Head of Cards & Payment Scheme Management (f/m/x)

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Vienna, Austria


105k€+ (jährlich)

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Oct 31

Head of Cards & Payment Scheme Management (f/m/x)

The Head of Card Issuing & Payment Scheme Management is leading RBI’s issuing team and taking on responsibility for the card product ownership as well as the relationship with the main payment schemes within the Payments & Daily Banking division. In this role, you will cover all card product relevant duties, such as Product Strategy & Development, Project Management, Innovations, Regulatory, Risk & Legal, Marketing & Sales Support as well as Vendor Management. Regarding Payment Scheme Management, your focus will be on coordinating oversight and governance for the different card products and business lines within the International Retail Payments Team.

The goal is to take over responsibility for the group-wide business relationship with Visa & Mastercard and to secure best-in-class commercial deals with the Payment Schemes. Another key task is to ensure that programs and products are delivered on schedule, while meeting the strategic priorities & mission targets within the organization. Furthermore, the role will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with strategic key accounts and partners such as RBGA, Network Banks, other group companies, processors, service providers and potential clients.

#full-time (38.5 h/week) 
#Office based in Vienna (1030 or 1190) 
#homeoffice / working from home possible

Your main objectives
  • Lead, coach and develop a team of issuing and payment scheme experts
  • Develop and own the card products pipeline & roadmap for the Austrian Credit Card portfolio, execute on the governance structure and principles for the card products
  • Take over responsibility for the group-wide payment scheme management and relationship with our main partners
  • Closely work with the Head of Payments & Daily Banking and all team members to address priorities and deviances in executing the corporate payments strategy and mission
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key partners for cards products, governance & reporting structure
  • Make sure that internal, strategic, and complex projects related to new product launches and portfolio optimizations are executed on budget and in time

Your skills  
  • Excellent German & English language skills required
  • 10+ years’ experience within a banking and payments environment covering card issuing, acquiring and wallet payment services
  • Experience in managing cross-functional (project) teams, in agile or adaptive setups preferably within the EU & CEE areas
  • Formal certification in project / process management (e.g. Lean Six Sigma)
  • Proven track record of successfully completed projects in an international and / or complex environment, e.g. card issuance, acquiring, tokenization projects
  • Experience in managing global strategic partner relationships
  • Deep understanding of the global payments market, especially within the Acquiring, Issuing and Wallet segments including Value Added Services (e.g. Prepaid Cards, Loyalty Cards, Gift Cards)
  • Hands own experience in delivering complex client facing programs and projects within time and budget
  • Extensive experience in solution design: capturing functional requirements, translating to technical requirements, customized development, pricing, etc.
  • Extensive experience in program, process & project management
  • University degree in Business Administration and / or a technical field

What we offer
  • Flexible working hours and home office options to find a good work-life balance within your team 
  • Meaningful career opportunities to develop professionally and personally 
  • Learning as part of our DNA and culture 
  • Salary account and credit card free of charge  
  • Family-friendly benefits, such as family and child allowances, company kindergarten, part-time arrangements and much more!  
  • Easy travel with a paid job ticket or subsidy of annual ticket for public transportation  
  • Healthy, tasty, and subsidized canteen 
  • Staying fit with diverse sports offerings and being inspired by cultural events  
  • Saving in daily life with vouchers and discounts  
  • A competitive salary starting at EUR 105.000 gross p.a. + annual bonus

You’d like to know what else we offer to our colleagues? Watch the video and have a look at some of our benefits on our careers page. 


About us

We are a leading bank in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe – what got us here, are our talented people. From the moment you join RBI, you will notice our commitment to creating a working environment where everyone can thrive. Diversity and inclusion are essential components of our vision and mission and are reflected in our values: collaboration, proactivity, learning and responsibility. Our shared mission is to provide a superior experience for our customers.  

We cannot wait to receive your online application (CV in English, application letter in German). Please address your application letter to Romana Holcik.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application!

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