Lead Payments Strategist – 3 Month Contract – Inside IR35

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11:FS is on a mission to change the fabric of financial services. Our Consulting & Research practice builds challenger propositions globally, like we did for Natwest with Mettle. Our Pulse team create

11:FS is on a mission to change the fabric of financial services. Our Consulting & Research practice builds challenger propositions globally, like we did for Natwest with Mettle. Our Pulse team creates a benchmarking tool used by the likes of Monzo, Starling, Natwest and Tesco Bank. Our Foundry team are delivering a Financial Services Operating System to help businesses quickly add financial services to their offering. On top of all of that, we’re a media company, generating content that supports our brand and changes the conversation – not necessarily in that order.

To do this we need an amazing team so we have pulled together the best in financial services and beyond.

We truly live our values at 11:FS, and they are critical to your entire journey here. ‘Cultural Add’ is as, if not more, important as pure technical fit, and as part of your interview process we’ll deep dive in our values and your beliefs. Everyone at 11:FS fits our 4 core values: Team, Attitude, Communication and Impact, and this remains at the core of our growth.

Purpose of Role:

In this role you’ll be working in the heart of the dynamic and constantly evolving Fintech space. You’ll play a central role in defining, developing and launching services all around the world that change the way that finance works. Our ambition is to create new businesses which have the customer at their centre. The quantitative analysis you lead will validate opportunities for us to design and build new financial services that serve currently unmet customer needs.

What you’ll be doing:

    • Work in a small highly skilled team of researchers, strategists, product managers and clients, to create and develop world-class digital financial propositions and get them to market.
    • Set out a clear vision for how retail and commercial payments will evolve in the future.
    • Support the strategy, design, development and delivery of new payment systems (e.g. cryptocurrency, real-time payments, open banking payments).
    • Develop detailed use cases and business models for new payment systems.
    • Build a detailed understanding of the payments needs of different customer groups and industry sectors.
    • Build and share a deep understanding of all the factors that enable a Fintech hub to grow and thrive: geography, history, politics, universities, skills, immigration, economics, capital, regulation, marketing.
    • Advise clients in a wide variety of roles on how to create thriving digital financial services ecosystems, encompassing regulation, capital provision, trade incentives, culture, talent and skills.
    • Work with senior executives from our client organisations to quantify market opportunities and validate business cases.

As a Lead Strategist, you will need:

    • Passion and curiosity about fintech and the future of financial services. Strong opinions and growing expertise about the future of financial services in general and payments in particular.
    • Deep experience in the design, delivery and operation of retail and commercial payment systems. Detailed knowledge of blockchain / distributed ledger and digital currencies would be an asset.
    • Familiarity with the payments landscape, innovation and regulation in different markets (e.g. East Asia, Middle East, North America) and a clear understanding of the economics of payment systems and how different participants make money.
    • At least five years demonstrable experience in payments strategy and analysis, working for or with banks, card networks, payment processors or other payment companies.
    • A willingness and ability to travel and work on location in other countries for up to 50% of the time (when it is safe to do so).
    • Exceptional attention to detail.
    • To be solutions orientated with a problem-solving energy.
    • A positive attitude and outlook.
    • Enthusiasm for working in diverse teams.
We strongly encourage people of colour, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. 11:FS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.
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