Secretary General

The Nordic Payments Council is looking for a Secretary General

As Secretary General for the Nordic Payments Council you have the main overall responsibility to deliver upon NPC’s mandate. The key responsibilities in the position are to create, evolve and maintain the NPC Schemes. This involves close work with the Board, the NPC Members and other stakeholders like the P27 Nordic Payments, the Nordic central banks and authorities. The Secretary General is responsible for the administration of the NPC, facilities, accounting and other administrative tasks. The Secretary General is reporting to the Board and is the leader for the two employees in NPC. The position is based at NPC’s office in the centre of Stockholm, Sweden.

Your profile
You have a solid experience within the area of banking and national payments from at least one of the NPC countries, interbank payments, cross border payments, payments schemes, payments standards/formats; SEPA, ISO20022, proprietary formats for Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The position will require at least 10 years of relevant working experience within these fields and necessary leadership skills and experience in leading skilled employees.

Apart from full fluency in English and a Nordic language, and a relevant academic degree, you show the ability to establish and maintain the structure and format for the work within the working groups. You take ownership and show ability to achieve progress in a cooperative manner, although handling complex issues and multiple stakeholders. You are very responsive and diplomatic, yet with the ability to lead the work forward in the working groups together with the two employees. You show the necessary authority as well as good interpersonal and communication skills.

Our offering
You are offered an opportunity to be part of the development and management of pan-Nordic payment schemes that facilitate and contribute to harmonized payments within the Nordic countries. You are offered an absolute key role in a pleasant environment with knowledgeable and professional colleagues and will through this position get the access to a huge network among all the Nordic banks and other relevant actors throughout Europe.

In this recruitment the Nordic Payments Council is cooperating with Skoog Stjerna. We are looking forward to receiving your application, consisting of your CV and a cover letter. You apply by clicking the Apply now-button below. Please apply as soon as possible since the recruitment process is ongoing. Warmly welcome with your application! Should you have any questions or queries regarding the position you are welcome to contact Valter Stjerna at tel +46 733 40 09 04.

The Nordic Payments Council (NPC)
The purpose of the association is to contribute to safe, efficient, economically balanced and sustainable, convenient domestic and cross border multicurrency payments in the Nordic countries through the development and management of pan-Nordic payment schemes.

The Nordic Payments Council (NPC) manage the Nordic payment schemes that facilitate payments within the Nordic countries. The main objective for the NPC is to contribute to harmonised payments in the Nordics. The NPC is a non-profit member association combining four Nordic bankers’ associations, banks and payment institutions covered by the PSD2 directive. The membership requirements are objective, non-discriminatory and proportionate.

Based on an ongoing dialogue with other stakeholders and regulators at Nordic level, the NPC’s role is to support and promote the integration and development of Nordic payments. To ensure that the schemes keep meeting market needs and technological evolutions, the NPC regularly updates them, following the development of SEPA payment schemes and a transparent process that includes significant involvement of all stakeholders. By following the SEPA payment schemes as much as possible the NPC also facilitates a stronger integration between the Nordic currencies and the euro-zone in the payments area. For more info see