Senior Analyst – Strategic Sourcing – Indirect Categories

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world’s leader in digital payments technology, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You’re an Individual. We’re the team for you. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

The Senior Analyst of Strategic Sourcing leverages multiple sources of internal and external data to support category strategies that ultimately drive a competitive advantage and value for Visa Inc. As a key support role for Strategic Sourcing Services organization, you are accountable for understanding various tools, data sets and process that support the Strategic Sourcing organization. You will need a strong sense of urgency and the ability balance short vs. long term needs. This role may support the sourcing category leads for Marketing, Corporate Services, Credit Card Products and Services.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage large datasets, and information sources to support Category leaders in development of Category Strategies, Negotiation plans, and internal discussions

  • Builds relationships and effectively partners across varied functions with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies, and colleagues to influence change

  • Manages multiple processes and requests and sets expectations

  • Provides high level education to business partners on on the overall continuous strategic sourcing process from needs identification, through supplier performance management across multiple partners

  • Maintain external focus by leveraging industry peers, organizations, associations and by continuing to build strong relationships outside of Visa

  • Communicates effectively and frequently, listens carefully, and actively seeks and values the perspectives of others

  • Drives completion of simultaneous projects by proactively considering new alternatives and driving critical thinking to optimize results

  • Builds effective strategic relationships with external suppliers to foster open and collaborating communication

  • Be Project Manager for key initiatives for the Strategic Sourcing team as needed

  • Support various category leaders in developing SRM plans with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation

  • Contributes significantly to the achievement of defined category performance targets and assists in driving the performance of associated suppliers, measure supplier’s performance to ensure performance meets expectations

  • Support the implementation of Global Sourcing policies and procedures.


Basic Skills

  • 4 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing or Management Consulting or an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD, or PhD)

        Preferred Skills

  • 7+ years of experience in Strategic Sourcing 
  • A high level understanding of Marketing, Corporate Services or Credit Card Products and Services

  • Demonstrated ability in working across multiple business partners, and geographies

  • Experience in project management

  • Ability to interpret data to tell a story

  • Highly motivated and can demonstrate a proactive approach to solving problems

  • A passion for strategic sourcing and category management

  • Undergraduate degree required, graduate degree preferred

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, and reach with hands and arms.

No sponsorship to work in the U.S. or relocation is provided.

This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 0-10%  of the time.

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