Card Issuing - Product Manager

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  • Permanent
  • £60,000 - £90,000 (GBP)
  • London, England, United Kingdom
    and remote
  • 01/02/2022

Senior Product Manager – Card Issuing – Payments Technology 


Senior Product Manager – Card Issuing – Payments Technology 

Up to £90,000 plus Benefits & Bonus

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Global Payments business who are at the forefront of card issuing technology.  They are currently expanding their newly created Product division and are seeking Card Issuing Product specialists. 

The Role:

Part of a fast-moving environment where key objectives include:

  • Management of the following product domains: o Issuing
    • Card issuing via Mastercard and other domestic/private schemes
    • Fulfilment of plastic (or alternatives) chip & PIN, contactless cards
    • Instant issuing of virtual cards (both single and multiple use)
    • Provisioning of cards on to Mobile or alternative devices (MDES with ApplePay, GooglePay, Samsung Pay).
    • Additional services: STIP, 3DS & Mastercard FRM o Accounts
    • Accountholder and account management
    • Prepaid, debit or credit based accounts
    • Multi-currency and Multi-product accounts
    • Management of other entities associated to the account

(corporates, child/parent, dual accounts etc.)

  • Full lifecycle including breakage & closure

  • Support the business transformation into a more product centric organisation to increase focus on better services and more balanced priorities on internal needs
  • Leading the product domain cross functional team from a business perspective
  • Responsible for leading innovation in the domain
  • Collaborating with stakeholders, clients and internal departments to capture business requirements.

Cards Issuing Senior Product Manager:

Core requirements:

  • Direct experience with managing products that interface with card schemes is a must. Ideally Mastercard, but Visa/ Amex/ Discover etc would be sufficient.
    • Can be Issuing/ Acquiring or processing background, but must have direct experience with the card transaction lifecycle
  • Recent Payments Industry experience and awareness of card transaction models (e.g. 3 and 4 corner/ virtual vs physical)


Role requirements:

  • Product Management experience at a senior level. Preferably of a card product; if not a card product, then must be within the payments ecosystem
    • Must have the ability to demonstrate hands on Product Management experience, including what the candidate has personally achieved.
  • Agile Experience (demonstrable)
  • Strong network/ relationships in the industry
  • Awareness of PCI-DSS
  • Awareness of PSD2
  • Awareness of SCA

Nice to have:

  • Mobile Payments experience
  • 3D Secure experience
  • Experience with Card vendors, ideally including vendor integration as well as management
  • Understanding of Microservice Architecture
  • Experience/ familiarity with RESTful APIs
  • Corporate/Commercial experience
  • European languages
  • Experience with Atlassian software

Personality profile:

  • Charismatic
  • Articulate
  • Confident
  • Organised
  • Methodical
  • Practical
  • Result oriented


Business Activities
Product Management
Financial Services Products
Card Payment Solutions
Management Frameworks and Business Modelling
Payments Expertise
Card Issuing
Card Payments
Virtual Payments
Workflow & Collaboration Tools
Atlassian Jira

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banks
Consultancy and Professional Services