Director, O&I Efficiency

  • Company: Visa
  • Posted: April 15, 2017
  • Reference ID: 107237201
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
-Will work closely with the IT Asset Management, IT Cost Management teams and Software Product Owners to meet cost, control, compliance, and business objectives
-Knowledge of complex vendor software contracts, licensing terminology, and software licensing rights, especially for major software vendors (IBM, Oracle, CA, Microsoft). Must be able to interpret, analyze, & summarize contracts, and evaluate pricing & licensing proposals
-Keen understanding of budgets, financials, and measuring business value via leading edge metrics
-Demonstrated experience in business process improvement, leveraging information and technology driving the IT strategic planning process and ensuring alignment with overall department objectives
-Develops metrics and reporting framework with an excellent understanding of IT financials, the budget process, and overall business operations reporting
-Translate business requirements into system solutions
-Utilizes strategic knowledge and experience to provide practical implementation techniques to ensure achievement of results on a large scale, long-term program of change in a complex, diverse environment
-Understands business environment and helps to connect/align relevant business stakeholders
-Partners with business stakeholders to analyze, define and document business processes within and across functional areas
-Provide thought leadership for team around report development and data modeling to make informed decisions and provide a holistic view of costs and consumption to their product owners
-Provide active leadership to team around collecting, developing, and analyzing multiple concurrent business requirements and transfer the same knowledge to product owners, senior management by creating compelling business cases, writing approval documents for both new products and support to existing products
-Recommend effective solutions to highly complicated business and technical issues
-Lead other high priority strategic initiatives to promote good stewardship of Total Cost of Ownership for infrastructure products and services


-Demonstrated leadership skills with prior experience leading a project or team of analysts or developers
-Proven results in software cost avoidance/savings
-Must have technical background to understand the key infrastructure products and understand the core concepts behind "running IT like a business"
-Must have prior experience in creating cost transparency and cost clarity programs for CIO/CTO office
-Must have demonstrated capability in working with large virtual teams
-Ability to conduct research such as market size and trends, competitive analysis
-Ability to collect and analyze relevant quantitative and qualitative data sets
-Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and follow through on completion of high-profile projects
-Must be comfortable with ambiguity and fast change with an ability to adapt quickly and easily
-Individuals who have demonstrated ability to build a high performance and collaborative work environment
-Proven critical thinking and problem solving skills
-Experience with analysis of IT processes, re-engineering of processes to improve efficiency and quality
-Excellent communication skills, including presentation and negotiation abilities; strong Project Management skills
-5-8 yrs experience in a software audit, software consulting role, MIS, ITFM or ITAM leadership role -Education Required: Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related major, and MBA or Masters degree
-Advanced Excel skills, comfortable with MS Access and Analytics tools such as Tableau
-Advanced interpersonal skills ability to work effectively with internal contacts and vendors
ITIL, CSAM, CISA and/or CISSP certifications preferred 

Additional Information
Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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