Senior Director – Visa Consulting & Analytics SSA – Johannesburg
Johannesburg South, South Africa
2d ago

Position Summary

Visa Consulting & Analytics is looking for an individual to take a leading role in Visa’s consulting practice in the Sub-

Saharan Africa region, playing a key role in the development and delivery of high impact projects for Visa’s clients in this sub-

region. The potential candidate will be responsible for assuring the execution of VCA’s strategy and implementation of consulting projects and solutions with issuers, acquirers, merchants, government agencies, Fintech community, among others.

This person will develop initiatives to promote sustainable and profitable growth, thereby ensuring that Visa is both, the preferred brand and unique business partner.

Potential engagements could include portfolio management diagnostics, authorization optimization strategies, assessments of digital product and marketing programs, development of new products with implementation roadmaps, optimizing client customer servicing processes, among others.

Principal Responsibilities / Key Results Area

  • Drive and execute VCA strategy across Sub-Saharan Africa, proactively capitalizing on regional opportunities
  • Engage with clients and Visa client leadership in regular strategic & planning discussions; cultivate and manage a pipeline of work with clients
  • Lead consulting initiatives and contribute to closing engagement by identifying potential opportunities with clients
  • Develop frameworks, approaches, solutions and recommendations that effectively and efficiently address the most impactful opportunities and challenges.
  • Partner with peers in other functional areas (e.g., marketing, sales, risk, innovation) and across global regional teams to execute projects in ways that leverage the breadth and depth of Visa’s resources
  • Produce insights and analyses to improve client performance, drive understanding of client issues and provide strategic guidance for client priorities across the payment P&L
  • Lead and guide team of consultants in the region, ensuring team’s growth and motivation
  • Build new solutions, toolkits, best practice documents and consulting approach that can be applied across VCA practice
  • Incumbents applying for the role should be motivated, analytic individuals who will deliver strategic thought leadership, problem diagnostics and high impact solutions to support the client’s growth and performance.

    Candidates must be able to develop enduring, strategic relationships with clients and across the Visa organization.

    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.


  • Bachelor's degree required, ideally in quantitative field (e.g. engineering, mathematics, science) and / or business administration.
  • MBA preferred
  • 15 years of management consulting (with relevant industry experience in financial services / payment), or retail banking / cards management experience
  • Substantial problem solving ability with strategic focus on impacting ROI
  • Strong analytical skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor
  • Self-motivated, results oriented individual with the ability to handle numerous projects concurrently
  • Experience in several key issuer business areas, such as portfolio management, marketing, product management, operations, risk management, for cards
  • Understanding of card issuers' P&L and critical factors in driving profitability
  • Excellent communication, story-telling and presentation skills
  • Experience

  • Strategy and business operations
  • Consulting practice management
  • Portfolio life cycle and credit risk management
  • Predictive analytics and machine learning
  • Productization’ of data assets
  • Digital transformation
  • Operational efficiency
  • Knowledge consolidation, structuring and dissemination
  • Strong financial acumen and understanding of profitability drivers of financial institutions
  • Impeccable team player, able to gracefully work with and influence people across different organizations and levels.
  • Excellent communication, story-telling and presentation skills.
  • Technology-driven mindset, digitally curious, up-to-date with digital and technological disruption, trends, etc.
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