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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

The position offers flexibility to work in Visa's offices in San Francisco or Foster City.

Global Processing & Partner Solution (GPPS) group provides core payments processing services/solutions and, partners with issuer processors, fintechs, & merchant acquirers in the ecosystems & drives Visa's revenue.

A new organization, GPPS Strategy, Operations & Analytics, has been created to work across all GPPS teams to run business operations, drive sales & partnership strategy, anchor strategic initiatives, assist with proposals/RFP responses, & help each group better understand their market through analytics. The team is also responsible for developing competitive intelligence, providing thought leadership on emerging trends in payments, & tracking business performance.

The Senior Director will be a key member of GPSS Strategy, Operations & Analytics team & will play a critical role in driving Visa's revenue & commercializing Visa products & solutions by closely partnering with the merchant acquirer and/or issuer processor sales teams & various functional teams across Visa. The Senior Director will play a crucial role in partnering with the various leaders, including SVP, Head of GPSS, & supporting them in running the business on a day-to-day basis across all facets of the Visa North America & occasionally for the global markets.The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, ideally with a background in payments or strategy consulting coupled with operational experience.This person will think strategically & holistically about the business, be capable of identifying & resolving issues, & excel at quickly grasping & clearly communicating complex topics. There will be opportunities for the director in this role in influencing Visa's long-term strategy & solving enterprise-level questions & challenges with data & analytics, competitive intelligence & financial modelling, often partnering with executives & leaders across Visa's organization.

  • Structure & solve business problems, collaborating & coordinating with a range of internal stakeholders to make recommendations on a wide range of business issues. Build out unique, creative & impactful solutions by integrating insights across Visa's many expert functional resources & supporting collaborative solution development

  • Support existing GPPS business operations, primarily in North America, on a day-to-day basis across GPPS business lines, ensuring faster & more efficient business operations

  • Support development & management of the business plan & other strategic objectives, working closely with GMS&A Operations & North America Operations teams. Help manage business unit scorecards & provide regular business intelligence/reports for performance management

  • Work closely with cross-functional & regional management teams on strategic projects, bringing timely & useful insight & analytical support

  • Lead production of presentations, speeches, talking points, analyses, etc. for various internal & external events for SVP, Head of GPSS. Create presentations for internal approval & external client-facing partnership specific discussions


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum requirement: At least 10 years of work experience with a Bachelors or advanced degree (e.g. Masters/MBA/JD) or at least 6 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications

  • 12-15 years of total work experience with 4-6 years of experience in management consulting, investment banking or corporate strategy preferred. Specific domain knowledge in merchant acquirer and/or Issuer processing a plus

  • Highly organized

  • Commercial acumen to build deal strategy for clients of disparate sizes. Superior analytical & problem solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual & analytical rigor, attention to detail & ability to structure, model & analyze financial data

  • Experience working with strategic & prioritization frameworks, scenarios analysis, & competitive assessments. Knowledge of payment industry revenue drivers a plus

  • Strong interpersonal & leadership skills to influence & build credibility as a "peer" with functional & regional leaders within Visa

  • Ability to independently lead & manage projects with multiple workstreams, with proven leadership success over a wide variety of functional business problems

  • Ability to structure & manage complex cross-enterprise projects & processes with multiple stakeholders at both senior & junior levels

  • Personal presence & ability to clearly communicate compelling messages to senior managers & external business partners

  • Commitment to continuous training & improvement of employees throughout the corporate strategy function

  • Self-starter, team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic, & flexible, with excellent presentation skills, including strong oral & writing capabilities

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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