Program Manager at Visa Incorporated

Program Manager


About Visa Incorporated

Visa Incorporated operates the world’s largest retail electronic payments network and is one of the most recognized global financial services brands. Visa facilitates global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities.

We offer a range of branded payment product platforms, which our financial institution clients use to develop and offer credit, charge, debit, prepaid and cash access programs to cardholders. Visa’s card platforms provide consumers, businesses, merchants and government entities with a secure, convenient and reliable way to pay and be paid in over 200 countries and territories.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Program Manager
Employment Type: Full-time


Job Description

  • The role will report to the Senior Director Fintech Accelerator Program CEMEA and will be engaging with key regional personnel to deliver success. Working closely with Visa’s Core Product and Digital Solutions org. as well as other stakeholders such as, Comms, Legal, Finance, Marketing, etc. teams, the role holder will execute partnership agreements and drive activation campaigns.



Program Management:

  • Develop customized program strategy, objectives and plans to implement and execute the Africa Accelerator program
  • Align the cross-functional teams on proposals including representation from Legal, Marketing, Product, Operations, Market Research and Technology
  • Prepare and share regular progress reports regarding the progress of the Visa Accelerator in Africa
  • Support in the review of investment proposals and presentations


  • Ensure operational success of the full accelerator cycle from company sourcing through Demo Day
  • Managing the program schedule, utilizing tools/developing processes to manage program data, building and scheduling the 3-month programming calendar, and organization and execution of Selection Day and Demo Day
  • Manage the logistics of the application, screening, and onboarding process in partnership with the Program Manager team
  • Take the lead in solving the problems that arise during the execution of programs with the Program Manager
  • Creating and delivery of training sessions on Fintech topics or visa-specific products


  • Report to and interact with CEMEA leadership to indicate the status and progress of the different accelerator initiatives.
  • Foster in-depth and productive relationships at all levels with the Program Manager and the Visa organization
  • Maintain strong relationship with the startups in the program, acting as a resource and looking out for relevant partnership opportunities for Visa
  • Implement network events to support start-ups, inform them about the different Visa initiatives, and connect them with the relevant stakeholders within Visa.
  • Support relationship management with the Program Manager team and other partners
  • 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Master’s, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 4 or more years of relevant experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or up to 3 years of relevant experience with a PhD.

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