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Banking & Partner Operations Manager



United States
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2024

Founded in 2019, Bond's mission is to accelerate the pace of financial innovation and access to capital. Bond is now part of Fortune 500 financial technology company FIS (NYSE:FIS).

It's challenging for most businesses to build and offer engaging financial services products to their customers. Whether that's launching a new credit or debit card, a savings account, a lending business, or anything else — there are technical and operational barriers in the way.

Bond is a modern embedded finance platform that enables businesses to build, launch, iterate and scale financial services offerings easily and compliantly. We make integrations to the myriad, often-antiquated financial vendors and financial institutions more streamlined and intuitive. And, we make regulatory compliance not only achievable, but accessible through our platform and services. We enable innovative brands and businesses to better engage their customers with embedded financial solutions tailored to their customers' needs.

At Bond, we value leadership and believe everyone is a leader. We look for people who operate like owners, who love to learn, have grit, and operate with integrity and empathy. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out — and set you apart. We welcome diverse perspectives and people who are not afraid to challenge assumptions.

Job Description

The Customer Operations (COPS) team is the connective tissue of the company, responsible for bringing financial products to market built on a growing banking-as-a-service platform with multiple external partners. COPS works cross-functionally across all areas of the business with the goal of establishing and improving our business processes to deliver exceptional customer experience in a scalable, efficient way.

Reporting into our Director of Fintech Operations, this role will be responsible for operationalizing our critical financial institution and partner relationships in support of bringing innovative financial offerings to life. You will support and lead external partner implementations, creating project plans and owning their outcome, as well as building a team of subject matter experts to maintain the daily cadence of the business. You will create and manage operational workflows and collaborate with key stakeholders across Product, Engineering, Legal & Compliance, and Partnerships to drive successful outcomes. This is a highly visible, cross-functional role that will require thoughtful leadership, strategic thinking and detailed execution.

You will:

  • Support the evaluation of and implementation with new financial institutions and partners, with a hands-on approach to achieve streamlined and efficient partner onboarding
  • Build trust and maintain strong, lasting relationships with a solution-oriented approach to deliver exceptional CX for internal and external stakeholders alike
  • Define and continuously refine a repeatable playbook for partner and customer implementations which includes best practices and cross-functional efficiencies in processes, procedures and tools
  • Build and train a specialized team of operational experts as Bond's partner and customer base continues to grow and expand
  • Provide functional and technical leadership to the COPS team to develop and execute service offerings that drive and accelerate customer adoption, engagement, and growth
  • Assist in developing short, medium, and long-term plans to achieve and drive strategic objectives to completion
  • Advocate for the voice of the customer to Product & Engineering leadership and influence product prioritization and roadmaps

You have:

  • 6+ years of professional career experience, including 3+ years in an operational role in fintech, banking-as-a-service, or financial services company
  • Experience interfacing with financial institutions or managing banking partner relationships
  • Working knowledge of card issuance, card processors, card networks and card printers
  • Executive-level verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated history of operationalizing and scaling complex processes
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Comfort working in a high-growth, fast-paced environment where priorities can quickly change– you enjoy charting a path through ambiguity and controlled chaos.

Nice to have:

  • Deep understanding of the embedded finance space, particularly on the issuer side and/or in payments
  • Experience leading large and complex implementation projects
  • Familiarity with Regulatory Compliance, Risk, Credit Issuance requirements (e.g. UDAAP, Reg Z, Reg E, Fair Lending)
  • Experience in an externally-facing role (e.g. Customer Success, Technical Support, Partner Solutions, etc.)

Bond is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.