Company Description|Job 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.
The position will be responsible for managing all of Visa's interaction with key government officials, policy makers, public influencers & regulators in Almaty & other key countries in the Central Asia.
Visa is well positioned to leverage potential partnerships with national government agencies particularly in the areas of financial inclusion, economic digitization, the delivery of social services, government disbursements & collection, & other potential government programs that may benefit from the application of digital payments;
The expansion of the industry in general, & Visa in particular, is not hindered by intrusive political or regulatory intervention;
Visa's profile & reputation are optimized through the delivery of coordinated communications & education targeted at key central bank officials, regulators, government officials, & other policy makers;
Visa's outreach & messaging in the Central Asia is consistent with similar efforts in other key markets around the world.
Key responsibilities for the position
Develop & implement an effective Government Engagement strategy for the area of responsibility
Lead the development & building of stakeholder relationships with Governments, businesses & non-governmental organizations at all levels
Ensure that Government Engagement plans are aligned with Visa's strategic business objectives
Establish & maintain effective long term relations with Governments & other external stakeholders at the appropriate levels
Monitor the regulatory & policy management environment in the Central Asia in order to make timely interventions to protect Visa's commercial interests
Identify opportunities & support business development programs & initiatives
Manage day to day Government Engagement operations & represent Visa at relevant forums in various markets
Ensure optimization of meeting targets & Government Engagement objectives by introducing best practices
Build & maintain internal relationships & enhance an understanding of the function within the company
Reports to the Head of Government Engagement for the Commonwealth of Independent Statesand South East Europe
Works very closely with country, group-level, & global colleagues including country management, Corporate Communications, Legal, Marketing, Strategy, Risk Management, Social Impact & Products departments
Liaises closely with Government Engagement colleagues around the world to develop & refine best practices
Works with cross divisional business teams as subject matter expert on policy & regulatory issues & government relations
General understanding of the digital payments industry & its economic & social impact
Proven track record & experience in all aspects of developing & implementing stakeholder relations strategies
In-depth knowledge of the local business & political environments in the Central Asia
Political & business acumen
Ability to think creatively & innovatively
Strong verbal & written communication skills
Budgeting & financial management
Ability to work under pressure
A motivated, self- starter who is able to work independently, within a team, & without daily supervision
A team player, able to work across various Visa functions
Fluency in English & Russian is essential