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VP, Global Business Optimization

San Francisco, CA, USA | Visa

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Financial Services Professional
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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Lead authorization improvement initiatives for Visa, spearheading the strategic approach, communications, analytics, tactical engagement models, and financial/performance targets

Establish and implement strategies that change the trajectory of growth, evolve our client relationships, and break through constraints to demonstrate tangible impact on Visa’s portfolio through improvements in authorization performance that can be measured at the macro-level

Utilize data and insights as a driver to structure and solve business problems and make recommendations on a wide range of opportunities in collaboration with various internal stakeholders

Clearly set global strategies and priorities which translate to appropriate regionalized delivery and collaboration

Distill complex business problems, progress and solutions into easy to understand, concise communications for Visa’s senior executive team 

Build and lead a team capable of driving tangible performance opportunities to fruition with both rigorous depth and appropriate scalability for a large set of clients and stakeholders

Foster a high performing culture within your team that becomes the benchmark for excellence at Visa; develop talent from within as well as recruit talent that can inject new perspectives, skill sets and experiences

Serve as a strategic advisor to organizational leadership and peers – inclusive of regional Client Services SVPs, GBO regional leads, functional SVPs/VPs and others – in order to promote high levels of adoption and to mature our analytic capabilities and delivery effectiveness

Exceptional business acumen and technical rigor – seamlessly shift between conversations with executives and technical staff

World-class leadership capabilities – direct, matrixed and influential


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:

This position demands an energetic, analytic business executive with demonstrated thought leadership on building and sustaining an operational performance and/or client engagement function.Deep expertise in payments, analytics, business consulting or operational excellence is highly desirable.

A minimum of 15 years of success with progressive responsibility

7+ years of experience in management consulting, strategic operations or insight delivery

5+ years of leadership or management experience

5+ years of corporate strategy, strategic planning or analytic consulting experience

Possess a relentless client-centric, result-driven mindset coupled with strong problem solving skills and an ability to break down complex problems to promote alternative, new ways of thinking.

Be a transformative leader – inspire others to a new level of excellence at all levels of the organization.

Extensive experience in the banking or financial services sector with Visa experience or knowledge of the payments industry desirable; specific knowledge of authorizations is highly desirable

P&L ownership or similar quantitative business responsibility for financial or operational performance is highly desirable

Demonstrable experience leveraging data from a variety of sources to craft meaningful business insights that drive strategic or financial value

Exceptional verbal, written, motivational and interpersonal skills are required.

Graduate/advanced degree in a quantitative or business field is highly desirable

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