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Strategy Consultant in Payments in Korea

Project status
Project start date
As soon as possible
Project posted
25 Jul 2019 06:26
Project duration (approx.)
12 Months
Budget (approx.)
US$900 / day
Level of Experience
Area of expertise
Korean (Essential)

Objectives and Key Deliverables

*This 12 month contract role is in Seoul, Korea **Budget stated is not indicative of the compensation for this role. Please submit your expectation in terms of a daily rate in USD.


We provide payments-focused consulting, marketing, and analytics to financial institutions and merchants worldwide. With our unique category expertise, deep understanding of customer needs and successful track record in addressing complex challenges throughout the payments lifecycle, we address the challenges and opportunities of our clients, enhance our strategic and tactical performance and establish our global thought-leadership pre-eminence.

• Candidates for this role will likely have answered ‘yes’ to at least one of the following questions:
o Have you managed complex retail banking and/or payments strategy projects?
o Have you ever helped to launch a new credit, debit, pre-paid card business or product?


• Project manage and coordinate effort across business units including country products, marketing, digital, operations, tech, and compliance
• Drive implementation and launch of card product suite in Korea
• Build peer relationships and become trusted advisor with senior level clients in Korea, capturing these clients’ implicit business needs in addition to articulated requests and identifying the most critical aspects of the problem
• Translate objectives into key hypotheses and structure work for large/complex projects or ill-defined problems
• Lead formal and informal pitches, from “storyboarding” through face-to-face presentation and create succinct, persuasive written materials tailored to the “level” of the audience
• Oversee project delivery through to successful completion over and above what was promised to clients and ensuring continuous and expanded follow-on work

• Atleast 5-8 years of experience in top management consulting firms or/and in relevant industry: knowledge of payments in general, loyalty, co-branding, digital marketing, security and risk management, innovation and/or big data and analytics is preferred
• Knowledge of Korean market, trends and opportunities
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent analytical skills, including ability to frame the customer’s opportunity in financial terms (i.e. value quantification)
• Demonstrated ability to develop and project a credible point of view on a variety of industry topics, to act as a trusted advisor to senior clients, and to show thought leadership at an industry level
• Ability to think from the perspective of the customer
• Ability to gain consensus with others and coordinate team of consultants and subject matter experts around goal
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
• Proficiency in written and verbal English and fluency in Korean is a must
• Bachelor’s and post-graduate degrees (MBA or other) from leading universities

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