payments and will be crucial in shaping the direction of the company.

Main Requirements:

  • Have +5 years minimum experience in merchant payments, retail, business development
  • Knowledge of the merchant payments and/or retail space in Uganda is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills with the flexibility to negotiate corporate partnerships one minute and explain financial concepts to SafeBoda riders the next
  • First class undergraduate degree
  • Be comfortable to work in tough conditions not always with easy answers to challenges and are excited to move quickly, learn by doing and stress test ideas
  • Be emotionally intelligent, humble and excited to work within a team with a diverse set of experiences and skills
  • Practical and hands on - you should be able to lead by example when it comes to rolling out new processes, ideas or strategy. We’re working in a fast paced environment and we need a leader who has perfect ability to zoom out and zoom in when necessary
  • Love our product and be curious about how it works and be a strong advocate on the way SafeBoda can transform lives in our ecosystem of drivers, vendors, agents and passengers.
  • Live the SafeBoda values, represent the company in everything you do and constantly fly the flag.

 

Benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Free tasty lunch everyday for all staff at the SafeBoda academy
  • Free SafeBoda wallet balance to take daily rides to and from work 
  • Life & Health Insurance
  • Paid Annual leave
  • A supportive team environment with mentorship from SafeBoda leadership
  • Contribute to our mission to empower communities to thrive and scale with our rapidly growing startup


Responsibilities

Role

We are looking for an experienced and innovative Head of Merchant Payments to develop and own a new business that SafeBoda is launching, SafeBoda Pay, the ability to pay anywhere for goods & services via the SafeBoda App. You will own and drive the growth of the business line. This will involve leveraging the SafeBoda community to help our partners grow their customer base and embed SafeBoda as the preferred digital payments provider. This position will report directly to the VP of Payments and will be crucial in shaping the direction of the company.

Main Requirements:

  • Have +5 years minimum experience in merchant payments, retail, business development
  • Knowledge of the merchant payments and/or retail space in Uganda is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills with the flexibility to negotiate corporate partnerships one minute and explain financial concepts to SafeBoda riders the next
  • First class undergraduate degree
  • Be comfortable to work in tough conditions not always with easy answers to challenges and are excited to move quickly, learn by doing and stress test ideas
  • Be emotionally intelligent, humble and excited to work within a team with a diverse set of experiences and skills
  • Practical and hands on - you should be able to lead by example when it comes to rolling out new processes, ideas or strategy. We’re working in a fast paced environment and we need a leader who has perfect ability to zoom out and zoom in when necessary
  • Love our product and be curious about how it works and be a strong advocate on the way SafeBoda can transform lives in our ecosystem of drivers, vendors, agents and passengers.
  • Live the SafeBoda values, represent the company in everything you do and constantly fly the flag.

 

Benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Free tasty lunch everyday for all staff at the SafeBoda academy
  • Free SafeBoda wallet balance to take daily rides to and from work 
  • Life & Health Insurance
  • Paid Annual leave
  • A supportive team environment with mentorship from SafeBoda leadership
  • Contribute to our mission to empower communities to thrive and scale with our rapidly growing startup


  • Lead Merchant Payments at SafeBoda
  • Lead the new business that will grow merchant use cases for SafeBoda’s customers
  • Develop highly scalable products and collaborate across Product, Marketing and Operations to deliver great experience for our community of customers
  • Manage a series of corporate partnerships across multiple areas
  • Deliver on very ambitious targets
  • Develop business relationships delivering a variety of products across payments, lending and logistics to merchant partners


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