Account Executive

  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Vollzeit


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. 

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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.

If you think you could support Visa as an Account Executive, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.


Our regional Sales team in Switzerland is growing. We are looking for an Account Executive to join our Swiss team during a period of significant growth and investment in our European business. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of the most recognized brands in the world.

We are looking for people that have natural drive and tenacity to succeed and make a difference every day. In return, we will equip you with the very best tools and training so that you can deliver the biggest possible outcomes.

The Account Executive is responsible for a number of accounts in Switzerland and to develop and execute account plans and drive the market agenda to support clients. This includes strategically driving all initiatives from planning, strategic development, delivery and achievement of KPIs.

An important part is to support the AE team in Backoffice work as setup new licenses in close cooperation with the London Europe HQ and other related tasks.

The jobholder will be accountable for managing all aspects of assigned accounts and execution of plans within specific area. The candidate will be responsible for all complexities associated with managing a client of Visa, and influencing people within Visa to deliver the best service to the client.

What we expect day to day:

  • Develop collaborative relationships with multiple partners and clients, and work with them to identify new opportunities that help grow their business. Especially with regional and cantonal banks.

  • Be hungry in growing existing accounts and provide a perspective on identifying and developing relevant new opportunities

  • Engage with cross functional colleagues and lead virtual teams to deliver the right client responses and endeavouring to break down silos and work together as “One Visa”

  • Develop your knowledge of the payment technology space, and specifically of Visa products and services. Stay at the front of a dynamic industry and use your knowledge to help our clients adapt and stay ahead too.

  • Managing the delivery of credit, debit and commercial portfolio KPIs

  • Working with senior members of the accounts to design, launch and drive strategic initiatives

  • Responsible for contractual negotiations with Accounts

  • Ensuring the smooth delivery of day-to-day support by Visa in managing the ongoing success of the account’s cards business and support the team in back-office work


Thinking about careers differently...

At Visa we are passionate to offer our employees compelling career growth opportunities. As such, even if you don’t have experience of this function there could be skills or experiences which would transfer well.

For this role the key skills required are...

  • Knowledge and experience of the payments business and/or financial services

  • Experience of client management and business development

  • Ability to interpret and work with data to create actionable and commercial insight

  • Ability to work as part of a small cross-functional team, focused on delivering for Visa and the client

  • Personable with good communication skills, able to build strong long term relationships both internally and externally

  • Proven influencing, selling and negotiation skills

  • Ideally be educated to degree or equivalent professional level

  • Fluent in German, French and English, both written and verbal is essential.

  • Understanding of Swiss German dialect

  • Enthusiasm, taking ownership and ability to learn quickly

  • Willingness to travel (mainly in Switzerland) and ability to develop new networks rapidly

  • Curiosity – about payments, Visa and our client’s business

  • Self-motivated and a self-starter mind set

  • Positive can do attitude and ability to adapt to changing requirements / environment

  • Excellent MS Office skills, PowerPoint and Excel in particular

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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.