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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 Professional Services global portfolio is valued in excess of $200M & is managed with two global directors with direct line into the Sr. Director of Corporate, Employee & Professional Services under the direction of the VP of Strategic Sourcing. This role will co-lead the development of this portfolio through the development of multi-year global category strategies in partnership with business demand councils.

The Director will manage all of the sub-categories, which include Consulting, Finance Services, Outsourcing, Innovation, Legal Services as well as others, & 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.

Explores & evaluates sourcing options from the business' perspective to find suppliers & solutions that best meet its needs

Brings business & sourcing perspectives together, helping the business to see the potential & impact of sourcing recommendations.

Drives 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

Drives cross-functional negotiation teams, influences customers in the decision-making process, implements world-class negotiation techniques & contractual clauses. Educates business & suppliers on TCO concepts & deliverables

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

Develops strong relationships with global supplier executive account teams. Can build a case for the business to champion SRM practices & can encourages supply market innovation ideas.

Support the implementation of Global Sourcingpolicies & procedures.

Qualifications

Basic:

  • 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

Preferred:

10+ years of experience in the procurement of services or indirect categories.

5+ years of demonstrated leadership in the global categories of: Consulting or Finance Services, Outsourcing, Innovation or Legal Services preferred

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.

Knowledge of the full end to end P2P process & e-Sourcing preferred

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 the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

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

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 travel for work 0-15% of the time

 
 
 
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