Program and Strategy Manager - New Markets

  • Experience 0-5 Years
  • Category Business Development
  • Location San Francisco, CA

Job Description

Square is growing its global footprint and is looking to expand its international presence. Square has operations in the US, Canada, Japan and Australia and is continuing to invest in its new markets strategy. This role will play a key role in the execution of Square market entry and growth strategy. The position reports to Square’s Head of New Markets.


  • Leverage Square database to generate insights on Square seller and from prior country launch

  • Run analysis to inform our market entry decisions (e.g. building priority list of merchants to target, assessing features preferences...)

  • Assess market requirements and conduct rigorous analysis to build our go-to-market strategy for our next markets

  • Design market entry roadmap and identify timing implications, resources requirement, project plan

  • Lead cross functional projects including Customer Acquisition, Sales, Partnerships, Support, Product, Marketing, Payments, Legal, Finance, Compliance to launch successfully Square offering in a new market

  • Work with different teams to solve complex issues, identify trade-offs, help them structure the decision making process. Form business opinion on recommended path of action, identify trade offs or creative options

  • Present your recommended path of action in a structured way to get buy-in from Square leadership


  • 5-6 years of work experience, preferably in top strategy consulting firm or payments firm

  • Strong project management skills - you are organized, structured, used to drive large programs with stakeholders at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to embrace a broad range of topics, from strategy to analytics and operations - can shift from big picture to detailed operations on a dime

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, highly comfortable navigating through wide range of situations in a fast-pace environment. You enjoy the “start-up” culture.

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with internal and external cross-functional teams to drive programs and/or products

  • Pragmatic operational skills, disciplined and focused on results

  • Slide writing and additional language a plus
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