BAF® Request: AKL-JPN-FS-457-Payments Business Development



An existing ICG client is looking for a Payments Business Development Consultant to work with their COO to establish a payments relationship in Japan.

The Role

The successful Accredited Professional will be accountable for:

  • identifying appropriate Japan-domiciled business banking/payments partners
  • making introductions for our client
  • aiding the selection of banking partner and aiding the establishment of a payments business model with that partner.

Payments Business Development Consultant

Our client is establishing a payments service in Japan, based on a successful business model used in other countries.

As a third party payments processor (TPPP) our client wishes to secure a local banking relationship in Japan to support commercial operations and accounts for the purpose of holding and settling client funds and enabling Bank Account Direct Debit Processing as a Third Party Payment Processor.

Our client also seeks a Merchant Acquiring/Card Processing relationship in Japan, to support processing of payments as a Third Party Payment Processor/Payment Facilitator on behalf of local Japanese clients, from their Japanese customers, in local Japanese currency.

The successful Accredited Professional will have deep experience in the Japanese payments industry including relationships with important Japanese banks. They will have demonstrated track record of successfully building payments relationships in Japan, with appropriate knowledge of and sensitivities towards business cultural norms.

Ideally the Professional will have significant experience in:

  • 5+ years as a management consultant or industry executive
  • Complex multi-business, multi-geography enterprises
  • Payments services in Japan
  • Dealing with a variety of regulatory stakeholders

Logistics, Rate & Process

Logistics: Starting approximately end April. 2-3 week project

Location: No specific location, however will require travel to Japan/domicile in Japan to effect personal introductions and facilitate bank partner selection plus establishment of payments business model.

Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Rate: Final amount to be negotiated with the client, however, depending on level of experience and seniority, the daily gross rate range for the Communications Leader would be between $US2,600 and $US3,500.

Process: APT’s must be lodged by the time and date specified below.

AKL 3:00pm Thursday, 13 April 2017
SYD/MEL 1:00pm Thursday, 13 April 2017
SGP 11:00am Thursday, 13 April 2017
PAR/BRU/STO 5:00am Thursday, 13 April 2017
LON 4:00am Thursday, 13 April 2017
TOR/NY 11:00pm Wednesday, 12 April 2017

 We will review all APT’s and select the best 3. The client will then conduct interviews.

To apply for this BAF® you should submit your ICG Accredited Professional Transcript (APT’s) in the required format (in ICG GDrive here – Accredited Professionals only) to [email protected] and confirm that you are available (or will make yourself available) for interviews at the client’s discretion.

If you are aware of suitable candidates for the role that might not already be ICG Accredited Professionals, please forward this email to them and ask them to review our website.