Apple is hiring a Business Development Manager to help the company expand into emerging and alternative payment systems beyond Apple Pay.
From the Apple website:
The Apple Wallets, Payments, and Commerce (WPC) team is seeking an experienced Business Development Manager to lead alternative payment partnerships. We are looking for a seasoned professional in global alternative and emerging payment solutions. We need your help to form a partnership framework and business models, define implementation paradigms, identify key players and manage relationships with strategic alternative payment partners. This position will be responsible for end-to-end business development, including partner selection, negotiation and closing of business deals, and launching new programs.
The post, first spotted by CoinDesk, mentions various qualifications, including experience “working in or with alternative payment providers, such as digital wallets, BNPL, Fast Payments, cryptocurrency” and more.
The role description is described as follows:
Lead the partnership program with key players in the alternative payments ecosystem, covering the full partner identification process, business case development and socialization, partnership negotiation, signing and execution of the contract, market launch and continued growth in the value of the partnership. Work with high-level partners internally and externally to advance the business case, secure resources and provide ongoing communications. Provide industry insights and market opportunities to Apple’s cross-functional teams including alliance, product, engineering and marketing to influence business strategy and product roadmaps for business growth Apple Pay and Wallet services. 25% movement required.
The listing could indicate that Apple is at least looking to investigate the possibility of using cryptocurrency as a payment method on devices like the iPhone 12, but is also interesting due to the timing of the release, the lawsuit. ‘Apple v Epic Games is barely over. One of the main talking points of the trial was the prospect of using alternative payment systems on the iOS App Store.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.