Cards Scheme Business Manager (d/f/m) at Solaris | Solaris | Remote (Germany)

Cards Scheme Business Manager (d/f/m) at Solaris | Solaris | Remote (Germany)

Remote Germany
Application ends: October 9, 2024
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Job Description

Solaris is a tech company with a full German banking license. Our Banking-as-a-Service platform enables businesses to offer their own financial products. With our straightforward APIs, our partners can access and integrate a wide range of solutions such as digital banking, payments, cards, identification and lending services. As a market leader we are driven by bringing transformational change to the financial services industry.

We love what we do and we love our team. We are 700+ people from over 70 nationalities – a unique blend of techies, fintech enthusiasts, bankers and entrepreneurs from various industries. Our routines are built around genuinely valuing and exchanging different perspectives as well as actively sharing knowledge as we drive our business as a team. We believe and invest in personal growth.

Your role:
● You work closely with our Cards Business Manager and SVP, Cards to manage product performance and controls for the Cards product, ensuring alignment with business goals and strategies
● You build in-depth knowledge of provider and third-party agreements to ensure compliance and optimal performance
● You build and maintain close relationships with:
○ Data Team to build dashboards, data-driven models, reports and data controls
○ Banking Operations in developing Card reconciliation processes
● You monitor changes in scheme rules and regulations, updating internal stakeholders and processes accordingly to maintain compliance, produce the required reporting and drive operational efficiency
● You conduct thorough analysis of potential and existing outsourcing arrangements
● You track and monitor Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with Cards providers and and work with partners to address any deficiencies
● You manage new card scheme projects and coordinate with internal teams and third parties to ensure project success
● You understand and execute regular activities needed to maintain effective and efficient provider relations (eg. resolve issues, validate invoices, provide reporting, attend regular update meetings and calls)
● You coordinate and oversee activities related to card schemes, ensuring timely and accurate execution of tasks (eg. BIN setups, VPA profiles and provider registrations)
● You ensure data is delivered via the correct channels to relevant stakeholders and third parties meeting month-end and quarter-end deadlines
● You proactively liaise with providers and other third parties to resolve issues at a technical level
● You will document processes for the Cards Business

What we’d love to see:
Depending on your level of experience, your responsibilities and scope of role will range. We don’t care much about fancy titles, but rather about real personal and professional development, as laid out in our learning framework. Let’s figure together out how you can contribute to our team.
● A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Business Administration or similar
● A good understanding of card issuing and the provider landscape
● Strong analytical skills, specifically in Excel, and make data driven decisions
● Demonstrated problem solving skills with the ability to complete root cause analysis and implement solutions required
● High attention to detail and sound business judgment
● Self-starter with the versatility to work independently and collaboratively within a dynamic, fast-paced environment
● Experience managing cross-functional projects with different departments

Nice to have:
● Experience setting up Cards reconciliation processes
● SQL skills
● Experience with Tableau and/or Snowflake


  • We have a “remote-friendly” working arrangement
  • Home office budget
  • Health and development budget
  • Transparent framework to support your career goals
  • Competitive salary

While job ads usually paint an ideal picture of a candidate, studies show that most applicants meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Unfortunately, many promising candidates tend to apply only if they meet all the criteria. So if you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every single item in the job description, please contact us anyway. We’d love to talk with you and find out if you might be a good fit for us.

At Solaris, we are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment, where all Solarians feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of color, ethnicity, religion, sex, origin, disability, marital status, citizenship, or gender identity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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