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Strategy Consulting and M&A - Financial Services and Payments

Job reference:
Payments Strategy
£90k-£120k plus bonus, benefits
Job type:
Perm - Consulting
Date posted:
This vacancy has now expired.

Senior Manager/Director - Corporate Strategy and M&A Fintech and Payments - Central London with good work life balance and low travel

£100k-£120k plus bonus, benefits

Our client is looking for a Manager or Director who wants to build on their current strategy development, transaction and commercial experience, and work on a number of diverse and demanding projects for blue chip payments businesses, financial sponsors and emerging FinTechs.

The team advises financial services organisations and private equity clients on strategic and commercial issues affecting their key investment decisions. They are market leading in advising clients in the Payments sector and they are looking to further grow its team of senior experts. Their work include:

  • Commercial due diligence
  • Strategy assessment
  • Market entry strategy and opportunity sizing
  • Product and business unit strategy development
  • Divestment options analysis 

You'll work with a high-performing, integrated team which focuses on a variety of global and local corporate clients and private equity clients, but with a primary focus on Payments, serving banks, payment institutions, payment schemes, technology firms, private equity investors etc. You'll have a diverse range of stretching experiences which will give you continuous learning and development opportunities as well as a great sense of achievement.


  • You have prior experience in the Payments industry, either from strategy consulting or M&A or from an in-house strategy / corporate development / M&A function at a leading industry player
  • Expert knowledge of different business models in retail and / or corporate payments alongside the entire payments value chain
  • Being a true business advisor to the client and establish yourself as a key client contact; Understanding key business drivers, co-developing our approach with the client, agreeing value measurements with the client, providing value to the client through insights, factual conclusions and advice;
  • Have extensive experience in project and team management and work closely with all members as well as forming strong internal links within transaction support and other departments in both in the UK and internationally to form, co-manage and participate in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Ability to collect and utilise relevant business and industry information and to analyse this information effectively by applying strategic and commercial analysis techniques;
  • Analytical work experience preferably gained in a strategy consulting firm or a strategy department of a leading corporate;
  • Ability to plan, deliver, structure, write and present work against tight deadlines;
  • Share your technical and other knowledge with your team and the department;
  • Take responsibility for own learning and development, provide coaching to others, and participate in upward feedback


You will also:

  • Have a strong track record in executing and managing research and analysis of companies and markets, preferably with commercial due diligence experience;
  • Have strong commercial experience and/or relevant industry or transaction experience;
  • Be an excellent communicator, both oral and written;
  • Have business Development experience;
  • Be an effective time manager, able to keep calm when under pressure to meet deadlines;
  • Be a team player with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels 
  • Bachelors required; MBA and/or other qualifications a plus
  • Knowledge of European languages would be a plus

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