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Product Manager
Ref No.: 17-20204
Location: RIVERWOODS, Illinois
Large Company has a Contract Opportunity in Riverwoods, IL

Product Manager to help vendors certify with CLIENT- experience with Product Certification needed. Cards experience preferred.

The person will be responsible of the management of testing and certification initiatives of CLIENT with all our emerging technology providers including, but not limited to, chip manufacturers and terminal manufacturers. This role requires a technical understanding of EMV and Contactless payments technologies as well as project management skills to work across multiple external vendors to ensure compliance of the vendor's products with CLIENT specifications. CLIENT has both contact and contactless products (D-Client) based on EMA standards and our payment transaction requirements. These products are used globally and are supported by technology vendors from all parts of the world. This employee will be responsible for leading the day-to-day activities for chip technology (including contact, contactless and mobile) based cards and payment acceptance device certifications, overseeing the testing and certification processes of chip technology based cards and terminals. He or she will work with terminal manufacturers, card manufacturers, testing labs, and test tool vendors, to enable support for global chip payment products by providing information about our specifications and testing and certification process.

Additionally, the employee will • Guide new and existing chip product vendors through our chip product certification process • Distribute technical specifications, process documents, test plans, and supporting documentation to vendors • Provide technical subject matter support to vendors with questions on our technical specifications • Interface with product certification managers to decision final product approval to the manufacturer for product distribution • Define new and update existing certification processes to support deployment of new CLIENT chip payment technologies • Track and report status of all certifications