Senior Strategy Manager at FIS
About the Team
You will be a vital member of the internal strategy consulting team within the Merchant division of FIS. The role offers the opportunity to help shape and lead the strategy for the fastest growing business unit for a leading Fortune 500 fintech. Overall, the team is responsible for driving the medium term (3-5 years) growth of the merchant business, and we need your help to do it! Specifically, the team is tasked with a few top priority areas:
Crafting Business Unit Strategy for the $43 billion Worldpay business unit Competitive Alliances - broker "win win" deals w/ other leading global Fintechs Competitor Intelligence - framing our competitors' strategies for FIS senior executives M&A Strategy - help lead our M&A process to advance Merchant priorities Portfolio Management - strengthen where (and how) we play in the market today Ad Hoc Executive Projects - serve as the "tiger team" for critical questions related to Merchant High Priority Project Support - advocate for support of high priority projects to FIS executives
What You Will Be Doing
Members of the Merchant Strategy Team will provide support of the 7 outlined initiatives and deliverables of the team. Support in each of these areas may include (and are shared amongst the broader team):
Business Unit Strategy
Framing how we think about the different segments of the market. Identifying how and where we currently play in the market, as well as where our competitors play. Identifying where we want to play going forward, and our plan for executing on that strategy. Gain buy-in from critical stakeholders in senior leadership across the organization.
Map out FIS' current assets, as well as critical needs or gaps. Leverage that work to build a pipeline of prospective competitive alliances. Help provide support to deal framing, negotiations, & strategy to broker "win-win" competitive alliances.
Conduct desk research, internal research w/ subject matter experts, and external research (as required) to articulate our competitors' strategies and recent "strategic moves". Be able to identify the implications of these actions on FIS' business, and communicate those findings to our senior leadership teams.
Help shape our overall M&A strategy, tying it back to the broader business unit strategy. Help develop and build a process for screening and monitoring a continuous pipeline of asset prospects, performing due diligence on those assets, and aiding with post-deal implementation of M&A targets. Assist in facilitating executive level dialog and meetings between FIS and prospective assets.
Engage with commercial leaders across the Merchant business to help identify underperforming pockets of the business, and develop tactical go-forward plans to rethink the way we manage those portions of the Merchant business.
Ad Hoc Executive Projects
Engage with FIS senior leadership to help answer emerging questions of critical strategic importance. May involve internal data analysis, external research, or a combination of different activities.
Support for High Priority Projects
Help articulate the business case around critical strategic projects for Merchant. Serve as an advocate to senior leadership to ensure high priority projects receive adequate funding and internal support.
What You Bring
- Excellence in using Microsoft PowerPoint & Excel
- Executive presence, communication, & interpersonal skills
- Hypothesis driven thinking & consultant skillset
- We are ideally looking for someone with one (or a combination of) the following backgrounds
- Work experience at a leading management consultancy
- Work experience w/ a leading payments provider or Fintech (Stripe, Adyen, Square, etc.)
- Work experience w/ a VC or PE firm, with a focus on Fintech
- Strong analytical background & comfort w/ numbers
- Competitive salary & benefits
- Career progression opportunities
- Remote working environment
- Opportunity to lead high impact projects that receive senior executive attention
- Chance to be a leader in shaping the strategy for top global Fintech
- Senior leadership exposure and career progression
- A fun, collaborative work environment
View our benefits here: https://cdn.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/FIGLUS/documents/2021BenefitsSnapshot-1611561721803.pdf The posted salary range describes the minimum to maximum range for this job description in the state of Colorado. The salary range is posted in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay For Equal Work Act. The salary range for this same position may be lower or higher in markets outside of Colorado.$107,610-180,790
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