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VP Product, Risk and Compliance

Berlin, Germany · Product

Our passion at SumUp is championing small businesses. We believe in creating technology that is flexible, fair, affordable and easy to use.  Every day millions of people around the world dream of starting their own businesses. We strive to help them to do this. Our long-term ambition is to close the loop by enabling businesses to turn transactions with customers into long term relationships.

Within SumUp, the Risk & Compliance tribe is responsible for enabling profitable growth for our customers by mitigating risks and addressing regulatory compliance by developing smart product solutions. Multiple strategic initiatives rely on the successful development of this platform. We are hiring a VP Product, Risk & Compliance to enable us to build upon the successes we achieved while helping us develop new growth opportunities and strengthen our product development culture, capabilities and the team.

This role is a high impact, critical position that will challenge you to work at a quick pace and tackle a wide variety of topics and opportunities on a global scale. You will use your strategic thinking and original mindset, as well as immense drive, to help strategize and innovate within the team that is responsible for SumUp’s Risk & Compliance platform as part of a fast paced and rapidly scaling organization. As a naturally driven and inspirational leader, you welcome and expect outstanding performance from every member of the team. You love creative solutions and enjoy a vibrant and flexible working environment. Your passion will not only inspire the Risk & Compliance tribe but will influence our people globally.

Sounds like a match? Let’s talk and see what we can come up with together!

What you’ll do 

  • Shape and execute a unified Product vision and strategy for Risk & Compliance and drive the Risk & Compliance product roadmap: You turn product vision and strategy into well-articulated product requirements, using qualitative and quantitative data effectively to inform product direction and prioritization and deliver a consistent, world class experience for our merchants around the world.

  • Define the broader business strategy together with the VP Engineering.

  • Lead and mentor world-class Product teams: Attract, coach and develop Product Managers across all markets and be an authority alongside already very experienced team members. You will regularly assess the state of teams and promote best in class Product Management practices.

  • Partner effectively with internal stakeholders in Product and Market functions across the organisation and manage relationships with key external stakeholders.

You’ll be great for this role 

  • You have a proven track record of leading highly effective Product teams through periods of rapid growth with a strong focus on delivery in fast-paced, interconnected, multi-product companies and distributed or service-based systems.

  • You’ve mastered different leadership styles and use situational awareness to keep your team moving forward in even the most complex situations.

  • You have effective communication skills enabling you to guide cross-functional, globally distributed teams.

  • You know how to achieve success and buy in through influence, collaborating with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • You strive to build a culture of customer centricity and a strong Product mindset based on strong cooperation and innovation.

  • You have a deep understanding of the product development lifecycle and best practices for effective Product Management and can advocate for them both in the tribe and the broader organisation.

  • You’re an innovative thinker, able to quickly recognise opportunities and apply your expertise to deliver solutions that support outstanding customer experiences.

  • You have a deep understanding and passion for the  Risk, Fraud or Compliance domain.

Why you should join SumUp

  • We’re a global and growing team of 3000+ people from 80+ countries, spread across 3 continents.

  • You can truly create your own path here and help us shape the future for small businesses globally.

  • We get together regularly for breakfasts, team events, office parties, and sports.

  • You’ll receive a budget for your individual development, attending conferences and external training.

  • We offer a competitive compensation package and paid leave and you will have access to the SumUp Sabbatical, our Employee Referral and Employee assistance programme for mental health as well as Fitness and language learning offers.

  • We offer visa and relocation support for you, your family, and even your pets.


We believe in the everyday hero. Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating tools that help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first' attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America, and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love. 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.

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