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, Full Time       Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020
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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

The Director of Strategic Sourcing leads by example, & through partnership to drive competitive advantage & value for Visa As the lead for Market Research & PR, you are accountable for developing strategies to deliver sustainable results across all types of Market Research & PR by identifying new opportunities for value & process improvement. The Director will manage all of the Market Research & PR sub-categories & have accountability to delivery against department & functional goals. You will need a strong sense of urgency & the ability to succinctly frame issues & alternatives to drive decisions forward.

Essential Functions:

Engages & establishes business partnerships with cross functional leadership across Visa to collaborate, influence, & drive sourcing strategies

Manages multiple complex sourcing strategies, scope requirements, Business Partnerships, & navigate complexity within a large global matrixed organization

Creates a shared vision by embedding & integrating the role of strategic sourcing into various parts of the business

Develops long term portfolio category strategies that are directly linked to Marketing's functional objectives & Visa level goals with a focus on Market Research & PR

Partner very closely with Visa's Agency Management COE & Marketing Analytics Teams to measure & assess agency performance vs. negotiated KPIs & industry benchmarks

Provides high level guidance on the overall continuous strategic sourcing process from needs identification, through supplier performance management across multiple media agencies

Maintain strong external focus by leveraging industry peers, organizations, associations & by continuing to build strong relationships outside of Visa

A champion for change that can act decisively to drive decisions, while demonstrating agility to support the evolution of business needs

Communicates effectively & frequently, listens carefully, & actively seeks & values the perspectives of others

Builds effective strategic relationships with external suppliers to drive & execute category strategies

Develop & manage category wide SRM plans with a focus on continuous improvement & innovation

Support the implementation of Global Sourcingpolicies & procedures.



  • 10 years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree or at least 8 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters/MBA/JD/MD) or at least 3 years of work experience with a PhD


10+ years of experience in Marketing Strategic Sourcing, Performance Marketing, or within a Marketing Agency

7+ years leading the development & management of category plans or sourcing strategies specific to marketing categories.

In-depth understanding of the agency & production marketplace; deep industry and/or professional relationships with suppliers & agencies

Deep understanding of marketing math/measurement & associated metrics

Past experiences challenging the status quo by developing business cases for change through leveraging business acumen, market intelligence, & insights to drive a broad strategic impact across an organization

Demonstrated contract & agreement negotiation experience, including development of negotiating plans & strategies for various marketing categories

Strong relationship-management skills & ability to communicate effectively, & collaborate with, senior-to-exec management. You need to be able to tell compelling stories through insights & data

Undergraduate degree required, graduate degree preferred

Additional Information

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines & applicable local law.

This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit & stand at a desk, communicate in person & by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones & computers, & reach with hands & arms.

This position requires the incumbent to be available during core business hours

This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 0-10% of the time.

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