Director - Premium Consumer Products, South Africa

  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 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 be.

Job Description

  • Develop and manage Premium products and product platforms

    • Manage the introduction, communication and implementation of product and service releases, new products and enhancements of services

    • Work with cross-functional stakeholders and clients to understand local requirements, adapt products as required and manage programs to establish and grow new product solutions

    • In cases where localized products, benefits or platforms are required, take end-to-end accountability to develop and launch such capabilities, including project and vendor management and cross-functional collaboration

  • Client leadership for Consumer products and solutions

    • Engage specific Visa clients, at both functional and executive levels, to understand Product requirements and provide appropriate Visa solutions (not limited only to Premium products)

    • Drive Product and strategic initiatives with Visa clients, in collaboration with other cross-functional teams

    • Pro-actively identify opportunities for growth, improvement, co-created solutions or external partnerships with clients

    • Provide Product input to new business opportunities and formal proposals (e.g. RFP’s)

  • Accountable for performance of Premium Consumer products

    • Review performance and manage corrective actions as required for all Premium products within the region

  • Manage expenses and budgets

    • Manage expenses and forecasts to ensure that budgets are appropriately allocated and spent
    • Follow correct governance to maintain an exemplary control environment


  • Tertiary qualification with a business, marketing, or other relevant degree

  • Post-graduate qualification will be advantageous, but not an absolute requirement

  • >8 years’ experience in payments, banking or financial services

  • Experience in product management, and/or marketing management, and/or consulting

  • Strong conceptualization and problem solving skills

  • Digitally curious, with exposure to digital products and digital product management advantageous

  • Strong project management and execution skills

  • Insight and understanding of analytics, segmentation and other product management principles

  • Experience of management and/or business strategy will be advantageous

  • Good networker with experience at senior levels

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