Solutions Design Manager

  • 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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

This is a product specialist role responsible for the development of integrated consumer propositions for Visa’s clients or fintech partners (i.e. on a case by case basis). This includes driving the sell-in of Visa’s developer platform (VDP) and other digital offerings, along with Visa’s core products and consumer benefits, to deliver holistic solutions to Visa clients in South Africa and Southern Africa.

 

  • Market Knowledge

    • Stay updated with global and regional payment technology trends, including sufficient knowledge of Visa’s product offerings to be able to identify potential applications, in an integrated fashion

    • Understand client needs in key SSA markets and identifies opportunities and challenges, and connects the dots between product, design, technology, and strategy to solve complex problems with diverse internal and external stakeholders

  • Product Development, Sales and Delivery

    • Engage with Visa clients and fintech partners, in conjunction with Product colleagues or other cross-functional teams, to co-create solutions and enable Visa digital capabilities across South African and Southern African client bases.

    • Strong involvement in the early stages of research, ideation and storytelling and collaborate with teams through the iteration and implementation process.

    • Work closely with the CEMEA Innovation Centre and Digital Solutions Teams to gather and distribute insights and solution enablement across the product teams.

    • Being experienced in API software development, this individual will play an active project management role to bring together client partners, designers, technologists, and subject matter experts to facilitate solution designs, executions, and scaling of new product concepts.

    • Localise VDP and digital solution decks (for sell-in of capabilities, thought leadership, training, etc.)

    • Support key business development opportunities, provide input and expertise to pitches, RFPs, and new or existing client opportunities

  • Product Performance Management

    • Track the performance and delivery of client solutions and subsequent launches, whilst providing regular reporting and updates

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor degree in business, engineering, technology or equivalent, Masters degree advantageous but not a requirement

  • 4+ years (with Bachelors degree) or 2+ years (with Masters degree) of experience, spanning retail banking, payments, digital/technology, or consulting

  • Proven capabilities in leading design thinking engagements at senior levels

  • Digitally curious, with exposure to digital product management and API technologies, with coding experience advantageous

  • Strong analytical skills, problem solver

  • Proven track record of successful planning and execution in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven ability to execute independently and operate successfully within a matrix/team environment

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, thought leader

  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a matrix organization, as well as vendors and clients

  • Self-directed and motivated, with an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Proficient user of all Microsoft Office products

  • Knowledge of Visa products, payments or international business are advantages, but not minimum requirements

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