Senior Manager, Visa Consulting & Analytics at Visa (Atlanta, GA)

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Company Description

Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging – where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world – helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.

Join Visa: A Network Working for Everyone.

Job Description

Visa Consulting & Analytics (VCA) is the consulting arm of Visa and the company’s fastest growing business unit. Visa Consulting and Analytics (VCA) drives tangible, impactful and financial results for Visa’s network clients, including both acquirers, processors, financial services and merchants. Drawing on our expertise in payments, strategy consulting, data analytics, brand management, marketing, operational and macroeconomics, VCA solves the most strategic problems for our clients.

VCA seeks an engaging thought leader to join our North America (NA) team as a Sr. Manager in the Processor Practice. The potential candidate will be responsible for delivering and implementing projects and solutions with our clients. The ideal candidate will have expertise in the Payments domain – exposure to issuer and acquirer processing will be an advantage, but not a requirement. S/he must be an exceptional problem solver and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must be able to develop enduring, strategic relationships with internal and external clients and across the Visa organization. Experience in an advisory services role is preferred.

Potential engagements could include payments strategy, product development, market entry, program launch, portfolio optimization, benchmark analysis, profitability enhancement, risk management, etc.


The Sr. Manager’s responsibilities will include the following

  • Leads consulting initiatives and contributes to closing engagement by identifying potential opportunities
  • Develop frameworks, approaches, solutions and recommendations that effectively and efficiently address the most impactful opportunities and challenges.
  • Build solutions and actionable insights that will help clients to grow their portfolios in their core business
  • 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, analyses and recommendations to improve client performance, boost growth, drive understanding of client issues and provide strategic guidance for client priorities across the verticals and segments
  • Ability to effectively manipulate and analyze large data sets (industry and Visa) to determine meanings insights and recommendations for clients
  • Build new scalable solutions, toolkits, best practice documents and consulting approach that can be applied across VCA practice

This is an individual contributor role reporting into a Director or Sr. Director within VCA. 

Flex Work Arrangement - Hybrid Position - This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications
• 8 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least five years of work experience
with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters/MBA/JD/MD) or at least 3 years of work experience with a
Preferred Qualifications
• 9 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor Degree or 7 or more relevant years of
experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 3 or more years of experience
with a PhD
• Deep knowledge of Payments grounded in an understanding of the complex payments landscape,
traditional and emerging competition, evolving trends, role and priorities of the different entities in
the payments ecosystem
• Prior payment consulting experience at large management consulting firm or as a leader of large
• Prior people leadership experience
• Experience working with financial indicators to measure business performance
• Highly developed skills necessary to play a leadership role in the development and execution of
consulting engagements and VCA as a whole. These skills include the following -
o Communicate effectively – Through empathy and active listening, the ideal candidate will be
skilled at understanding his or her audience and able to structure a compelling argument
accordingly. He or she will be skilled at using PowerPoint, data visualization, and pyramid-
principle storytelling to help clients make the best, fact-based decisions for their business
o Create – The ideal candidate will be skilled at generating and codifying original thoughts that
improve the effectiveness of his or her team and clients. This may include page making in
PowerPoint, modeling in Excel, structuring a framework for analysis or decision-making, etc.
o Teach – VCA bring the best of Visa to bear on any consulting project. We team deep subject
matter experts with skilled consultants and other Visa stakeholders (e.g., specialists in
innovation, customer insights, or marketing). The ideal candidate must be able to share his or
her knowledge effectively to help others understand small business payments, or the client’s
business, in order to maximize the team’s collective impact for the client
o Learn – The ideal candidate must be curious and constantly learning. He or she must actively
seek to expand his or her knowledge of the payments business and the craft of consulting
o Challenge the status quo – Experts have a deep understanding the way things are and why. The
ideal candidate also seeks out better ways. He or she will be able to challenge assumptions
behind our clients’ current operating practices – or his or her own expertise
o Be data-driven – The ideal candidate will be skilled at constructing an argument based on facts
and identifying which facts / data would be useful to support or refute a hypothesis.

Additional Information

Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department.

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

Mental/Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

More Information on Visa
Visa operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Foster City, CA, San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX and Miami, FL. Visa was founded in 2022. It has 18871 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 787 open jobs at Visa, click here.
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