Legal & Regulatory Strategy Manager (New Markets) at Zip Co

New Markets, Full-Time, Sydney sydney legal full-time
Posted 1 months ago

About us

Founded in Sydney in 2013, Zip is an ASX listed fintech with a growing presence worldwide, including in Australia, New Zealand, UK, and USA, and with investments in South Africa, Europe and the Middle East. We are here to transform how the world pays for what they need by connecting merchants with consumers through fair and seamless payment and credit solutions.

Our values: Customer First, Own It, Stronger Together and Change the Game, are at the heart of everything we do. They form our Mamba mentality - how we’re better than yesterday, and are used to creating game-changing experiences for our customers and our people.

Join us on our mission to be the first payment choice for everyone, everywhere and every day.

About the role

The New Markets team’s goal is to identify new regional opportunities with sustainable distribution entry strategies, deploy and support the technology platform, and support the operations of the new market during its first stages of rapid growth. The team functions as a bridge between Zip’s existing and new markets, contributing cross-border knowledge.

The purpose of the Legal & Regulatory Strategy Manager is to execute Zip’s launch and growth in new markets by meticulously navigating the intersection between finance, technology and regulations, while enriching our culture of innovation.

You will develop a sophisticated understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks in new markets, work cross-functionally, facilitate a successful market entry, and shape the legal and compliance foundations in the region.

This role will see you learning the details of Zip’s existing and expanding palette of payment products and businesses to provide pragmatic regulatory advice on a wide range of matters, identifying and measuring potential risks. In this role you will rive necessary license applications, support our Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Affairs teams, and assist in responses to regulatory requests.

You will independently examine, research and analyse fin-tech policies, regulatory developments and legal projects in new markets, implement and monitor best practices, internal policies and processes to make sure that Zip is compliant with laws, regulations and license requirements.

And finally you will lead responsibility for developing Zip’s legal, regulatory and compliance functions in new markets, support the negotiation of contracts to enable the business in new markets.

You will lead responsibility for developing Zip’s legal, regulatory and compliance functions in new markets, share regional expertise to seek efficiencies across the business, and collaborate with broader local and international teams in brainstorming forums on legal, regulatory and compliance matters.

As part of this role you will embrace continuous improvement through the creation of playbooks, newsletters and tools that can help knowledge sharing, alignment and scalability, as well as think outside the box to leverage innovative, entrepreneurial thinking.

We move mountains for our customers, who demand transparent, cost-effective credit solutions.

To help us level up, you’ll bring:

  • 6+ years in legal or regulatory advisory roles, including in the fintech sector.
  • Technical skills to interpret, explain, and apply broad and complex regulatory matters in practical and simple ways.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in project management and great attention to detail.
  • Experience working with autonomy, professional judgement, flexibility and responsibility in a fast-moving and collaborative environment.
  • Experience revising and negotiating contracts.
  • Experience working in international settings.
  • Degree in the field of law and finance.
  • Additional language proficiency.
  • We’re looking for someone who always finds new boundaries to cross - a future Zipster who will obsess over excellence and make constant improvements for our customers. We’ve removed the red tape here to get things done quickly, so if you see a problem, own the solution. You've gotta hustle at Zip!

    If you only meet some of the requirements for this role, that's okay. We value a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas and believe this is fundamental for our future success. So, if you have the curiosity to learn and the willingness to teach what you know, we'd love to hear from you.

    We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive workplace that provides equal opportunities to all persons regardless of their age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, or anything else.

    Benefits @ Zip

    -  Flexible working culture
    -  Share incentive programs
    -  Generous paid parental leave
    -  Birthday and wellness leave
    -  Epic offices with a casual dress code
    -  Fun team with high-growth hustle
    -  Free breakfast and weekly lunches
    -  Heaps of social events

    Join us on our mission to be the first payment choice, everywhere and every day.