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This opportunity calls for a strategic & collaborative Finance professional who will be the lead financial partner for Visa's Marketing & Communications organization. The Finance VP will be responsible for leading financial planning & analysis, providing broad decision support analytics, identifying & evaluating investment & efficiency opportunities, & proactively managing expenses for Marketing & Communications. This highly visible role includes frequent interaction with the Marketing & Communications Leadership Team (MCLT), the broader finance organization, & other key internal stakeholders.
Provide proactive analytical insight to the CMCO & MCLT
Provide analysis & strategic advice as a trusted business partner to the CMCO & MCLT
Develop robust business cases for global marketing investments
Partner with Marketing Analytics & Strategy & Planning teams to evaluate results of marketing investments
Develop analytical approach to size appropriate level of marketing investment
Lead analysis to deliver insights about financial performance & develop solutions to ensure Marketing & Communications meets financial commitments
Play a lead role in the development of Marketing Services business, including developing pricing strategy & tools, implementing pipeline tracking, & identifying margin expansion strategies
Partner with Strategic Sourcing & the Agency Center of Excellence to identify, evaluate, & measure opportunities to improve efficiency
Lead financial reporting, forecasting, & budgeting for Marketing & Communications
Establish efficient processes to provide actionable monthly & quarterly reporting & ensure accountability
Lead forecast & budget processes that support effective decision-making
Simplify & automate processes
Develop tools to enable dynamic decision making to optimize marketing spend across quarters
Collaborate with regional teams to drive marketing decisions & results
Provide a consolidated point of view on Marketing & Communications globally
Lead community of regional Finance counterparts & Marketing Strategy & Planning teams to ensure alignment on forecasts, budgets, & actual results
Coordinate & manage analytical requests with other global & regional functions
Lead high-performing team
Attract, recruit, & retain top talent into the Finance organization
Mentor & manage a team of six
Contribute active leadership to the broader Finance organization
- 12 years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree or at least 10 years of experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters/MBA/JD/MD) or at least 8 years of work experience with a PhD
Drives sound decision-making through effective forecasting, reporting, & analysis of results & business drivers
Expert at structuring, managing, & communicating complex analysis, working across functions & with multiple stakeholders
Drives an efficient & effective process for developing financial plans & analysis that links to the strategic objectives
Creates meaningful & actionable performance metrics to drive accountability & ownership
Ensures the highest level of effectiveness & continued skill development of the FP&A team
MBA or relevant graduate degree from top-tier institution or similar academic experience
15+ years of financial experience with 4-5 years' experience in top tier strategy consulting or corporate strategic planning preferred
Experience with global marketing organizations strongly preferred
Superior analytical & problem solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual & analytical rigor
Ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly changing business environment
Advanced level of Excel, Word, Outlook & PowerPoint required
Travel to multiple facilities & global locations may be required
Strong executive presence & ability to clearly communicate compelling messages to senior executives
Strong interpersonal & leadership skills to influence & build credibility as a "peer" with marketing leaders & Finance colleagues
Superior strategic thought leadership
Demonstrated ability to collaborate & influence successfully within a highly matrixed organization
Strong project management skills & demonstrated ability to lead complex cross-functional initiatives across a breadth of stakeholders.
Collaborative, diplomatic, & flexible, with excellent presentation skills, including strong oral & writing capabilities
8+ years' experience in leading & managing a globally matrixed team
Committed to developing a team & building a strong succession pipeline for the future
Demonstrated ability to inspire a team with a strategic vision
Ability to be an effective coach & have challenging employee conversations when necessary
This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 10% of the time.
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.
Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines & applicable local law.