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Western Union Group Leader of Digital Assets Partnerships in New York, New York

Group Leader, Digital Assets Partnerships-New York

Are you passionate about building banking, payments and digital asset businesses? Join Western Union’s founding Digital Assets team as a Group Leader driving strategic partnerships.

Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful

As we expand our offing beyond payments, Western Union recently launched a digital wallet in several markets as part of a global initiative to enhance our customers’ experiences and build closer relationships. This involves investing heavily to develop innovative, trusted financial products and services, including digital asset and cryptocurrency products.

With access to millions of customers across more than 200 countries, our mandate is to scale digital asset products that drive value for our customers and the company across the globe. As a result, we are hiring at all levels for the Digital Assets team, looking for entrepreneurs at heart who have experience building banking, payments, or digital asset businesses.

Better starts and ends with the customer

In this role, you will be responsible for identifying, contracting, and integrating strategic partners critical in providing our digital assets and blockchain products. You will develop the scope of service and commercials related to any agreement with these partners, while managing existing partnerships.

To this end, you will explore and research ideal partners across the globe, reaching out to discuss potential partnership opportunities with Western Union, in line with our strategy. You will assess a prospective partner’s technology, process, people and business, while communicating and aligning internally to ensure the right fit with the product and strategy for digital assets.

Lastly, you will identify potential investments and M&A targets aligned to our digital asset strategy and drive these opportunities to the conclusion of a strategic investment or acquisition by Western Union.

For this important role, you will bring 10+ years of experience, focused on strategic partnerships, relationship management or business development. Additionally, you will have direct experience or a strong interest and knowledge of the digital asset and blockchain space. You possess analytical thinking and the ability to think strategically with expertise driving cross-functional roles and managing multiple levels. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and executive presence.

Join us, and let’s connect the world

Western Union is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, as the largest cross-border money transfer operator, trusted by millions of consumers around the world. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now.

We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.

We are passionate about our diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams, while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran (U.S.) status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws.


The annual gross base salary range is $138,748.13 - $231,306.88. This range represents the anticipated low and high end of the salary for this position. Actual salaries will vary and are based on factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies. $Salary is one component of the Western Union total compensation package, which includes short-term incentives, multiple health insurance options, accident and life insurance, and access to best-in-class development platforms, to name a few! To view details of our benefits, visit .