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  • Business Development Leader at Visa Inc

  • Posted on: 24 September, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • 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.


    Business Development Leader – Fintech Clients



    Job Purpose:

    Manage all aspects of the relationship between Visa and a portfolio of assigned Fintech Clients with a focus on business growth and client satisfaction.

    Lead the setting, direction and implementation of business strategies, objectives and plans with assigned organizations in order to achieve business targets through growing the existing business and through identifying new business opportunities including the introduction and implementation of new products and services.


    Staff:               Nil

    Countries:       East Africa, predominantly Kenya.

    Business Results: Accountable for achieving business targets through growing designated business revenues PV/MV/CIF, and developing new business opportunities. Monitor business results of the individual Clients and anticipate challenges and take proactive measures to accomplish all targets.

    Principal Accountabilities:

    • Strategic Planning
      • Lead the development of strategic plans for assigned Clients by integrating and setting priorities based on information about the markets, Client business plans, Visa priorities and competitor activities.  Ensure the plans are shared, understood and bought into by specialist divisions within Visa.
      • Contribute to the development of the East Africa strategy.
      • Ensure the development of an operational plan for each assigned Client, with corresponding tactics and actions to achieve defined goals.
      • Monitor the development of the banking, financial services and technology industries across the region, analyse trends and understand factors impacting current and potential business results of Visa. Monitor, analyse and develop/respond to competitor’s strategies.
      • Drive Innovation agenda with thought leadership focus especially mobile, Visa Direct, paywave.
      • Ensure that the necessary Marketing plans are in place in good time (6 months ahead) and have sufficient justification for the required spend.
    • Business Development and Relationship Management
      • Establish, develop and manage the relationship between Visa and assigned fintech Clients.
      • Responsible for achieving revenue targets against assigned Clients.
      • Identify new business development opportunities and take accountability for and manage the project evaluation of these.  Focus on achieving business targets through growing existing business and developing new business opportunities.  Monitor business results of assigned Clients and anticipate challenges and take proactive measures to accomplish targets.  Ensure effective communication of progress to targets both within Visa and with Clients.
      • Develop, maintain and cultivate close relationships with decision-makers and senior management of assigned Clients and partner companies.  Understand their business strategies, priorities, needs and business processes, present to them strategic ideas and share Visa’s views on industry developments and dynamics and advise them how Visa products can impact their results.
      • Represent Visa to the Clients by providing a point of contact to them, with permanent high quality support on the Visa organisation, products, systems and policies.
      • Client consulting relating to operations, IT, marketing, compliance
    • Execution
      • Execute against the strategic plan for the Clients. Gain alignment with all other functions to ensure that delivery against the plan is aligned across all functions.
    • General
      • Ensure all CEMEA departments are fully informed of actions that may affect them, support their objectives and business plans and seek to resolve conflicts which might occur.
      • Actively contribute to the development of the team through sharing of information, coaching and support.
      • Establish, maintain and develop good relationships with CEMEA colleagues, staff in global functions and other regions to ensure that global initiatives and best practice throughout Visa are effectively introduced across CEMEA.
      • Complete ad hoc project/research work and other initiatives as directed by senior management.
    • Security
      • As with all positions within Visa CEMEA the jobholder is responsible for the security of the Visa CEMEA environment and the physical security of all Visa property, documentation and Client information.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Visa career website on jobs.smartrecruiters.com to apply

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