Senior Manager Fintech Activation – Johannesburg

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job Description

As New Business Development – Fintech ā€™ Digital Players you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for searching, identifying, structuring, managing and develop strategic partnerships, alliances and commercial deals within the most relevant players in the ecosystem.

The role also includes:

Lead the business and the relationship development with prospects and clients. Align objectives, priorities and resources between Visa and them
Win new business development opportunities (originating, structuring, executing) with high-growth global, regional, or local players across multiple sectors including startups, Fintech and payments companies that enable digital commerce, payments, e-wallets, crowdfunding, IoT among others
Positioning Visa as the preferred partner among prospects and clients, thorough deep understanding of entities strategies, priorities, needs and business processes, to present strategic ideas on how Visa’s products can impact their results, in alignment with industry developments, dynamics and digital trends
Being actively involved in the Fintech ā€™ Digital Players ecosystem
Accountable for optimizing resources to achieve volume and revenue targets and Pā€™L. Deliver financial objectives including revenue, payment volume and market penetration objectives
She/he is expected to decide over strategic and tactical matters for which she / he is responsible for and escalate the ones that require senior management involvement
Conduct business with ethics across all stakeholders
Develop Account level plans to align the Fintech ā€™ Digital Partner strategic objectives with Visa solutions and prepare associated action plans
Develop a clear Stakeholder engagement model with the required cadence plan.


Ability to generate innovative creative solutions to unique problems and opportunities encountered in complex, and dynamic environments
Highly client oriented, results driven and hands on
Deep consulting skills and client engagement capabilities. Regulatory knowledge and deep understanding about the new Ley Fintech and other payment-related laws
Strong influential skills at multiple levels, including entrepreneurship leaders and owners, design thinkers and Executive / C-level
Strong interpersonal and relationship skills. Drive, enthusiasm and creativity are key attributes
Highly organized with exposure of project / program management
Strong financial acumen and analytical skills
Strong knowledge of Fintech, startups and neo-card-payments industry, its products, services and technologies, digital transformation
Bankcard industry experience, strong knowledge base of the card business including account solicitation, account maintenance, operations, systems and risk management is desirable
Fluent in English


Basic Qualifications
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

5-10 years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or
Business experience including sales and/or relationship management
Willingness to learn and execute effectives sales strategies for new payment products and services
Card Issuing/Acquiring experience beneficial. Exposure to servicing Financial Institution clients in these areas is required
Availability to travel