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Marketing, Full Time       Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019
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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

Position Summary:

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.

Responsibilities include:

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


Basic Qualifications:

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

Financial Leadership

  • 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

Business Leadership

  • 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

Team Leadership

  • 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

Additional Information

Travel Requirements
This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 10% of the time.

Physical Requirements
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.

EEO Statement
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.

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