Sr Director, Financial ERP Systems

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Visa operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network and is one of the most recognized global financial services brands. Visa facilitates global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities. We offer a range of branded payment product platforms, which our financial institution clients use to develop and offer credit, charge, deferred debit, prepaid and cash access programs to cardholders. Visa's card platforms provide consumers, businesses, merchants and government entities with a secure, convenient and reliable way to pay and be paid in 170 countries and territories.  

Job Description

Corporate Information Technology (CIT) encompasses enterprise technology that empowers Visa Inc. staff to perform core business functions needed to support ongoing management of Visa Inc. operations. Corporate Finance Systems (CFS) is a group within CIT that provides application development and maintenance service to support smooth and efficient business operations at a global level within 3 portfolios (Finance ERP, FP&A, and Business Intelligence. The Finance ERP portfolio is responsible for designing, developing and deploying projects and enhancements for Visa’s Financial ERP and Sourcing systems which include Oracle ERP (eBusiness Suite R12), Cloud Applications (SAP Ariba, SAP Concur, Hiperos), and other peripheral Finance applications.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Inspire, lead and grow the Financial ERP Systems team within Corporate Finance Systems, providing guidance and support to a global team of IT professionals managing Visa’s global integrated financial systems platform.

  • Provide day-to-day management to guide the team throughout the software application development lifecycle to deliver flexible, innovative, cost effective solutions while meeting business, compliance and security requirements.

  • Partner with Finance and IT leaders to define technology strategy for the Financial ERP Systems and build supporting system roadmaps. Execute the strategy, track against milestones, and drive results in collaboration with partner teams

  • Evaluate third party vendor solutions for fit with regards to business and IT requirements, provide Buy vs. Build recommendation to business owners. Work with software vendors, system integrators and internal Visa teams to deliver all initiatives ranging from large enterprise implementations to smaller features / enhancements.

  • Determine short-term and long-term resource needs and staffing strategy. Develop organizational structure, workforce plan and succession plans. Recruit and mentor new and existing hires.

  • Lead by example and bias toward action - Not afraid of rolling up the sleeves and stepping into the hands-on work when needed; maintain high-level view while recognizing the need to work out details.

  • Identify opportunities, create, and implement processes to improve the effectiveness of the team and operational excellence. Ensure the team follows established standards and best practices as part of the SDLC. Engage in lessons learned and continuous process improvement.

  • Stays current with enterprise ERP technologies and make recommendations for adoption as appropriate

  • Establish credibility throughout the organization by practicing the Visa leadership principles -- collaboration, exceling with partners, maintaining open communication, encouraging and inspiring staff.

  • Effectively manage internal and external team collaboration and communication

Utilizes sound financial principles to lead efforts in accurate forecasting and monitoring of all development investments


  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in Financial ERP systems with emphasis in Procure to Pay and Financial Accounting domain, utilizing Tier 1 global ERP systems (Oracle, SAP). Strong track record of successful project delivery.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or Engineering. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Over 6+ years of direct people management experience. Effective leader in managing a global team located across different geographical locations to support global enterprise ERP systems.

  • Hands on experience implementing, developing, upgrading, and supporting ERP applications using Oracle eBusiness Suite (R12) and SAP Cloud Applications (Ariba, Concur). Proficiency in related technology stacks such as OA Framework, SQL and PL/SQL, Oracle Workflow, Approval Rule engines, Ariba Object Model, Ariba Markup Languages, Integration Events.

  • Well versed in Finance business processes in Sourcing, Procurement, Payables, Travel Expenses, Corporate/Procurement cards and Accounting, as well as their interdependencies and how system solutions fit into the processes.

  • Deep understanding of enterprise application architecture and data modeling, as well as object relational database mapping. Familiarity with industry standards and practices, ability to set and promote technology standards and develop technology roadmap for the responsible domains.

  • Expertise in system integration and enterprise application integration (EAI) tools, such as Tibco, SOA Suite, MuleSoft.

  • Extensive experience in managing a diverse, complex, global production environment and maintaining operational excellence. Ability to mobilize and escalate to any level necessary to get production issues solved timely and effectively.

  • Passion for enterprise Financial ERP systems technologies and continuous innovation. Experienced in evaluating technology solutions and drive adoption. Ability to translate complex ideas into easy to understand concepts and articulate technical solutions

  • Excellent project management and communication skills. PMP or Scrum Master certification a plus.

  • Experience working with stakeholders/partners at all levels, globally, across the organization

  • Driven and self-motivated. Multi-tasking ability essential to handle multiple priorities with minimal direction from management.

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