Strategy Consultant, Commercial Payments

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Product Type: Payments Advisory Services for Banks & Fintechs
Company Type: Consulting Firm

This is your chance to join an award-winning, growth-oriented consulting firm that has doubled revenue and headcount over the past 5 years and is on track to double again within the next 3 years. In this role, reporting to the Managing Director of the Commercial Payments Strategy practice, you will help leading financial services companies develop their business strategies, identify and implement opportunities to improve business operations, adapt to changing market conditions, and research emerging macro trends impacting the industry. You will utilize your analytical skillset to deliver client engagements as you gather and analyze information, formulate and test hypotheses, develop and communicate recommendations, and manage client interactions. Working in teams of 3-5 colleagues, you will perform market research, create financial analyses, develop client deliverables, and present to clients. You will manage multiple client engagements at once with time sensitive deadlines, so time management and organizational skills are essential. If you are an analytical problem-solver who wants to work with top level talent and gain valuable experience and exposure to a variety of leading banks and fintech companies as you help with strategic initiatives, this could be a great place to take your career and earnings to the next level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the delivery and execution of strategy engagements, particularly those involving complex commercial payments systems and products for financial services clients.
  • Serve as the primary project lead, directing team efforts in areas such as strategy development, detailed market assessments, and research specific to commercial payments and treasury management
  • Spearhead product development initiatives, transformations, and launch strategies that capitalize on your deep knowledge of payment processing technologies and systems.
  • Provide expert-level financial and non-financial analyses related to payment processes, benchmarking product performance, and evaluating operational efficiency within the payments space.
  • Conduct thorough partnership assessments, focusing on potential collaborations with fintech and payment processors that could advance our clients’ strategic positioning.
  • Offer mentorship and oversight to analysts, ensuring the quality of work meets the high standards expected in strategic consulting engagements.
  • Communicate consistently with internal leadership, offering clear and informative status reports on client projects and internal initiatives.
  • Contribute to the firm’s reputation as a thought leader in commercial payments by producing insightful articles, engaging in public speaking engagements, and driving other knowledge dissemination initiatives.
  • Provide comprehensive support to Managing Director in business development efforts, including proposal writing, client prospecting, and Statement of Work creation.

Ideal Background:

  • Deep understanding of and experience with commercial payment platforms, products, and regulations, providing a solid foundation for strategic advice and operational improvements.
  • Superior analytical skills, coupled with the ability to distill complex payment system information into strategic insights for business development and operational efficiency.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with a talent for articulating intricate payment concepts in a comprehensible manner to a variety of stakeholders, including those at the executive level.
  • Proven time management excellence, with a record of accomplishment managing and delivering multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated leadership prowess, capable of steering teams toward successful outcomes and fostering professional growth among junior staff.
  • Aptitude for prioritizing effectively, with the foresight to delegate appropriately and ensure the team functions efficiently under high-pressure conditions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with a strong emphasis on creating high-quality presentations and complex financial models relevant to payment strategies.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in financial services, banking, and/or payments
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Ability to travel (20-40%)

Recruiter to Contact:
Ian Horsted
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