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Senior Director, Corporate Strategy - Payments

San Francisco, CA, USA | Visa

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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Job Description and Responsibilities

The Senior Director will be a member of Visa's Corporate Strategy Team, leading Marketplace & Competitive Insights for North America. This is not an intelligence gathering role only. He / she will also be responsible for leading strategy projects and developing actionable recommendations in response to marketplace and competitor moves.

Projects will span Visa Inc.'s corporate strategy, business development, and corporate strategic initiatives.The position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area with some travel expected.This is an individual contributor role, reporting to the VP of Corporate Strategy who leads Global Marketplace & Competitive Insights.On occasion, this person will have indirect oversight of other team members.  



12 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 10 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Master’s / MBA/PhD)

Solid expertise n payments or financial services is required 

Prior experience working in management consulting is also required


MBA or relevant graduate degree from top-tier institution or similar academic / professional experience

12 to 15 years total experience with 5+ years of post-graduate experience in management consulting or corporate strategy preferred

Experience in and/or significant exposure to the payments industry preferred

Ability to independently lead and manage projects with multiple workstreams, with proven leadership success over a wide variety of functional business problems

Ability to structure and manage complex cross-enterprise projects and processes with multiple stakeholders at both senior and junior levels

Superior analytical and problem solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor, attention to detail and ability to structure and analyze sophisticated financial modeling

Experience working with economic theories, strategic and prioritization frameworks, scenarios analysis, and competitive assessments. Knowledge of payment industry is highly preferred. 

Additional Information

Essential Functions

You will lead major project workstreams related to Visa Inc.'s corporate strategy, marketplace & competitive intelligence, business development, or corporate initiatives

You will structure and solve business problems, collaborating and coordinating with a range of internal stakeholders to make recommendations on a wide range of business issues. 

You will build out unique, creative and impactful solutions by integrating insights across Visa's many expert functional resources and supporting collaborative solution development

You will develop rigorous, fact based, quantitative analysis to support recommendations. Ensure strategic and financial soundness and alignment for any recommendations

You will work closely with cross-functional and regional management teams on strategic projects, bringing timely and useful insight and analytical support

You will communicate recommendations to senior management, other executive, functional, or regional staff and management in a clear, concise and impactful way

You will provide continuous coaching and training to strategy teams


Physical Requirements

This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment (phones and computers), reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.

Travel Requirements

The incumbent may be required to travel up to 10-15%

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.  

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