European Payments Consultant

Manage client projects for some of the most well-known merchants & retailers, work with senior executives to optimise their payments arrangements, making a significant contribution to company revenue!
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POSITION           European Payments Consultant

REPORTING TO   European Consultant Team Manager

LOCATION           Manchester Office

CMSPI’s European Consultancy team has an enviable client portfolio across an array of industries and has positioned themselves as trusted advisors for merchants with complex payments requirements. Our team is made up of client facing payments experts who are also skilled relationship managers, delivering projects which have generated savings of up to six/seven figures. This has made significant contribution to CMSPI’s 30% year on year growth and with plans to expand our European offering, growing our consultancy team is essential to this success.

We are looking for a skilled relationship manager, expert negotiator and someone with a natural entrepreneurial flair. The successful candidate will become a key member of the European consultancy team managing client projects and relationships across a portfolio of European merchants, working to review and optimise their payments arrangements. A successful European payments consultant will make significant contribution to company revenue and profit. 


  • An excellent commission scheme based on revenue generated
  • Annual bonus - based on both company and personal performance
  • Competitive base salary
  • Health care benefits including 50% gym discount and a very generous non-contributory pension scheme
  • A genuine opportunity to develop your career with opportunities for external training and qualifications  

As a successful European Payments Consultant your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing and driving current and new income opportunities through a client portfolio of 10-15 clients in-line with agreed targets
  • Leading client projects from successful sale through to completion of project and collection of relevant fees
  • Completing client projects, including:
    1. Overseeing and critiquing all qualitative and quantitative analysis
    2. Preparing professional presentations and present findings to clients
    3. Negotiating directly with suppliers
    4. Preparing any tender or contractual documentation required to support the project
    5. Calculating any fees due to CMSPI arising from the project and ensure accuracy of invoices raised
    6. Effectively managing all client communication throughout the project
    7. Targeting opportunities for cross sales
    8. Sharing project learnings with the wider team
  • Becoming the product expert on all matters concerning the payments market
  • Working effectively and collaboratively across departments including analysts, consultants and the economics teams
  • Attending relevant seminars, conferences and webinars (where required), networking with key decision makers in the payments industry

What are we looking for in our next European Payments Consultant?


  • Educated to degree level with a minimum 2:1 (preferably a Maths, Economics or Business-related degree)
  • Minimum 2 years of commercial client facing experience in a Project Manager, Consultant or Relationship Manager role
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Excellent ability to persuade and negotiate
  • Strong organisational skills, able to manage and prioritise multiple tasks at any one time
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Performance focused with a desire to succeed and make a difference
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to self-manage
  • Strong competency in Microsoft Excel and other major Microsoft Office programs
  • Flexibility to travel on weekly basis 
  • Someone who can align with our core 5 values; Adding Value, Integrity, Teamwork, Professionalism and Taking Ownership


  • Ability to speak a European language proficiently; German and/or Spanish is desirable but not essential to fulfill the role
  • Experience of pitching to C-Suite Executives is highly desirable

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M1 6EQ Manchester Directions 0161 300 8767 View page

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