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Job TitleAssociate Consultant, AdvisorsAssociate Consultant, Advisors
The Data & Services team is a key differentiator for Mastercard, providing 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.
Make an Impact as an Associate Consultant
As an Associate Consultant, you will collaborate with exceptional colleagues to help some of the world's biggest brands answer their most challenging strategic questions. Working with technology and data, you will gain broad exposure to a range of industries, including financial services, retail, restaurants, hospitality and more. While working in close-knit teams, you will partner closely with senior stakeholders and be given real responsibility to make an impact for your clients from day one. In this setting, you will learn quickly and gain exposure to diverse business issues, gaining the experience required to lead key client engagements.
As an Associate Consultant, you will:
Work on small teams to solve our clients' most challenging strategic problems
Collaborate with motivated peers who are passionate about what they do
Build strong relationships with clients to understand their business needs, find strategic solutions and guide impactful decisions
Grow your career by receiving hands-on mentorship from an experienced management team.
Have an immediate opportunity for meaningful contributions, increased responsibility, leadership roles, and professional advancement
Collaborate with colleagues across different areas of the organization and quickly gain exposure to business development, account management, and product management
Receive extensive training focusing on helping you build your core consulting skill set
We are looking for passionate and talented professionals, who share our vision for helping our customers with their most urgent business needs, and we are recruiting for 3 career tracks that make up our team:
1.Strategy & Transformation
Lead customers through sound decision making as they tackle strategic, tactical, operational, and transformational challenges, spanning across diverse topics including product, marketing, loyalty, innovation, and more. Apply a broad set of problem-solving techniques to improve overall performance and operations.
Team members typically support 2-4 projects concurrently, with each project lasting for approximately 3-6 months.
2. Performance Analytics
Translate data into insights leveraging Mastercard and customer data. Get hands-on to design, implement & scale analytical solutions for customers across industries. Apply qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques using our enterprise applications (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, NiFi, Python, Impala, and more) to synthesize analyses into clear recommendations and impactful narratives.
Team members support several customers concurrently, and produce analyses at set cadences (i.e., weekly / monthly / quarterly reports)
3. Business Experimentation
Advise executives on business decisions by leveraging data and applying science to the way they run their business. Using Mastercard's industry-leading Predictive Analytics SaaS platform, Test & Learn®, you will work with customers to identify their key priorities and then design and run business experiments to establish which ideas work, where, when and how to deploy them, and what not to do. In working with customers this way, you get to understand the full range of their business, from new product launches, marketing, loyalty, and pricing, to operations and strategy.
Team members will typically support 2-4 clients concurrently, and develop a deep understanding of client business challenges through longer term engagements (typically 1-2 years between rotations)
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.
Business Interest: Clear interest in the world of business, and intuition for the way that companies make decisions.
Rapid Growth: Eagerness to learn quickly, both through Mastercard's structured training curriculum and organic development opportunities.
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.
Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated leadership abilities.
Undergraduate degree with a target graduation date between Dec 2022 - August 2023
Outstanding record of academic achievement
Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities
Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
Experience using data analysis or querying tools (e.g., SQL, SAS, Excel or Tableau) is an asset (particularly for Performance Analytics or Business Experimentation tracks).
Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing – in English and the local office language(s)
Track placement will indicate the types of projects where you will spend the majority of your time, however, we encourage and enable working across tracks to allow team members to acquire a diverse set of skills and experiences.
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.
In many locations, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in our NYC offices, as required by law, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be permitted inside Mastercard offices unless a reasonable accommodation has been approved in advance.
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.
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