Associates conduct research, create models, synthesize information, and create recommendations in support of consulting projects. Associates contribute toward the development of client deliverables in coordination with Glenbrook Engagement Managers and Partners. Associates possess strong analytical skills and take initiative to ensure the quality and timeliness of client deliverables and recommendations.
As part of the global team, Global Associates work predominantly on projects centered around emerging markets. Within a broad digital finance umbrella, this work includes inclusive finance, market assessments, and strategy/ planning for new financial infrastructure. Glenbrook’s emerging market clients include public, state-owned, private, and non-profit sector enterprises.
- Research: Conduct data gathering, analysis, and synthesis in quantitative, qualitative, and mix-method research projects.
- Collaboration: Contribute to the team on a combination of large and small engagements at the same time. Be a productive and effective team player, collaborating with both Glenbrook and client personnel, as necessary. Take the lead on specific aspects of project work for clients.
- Innovation: Identify and build creative approaches and solutions to client problems and project challenges.
- Industry knowledge: Actively follow industry news and FinTech companies, both incumbents and new entrants. Express intellectual curiosity in one or more areas of the industry.
- Multi-tasking: Manage multiple workstreams and timelines simultaneously and independently while maintaining excellent quality.
- Thought leadership: Develop a point of view on applicable payments topics. Share your professional perspective at industry events and through written forums (i.e., Glenbrook PaymentViews).
- Firm development: Support development of new business with existing and prospective clients, contribute to the development of Glenbrook intellectual capital, and other internal initiatives to grow the firm.
- Reports to Sponsoring Partner
Skills and experience required:
- Bachelors degree, preferably in business, economics, public policy, international relations
- Minimum of three years of experience (either 3 years of professional work experience or 1 year (or more) of work experience plus a Masters degree) in:
- Strategy consulting with focus on financial services, retail, technology
- An operations/strategy role with a focus on payments, digital finance, or financial inclusion
- Demonstrated professional experience in emerging markets, especially Latin America
- Spanish language abilities (reading, writing and speaking) in a business context, preferred
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Adept user of both PowerPoint and Excel, ability to create compelling diagrams/charts/ process flows
- Strong ability to synthesize qualitative and quantitative data in order to contribute to the formulation of strategic narrative to address client challenges
- Demonstrated integrity and respect for confidentiality
- Intense curiosity about a wide range of subjects
- Team orientation, ownership/accountability coupled with innate desire to collaborate with Glenbrook colleagues and clients
- Desire to grow a superior consulting practice that provides opportunity for learning and professional growth
This position is based in New York or San Francisco and requires approximately 10-25% travel, some of which may be international. Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule when working across time zones is required.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Glenbrook.