MasterCard Manager, Business Planning & Analysis Europe in Waterloo, Belgium

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world€™s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless ®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

Job Title

Manager, Business Planning & Analysis Europe


This position reports to the Director of Business Planning & Analysis Europe. You will be part of a dynamic team, which is part of Mastercard Europe Finance. The role will give you the opportunity to develop a large internal network, both in Finance and in the business, and to get exposure to the senior management team of the region.

The Europe Finance team drives sound decision-making on strategic topics and business cases; leads mid-term strategic planning for the region, and short-term financial planning and analysis; performance manages and analyzes the business; ensures accuracy of financial records, a strong internal controls environment, and supports risk management; Finance closely collaborates with the business and sales teams to drive shareholder value.


Support the senior executives of Europe (President, and CFO) in preparing for the most important internal and external meetings of the year (e.g. global reviews with the Management Committee, Board of Directors, and Investor Days). Drive concise, simple, and compelling communication of the financials and the business story (€œexecutive grade€).

Drive insights from analysis: improve the way how our business is (performance-)managed; support early detection of risks & opportunities, and collaborate across the organization to drive investment or mitigation plans.

Manage the business planning cycle, including simplification and transformation, and the monthly/quarterly communication to the global teams.


Executive Management Support

—¦ Support quarterly reviews of Europe President and CFO with Management Committee (insights on financial and business performance, review of strategic investments, business risks and challenges)

—¦ Support development of presentations for the Europe President for Board Meetings (Global and European), and external meetings (such as German Board)

—¦ Support the Europe Risk Management process

Business planning

—¦ Coordinate financial forecast cycle, own and deliver the statutory forecast for Europe

—¦ Analyze macro-economic environment, market trends and key business drivers

—¦ Coordinate and present monthly close meeting, analyze financial results and risks & opportunities, collaborate with International Markets (IMK)

Lead with insights

—¦ Strategy to execution review: track and report performance versus Operating KPIs, identify pockets of opportunities, improve performance management

—¦ Participate in the development of execution plans for strategic priorities

—¦ Competitive Analysis, economic influence on Mastercard business

Continuously improve financial infrastructure by driving process efficiencies in your direct area of work, but also across the broader Europe Finance team


Understanding of Mastercard and payments industry

Executive level communication skills, both written and verbal (ability to provide insights, not data, and to develop the story)

Solid track record in building internal and external relationships

Ability to influence key stakeholders in Finance and the business, able to drive change

Organized, stress resistant, able to handle multiple priorities and deliver on agreed timelines

Team player, self-motivated, proactive attitude

Analytical mindset, problem-solver

Experience in financial systems (Hyperion, MyMPA) desired

Good sense of humor


Equal Opportunity Employer
Requisition ID: R-61901