Merchant Services-Associate, Data Solutions Product Owner at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (San Francisco, CA)

Merchant Services is the global payment acceptance and merchant acquiring business of JPMorgan. Merchant Services is a leading provider of payment, fraud management and data security solutions, capable of authorizing transactions in more than 130 currencies. The company's proprietary platforms provide integrated commerce solutions for all major credit and debit card payments as well as mobile payments. Merchant Services has uniquely combined proven payment technology with a long legacy of merchant advocacy that creates quantifiable value for ecommerce companies.

The Merchant Services Data and Analytics team is driving the build out of Merchant Services next generation data platform which will power industry leading client reporting, direct data consumption by our clients and analytics.

The Associate-Data Solutions Product Owner has end to end responsibility for defining and executing data & analytics focused programs - powered by big data analytics - for Merchant Services focused primarily on its core business of facilitating payment acceptance for clients. The position is ideal for an individual that can combine product management and end to end ownership experience, a deep understanding of next generation data and analytics environments and superior problem structuring skills.

The role is a mix of strategy consulting (defining the "what", problem solving, client interactions), product management (leading the development and roll out of data/analytics driven solutions) and hands on product ownership defining epics & stories ; The role requires excellent strategic thinking to engage with senior executives on defining the data and analytics roadmaps that drive business value and then running execution for the programs in close collaboration with Data Science, Development Operations and Big Data Infrastructure.

This position will report to a Product Solutions Director. Ideal for EM or Sr. Associate level candidates of top tier strategy consulting firms with very strong analytics and big data affinity and hands-on experience.

Core Competencies/Key Priorities:

Management consulting skillset (impact orientation, business understanding, program management, executive presence)

Client service focus (for merchants as well as internal business stakeholders)

Affinity for technology and product management (and end to end product development)

Leadership and presence to engage with the highest levels at JPMorgan Chase

Exceptional analytical acumen and demonstrated ability to advance thinking to "best in class", with a digital mind-set

Proven record of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking

Appreciation for controlled execution and applicable regulatory requirements

Ability to concisely articulate complex information in both verbal and written form

Strong interpersonal skills to both partner with and influence stakeholders

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

Define the "what" - based on understanding on what adds business value to our merchant and Merchant Services as a business

Drive and own end to end progress - based on clear understanding of the "what", needs to make decisions and review output that lead to overall positive outcome

Manage technology team within an agile delivery framework

Align the firm - delivering a merchant solution requires collaborating across many cross-functional groups (e.g., analytics, sales, technology, data, compliance, legal); the solutions delivery manager needs to have a good understanding of all functions (with a spike in data) and create alignment by working across these functions

Develop strategy for utilization of external data sources to improve insights and analytical conclusions

Improve the data quality of current reporting to support the delivery of insights across all analytics platforms globally

Develop ways in which we can use our data assets for clients to improve their experience

Definition and execution of new business models / services based on data

Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in the fields of engineering, computer science, statistics, mathematics

Product management experience in an analytics/information technology setting

Management consulting experience is a plus, not required

5+ years of working in large and medium project teams, as a contributing member in self-directed roles.

2+ years' experience in the payments industry and/or technology-enabled industries

In-depth understanding of the payments value chain (merchants, brands, acquirers, networks, issuers) preferred

Proven experience leading teams in an advanced analytical environment preferred

Expertise in data and analytics platforms, data base administration and data warehouse design and associated technologies (e.g., APIs)

Understanding of application development process; prior programming experience preferred

Experience in the payments industry and/or technology-enabled industries

Experience in agile methodologies

Skills Requirements:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work across functions as well as with outside parties to ensure alignment and timely implementation of initiatives

Excellent problem structuring capabilities

Ability to build trust-based relationships

Proven strategic thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to translate strategy into tactical plans

Strong aptitude for technical concepts and ideas

Ability to work well within deadlines

Executive presence and presentation skills

Strong written and oral communication skills

Understanding "deep data" environments, ideally with a Merchant mindset

High achievement orientation with ability to lead and motivate others around resultsJPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

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