Project Analyst, Technology Planning and Business Operations
- Foster City, CA, USA
Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to
use digital currency instead of cash and checks.
Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations enable its bank customers to offer consumers choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. From the world’s major cities to remote areas without banks, people are increasingly
relying on digital currency along with mobile technology to use their money anytime, make purchases online, transfer funds and access basic financial services. All of which makes their lives easier and helps grow economies.
Behind the Visa brand are our talented employees who continuously raise the bar with innovative solutions and products that deliver the convenience and security of digital currency to more people all over the world.
The Business Analyst will be primarily responsible for supporting Technology portfolio management activities, including management of program approval-to-spend process and governance of project management activities to ensure internal compliance. This position interacts with many cross-functional stakeholders, including various Technology teams, Finance, and many business function leads. This position will report to the Senior Director of Technology Planning and Business Operations. Key responsibilities include:
Process day-to-day project management related requests from key stakeholders, including project funding change requests and all related inquires. Apply project management best practice to provide guidance to stakeholders
Review project management documentations to ensure alignment with program funding approval (i.e. documents related to Project cost estimates, charter, risk scoring, etc.), with a continuous improvement mindset to streamline processes
Complete system/tool updates to ensure data integrity and alignment with program funding approval
Perform analysis to ensure program/project data quality and compliance of internal Project Management Methodology, including outreach to project managers to resolve discrepancies between programs’ actual spend vs. approved funding, etc.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or a related field
3 to 7 years of experience required
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills; prior financial budget and forecasting experience preferred
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools (specifically Word and Excel, Access is a plus)
Strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently with strong time management and ability to execute on multiple concurrent deliverables
Educational or prior project management experience a plus
Knowledge of reporting systems such as SQL, Business Intelligence / centralized reporting systems (e.g. OBIEE), and other data visualization tools such as Tableau a plus
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.