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MasterCard Associate Manager, Strategy Consulting in Lisbon, Portugal

Our Purpose

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 (https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/vision/who-we-are/diversity-inclusion.html) 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.

Job Title

Associate Manager, Strategy Consulting

Make an Impact as an Associate Manager, Strategy Consulting

As an Associate Managing 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, digital marketing, 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 work of the project Client Services 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.

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.

Qualifications:

• Undergraduate or master’s degree and work experience after completing your undergraduate degree

• Experience in developing and delivering projects, namely in consulting firms or other internal consulting initiatives, is appreciated, but not mandatory

• 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 any other languages at professional level are highly prioritized

• 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 appreciated

• Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of which they are applying for a position in, as well as eligible to apply for travel visas as required by travel needs.

Benefits

  • Access to a competitive internal Mastercard Pension Fund, combining own with topped -up additional firm contributions

  • Possibility to have a work from elsewhere days, giving employees the choice to work from a location other than your designated office location

  • Hybrid work model, combining remote with office-based work, depending on team assignments and project requirements

  • Volunteers’ days per year to engage in eligible volunteer and community outreach activities

  • Meeting free days recognizing the importance of interruption-free time to focus and think

COVID-19 Considerations

We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. In many locations, which may change over time, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in some locations, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated will be permitted inside Mastercard offices until further notice.

In the US, Mastercard is a government contractor, which may legally require most Mastercard employees to be vaccinated unless a verified approved medical or religious exemption is granted. Further, we are currently making every effort towards having employees return to work in the office 2 days per week, if that makes sense for their team. Everyone must be vaccinated to enter Mastercard offices at this time. Therefore, we expect all candidates to be vaccinated or to be approved for a medical or religious accommodation prior to commencing work at Mastercard.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

• Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

• Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

• Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

• Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

COVID-19 Considerations

We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. In many locations, which may change over time, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in some locations, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated will be permitted inside Mastercard offices until further notice.

In the US, Mastercard is a government contractor, which may legally require most Mastercard employees to be vaccinated unless a verified approved medical or religious exemption is granted. Further, we are currently making every effort towards having employees return to work in the office 2 days per week, if that makes sense for their team. Everyone must be vaccinated to enter Mastercard offices at this time. Therefore, we expect all candidates to be vaccinated or to be approved for a medical or religious accommodation prior to commencing work at Mastercard.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

Requisition ID: R-165923

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