Senior Manager, Strategic Project, China Market Entry


Shanghai, China


Payment Networks & Schemes / Strategy

May 14

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As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

Team Summary

China Market Entry Strategic Project team is responsible for managing a portfolio of projects under China Market Entry Initiative that consist of several cross-functional workstreams. Including BCCI application, technology & processing, client migration, acceptance readiness, product strategy, rules and policy, etc. The team works with business functions to develop project roadmaps that align to business objectives for opening China domestic market for Visa.

The team is responsible to achieve project goals by engaging effectively with stakeholders at all management levels across Visa, including architects, strategists, technical IT subject matter experts, business partners. Also involve frequent interaction and communication with key external stakeholders, including Governments, Acquirers, Issuers, Processors and Vendors.

What a Senior Manager, Strategic Project of China Market Entry does at Visa:

Responsible for managing key projects under China Market Entry Initiatives that consist of Bank Card Clearing Institution (“BCCI”) license application, Governments engagement, strategic account management, management support for resource deployment, etc.

Achieve project goals by engaging effectively with stakeholders at all functions across Visa, including country business partners, finance, and technical IT subject matter experts. This position will also involve frequent interaction and communication with key external stakeholders, including Governments, Acquirers, Issuers, Processors and Vendors.

Work with functional teams to ensure project implementations are on track and delivering against plan. Continuously review market landscape, identifying opportunities that will well position Visa when enter the market

Lead and co-ordinate the project team per governance model as designed. Ensure timely decisions on open issues, escalates if necessary. Achieve project goals (e.g. planning controlling, reporting, risk management, management of internal and external stakeholders). Set up disciplined management of program documentation and manage compliance activities.

This role will report to Vice President, Strategic project and planning, China. The position will be based in Visa Shanghai offices in China and requires business travel as dictated by business needs.

Why this is important to Visa

Key activities for the Senior Manager, Strategic Project, China Market Entry: Work on Market Entry PMO activities including BCCI Application implementation, client onboarding, rules & policy, project management etc. 


What you will need:

·       5 years+ program/project management experience and PMP certified is preferred

·       Ability to handle multiple tasks, responsibilities and timelines at the same time

·       Excellent written and oral language skills (Chinese and English)

·       Impactful presentation and negotiations skills

·       Energetic, creative, and with good analytical abilities

·       Strong problem-solving and detailed oriented

·       Good leadership skills and ability to work with multiple teams

·       Fintech or payment industry knowledge is a plus

What will also help:

·       Knowledge or familiarity with the China payment and digital landscape

·       Post graduate qualifications

Projects you will be a part of:

Engage with processing and product to drive relevance and revenue long term growth for China markets, working across cross-functional teams including Products, Finance, Client Services and Technology.

Engage in a broad range of solution development with external processing partners, and technology partners, etc. to expand Visa products and services aimed at achieving Visa’s strategic agenda in China market entry.

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