Sr. Director, Innovation Studio Mexico

  • Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Full-time

Company Description



Common Purpose, Uncommon
Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that
Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our
global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global
payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet
network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses
around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and
checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with
partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services
join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™
World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world.
If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the
world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career.
Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar
on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all
over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to



Job Description



The Visa Innovation Studio consists
of a team of design, research, facilitation and technology specialists. We work
on exciting projects and co-creations, solving complex problems in
collaboration with Visa partners. We combine Design Thinking with innovative
approaches to technology to deliver insightful and actionable outcomes and
concepts that help define the future of commerce in Mexico and Latin America.



As the Head of Mexico Sandbox at Visa, you’ll be Responsible
for developing and delivering the overall innovation engagement, innovation
experience, collaboration/prototyping and strategic partnership activities for
Mexico Sandbox. You will be part of a team that is shaping the global landscape
for digital payments. Visa is opening its global payments network to developers
around the world and you will be working side by side with your engineering
counterparts to lead the way. Reporting to the Head of Innovation for LAC will be
the primary liaison with the Miami Sandbox and One Market and the other
Sandboxes to ensure continuity across the content development, overall Sandbox
experience and to share the collaboration/prototyping outcomes

Main responsibilities: 

  • Represent
         Visa’s Innovation strategy and activities, and the future of payments
         generally, to Visa stakeholders in Mexico, working with in market account

  • Develop
         robust, proactive pipeline of tangible collaboration/prototyping projects
         with clients/partners that will drive c-level sponsorship and engagement

  • Build
         process, success metrics and activity targets to plan and deliver client
         and partner engagement for the Sandbox

  • Work
         with pooled and dedicated resources in collaboration with various product
         and businesses within Visa to build content for the Visa innovation

  • Implement
         a bold vision and strong leadership for Visa’s Developer Platform.

  • Create
         outreach and partnership with the developer community and fintechs to accelerate
         innovation and build momentum for the Visa Developer Platform

  • Support
         Visa Everywhere Initiative, Visa’s innovation program to engage with the
         startup community thru regional competitions to encourage the development
         of the next big thing in payments.


    The Person

  • Leader: You
         know how to build teams and influence with confidence and humility. You
         have former direct reports that are now leading teams or companies.

  • Communicator: You
         can communicate complex ideas clearly; your team knows their priorities
         and why they’re doing what they’re doing.

  • Do-er: You
         have a bias toward action, you ship product, and sometimes you fail.

  • Curious: You
         ask why, you explore








  • Demonstrated
         capabilities in client engagement at senior levels - communication,
         presence, and thought leadership

  • Ability
         and mindset to work collaboratively across various Visa and Innovation

  • Good
         understanding of trends and themes in payments and commerce.

  • Deep
         passion and knowledge around innovation and emerging technologies

  • High
         level of intellectual curiosity and are comfortable with ambiguity

  • 12+
         years experience and successful track record of building, launching, and
         managing technology products

  • 4+
         years team management experience with a proven track record of hiring and
         leading high-performing teams




  • Fluent in
    English and Spanish







  • MBA or
         advanced degree in quantitative field

  • 5+
         years experience with software product delivery

  • 5+
         years experience with business analysis and strategy

  • Entrepreneurial,
         startup, or corporate innovation experience




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