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.
Do you wonder how retailers know what to offer you & when? How your favorite store can ship you your order & accept returns in any location all without knowing your actual credit card number? How enabling Financial Institutions (FIs) to provide these & other critical merchant services can change how commerce happens around the world? If so, join us in Acquirer Enablement & the fastest moving area in global FinTech today - digital commerce solutions - to transform customer, merchant & acquirer experiences around the world. The center of gravity for payments is acceptance. In this role, you will gain in-depth knowledge of long-standing FIs & payment providers as well as fast-moving VC-backed startups. You will become an expert on the most innovative part of the payments industry & will drive digital payment strategy for one of the largest & most influential global FIs using Visa's payment management platform: CyberSource.
As part of the CyberSource Acquirer Enablement internship, you will gain exposure to strategy, product, & operations on a groundbreaking project. Work with one of largest & most important FIs in the world on one of their top priorities - driving digital capabilities to serve their merchant clients. You will report to the Deputy General Manager of Acquirer Enablement.
You will collaborate with strategy, marketing, sales, product & finance partners to analyze, design & implement innovative solutions that drive the client's strategic priorities. You will analyze & carefully monitor market trends, activities & competitor actions to enable the account team to develop & implement pre-emptive strategies & plans for the client. You will glean information from many sources, including venture funding rounds, new product developments, M&A, IPO events & more to deliver assessments & recommendations backed by insightful qualitative & quantitative analysis.
You will also have an opportunity to work on emerging strategic & operational initiatives (e.g., Alternative Payments) with CyberSource & client leadership
Core Responsibilities & Sample Projects
Work with the General Manager (GM), Deputy GM & the core client engagement team to develop & track a series of financial & operational KPIs that are central to gauging the success of the operation
Lead or support initiatives related to Acquirer Enablement strategy, operations, business development, and/or execution (e.g., Alternative Payments)
Collaborate with external client partners & internal business lines across functional areas
Communicate & generate support for recommendations among business leaders across the organization
Perform deep-dive competitive analyses on key competitors
Track market trends & competitive developments & implications (e.g. what are the investment, customer & development themes in the industry - how should our client respond?)
Participate in continuous training for staff across the organization
Enrollment in top-tier MBA program or similar academic experience
Management consulting, investment banking, or equivalent experience (2+ years) a plus
Payments industry experience a plus, but not required
Superior analytical & problem solving skills
Ability to work independently within a complex & often ambiguous environment
Ability to handle multiple project work streams, with proven success in synthesizing large data sets related to a wide variety of functional business problems
Eagerness to work in teams with people of all levels to accomplish project objectives
Comfort in, & ability to, present recommendations to business leaders across Visa
Personal presence & ability to clearly communicate compelling messages in written & verbal communications
Strong interpersonal & leadership skills to build credibility as a "peer" with colleagues at all levels across company
Proficient in PowerPoint & Excel
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.