Mastercard Advisors, the professional services arm of MasterCard Worldwide, provides payments-focused consulting services (including business strategy, proposition & operating model design, performance optimisation, marketing, information and risk management) to financial institutions and merchants worldwide.
With its unique payments expertise, deep understanding of customer needs and successful track record in addressing complex challenges throughout the payments lifecycle, Mastercard Advisors has established a strong track record of successfully addressing the challenges and opportunities of its clients
The Associate Managing Consultant is an active team member who contributes to projects and manages workstreams within engagements for MasterCard Advisors clients.
Whilst this individual is not expected to be a subject matter expert in the payment cards industry, they should demonstrate expertise in consulting engagement management experience and professional problem-solving skills.
Contribute towards development of strategies and programs for large, strategically important regional and global clients
Build strategies, propositions & operating models independently or as part of a consulting team
Rigorously and logically identify issues and potential solutions to client problems
Obtain data from multiple sources, collate, analyze, and triangulate information to develop reliable fact bases
Apply a range of quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to rigorously identify client issues and validate hypothesis
Synthesize analyses into clear, sound recommendations; take responsibility for structuring and writing sections of reports and steering committee presentations at a works stream or project level where required.
Assume individual workstreams responsibility within an engagement.
Confidently deliver presentations to internal and external clients
Plan, organize and structure own work and that of Analysts
Develop effective working relationships with mid- to senior-level client management
Proactively seek new knowledge and structure their client work to facilitate the capture of Intellectual Capital
Support MasterCard Advisors and local market account teams in client relationship management and business development efforts
Work at client sites and / or remotely as required
All About You
4-5 years consulting experience at a top-rated firm or equivalent business management experience and / or internal consulting experience in a major financial institution
Advanced degree or MBA preferred
Professional level English and French language capability
Strong analytical, interpretive and problem solving skills, including the proven ability to interpret large amounts of data, some of it ambiguous, and translate it into concise rational output that includes recommendations based upon core findings.
Strong presence & communication skills both interpersonal & written
Excellent client management & engagement management skills
Proven team player with proven ability to work with all levels in a highly intellectual, collaborative, and fast paced environment
Willingness to travel
Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.