Consultant/Project Leader/Principal—Payments


Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna


Europe & The Middle East




Financial institutions

Who We Are

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Practice Area Profile

BCG’s Financial Institutions Practice Area (FIPA) aims to be the consultant of choice for leaders in the financial industry. We seek to achieve that goal by helping clients find their way amid the ever-evolving, ever-shifting competitive landscape. By focusing on the fundamental economics of their businesses and the underlying needs of their customers, we help banks, brokerages, asset managers and other financial- services organizations rethink their strategic assumptions, identify winning business propositions, and seize new opportunities in the expanding digital environment.

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 Colorful@BCG, Pride@BCG, Women@BCG, and Family@BCG
  • Reimbursement of commuting costs up to a maximum amount
  • Free beverages and snacks in our offices

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