Strategy Manager, Airline & Travel Vertical

Strategy Manager, Airline & Travel Vertical

Why is eCommerce Strategy Manager the next step for you?

The eCommerce Business Unit at Worldpay is thriving, providing global payment solutions to the world’s largest, most international merchants.  We focus on 5 key vertical markets, specifically Airlines, Travel, Retail, Digital Content and Gambling.  In these markets we partner with highly innovative, fast growing customers, delivering market leading payment solutions. We don’t just bring payments knowledge and experience; we bring deep expertise of each specific vertical market, tailored product propositions and deep integrations into the vertical’s ecosystems. The Strategy team operates at the heart of the eCommerce business unit, driving differentiated value for our customers.

Our people are our competitive advantage. We offer an energetic, entrepreneurial working environment with great opportunities for you to learn and grow. This is a great time to join an already successful business and further develop your career.

What does the role involve?

You will help develop, lead and deliver key strategic initiatives, primarily supporting the Travel and Airline vertical growth team. You will plan, coordinate and manage a diverse range of eCommerce projects. These projects will frequently involve an analytical component and will also require engagement with critical stakeholders from across the business, e.g.: Global eCommerce Executive team, Vertical Strategists (Airlines, Travel, Gambling, Digital Content & Global Retail), Business Development, Relationship Management, Marketing & Demand Generation, Product Management and Delivery. This is a UK based role but will incorporate regular contact with all priority markets and regions including US, EMEA, LATAM and APAC. You can expect to travel around 2-3 times a year to our regional offices and intercontinental events and conferences. 

You will be driving firm-wide implementation of key strategic projects (such as entering new markets); progressing product and marketing initiatives (such as launching new products) and supporting delivery of Sales, Operations and Technology programs (such as refreshing the go-to-market proposition).

What will make you the ideal candidate?

We are looking for someone who has an analytical and strategic mindset with strong project management skills. You will have the ability to develop, lead and execute complex initiatives while also being able to condense concepts into simple presentations. You are a confident communicator and networker, with good influencing skills.

You have been central to wide-ranging strategic decision-making processes and are comfortable making choices and assessing trade-offs. You are a natural collaborator with an ability to build and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally. You have a Bachelors degree (2:1 or above) from a selective university and several years work experience at a top-tier strategy consultancy firm and / or in a strategic planning function. You ideally had a broad role, operating across complex business environments. While payments knowledge is ideal, we are more interested in your passion for travel and airlines. 

How is Worldpay changing the world?

We are leaders in modern money. Each and every time you use your debit card or credit card, whether online or face-to-face, there’s a good chance we made that transaction happen. On an annual basis our innovations, systems and technology enable billions of payments globally. We help our global customer base to take your payments quickly, safely and reliably, allowing them to grow their businesses. Worldpay's IPO was the largest in the UK in 2015 and the largest ever FinTech IPO, with a market value at the offer price of nearly £5bn. This is a great time to join us in building for the next phase of the Worldpay journey. Please apply now and we’ll be in touch.


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London / England

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Permanent- Full-time


April 21, 2017