Director, Initiatives & Planning, Business Planning & Operations (BPO) - Level 5

Recruiter
Visa
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Sep 2019
Closes
23 Sep 2019
Ref
1266648367
Job Role
Finance Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Qualified
Job Title:
Director, Initiatives & Planning, Business Planning & Operations (BPO) Job Code: REF19706B Skill Category: CEO Change Office

Location:
London Job Type: Permanent Posting Start date: Tuesday 13th August 2019 Closing Date: Wednesday 10th September 2019

Salary:
Competitive plus Benefits This role will report to the Head of Initiatives & Planning and will: (1) Lead strategic projects/initiatives, in partnership with business owners across the organisation; (2) Support the organisation in meeting its strategic objectives by driving business planning and review activities; (3) Manage and support the overall operating cadence for Visa in Europe What we expect of you, day to day Planning Drive Visa in Europe's Multi-Year Planning (MYP) exercise, in partnership with global and regional stakeholders (Planning, Strategy, Finance, Product, Marketing) Support the transmission of strategic growth initiatives from planning into Budget and Scorecard metrics Promote a robust planning function by driving consistency and quality, acting as a 'critical friend' to review and challenge the economic and financial assumptions (market growth and share, macroeconomic factors) underlying planning initiatives Explore opportunities to optimise and drive efficiencies in the planning process, add greater rigour, and deliver recognised business outcomes Work with global colleagues to develop Visa's planning processes and capabilities, and to embed these into markets and functions in Europe Initiatives Lead one or more initiatives, working with business owners across the organisation to develop Visa's capabilities in priority areas (recent examples include Value in Kind (VIK) and operational resilience) Ensure relevant stakeholders across the organisation are engaged in the delivery of a programme or initiative, convening cross-functional teams to prioritise and deliver Collaborate with Global and regional stakeholders to integrate and optimise capabilities at all levels of the company Leverage appropriate governance structures (workstreams, steering committees, executive leadership, Board) to reach critical decisions Provide structure and guidance to business owners in the execution of a programme of work, helping to determine and drive critical path activities Promote transparency and accountability for execution of specific deliverables Work with business owners to identify and mitigate key risks and dependencies, include prioritisation and resourcing of activities Qualifications: Qualifications What we're after Experience within a global matrix organisation; Sound judgment and discretion Previous experience in Payments and Commercial Cards Customer-centric with a keen interest in promoting Visa's role in the payments industry Commercially astute and passionate about supporting Visa to achieve its performance objectives; Strategy, planning and business case assessment experience; Financial, accounting, and/or econometric skills highly valued A growth mindset: Curious, committed to ongoing learning while also being an agent for change in the organisation Capable of handling complexity and ambiguity, and adapting to evolving organisational requirements; Versatility to tackle a diverse range of issues facing the company (regulatory, commercial, organisational) Analytical, takes a structured approach to problem-solving and is able to 'connect the dots' Able to build strong stakeholder relationships and collaborate in a matrix organisation. Leads others in driving change through key initiatives

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