Strategic Advisor, Retail Banking & Payments (Payments)

Strategic Advisor, Retail Banking & Payments (Payments)
Location: U.S., Remote 

At Aite-Novarica Group, the quality of our research, insights, and advice is driven by our core values: independence, objectivity, curiosity, and integrity. Our goal is to be a trusted advisor to our clients by using our data, experience, and proven best practices to help them make better, faster, and more lasting decisions. 

The Retail Banking & Payments practice provides clients with ongoing insights focused on the business, technology, and regulatory challenges affecting consumer banking services and retail payments of all kinds. The practice serves a wide range of market participants, from global universal banks to community banks and credit unions, as well as alternative financial services providers, card processors and network providers, merchants, technology vendors, and professional services firms.

The ideal Strategic Advisor candidate brings solid industry expertise (eight to 12 years of experience in consumer payments and payment acceptance technologies at a leading bank or payment firm, technology vendor, industry analyst firm, or management consultancy), proficiency in technology and business strategies, proven written and oral communication skills, an ability to formulate original analyses and actionable recommendations, and proven quantitative analysis skills.

The candidate should be familiar with key retail payment trends, the needs of payments executives at financial institutions, payment service and software providers, and traditional and emerging payment technologies. Knowledge of global trends is preferred but not required. Candidates must be fluent in English. Fluency in additional languages is always welcome. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required; an M.B.A. is a plus.

Strategic Advisors are expected to excel in the following areas:

  • Producing high-quality research reports monthly
  • Providing ongoing support to the financial institutions and technology vendors that subscribe to our research practices
  • Supporting the sales team in expanding our client base for our research and consulting practices
  • Regularly securing speaking engagements at industry and client conferences and events
  • Becoming a source of reference for the trade and top-tier press

Aite-Novarica Group seeks personable individuals who can work independently with minimal supervision and collaborate with a team. We welcome inquiring minds and provocative thinkers who, in addition to closely following their own sector, keep current with domestic and global social, economic, and political trends and issues.

Aite-Novarica Group is headquartered in Boston, but candidates are not required to live there or relocate for this position.

Aite-Novarica Group expects much from the people it attracts and is committed to offering a rewarding professional environment. Compensation consists of a base salary along with a performance-based bonus. Aite-Novarica Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested and qualified? Submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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