Sr Director, Strategy & Integration

  • Arlington, VA, 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. As a result, Visa has the world’s largest consumer payment transaction data set. Beyond transaction data, we also have the greatest behavior data set on the planet. Our Data, Security & Identity Product Team (DSIP) is just one team at Visa that creates products to use this data to drive better outcomes for consumers, clients and economies.

Visa has invested heavily in advanced authentication and fraud prevention technologies, and the company continues to develop and deploy new and innovative programs to fight fraud, enable acceptance, and support consumers. This foundational set of investments, allows us to also deliver products to help clients (issuing banks, acquirers, and merchants) optimize their business beyond payments. We enable them to understand the behavior of their customers so they can bring products and services to market that more effectively meet their customers’ needs.

 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. 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. Our Company is 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.

Our team is at the forefront of leading our Company’s efforts to ultimately deepen our partnerships with our clients while producing real business outcomes for them.

  • Are you a proactive problem solvers?

  • Are you a natural challenger of status quo?

  • Are you inspired to ideate new ways for the business to create value for clients, to enable and inspire our partners to do the same?

If so, join us!

Job Description

We are currently seeking Senior Director to head strategy and integration activities. The position will be based in Arlington, Va. This Sr. Director will be a key leader on the Integration, Operations & Strategy (IOS) team in support of the Data, Security & Identity Products (DSIP) team. This team aligns with the Business Strategy & Operations function within the Product organization at Visa.

Business Strategy and Operations focuses on defining and driving strategic, operational, and organizational improvements across Visa Product Group. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • leading organizational planning, reporting, and employee engagement;

  • determining and fixing accountability for critical people and business processes throughout the organization; and

  • leading cross-product improvements / efforts such as business continuity planning, business risk analysis, and compliance / audit adherence.

The Integration, Operations, & Strategy (IOS) team within DSIP has the following objectives:

  1. Establish operational disciplines

  2. Enable DSIP to generate future growth

  3. Support DSIP to execute on strategy

  4. Integrate Data, Security, Identity & Cardinal teams into 1 winning organization

  5. Support DSIP on all strategic projects & initiatives

The objectives 2,3,&4 above are specific to this role.

More on role objectives:

  1. Enable DSIP to generate future growth

    • Collaborate with Sr Director of Operations to link established set of operational metrics to strategy and goals for FY20 and beyond

    • Support the measurement, monitoring, and communication of performance against these metrics to enable leadership to act quickly & decisively

  2. Support DSIP to execute on strategy

    • Create and communicating strategy broadly

    • Linking & labeling activities to ensure DSIP employees can connect their efforts to the business outcomes achieved

    • Working with Product teams to create product go-to-market strategies

  3. Integrate Data, Security, Identity & Cardinal teams into 1 functioning organization

    • Identify synergies, efficiencies and opportunities to drive growth in product revenue

    • Lead all “All Staff” activities & communications

    • Liaise with Product Delivery team on Cardinal Visa integration

  4. Find opportunities to create and automate repeatable analyses or build self-service tools for business users

  5. Ensure project delivery within timelines and meet critical business needs

  6. Work on cross functional teams and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

  7. Support the promotion of big data innovations and education of how our organizations data can support consumers, economies… throughout the Visa organization


Basic Qualifications:

  • 12 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree; 10 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters/MBA/JD/MD); or a minimum of 5 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 15-18 years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 12 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD or PhD)
  • You have 10+ years of experience in a fast-paced environment navigating ambiguity successfully.

  • Problem solver that can connect consistently connect dots across multiple workstreams

  • Consistently challenge status quo to ensure overall better outcomes

  • Believer that we can create lasting, better outcomes for our stakeholders across the globe

  • You are self-motivated and highly driven. You may have run your own company or aspire to someday. You have get-things-done DNA.

  • Must be detail-focused and have strong business acumen

  • Proven ability of handling multiple tasks at once, comfort with ambiguity & working in a highly dynamic environment

  • Commercially astute with experience of working in a global matrix organization with the ability to navigate complex structures and empower decision-making locally

  • Demonstrated ability to make timely decisions, balancing analysis with decisiveness

  • Demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor, strong attention to details and excellent business writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills

  • Has experience building, leading, and developing high performing team members; creates a climate that inspires development and in which risk taking in pursuit of learning is valued


Additional Information

Essential Functions:

  • Lead organizational planning, reporting, and employee engagement;

  • Determine and fix accountability for critical people and business processes throughout the organization; and

  • Lead cross-product improvements / efforts such as business continuity planning, business risk analysis, and compliance / audit adherence.

  • Enable DSIP to generate future growth

  • Support DSIP to execute on strategy

  • Integrate Data, Security, Identity & Cardinal teams into 1 winning organization

Work Hours:

  • Incumbent must make themselves available to support time zones from other regions on an as needed basis

Travel Requirements:

  • This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 5% of the time.

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, and reach with hands and arms.

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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