Projects Team Lead (Payment Operations)


We’re looking for a Projects Team Lead to join our Central  team within the Payment Operations department in our Budapest office. This role is a unique opportunity to have an impact on Wise’s mission, grow as a leader of our Operations teams and help save millions more people money. 

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Salary Range

890, 000 HUF gross

We’re looking for a Projects Team Lead to join our Central  team within the Payment Operations department in our Budapest office. This role is a unique opportunity to have an impact on Wise’s mission, grow as a leader of our Operations teams and help save millions more people money. 

Your mission: 

Wise has already pioneered new ways for people to transfer money across borders and currencies. Our customers can also manage their hard-earned money with the world’s first platform to offer true multi-currency banking. Your mission is to help build and develop a strong Operations team and support specialists on their personal growth paths.

As a Projects Team Lead, you'll support Regional Operations teams and different new internal tooling products to make sure that our processes are efficient and secure. You’d be leading an exciting newly developed and expanding team that has 4 Specialists working on different projects that have an impact on the whole Payment Operations organisation. Your role is to support your team with prioritisation, measuring impact and executing projects that make a difference in the way the organisation works.

Here’s how you’ll be contributing to the Operations Team

  • Help to build a team working on projects related to new and established domains such as internal tooling,  process efficiency and analysis, workforce management etc.
  • Support the specialists with project delivery and setting objectives.
  • Help to measure KPIs and impact for success.
  • Manage your team’s resources and their relevant skills, ensuring at all times a high-quality, high-speed workflow with optimal coverage.
  • Increase the efficiency of the operations team while balancing the health and productivity of your specialists.
  • Drive operational excellence, while building sufficient controls and assessing and mitigating operational risks.
  • Ensure the team’s readiness to handle unexpected situations.

This role will give you the opportunity to: 

  • Make an Impact – You’ll help drive the definition of our goals and vision while increasing the efficiency of the operations team and dreaming big, driving us towards Mission Zero!
  • Inspire Teams – You’ll fuel the revolution with your ideas, knowledge, self-starter attitude, and customer insight, which you’ll use to work with product development engineers and other operational teams to help solve our customer’s problems!
  • Develop Wisers You’ll scale culture and help to create a positive and motivating work environment for our Wisers. You’ll ensure the health and productivity of the specialists within your teams by helping to set the right culture and implement the right approaches. We don’t believe in drama, only good Karma!
  • Work Globally – You’ll work closely with internal and external partners and help to figure out ways to make our customers’ lives better. You’ll also occasionally travel to work and learn with our teams in other locations! We’re 1500+ Wisers with 70+ nationalities located in offices from Tallinn to Tokyo, and much like our product, we operate without borders communicating across teams and locations. We get it done!


About you: 

  • You demonstrate leadership skills based on your previous work experience.
  • You have substantial project management experience with a proven ability to lead, plan and execute multiple projects at the same time. 
  • You have strong time management and problem solving skills, and you are able to prioritise work based on KPIs and goals. 
  • You place customers  first and you make no compromise on this.
  • You’re a great communicator, straight up and honest. You can adapt your communication style to different audiences. You’re able to persuade others and you aren’t afraid to challenge something when you need to.
  • You’re comfortable working within teams that face complex issues and taking charge in difficult situations.
  • You enjoy creating an inspiring team environment where ideas are shared and openness is valued. You’re comfortable and composed when either giving or receiving feedback.
  • You have a passion for technology, customer experience, and you want your work to have a positive impact on people.
  • You’re a great relationship builder, experienced at working closely with external partners as well as product development teams, including product managers and engineers.

If you're interested in the position, please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter in English.

 In your cover letter, please answer the following questions with relevant examples from your previous experience:

  • What does healthy team culture mean to you? How do you make sure that your team has a healthy team culture? How do you make sure everyone in the team feels valued?
  • How do you support the development of the specialists in your team?
  • How do you solve a conflict within a team?

We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, where and what you studied isn't important to us. If you’ve got great experience, the right skills for the role and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

And because we believe that diverse teams build better products, we’d especially love to hear from you if you’re from an under-represented demographic.


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