Director - Banking Partnerships, APAC




Open Banking & Payment API's / Partnerships

Mar 10


What’s the story?

NIUM was born out of a mission to simplify the payments experience for consumers and businesses around the world. It launched as Instarem in 2015, providing fast, safe, and easy money transfers to friends and family abroad, and quickly grew to become a market leader, processing billions of transactions each year. Core to the success of the Instarem service is an advanced global payments platform. A platform built for simplicity, scale, and speed.

That platform is NIUM.

Today, the NIUM platform is the foundation for global money movement. It connects businesses to the world’s payment infrastructure through one set of APIs. With licenses in 11 jurisdictions spanning 40+ countries and links to the local ACHs of the world's largest economies, our modular platform for Pay In, Pay Out and Card Issuance allows banks, payment providers, travel companies and other businesses to collect and disburse funds in 100 local currencies to over 190 countries (100+ in real time), plus issue physical and virtual cards globally.

What would a day in your life @NIUM look like?

As a Director - Banking Partnerships @NIUM, among others, a typical roster of responsibilities would include:

  • Devise NIUM’s APAC partnership framework and lead, develop, own, and implement a partnership strategy across all LAC countries that aligns with, and supports, NIUM’s overall business vision with a focus on Pay Out / Pay In / Alternate Payments / Travel / Crypto product suite
  • Identify the most appropriate way to launch NIUM suite of products in a new market. In some cases, you will work directly with the product team to do so; other times you will work with the respective regional coverage teams.
  • Typically, in this role, you will work with Finance, Legal, Compliance, Risk, Product, BD, and Engineering teams to locate, develop and manage payments partnerships to ensure a successful roll out of payment solutions across APAC.
  • Keep abreast with market changes, acquire deep understanding of customer needs and bank / PSP partner’s requirements, and continuously propose and execute innovative solutions which differentiate NIUM offerings
  • Act as the Payment consultant, ideally with a deep understanding across multiple payment methods and solution.
  • You will own management of these partnerships, and advocate on behalf of NIUM to engage business and industry leaders to drive improvement in the payment supply chain to ensure NIUM’s products have the best customer payments experiences and set new global standards in scalability and efficiency


  • The ideal candidate would have around 8-10 years of experience with a minimum of 3-5 years in engaging directly with banks for payouts and payins. This experience would be ideally with a leading local fintech firm, but someone coming from a bank would also be considered favourably.
  • Deep transaction banking knowledge and expertise with a demonstrated experience in understanding and clearly articulating potentially complex payment flows in detail to bank partners and on industry forums in general.
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of the current state of regulatory affairs, industry standards, players in the payments industry – including, but not limited to – banking licenses, digital currency licenses, trust licenses, money transmitter licenses, payment licenses, etc.
  • Understanding of FX in general. Not necessarily as an FX specialist but someone that understands the basics of the space
  • Ability to influence cross- functional teams and align verticals into enterprise-wide outcomes with demonstrated examples of success in managing internal and external partnerships and the ability to negotiate and navigate relationships with internal stakeholders and large external agencies
  • Analytical and conceptual thinker with ability to operate in a “blue sky” environment based on strategic thinking, innovation, mentoring, scaling, collaboration, etc. Specifically, as this relates to the job, you have the innate ability to figure out the ideal commercial process with every new country / partner
  • Able to get stuff done. Not afraid to get hands dirty to deliver what is needed. Ideally, someone with creativity and an own view of how NIUM should set up things – leveraging her local experience in the markets.
  • MBA or equivalent education would be an advantage
  • Proficient in English.


  • Hybrid Working Environment
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • 24x7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Recognition framework
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Work for a company whose values focus on transparency
  • Generous PTO in addition to paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Company-wide social events, happy hours, and so much more.

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