Payments Analyst - Mercator Advisory Group at Escalent (Detroit, MI)

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Payments Analyst - Mercator Advisory Group

This is a virtual, work from home role with team members in the Boston area, but also across the U.S.

About Mercator (now a part of the Escalent family):

Mercator Advisory Group is the trusted advisor to the payments industry globally, charting the course for sustained growth and profitability. Mercator Advisory Group provides independent and objective analysis that assists our members in uncovering new market opportunities and optimizing current strategic initiatives for maximum revenue generation and cost containment. Our commitment and exclusive focus on the payments industry enables us to consistently provide highly relevant content and exceptional value for your research expenditure.

Position Overview:

As a Payments Analyst, you will join a team of accomplished analysts, consultants, and researchers who identify, monitor and analyze trends in payments and fintech. You will produce research develop insights and provide advice to leading banks, payment service providers, fintech providers, government agencies and other financial service and payments entities. You will have the opportunity to:
  • Advise clients and prospects based on payments industry knowledge and expertise
  • Work with an experienced Payments team to identify topics of interest, design surveys, and participate in the development of reports and presentation to clients
  • Analyze and evaluate survey data, trends, and consumer usage patterns to provide actionable insights and recommendations
  • Outline and draft research reports based on quantitative and qualitative data analysis, using a variety of formats (MS Word reports, MS PowerPoint presentations, webinars, blogs)
  • Respond to specific client queries by mining primary or secondary research data
  • Conduct phone interviews with payments technology and financial service executives
  • Gather secondary research about payments technologies, vendors and startups in the financial services space

Required qualifications:
  • 5 years in a payments related industry analyst, advisory, research, product or management consulting role
  • Quantitative or qualitative research skills, including experience working with large data sets
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree, with a strong ability to communicate orally and in written business formats, coupled with a comfort with numbers
  • SPSS experience preferred
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

Minimum skills and knowledge:
  • Payments subject matter expert with a focus on consumer payments and payments technology
  • Strong writing skills; experience writing research reports
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Superior attention to detail and an insistence on research integrity


Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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Escalent operates in the Marketing Tech industry. The company is located in Livonia, MI. Escalent was founded in 1975. It has 280 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Escalent, click here.
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