Business architect - Expert Payments

Job Description:

We at KBC Global Services are part of KBC Group, one of Europe’s leading financial institutions with 12 million clients across Europe. We support the bank-insurance entities within KBC Group by working on various projects and back-office activities in several key domains: Credits & Finance, Insurance, Software Development, Financial Markets and more.


Our community is home to people with years of experience, as well as  recent graduates, united in shaping the future of financial services and digital banking.


The domain of Payments and payment solutions is developing fast. The innovation in payments is growing and consumers require solutions that support the digitalization of services and the E-commerce. At the same time it is important to ensure that payments operate seamless, fast and secure. The regulation in the payments domain encourages more synergies across Europe but also requires continuously higher standards towards security, AML, KYC and fraud management. Where financial institutions have fewer opportunities to translate the related costs to the consumers, a continuous search for efficiencies and economies is needed to temper the operational expenses of the payments services.
Payments operations should be lean, fast, safe and reliable and provided at a low cost. In that challenging and  dynamic context, KBC is looking for an experienced business architect/expert Payments with experience in the financial sector and a good understanding of market trends. He/she can challenge the as-is payments organization and architecture of KBC and give guidance to build the payments organization and architecture for the future.


As a member of the Group Payments Expert unit, the Business architect - Expert Payments will look for synergies and opportunities to continuous improve our group wide payment services and give guidance towards convergence of the payment processes across the KBC Group and contribute to building a vision, strategy and project portfolio to ensure our leading position in payments for the future.


The type of assignments you will be working on:

  • Bring in the outside in view: challenge the KBC Payment organization and processes based on good practices in the market.
  • Be an advisor for domains in the KBC Group (e.g. Markets, Security Services, Asset Management) to provide guidance and advice regarding the introduction of a new payment risk controls
  • Prepare an exercise to evaluate the payments organization of the KBC Group and examine possible alternatives for their added value in terms of efficiency and risk control.
  • Be open for new initiatives that will be initiated by the Group Payments Expert Unit


Key competences that will help you succeed:

- You have a master degree 
- You have a broad background with a minimum 10 years of relevant experience in Payments
- You have a good business acumen and a broad interest in the world of Payments, Innovation and Trends
- You have a good understanding of technology and have practical end-user experience.
- You understand the risk and control environment of payment processes and are familiar with methods and solutions for risk detection and prevention
- You follow the regulations and legislation around Payments
- You are a strong communicator and can translate complex matters in a way that a broader audience can understand and contribute
- You have impact in dialogues with senior management, you can present your ideas effectively and are a strong negotiator.
- You have a high energy level, you can build a network and are a team player. 
- Good knowledge of English is required


Recruiter name:

Martina Beníčková


By applying for this position, you hereby confirm that you possess all necessary permissions to stay and work in the Czech Republic.

Contract Type:  Full-time
Category:  Payments
Level of Experience:  3. Senior (> 5 years)
Region:  Czech Republic - Jihomoravský kraj
Company:  KBC Global Services Czech Branch