Head of Strategy (Payments)

Job Title: Head of Strategy (Payments)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry: Venture Capital, Private Equity & Portfolio of Investments
Reference: LS/HOSPAY/EU
Contact Name: Luke Skinner
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 06, 2021 11:11

Job Description

  • Unicorn growth company with exciting global plans still in start-up phase
  • Working closely with other senior leadership to set the European strategy footprint for the business
  • Greenfield team that you can shape and build 

A leading technology company with exciting growth and trajectory over the last 5 years are looking for a well-versed Head of Strategy professional to drive the European business forward.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deep experience in consulting or alternatively Series A-C growth journey; VC or private equity backed important.
  • Leading multiple projects to rapidly analyze data, identify solutions and implement actions
  • You ideally have a background in payments, or a fast growing start up and are not afraid to get your hands dirty and pitch in where necessary
  • You have strong EQ and are a natural leader and can work seamlessly with others across the globe to drive successful outcomes
  • You are driven by success – consistently “going the extra mile” in your work
  • You are not afraid to experiment – continually wanting to innovate and source, test, and evaluate new ideas
  • You are analytical – With deep experience in traditional consulting tools (Excel, PowerPoint, etc) and more modern tools Tableau, BigQuery etc
  • You are meticulous. Ensuring all your work is robust and accurate
  • This role is more than just scoping out initiatives as the execution phase will also sit as part of the remit to ensure governance and delivery is fulfilled.

Key Requirements

  • 10 years+ experience in strategy consulting
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, MBA preferred
  • Experience building, managing, and running large scale projects and initiatives
  • A keen interest and understanding of payments/FX, the competitive landscape and regulation
  • Prior experience at another start-up in fintech/payments/FX is preferential
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written communication skills including preparing presentations