Senior Contracts Specialist - Level 5

  • 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. In addition, we offer market leading salary and have a fantastic benefits offering.

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.

Job Description

What's it all about?

Contract Management is a business essential function responsible for the management of all sales agreements over the end-to-end client incentive process.

The Senior Contract Specialist will be a subject matter expert on client agreements and will partner with various stakeholders at both Visa and Clients in developing and managing legally binding agreements and contracts from approved financial proposals.

This person will be an advocate for the Visa’s sales organisation (e.g., Financial Institution Sales, and Merchant Acceptance) while working closely with Finance, Legal and Audit.

The role holder will report to the Lead Contract Specialist.


What we expect of you, day to day.

  • You will manage the drafting, reviews and negotiation on a wide range of client agreements including but not limited to:

    • Issuer agreements

    • Acquirer agreements

    • Merchant agreements

  • Identifying IFR, competition and other regulatory issues relating to client agreements, you will take the lead to ensure resolution and where necessary engage with members of the Legal and Regulatory Division

  • You will identify the need for legal advice and engage appropriate members of the Legal team on a range of legal issues regarding client agreements

  • Working with other Visa departments across the globe, you will ensure agreements accurately reflect business needs and policies as they develop

  • You will be responsible for management of day-to-day client agreement queries taking the lead on all relevant contract management activities

  • You will manage, develop and maintain relationships to facilitate the effective delivery of legal advice and assistance

  • Providing training to identified business areas, on agreement structures, processes and policies

  • You will proactively contribute to the development of client agreement templates ensuring cohesion, consistency in clauses, and the general efficiency and effectiveness of the whole agreement


What we’re after…

  • Law degree or Bachelor’s in a business, economics, or related field, or hold equivalent professional experience 

  • Previous commercial/contract drafting experience required

  • Ability to work well with management and leaders across various functions throughout Visa

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Manages well under pressure and tight deadlines

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task and manage multiple caseloads

  • Proven ability to work independently

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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