Sr. Analyst, Procurement Strategy & Operations - Technology
- 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 Technology Planning & Business Operations organization provides key strategic planning & business operations oversight and integration across the Technology organization. This includes driving investment planning & budgeting, project & portfolio management, workforce planning activities, strategic initiative program management, and communications activities. The team is focused on improving efficiencies, transparency, consistency and collaboration within the Technology organization and other key cross-functional stakeholders
The Sr. Analyst position will be responsible for driving forward Technology Procurement Strategy & Operations initiatives with a focus on optimizing Visa’s supplier spend and utilization of various technologies & external services (e.g. hardware, software, etc.) through detailed analysis and cross-functional stakeholder interaction. This highly collaborative position will interface with key stakeholders across Technology, Sourcing, Finance, and Legal, and will report to the Vice President of Technology Strategic Initiatives. Key responsibilities include:
Lead the up-front build out and on-going management of a supplier portfolio database which captures key performance metrics such as supplier spend, internal utilization, key contract terms, and industry & competitive benchmarks
Conduct deep analysis of Technology & Operations supplier portfolio to drive go-forward technology product utilization roadmap, supplier strategy, and spend rationalization
Interface with various technology owners & stakeholders to understand their upcoming demand and technology strategy considerations (e.g. long-term architectures, proof of concepts, etc.)
Support the program management supplier-specific deals including timeline management, scenario planning, financial analysis, and Executive reviews
- Provide ad hoc support for other business management & strategic initiative analysis as needed
Bachelor’s degree in Analytics, Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; advanced degree a plus but not required
7 -10 years of relevant experience in a business operations, procurement / supplier management, business analysis, or management consulting, ideally working within the financial or technology industries
Prior experience in analyzing the utilization and spend across a Technology supplier portfolio including development of dashboards, reporting, and key performance indicators
Solid understanding of data visualation and data management tools such as Tableau, SQL, Access, etc.; experience in rationalizing and automating large / disparate data sets a plus
Strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills; prior experience in developing and delivering Executive-level presentations
Ability to work independently with strong time management and ability to execute on multiple concurrent deliverables
Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.