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Analyst - Payments Market Insights, GCI Analytics

Atlanta, NY

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You’ll work with our Payments Market Insights Team in Atlanta. The Payments Market Insights team is part of GCI Analytics (GCI), by McKinsey, and focuses on creating distinctive research and data insights for our financial services clients.

GCI is a small, entrepreneurial and growing office which provides deep analytics, research, benchmarking and consulting services to clients in corporate banking and the payments industry ( Clients secure our expertise and data-driven insights to evaluate business line performance and to make operational improvements and product development decisions. With the look and feel of a start-up, we are a wholly owned subsidiary of McKinsey and Company, and operate both within McKinsey teams and also independently under our own brand and management team.

You will use your payments industry experience to help build and run our knowledge assets (i.e., products) such as our US Payments Map and you’ll leverage the industry and functional expertise learned to work from time-to-time on consulting engagements.

While on consulting engagements, you will work in teams of typically 3-5 consultants, playing an active role in a variety of aspects:  gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, constructing client deliverables to ensure insightful findings and recommendations, and presenting those recommendations to clients.  While not deployed on an engagement, your core responsibilities will be building, maintaining, analyzing, and synthesizing complex profitability models of various aspects of the payments industry. You’ll also serve as an “expert-on-call” to field consultants’ inquires, providing data and research insights to increase the value to their clients.

You’ll gain new skills and build on the strengths you bring to the firm. Analysts receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues on their teams.

You will operate with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility and work closely with internal McKinsey colleagues as well as external clients.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a STEM field
  • ~1 year of experience in banking or consulting a plus
  • Strong core analytical background 
  • High degree of resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving and data analysis
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Self-starter and able to manage own high-capacity workload as defined by other team members
  • Able to manage multiple projects & delivery schedules under tight delivery timelines
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities, flexibility, and patience in a fluid environment
  • Professional attitude and service orientation; team player
  • Excellent verbal and written English is essential 

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