Binance, a cryptocurrency exchange and digital wallet, is opening its doors for someone with familiarity in DeFi, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and the crypto ecosystem to become its country director for the Philippines.
The opening is according to a job advertisement posted on LinkedIn. The job posting is still available on the social networking site as of March 14, 2022, with 172 applicants so far.
According to the job announcement, Binance requires “a well-rounded leader, someone who can create and drive strategy but also roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.”
The responsibilities of the position include, ensuring the coordination of the firm with government regulators, managing the local marketing and tech teams, and developing new strategies to “relentlessly push operational standards to the next level.” The Director will also be responsible for shaping the organization and defining hiring needs in the local market as well as leading local key marketing activities, such as developing new partnerships and organizing key events. The Director will also represent Binance in the local events, media, and in communication with external stakeholders.
As for the requirements, Binance is looking for someone who is data focused, has an entrepreneur mentality and is passionate about crypto and blockchain. For the skillset, the company aims to hire someone with strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills; fluency in English is mandatory while fluency in local languages is a plus. However, the position requires a minimum of 8 years of proven success in a similar role (leading operations/marketing).
The position of “Country Director – Philippines” at Binance was previously held by Colin Goltra, who is now the COO of Yield Guild Games. Colin was also Director for Southeast Asia during his time with the global cryptocurrency exchange.
In July last year, Binance was the first global exchange to create a local peer-to-peer market for SLP or Smooth Love Potion, a token from the hit NFT game Axie Infinity. This “enables an ecosystem of small merchants to form and help serve the growing Axie Infinity community in the Philippines,” Colin said in an interview with BitPinas.
Global exchanges are setting up shop in the Philippines.
The cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption in the Philippines is indeed growing bigger, in fact Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange and digital wallet, also hired its own country director for the Philippines last month. (Read more: Coinbase is Hiring a Country Director for the Philippines)
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Additional reporting from Michael Mislos. Editing by Meghan Lim.
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