VP of Market and Commercial Development

London /
Sales – Sales /
Permanent - full time
PPRO helps people to pay and get paid. As a global Fintech company, our technology and expertise overcome barriers to help online merchants sell goods and services, anywhere in the world.
With offices in Singapore, London, Munich, Cologne, Berlin, Luxembourg, Atlanta, San Francisco, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, PPRO is a diverse group of individuals. With more than 30 nationalities -- all united around one goal -- to deliver the best possible products and services to our partners (Financial institutions, the world’s leading Payment Service Provides, Payment Gateways etc) and their customers. Our mission is to keep innovating in the global digital commerce field, whilst fostering a culture of rapid change, collaboration, trust and success.

As PPRO embarks on the next stage of its growth plans, we have identified the need to build awareness and create a ‘pull’ across the Global merchant space. The VP of Market and Commercial Development will be instrumental in defining and delivering the strategy to ensure PPRO’s solution is considered, requested and specified by the end merchant. The VP of Market and Commercial Development will need to be a thought leader in the payment space and ideally a number of verticals, having worked in the sector for a minimum of 15 years. He/she will know how to architect a successful partnership that will drive revenues and accelerate solution distribution, whilst navigating sensitively around the payment ecosystem to ensure existing partners - PSPs, Financial Institutions, Payment Gateways, etc are not disintermediated.

This is a key role for PPRO and we are looking for a talented, experienced leader who is highly consultative, action-oriented, understands the global alternative payments landscape and ready to deliver transformational growth expectations. They will need the credibility and communication skills to build relationships at the highest levels as well as the ability to be hands-on to make things happen in a fast-growing entrepreneurial organisation. 

What will you be doing: 
The focus is on creating awareness and demand for PPRO’s proposition and products within the merchant space whilst being conscious that our strategy remains to serve these ‘customers’ through third parties.  The individual will need to define the sector focus, priorities and build a team to penetrate the market opportunities.  He/she will also build relationships with PPRO’s strategic partners and be able to articulate the merchant’s requirements.

    • Develop market/sector strategies 
    • Design and construct analytical frameworks to make decisions and identify verticals  and top prospects within these verticals; create strategic, business and financial rationale and analytics in support of these
    • Develop a strategy for ISV, market places and deliver against agreed KPIs
    • Drive business development for identified merchants and collaborate closely with other commercial stakeholders 
    • Drive C-Suite engagement at key partners with respect to supporting x-sell/upselling to their merchant portfolio  
    • Set and monitor KPIs that will drive growth, merchant satisfaction and team and individual performance and align with rest of the global sales management team
    • Develop strong relationships with cross-functional stakeholders across PPRO to build consensus, define priorities and develop clear plans to ensure we deliver against our strategic goals
    • Be a thought leader within the Fintech space from the perspective of the merchant thereby playing a key role in defining value-added services and product enhancements 
    • With the support of marketing, create whitepapers, trend analysis and strategic insights which are sector leading and engage prospects
    • Provide support where needed on winning new business opportunities through PPRO’s partner channels
    • Be the ambassadorial face of the PPRO brand within the defined verticals

You'll need to have:

    • A depth of experience within e-commerce, knowledge of key global merchants, the PSP and acquiring markets, and an understanding of local payment methods beyond credit cards
    • Expertise in 2-3 key verticals 
    • Proven success in identifying, negotiating and closing complex deals
    • Ability to influence at c-suite level 
    • Proven success achieving team and individual sales targets 
    • Ability to inspire with proven leadership experience
    • Significant experience in developing sales strategies 
    • Strong financial acumen
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, enabling you to consult and collaborate with different stakeholders across the organization
    • Creative, self-motivated, target-oriented and have a hands-on mentality
    • Fluent in English language both orally and in writing. Fluent in additional languages is an advantage.
About us
We’re PPRO (pronounced “p-pro”). We globalise payment platforms for businesses so they can offer more choices at the checkout and boost cross-border sales. By doing so, we can give consumers the financial freedom they deserve.
We are a diverse team of over 650 people and 65 plus nationalities spread across 11 global locations. Everyone here shares a passion for building – whether that’s forging close relationships with our customers or constructing a payments infrastructure to accelerate their growth.

Everyone can make a difference at PPRO and thriving means owning and seizing opportunities to maximize your impact, have a growth mindset, build trust and drive change. As we pursue our vision and execute the strategy, you have an opportunity to learn, develop and progress at PPRO and it’s up to you to own and shape that path.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

You must be eligible to live and work in the country of employment. 
What happens after you apply
We’ll review your application. If your skills and qualifications are a good fit for the role, one of our recruiters will be in touch to set up an initial call. PPRO is a regulated financial institution and as part of the recruitment process, you may be asked to verify your application data and personal background through a third-party service provider. 

We are looking forward to meeting you!