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Senior Market Expansion Lead

Department:
International Expansion
Location:
Berlin or New York City

We are The Mobile Bank.

Our vision is to build a bank the world loves to use.

Technology and design empower everything we do.

N26 is Europe’s first Mobile Bank with a full European banking license. We have 3.5 million customers across 24 markets. Our team of over 1300 employees in 4 locations is concentrated on reinventing the banking experience for the digital generation. Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal founded N26 in 2013 and launched the initial product in early 2015. Since January 2015, N26 has been available for Android, iOS, and desktop. N26 has raised more than $500 million from investors including Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Tencent, Allianz X, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Earlybird Venture Capital, Greyhound Capital, Battery Ventures, in addition to members of the Zalando management board, and Redalpine Ventures.

Do you have a wanderlust for travel and love immersing yourself into new cultures?  Do you know how to enter a new market and find the growth to take it off the scale? Can you get over, under and around barriers to make things happen? Are you a quick learner and always looking for opportunities to make things better?  Does this sound like you? If so, we need you in our team!

We are preparing for the future right now and our vision is to build the first truly global retail bank.  We have ambitious plans and we need ambitious people to join our team. In this critical role for us, the speed and scalability with which we enter a new market will be on you and your team.   You will be responsible for the outline and overall delivery of our plan to ensure a smooth and commercially successful market entry.

Hypergrowth at N26 means a lot of things. Our product develops, our organization evolves, our teams are being built and our global footprint expands. The challenges we face are unparalleled but the opportunity for impact is unrivalled.

Once here you will

  • Be overall responsible for entering a new market. Here you will be playing your part in driving our international expansion program building robust go-to-market plans for selected new countries
  • Oversee and execute expansion plans into a new market. You will be the lead for launching N26 into a new market, and will head up a cross-functional launch team to help you
  • Be constantly travelling the world and be based in the target market for a launch period, immersing yourself into the market, always learning and feeding your insights from previous market entries into every new venture
  • Navigate the set-up of a local company, the establishment of a local office and team, regulatory and infrastructure landscape, business plans, product-market fit, marketing plans and much more
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with our teams within N26 to deliver our strategic goals and champion the needs of the market Set the business up for growth and create the framework for how we operate as well as how we grow brand awareness, engagement, and build our customer base once we have launched

What you will bring along

  • We are a disrupter so we need innovative minds and a someone who can flip from driving strategy to having a strong hands-on mentality
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with strong business and product oriented thinking
  • A quick learner, outstanding analytical skills and a structured way of thinking, combined with exceptional attention to detail
  • You are comfortable travelling the world, working across time zones and locations and have a track record in managing large scale projects successfully
  • 5-8 years of prior experience in consulting, investment banking, and/or start-ups; ideally you have already launched a market for a high growth digital company before
  • An undergraduate degree in business administration, economics, finance, engineering, mathematics, or a related field. A top tier MBA is preferred but not required

What we offer

  • Join N26 at the most exciting phase of our growth
  • Travel the world with the autonomy to launch new markets across the world
  • Working with a team of international, highly engaged peers
  • Flat hierarchy and open communication
  • Be part of a team driven by excellence, teamwork and fun
  • Free N26 black card membership
  • Individual personal development budget
  • Discount for Urban Sports Club membership
  • Annual public transport subscription