Strategic Sourcing Analyst – Marketing

Visa, Foster City CA, US

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Duration: Full-Time

The Strategic Sourcing Analyst leverages multiple sources of internal and external data to support category strategies that ultimately drive a competitive advantage and value for Visa Inc. As a key support role for the marketing sourcing organization, you are accountable for understanding various tools, data sets and process that support the Strategic Sourcing organization. You will need a strong sense of urgency and the ability balance short vs. long term needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Builds relationships and effectively partners across varied functions with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies, and colleagues to influence change

  • Manages multiple processes and requests and sets expectations

  • Provides high level education to business partners on on the overall continuous strategic sourcing process from needs identification, through supplier performance management across multiple creative agencies

  • Maintain external focus by leveraging industry peers, organizations, associations and by continuing to build strong relationships outside of Visa

  • Communicates effectively and frequently, listens carefully, and actively seeks and values the perspectives of others

  • Drives completion of simultaneous projects by proactively considering new alternatives and driving critical thinking to optimize results

  • Builds effective strategic relationships with external suppliers to foster open and collaborating communication

  • Be Project Manager for key initiatives for the Strategic Sourcing team as needed

  • Support various category leaders in developing SRM plans with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation

  • Contributes significantly to the achievement of defined category performance targets and assists in driving the performance of associated suppliers, measure supplier’s performance to ensure performance meets expectations

  • Support the implementation of Global Sourcing policies and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:
• 2 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD, or PhD)
• 2+ years of experience in Strategic Sourcing, Management Consulting, or within a Marketing Agency/Marketing Function

Preferred Qualifications:

• Graduate degree preferred
• A high level understanding of the agency marketplace
• Strong knowledge of marketing math and measurement
• Demonstrated ability in working across multiple business partners, and geographies
• Experience in project management
• Ability to interpret data to tell a story
• Highly motivated and can demonstrate a proactive approach to solving problems
• A passion for strategic sourcing and category management
• Undergraduate degree required,

Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

Mental/Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, 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 relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind 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.


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