Application Open for Mastercard Graduate Launch Program

Mastercard – We are the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network.

We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

 

Applications are invited for:

Job Title: Mastercard Graduate Launch Program 2023 – Associate Consultant, Advisor

Requisition ID: R-187249

Location: Lagos

Employment Type: Full Time

Overview

  • The Data & Services team is a key differentiator for Mastercard, providing the 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.
  • Centered on data-driven technologies and innovation, these services include consulting, loyalty and marketing programs, test-and-learn business experimentation, and data-driven information and risk management services.
  • While specializing in the payments industry, Mastercard Data & Services also works closely with major retailers, airlines, and other enterprises, leveraging data and insights garnered from within and beyond its network.
  • We are looking for passionate and talented professionals, who share our vision for data-driven consulting, to join us and take a leading role in shaping the growth of our team.

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.

 

Responsibilities

As an Associate Consultant, you will:

  • Work on small teams to solve our clients’ most challenging strategic problems
  • Build strong relationships with clients to understand their business needs, find strategic solutions and guide impactful decisions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the following career track:

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.
  • Sampling of questions we help our customers answer:
  • How can a global financial services institution be successful at entering a hyper competitive new market?
  • How can a customer improve its operating model to better achieve operational, financial, and strategic goals?
  • Team members typically support 2-4 projects concurrently, with each project lasting for approximately 3-6 months.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or Master’s Degree graduate (graduated no earlier than Jun-2022), in line to complete their NYSC before the start of the program on 4th September 2023.
  • Outstanding record of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.0 USA and 2:1 UK equivalent respectively.
  • Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing in English.

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.
  • 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 skill set or approach to the table in every client engagement or internal activity.
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • 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.

 

How to Apply
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