Manager, Global Product Strategy, Visa Direct Platform & Solutions

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

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.

Visa Direct is a path-breaking new platform that enable Visa clients (issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and service providers) to facilitate real-time funds transfers and disbursements to Visa accounts globally using push payment technology. Visa Direct is targeted at an estimated $80 trillion global opportunity in push payments across many consumer and business applications such as mobile peer-to-peer payments, marketplace payouts, digital disbursements, bill payments and cross-border remittances. 

Job Description

This is a global role within the Visa Direct product organization reporting to the Vice President and Head, Visa Direct Global Platform & Solutions. The role-holder will  help develop and manage the medium-term vision and strategy for the platform. As the Visa Direct platform evolves rapidly to address new markets, use-cases and services, this role will define the overarching vision and strategy to guide that evolution. Equal parts strategist, product manager, and data analyst, the role-holder will articulate a consistent platform “story” to Visa executive leadership, clients and partners. S/he will also guide new product development by helping the product management team identify gaps proactively.  

The role-holder will also identify synergies between Visa Direct and other internal and external payment services for example - tokenization, authentication, aliasing etc. and help integrate these into the product roadmap. The role-holder will also track trends in related domains such as  real-time payments, open banking, blockchain etc. and develop insights for executive decision-making. In addition to working closely with the Visa Direct product management team, the role-holder will work closely with colleagues in Business Operations, Finance and Communications for executive reporting, business planning and product marketing.  

Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

5 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 1 year in the payments or software industries in a product management or solution architecture role.    
  • A stint in strategy consulting or market analysis will be considered a strong asset
  • Ability to work under pressure of tight deadlines and frequent changes
  • Ability to explain complex business and technical concepts to a broad audience in clear and convincing terms.
  • An advanced degree e.g. MBA strongly preferred
  • ** Can be based in San Francisco or Foster City, CA **

TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: This position requires the incumbent to travel for work up to 10% of the time.

Additional Information

Physical Requirements

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, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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