Graduate scheme

Greater London

Are you curious, motivated, and forward-thinking? At FIS, you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in payments and financial services technology. Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, entrepreneurial, passionate and above all, fun!

We are currently recruiting for Business Strategy Analysts to join the Strategy & Emerging Businesses team at Worldpay from FIS. These positions are London-based and aligned to the FIS University Program; a two-year scheme, suited to entry level joiners who aspire to develop a successful career with a leading fintech company!

As a full-time FIS University Program participant, you will receive on-the-job training and also have an opportunity to participate in team projects, professional development seminars and access an online learning curriculum during the two-year program. You will work with a team that is invested in your growth, development, and success - including quarterly performance connects with your manager and bi-annual merit reviews.

The UK program has a start date in September 2022 with a dedicated “Learning Week” where you will:

  • Learn the unique nature of our industry, products, and the markets in which we work
  • Learn the structure of FIS and options for growth within the organisation
  • Hear from FIS leadership about their journey and participate in senior leader networking opportunities
  • Build a network of peers from across the organisation

Following the FIS University Program Learning week, you will continue your learning journey with your business unit and receive further functional training as you settle into your role.

Strategy & Emerging Businesses

You will join the Strategy & Emerging Businesses (S&EB) team within the Merchant Solutions line of business (Worldpay from FIS). The team itself is split into 8 key divisions with main objective to enable the Merchant Solution business to achieve its net revenue growth. The S&EB team focuses on driving commercial impact through developing and executing strategic growth initiatives and supporting the global merchant business. Coupled with global thought leadership and top talent development, the S&EB team works closely with Sales, Product, Marketing, and other groups within the organisation to support the business in being an industry leader.

What you will be doing

You will join the Merchant Strategy team which provide support for the eight initiatives and deliverables of the team, outlined below. You will have the opportunity to participate in a mix of the items below, depending on business need and your own individual interests. If you are especially passionate about an area, it’s possible to spend the bulk of your time in that area, or a combination of areas where you are most passionate. Think of it as an opportunity to explore different interests while making an impact on the company!

Business Unit Strategy
Framing how we think about the different segments of the market. Identifying how and where we currently play in the market, as well as where our competitors play. Identifying where we want to play going forward, and our plan for executing on that strategy. Gain buy-in from critical stakeholders in senior leadership across the organization.

Competitive Alliances
Map out FIS’ current assets, as well as critical needs or gaps. Leverage that work to build a pipeline of prospective competitive alliances. Help provide support to deal framing, negotiations, & strategy to broker “win-win” competitive alliances.

Competitor Intelligence
Conduct desk research, internal research with subject matter experts, and external research (as required) to articulate our competitors’ strategies and recent “strategic moves”. Identify key disruptive threats in payments, quantify their impact/risk to the business, and help us to develop a plan for responding to these threats. Help communicate these findings to our senior leadership teams.

M&A Strategy
Help shape our overall M&A strategy, tying it back to the broader business unit strategy. Help develop and build a process for screening and monitoring a continuous pipeline of asset prospects, performing due diligence on those assets, and aiding with post-deal implementation of M&A targets.

Portfolio Management
Engage with commercial leaders across the Merchant business to help identify underperforming pockets of the business and develop tactical go-forward plans to rethink the way we manage those portions of the Merchant business.

Ad Hoc Executive Projects
Engage with FIS senior leadership to help answer emerging questions of critical strategic importance. May involve internal data analysis, external research, or a combination of different activities.

Support for High Priority Projects
Help articulate the business case around critical strategic projects for Merchant. Serve as an advocate to senior leadership to ensure high priority projects receive adequate funding and internal support.

Team Experience and Culture
Help support our key culture and experience initiatives within the Sales and Go-to-Market function of FIS, including helping with our recruiting and engagement strategy, aiding executives in preparing key team communications (such as quarterly all-hands meetings, key office communications, etc.), and helping to support an overall positive culture for the S&EB team.

Who we are looking for

  • You have a bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), listening and rapport building skills
  • Proactive mindset, with a willingness to ask questions and put forward ideas
  • An aptitude to research and analyse key information and trends
  • Commercial focus, with an interest in driving revenue for the business
  • Highly organised with good time management skills and an ability to multi-task
  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills combined with the desire and flexibility to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment
  • You aspire to develop a successful marketing, sales or business development career within the payments industry!

What we can offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent benefits: medical and health, well-Being, lifestyle, and many more!
  • Structured onboarding program with networking opportunities
  • Quarterly progression and development reviews during your first two years on the program
  • Access to a virtual learning curriculum to support your professional development
  • Varied and challenging work to help you develop your business acumen, strategic and marketing skills
  • Opportunity to build your knowledge of the broader commercial payments industry
  • A supportive work environment built on collaboration, flexibility, and respect
  • A fun, inclusive culture – we love having fun together as a team and do lots of things both virtually as well as in person!

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