Consultant/Project Leader/Principal—Payments

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Posted 5 days, 2 hours ago
Location: Berlin, Germany - Cologne, Germany - Dusseldorf, Germany - Frankfurt, Germany - Hamburg, Germany - Munich, Germany - Stuttgart, Germany

Who We Are


Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

Practice Area Profile


BCG’s Payments Practice Area aims to be the consultant of choice for leaders in the payments industry. We seek to achieve that goal by helping clients find their way amid the ever-evolving, ever-shifting competitive landscape. We are helping to craft and execute cutting-edge payments and transaction banking strategies that will help BCG’s clients stay competitive throughout this decade and beyond. Key focus topics include transaction support in mergers and acquisitions, post-merger integration, strategies for growth and international expansion in payments, support on large-scale technology transformations, or taking our clients’ risk management capabilities to the next level.


What You'll Do


As Consultant/Project Leader/Principal—Payments, you’ll play a key role in developing our payments agenda and supporting our growth targets. You’ll advise payment service providers, acquirers, banks, and fintechs on topics such as growth strategies, M&A, post-merger integration, technology transformation, and post-merger integration, as well as on ways to further optimize their target operating model, while you build and spread payments expertise within BCG. You’ll contribute to BCG’s practice area publications and studies and, as part of our case teams, work on industry-reference payments projects for our key clients in Europe and beyond (as Project Leader or Consultant). Finally, you’ll be part of our business development efforts, attending client meetings, industry conferences, and other events.


What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)


  • You have broad, hands-on experience in payments and transaction banking, with a track record of project/team leadership and related achievements.
  • You’ve acquired significant experience in the payments field, with a particular focus on digital and e-commerce payments, acquiring, issuing, tech in payments, and risk in payments.
  • You’re able to question the status quo, create transparency for clients, help them understand the changing landscape of payments and transaction banking, and synthesize and advise them on how to improve.
  • You possess strong business acumen, superior analytical and problem-solving skills, and conceptual capabilities.
  • You’re experienced in devising and implementing business strategies involving quantitative analysis, conceptualization, and communication of strategic solutions.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and team orientation.
  • You’re able to communicate with internal and external stakeholders of all levels of seniority while working in a global collaborative team environment.
  • You’re willing to travel internationally and work remotely on client sites.
  • Previous consulting experience is desired but not essential.
  • You have strong communication skills in German and English.
  • You’ve earned an excellent university degree and have gained international experience.


What we offer you


  • An attractive, performance-based compensation package with fixed and variable components
  • A competitive pension package as well as an excellent insurance package and social security benefits
  • A large number of training programs and the personal support of mentors and coaches
  • Flexible working models and a broad range of offers regarding well-being, work-life balance, and family
  • A wide variety of social events
  • Social networks such as [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]
  • Reimbursement of commuting costs up to a maximum amount
  • Free beverages and snacks in our offices



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