Director, Partnerships

  • Remote
  • Sales - Merchant Services
  • Welcome
  • Come join us
  • Benefits


What we do.

Cardinal, a Visa solution, is a global leader in authenticating digital transactions. We work every day to make the digital shopping experience safe, rewarding, and engaging. We're a global leader not only because of what we do, but because of who we are. Our team represents the best of the best. We work in a way that suits our people, their lifestyles, work styles, and individuality. We work hard as a team to collectively meet - and exceed - goals and consider each other family. We are one of the leading fintech companies in Northeast OH with teams locally and around the world working remotely. We are proud of what we do and how we do it.

Come join us


When you work with us, you get the best of two worlds. Cardinal is a small company, with a welcoming, family-like atmosphere. But as a Visa solution, we offer the world-class resources and benefits of a global company. As companies with a worldwide customer base, both Cardinal and Visa realize the benefits of having a diverse employee base, both for our products and customer service. We believe in promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our employees come with different backgrounds and experiences, resulting in many different approaches that are part of our success. We are committed to empowering each and every one of our over 250 (and growing) employees. We show respect to others and believe in fair and equal treatment. We are dedicated to continuous improvement in all that we do. We use Lean and Agile principles and rituals as the framework for achieving that improvement. To achieve these goals, we need accomplished and ambitious people - people that recognize the value that comes with the varying perspectives, and the cultural awareness that comes with our diversity. What we are looking for could be someone just like you.

Job Details

The Director of Partnerships will be responsible for growing our partnership sales division through sales, education, market/business development and expanding partner and merchant adoption of CardinalCommerce products and services and increasing share of transacting merchants.

What you'll do:
• Develop and maintain the tier 1 channel partner relationships for resellers and referrers of CardinalCommerce’s core business products and services to optimize short-term and long-term transaction volumes and revenue
• Present and sell the CardinalCommerce suite of products and services to VP through C level contacts, both tactically and strategically using a consultative approach
• Focus on strategic business development and growth through global and regional pipeline review with partners
• Determine the technical capabilities of the partner and Cardinal integration to ensure compatibility
• Identify and develop new opportunities within existing partner relationships using phone calls, emails, social media, on-site client meetings and networking
• Train the channel partner sales teams, increase awareness of the CardinalCommerce solutions in the market and create sales opportunities for our channel partners
• Create go-to-market strategies, marketing plans, sales, and marketing collateral for Cardinal Partners
• Report on Partner’s pipeline, opportunities, and ongoing services of Cardinal’s solutions
• Maintain comprehensive contact history and communication through Salesforce and other reporting tools
• Assist in hiring and training new team members

What we need you to have:
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in related field
o In lieu of degree, a high school diploma/equivalent with four or more years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
• 6+ years of experience in of sales, channel development or account management
• Ability to prioritize multiple projects and function under tight deadlines
• Advanced experience and skills with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and CRM
• Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills with strong writing and editing skills
• Strategic thought and planning

What we would like you to have:
• Experience training external clients on the product you sell
• Experience managing your own book of business
• Experience and knowledge selling software as a service
• Experience within the eCommerce or payments industry
• Experience with frequent travel and/or managing accounts internationally
• Experience with advanced reporting tools

Travel Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% of the time, including internationally. Must possess a passport

Physical Requirements:

Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.
This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, and reach with hands and arms.
This position requires the incumbent to be available during core business hours.
Work Authorization: Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment for this position. 
Relocation assistance will not be offered.
Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.


This position can be performed in a remote work arrangement for any candidate located outside the greater Cleveland area, or any Visa office. To foster community, connection, and collaboration, it is expected that candidates within a 50 mile commute of our Mentor, Ohio location adhere to a hybrid working model. Hybrid work is also expected for any candidate within a 50 mile commute of a Visa office. This hybrid model includes in office and work from home days each week.


Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.


Director, Partnerships

Job LocationRemote
Job TeamSales - Merchant Services