Managing Consultant

  • 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 17,000 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. 

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?

The Managing Consultant  will work towards the team’s goals and assist in the delivery of detailed data gathering, analysis, insight and practical recommendations to enable successful delivery of client projects.

What we expect of you, day to day.

Core responsibility of the Managing Consultant will be to oversee consulting for our largest global account, whilst supporting our broader goals for VCA Europe across the region. The role will dual-report into the VCA UK&I leadership and the Global Account Director.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Supports the account management teams in implementing the Consulting strategy through the management of designated projects or technical areas, both regionally and globally

  • Takes initiative for sourcing new and expanding on existing consulting opportunities, using available data and insights and proactively engaging with  Relationship Managers and the Business Development team

  • Represent VCA in all relevant business development conversations happening globally (in conjunction with local VCA resources as applicable)

  • Leads and/or manages the delivery of consultancy engagements ensuring that they:

  • Are completed within agreed budgets and timeframes;

  • Follow appropriate Visa consulting methodologies and techniques; and

  • Meet client expectations, resulting in high client satisfaction.

  • Manages, directs and guides less experienced colleagues within own project teams.

  • Supports resource allocation, by determining which contractors to use from partner networks

  • Interfaces with the client on a regular basis throughout the project lifecycle, acting as a key point of contact.

  • Acts as a key team-player across our VCA Europe team to help drive best practice and solutioning across the region


What we’re after…

  • Significant experience in retail banking and/or payment card industry and/or merchant retail business

  • Previous experience in strategy / management consulting; with proven project deliveries and expertise in consulting methodologies

  • Proven business development practices and processes experience.  Track record of hitting/exceeding targets.

  • Project experience in a digital and technology-driven environment and understanding of consumer economics/behaviour

  • People management and leadership skills

  • High intellectual capability evidenced by strong analytical skills

  • Proven influencing, selling and negotiation skills

  • Strong sales orientation, experience selling major projects/ideas to senior management. Strong Business Acumen and Business Analysis Skills (research and analyse market and client information to tell a story)

  • Ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders at all levels

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (written and verbal) including an ability to comprehend and convey complex technical information

  • Curiosity & willingness to learn and develop as a professional

  • Ability to travel

  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)

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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