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   Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Company Description

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind - making sure that Visa is the best way to pay & be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision & the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people & businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash & checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa's sponsorships, including the Olympics & FIFA World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, & excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience & security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team & find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description

The Manager will be part of the Visa Consulting & Analytics team which delivers high impact consulting, analytics, & data science projects to our clients across MENA. We are looking for motivated individuals to join our growing practice to lead the work on consulting projects, develop detailed analyses, derive relevant insights, & shape clients' strategies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Structure lead parts of or full consulting projects
  • Conduct data analysis using Visa & external data to understand client needs across the focus markets & identify opportunities for consulting assignments with clients across their assigned region.
  • Conduct benchmarking & market research as required
  • Work closely with the engagement team, manager & client representative to deliver the projects
  • Run project work stream on a day-to-day basis, including conducting research & data analysis & synthesizing them to develop insights & recommendations
  • Assume full project management responsibility for the assigned project & be the primary liaison with the client & internal stakeholders for project updates
  • Provide client project implementation support
  • Support Directors / Senior Directors on developing hypotheses, contribute to conclusions & assist other senior team members in presenting back to the client
  • Support Directors / Senior Directors on project economics & to manage risk & quality of the project deliverables
  • Provide support in developing country plans for consulting activity with clients, securing funds from partnership agreements to support consulting projects where such agreements exist
  • Help develop & deliver client training programs & impart best practices knowledge sharing to Visa clients
  • Support knowledge sharing with consulting teams in other regions to incorporate best practice, source analytical or other solutions to bring global perspective to local clients
  • Support the team in developing & bringing the Visa Consulting & Analytics proposition in the market
  • Manage the preparation of proposals for new client work
  • Support the development of Visa Consulting & Analytics thought leadership materials
  • Manage the initial preparation of formal reports & report presentations to Senior Management review stage
  • Support business development initiatives by assisting in developing our product offerings, & marketing to external & internal clients
  • Carrying out other ad hoc support, support other functions & teams within Visa, & work on internal projects


Education/ professional qualifications:

  • A recognized undergraduate degree qualification
  • MBA or Post Graduate studies is a plus

Experience/ skills required:

  • 4-6 years of experience in consulting/ financial services/ payments industry
  • Consulting experience gained within either a strategy house, a Big 4 firm or an in-house strategy function of a financial institution is a plus
  • Strong analytical & financial modelling skills
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Comprehensive reporting & presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail & commitment to quality
  • Relationship management skills - should be able to manage internal & external stakeholders at senior levels
  • An ability to collect & utilize business & industry trend information & to analyze this information effectively by applying numerical & strategic analysis techniques
  • Expertise in MS Excel & MS PowerPoint to develop superb client presentations
  • Group facilitation & presentation skills
  • Arabic speaker preferred
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