Business Development Account Executive Head, Commercial - Level 6

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You’ll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Think you know us?

Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand and our global team – we’re proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it’s taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone.

So, if you’re not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.

If you think you could support Visa as a Business Development Account Executive Head, Commercial, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.

Job Description

What's it all about?

Provides operational support to the UK & Ireland Business Development team in developing strategic new business opportunities for Visa and leading small to medium sized opportunities within the cluster.

What we expect of you, day to day.

  • Responsible for leading UK & I B2B & Commercial new Business Development activity

  • Manage the Commercial New Business Development team

  • Provide market feedback regarding competitive offerings, prospect needs for new opportunities

  • Plan and implement business plans and the penetration of new markets

  • Actively seek and advise on new business opportunities

  • Manage a portfolio of B2B / Commercial clients as they transition from new to Visa to steady state

  • Accountable for prioritising conflicting and competing demand across multiple accounts or products to ensure resources are deployed to maximum effect

  • Work closely with the B2B & Commercial product team to ensure client / market needs are being met and great product solutions / platforms are being delivered to the UK&I market

  • Engaged in "management" activities at an industry or market level and have the ability to influence divisional direction, plans and or priorities

  • Work with clients to identify new and ongoing requirements, introducing new B2B & Commercial products and services as appropriate, endeavouring to break down silos and work together as “One Visa”

  • Work closely with the assigned clients, regularly liaising with multiple key stakeholders and ensuring an ongoing quality relationship is maintained.

  • Demonstrate good knowledge of all products and services, with expert knowledge in B2B & Commercial areas. Understand the impact of their specialty area on assigned client business

  • Engage with cross functional colleagues ensuring teams such as marketing, merchant & acquiring and consulting are appropriately involved and informed about relevant member issues

  • Provide guidance and support with major contract negotiations and is involved in all major structural changes/account restructures

  • Everyone is a leader at Visa, and build on team’s analytical skills and business knowledge, sharing your subject matter expertise and acting in a mentorship capacity where appropriate

  • Contribute to the development of innovative solutions and departmental plans

  • Solve unique problems that have a broad impact on the business

  • Contribute to the development of the overarching strategy for clients and Visa


What we're after...

  • Previous sales management experience, preferably in B2B
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of the payments business and/or financial services
  • Ability to liaise with and influence key stakeholders
  • Broad and comprehensive knowledge about Visa and its products and services
  • Experience in working with senior management to align sales strategies and solutions
  • Be commercially focused and pragmatic, have the ability to identify opportunities and propose solutions
  • Experience of working in a corporate/business focused environment
  • Excellent negotiation skills, proven track record of successfully pitching for new business
  • Proven track record of increasing revenue through generation of leads
  • Have capacity to become a respected and valued partner at multiple levels
  • Excellent people management and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Proven influencing, selling and negotiation skills

Additional Information

Think you have what it takes?

If you are interested in a career that will challenge and inspire you – we’d love to hear from you!

Diversity & Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.

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