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Visa // credit cards
Product, Full Time       Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019
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Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable & secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, & economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure & reliable payments around the world, & is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, & fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network & scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, & be part of an inclusive & diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators & risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, & doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy & digital commerce to millions of unbanked & underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

Team Summary

India & South Asia products team is responsible for driving Visa's growth roadmap in this market. This team comprises of solution architects, digital deployment specialists, product managers & portfolio owners who are actively managing end-to-end product lifecycle in a highly collaborative & matrix environment. The team responsibilities span across consumer credit, debit & prepaid portfolios in addition to driving new solution development & delivery. Product team operates in a highly fast paced environment to deliver on client demands in one of the most dynamic payment markets in the world.

This role will report to the Vice President- Products, India & South Asia, & will drive Visa's product priorities in the region. Working in close collaboration with Country Heads & India/Hub Products team, this role will develop & implement the product strategy for the region.

What a Director - Consumer Products, South Asia does at Visa:

This role will lead & manage Visa's core products (Credit, Debit & Prepaid) strategies, product development, digital acceleration & solutions delivery for South Asia markets - Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal & Bhutan.

This role will be engaging with leading local financial institutions to develop & implement an executable product roadmap. The incumbent will be responsible for portfolio performance management across Credit, Debit & Prepaid, & recommend measures to accelerate portfolio growth, working with Visa internal stakeholders, client financial institutions & vendors.

This role will focus on driving debit activation, accelerating credit issuance, scaling prepaid products, identifying use cases for Visa Direct, exploring digital & mobile-first solutions, & deploying contactless solutions in collaboration with India Products & Country Management teams. This role will bring the best of Visa to its clients by deploying a 360 degree approach - across country sales, Core/Digital products, Visa Consulting & Analytics, Marketing, Merchant Sales & Digital Partnership teams.

Why this is important to Visa

South Asia is a growth market for Visa & its clients, & remains a massive cash displacement opportunity. This role will be instrumental in driving Visa's market leadership by supporting the growth of clients in the region. Across SA, clients are seeking new solutions for driving activation & spend, & adapting to new form factors such as contactless & QR payments. Visa is actively engaged with our clients, partners & regulators to enable a thriving payments ecosystem.

Projects you will be a part of:

This role will steer cross-functional projects with our clients to deliver on business priorities. These projects may include (but not be limited to): launching new products (affluent credit card variant), enabling new form factor (contactless/QR/NFC), creating new ecosystems (transit/QR), developing new payment experiences (frictionless ecommerce), enabling new partnerships (bigtechs/fintechs) & supporting portfolio growth (activation & spend strategies).


What you will need:

  • 10+ years' experience in product management in retail banking, payments, finance, technology, or consulting industries in similar job functions
  • Professional or AdvancedProfessional degree (e.g. BS, MBA)
  • The candidate must be hands-on with proven ability to engage in high bandwidth conversations with both business & technology executives.
  • Flexibility, cultural adaptability & ability to navigate complexity is required to succeed in a matrixed environment collaborating with varied stakeholders. The role requires the ability to work across cultures & industries.
  • Good analytical & problem solving skills to assess new opportunities
  • Full time position based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, & will require travel to other markets in the region

What will also help:

  • Subject matter expertise in core payments products with strong background in digital
  • Understanding of the payments industry & these markets. . Relationships across key players & perspective & regulatory environment would be valuable
  • Strong understanding of the product management discipline, & experience in go-to-market' planning
  • Technical background in the payments space is preferred. Candidate should be a thought leader, be very familiar & abreast with recent industry development in the financial services & card payments industry
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