Senior Account Manager - Client Services

  • London, UK
  • 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. 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. As the world moves from analog to digital, 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. We are 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.

Job Description

Client Services works with issuers, acquirers, processors and merchants worldwide to develop and deliver the support model for Visa.

Providing day-to-day operations and product support, back office support and customer performance reporting.

Client Services is recognized as the Visa authority for Client operational business within Visa and the business units of Client organizations in the United Kingdom.

This is an individual contributor role responsible for solving complex problems and taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions.

This role serves as a technical/functional specialist and works independently with guidance only in the most complex situations.

What we expect of you, day to day.

The post holder will be considered the functional expert for their clients processing and operational business. In addition the key responsibilities outlined below for this role as part of the UK&I Client Services Account Management team.

·        Takes ownership & accountability for the resolution of operational support issues for small Issuing clients - please note clients are subject to change.

·        Liaise and collaborate across Visa to ensure their client’s needs are understood

·        Provide insight and input within cross functional Visa organizations for new or changing products and services which may impact their clients, including Visa rules, integrated billing, and transaction research.

·        Act as liaison for the client provide problem management, proactive identification of processing efficiencies, service change support and system enhancement support.

·        Coordinate internal resources to accomplish Visa and client objectives, and ensure processing system performance standards are met and that the client perspective is represented within the organization.

·        Provide proactive planning and operational support to ensure that both the client and Visa are operating in the most effective and cost efficient manner whilst managing costs and increasing overall transaction performance (including authorization, clearing & settlement, back office processing).

·        Stay current with industry and client trends and maintain a strong knowledge of Visa products and services.

·        Represent complex customer change requests, system or operational requirements negotiate and manage expectations internally and externally.

·        Develop and manage strategic planning, operational initiatives, special projects and client-driven continuous improvement plans.

·        Identify and analyse processing issues with client impacts consistently communicate situational status and resolution advise on SLA performance both internally and externally and develop improvement plans to address chronic client problems.

·        Partner with MS&A team alongside assigned Account Executives and Product team to identify additional business opportunities.

·        Perform ongoing proactive operational reviews with client to include billing and transaction processing, identifying and discussing opportunities to make improvements.


·        Significant experience in a customer support role in financial services, payment card, software or information services.

·        Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

·        Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills are required.

·        Must have in-depth knowledge of Authorisations, Clearing & Settlement & back office processing.

·        Must have a good working knowledge of payments network and processing services with strong emphasis on acquiring.

·        Must be a self-starter with proven abilities in organizational, conceptual, and logical problem solving.

·        Customer focus with proven ability to establish productive working relationships with staff and management at all levels.

·        Ability to set priorities and manage customer expectations, and work both as part of a team and independently.

·        Strong technical aptitude with the ability to absorb technical information and apply to business solutions.

·        Proficiency providing technical and consultative support to external customers and identify business needs.

·        Demonstrate ability to work in a complex organization to determine business and customer needs, providing the best solution to meet those needs.

·        Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.


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