Associate - Global Corporate Strategy
Location:
Foster City , California
Posted:
August 26, 2017
Reference:
112486341
Company Description
Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind - making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa's sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description
The Associate will be a member of Visa's Global Corporate Strategy team. The team plays a key role in shaping Visa's long-term strategy and solving enterprise-level questions and challenges, often partnering with executives and business leaders across Visa's organization. Recent initiatives have addressed such topics as go-to-market strategy, product strategy, and partnership/acquisition opportunities - many of which have been internationally focused. The team is also responsible for developing competitive intelligence and thought leadership on emerging trends in payments and technology. The position will initially be based at Visa's headquarters in Foster City, California, with regular opportunities to work from Visa's new client and innovation hub in San Francisco ("One Market"). Specific responsibilities include: 
  • Lead or support workstreams on projects related to Visa Inc.'s corporate strategy,
    business development, and/or corporate initiatives, including collaborating
    with business lines across regional and functional areas
  • Work within cross-functional and cross-regional project teams
  • Build and maintain competitive intelligence for select competitors and/or emerging
    technologies
  • Communicate and generate support for recommendations among business leaders across the
    organization
  • Participate in continuous training with Corporate Strategy team


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from top-tier institution or similar academic experience required
  • Management consulting, investment banking, or equivalent experience (2+ years) required
  • Payments industry experience a plus, but not required
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently within a complex and often ambiguous environment
  • Ability to handle multiple project work streams, with proven success in synthesizing
    large data sets related to a wide variety of functional business problems
  • Eagerness to work in teams with personnel of all levels to accomplish project objectives
  • Comfort in, and ability to, present recommendations to business leaders across Visa
  • Personal presence and ability to clearly communicate compelling messages in written and
    verbal communications
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to build credibility as a "peer"
    with Global Functions and Regions
  • Proficient in PowerPoint and Excel


Additional Information
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

A little about us:
As a global company at the forefront of the electronic payments industry, Visa is a dynamic organization.

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