We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.
Mastercard Advisors Consulting, Data & Services (Relaunch Your Career)
This role is part of Mastercard s Relaunch Your Career program. This is a 16-week paid placement that helps people who have had a career break return to work. You will have the chance to be part of a dynamic team, lead engaging projects, plus receive on-the-job training and coaching and support. At the end of the paid placement, there is a potential for you to be hired in a permanent role. This position is at the mid-career level.
The Data & Services team is a key differentiator for Mastercard, providing the cutting-edge services that help our customers grow. Focused on thinking big and scaling fast around the globe, this agile team is responsible for end-to-end solutions for a diverse global customer base. We combine traditional management consulting with our rich data assets and in-house technology to provide our clients with powerful strategic insights and recommendations. Centered on data-driven technologies and innovation, these services include consulting, loyalty and marketing programs, test-and-learn business experimentation, and data-driven information and risk management services. While specializing in the payments industry, Mastercard Data & Services also works closely with major retailers, airlines, and other enterprises, leveraging data and insights garnered from within and beyond its network.
We are looking for passionate and talented professionals, who share our vision for data-driven consulting, to join us and take a leading role in shaping the growth of our team.
Make an Impact as a Mastercard Advisors Consultant
You will have the opportunity to lead key client engagements across a range of industries and types of projects, such as consulting services, Test & Learn, or data and analytics. Working with technology and data, you will generate key hypotheses and independently structure workstreams covering client problems. Overseeing the day-to-day project work of the consulting team, you will identify creative and useful analyses to address client problems, synthesize analyses into clear, sound recommendations, and create effective, impactful storylines and slides. Responsibilities within project management will include building strong relationships with mid-level client management and independently assessing client agenda, internal culture and change readiness.
In leading the problem-solving process to drive high-value decisions, you will also have the opportunity to mentor junior teammates and contribute to the firm's intellectual capital and solution development. At Mastercard, you are expected to not only have a tremendous impact in transforming our clients, but also have a leading role in shaping the organization s future.
What we offer to help you find your way as a Relauncher:
A 16-week program, on a paid fixed-term contract
Comprehensive learning resources to help you settle in and grow from learning about our business, to workshops on presentations and networking, online learning and coaching from managers
A structured Getting Started program
A career buddy assigned from day one
A supportive manager equipped to help people return to work, with regular check-in sessions
Depending on availability and our selection criteria, the chance to be hired for a permanent role
Bring your Passion and Expertise
We recruit for and value the following core competencies:
Passion: Actively seeks responsibility and takes pride in delivering the highest quality results and recommendations to our clients.
Analytic Excellence: Demonstrates a strong aptitude for structured problem solving and quantitative skills.
Project Management: Clear interest in project delivery with business clients, and intuition for the way that companies make decisions.
Communication and Presence: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in client-facing situations, positioning Mastercard s solutions as high value solutions in sales and delivery conversations.
Teamwork: Willingness to work within small teams to produce outstanding deliverables, with a will to win attitude.
Integrity: Commitment to Mastercard's values of honesty and integrity with a willingness to embrace and learn from our mistakes.
Diverse Perspective: Brings a unique skillset or approach to the table in every client engagement or internal activity.
Relaunch Your Career is for People Who:
Have taken a career break of around two years or more
Are keen to return to work on a permanent basis
Have previous experience at mid-management level, ideally gained in technology, financial services and professional services organizations
Are team players, collaborative, excellent relationship builders and influencers, great problem solvers and adaptable
Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Undergraduate or master s degree
Experience in a consulting organization as a consultant
Experience directly managing multiple people across multiple workstreams
Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills and ability to structure analyses to form data-driven solutions to ambiguous client challenges
Exposure specifically in payments and / or retail banking or merchants preferred
Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively both verbally and in writing in English and the local office language(s)
Demonstrated ability to build trust-based relationships with both junior- and senior-level client contacts
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Advanced Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills required, SQL / data expertise preferred