The Visa Consulting Director will deliver consulting support and projects to VISA’s key clients across SSA markets. The main objective of the role is to help deepen client relationships and optimize client performance by helping them implement campaigns and strategies recommended by Visa in the areas of customer lifecycle management and new product development and launches (predominantly credit and prepaid).
Principal Responsibilities/Key Results Area
Using VISA and external data to analyze client needs across the focus markets and identify opportunities for consulting assignments with VISA’s key clients.
In coordination with Country Managers and Account Executives, develop plans for consulting activity securing funds from partnership agreements to support Consulting projects where such agreements exist.
Develop project pitches and secure new Consulting assignments with clients, as well as re-engagements opportunities via a consultative sales approach in assigned markets.
Deliver Consulting projects. Resolve complex strategic problems. Synthesize and manage complex project structures when required. Manage, facilitate and implement consulting services and meet client’s business targets (assignment objectives, project scope, budget, paperwork, external consultants’ supervision and project delivery). Work closely with other VISA groups, including Product, Marketing etc., to ensure a seamless Consulting experience in the countries of focus.
Work on client site to design and project manage the implementation of marketing campaigns, value propositions and prepaid & credit products
Develop and deliver client training programs and impart best practices knowledge sharing to VISA clients.
Where appropriate, work with designated practice areas globally to incorporate best practice, source analytical or other services and leverage global consulting solutions.
Where appropriate, deliver and manage a network of external Consultants for projects that require external support and:
Maintain excellent liaison and supervision of external consultants’ deliveries.
Assist in selecting, recruiting, inducting and training external consulting firms.
Work with other teams and external consultants to develop new and improved tools and techniques for future consulting activities.
Manage the VISA Consulting budget and resources to perform all required duties.
Liaise with VISA functional teams (Finance, Audit, Legal, Tax, Sourcing) to define and implement processes to optimize the daily engagement of vendors and the relationships with clients.
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 2-3 set days a week (determined by leadership/site), with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% or more of the time based on business needs.
Please note that this position requires weekly travel, which is mandatory to be successful in this role
Master’s degree preferred from top school
Very strong Digital know-how and experience
At least ten years of solid experience gained within the financial services practice of a top-tier consulting firm. A combination of regional and global experience strongly desired.
Deep consulting skills and client engagement capabilities. Advanced client management and presentation skills. Credibility with clients and working teams and diplomatic skills to extract desired outcomes. Comfortable interacting with and presenting to senior management of clients and VISA.
Highly analytical with advanced PowerPoint skills and Excel skills. SAS skills preferred.
Superior project management skills. Fluent communicator.
Results driven, flexible and both internally and externally customer focused.
Able to travel frequently and work on client site for extended periods across MENA.
Self-motivated and able to use own initiative with limited direction.
Strong teamwork and collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively with inter-disciplinary groups.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
Fluency in English mandatory.
CLOSING DATE: NOT SPECIFIED