Manager, Consumer Products, West & Central Africa

  • Full-time
  • Job Family Group: Product Development

Company Description

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description


Scope: West & Central Africa, based in Abidjan, CIV
Candidate must be fluent in French and English


1) Product leadership for core consumer products (Debit, Credit, Prepaid) across markets in West & Central Africa

  • Work with Visa’s clients and Business Development teams in West & Central Africa to ensure the product requirements of clients and Visa cardholders are clearly understood and prioritized
  • Drive product-related and strategic initiatives with Visa’s clients, in collaboration with Business Development, Marketing and other functional teams
  • Pro-actively identify opportunities for growth and/or portfolio maximization
  • Provide input to new business opportunities and formal proposals (e.g. RFP’s)

2) Manage product platforms relevant to West African markets

  • Work with vendors and cross-functional teams to manage local benefit platforms in selected West African markets, including vendor management, communication and client engagement
  • In cases where new products or capabilities are deployed in selected West African markets, play an active role in understanding requirements and developing solutions as well as training internal and external stakeholders

3) Manage performance of Consumer products across West & Central Africa

  • Review performance, available reporting and request additional management information as required for all products within the region

4) Manage expenses and budgets

  • Support Director of Consumer Products for West Africa to ensure that budgets are spent and tracked appropriately and according to plan
  • Follow correct governance to maintain an exemplary control environment




•    Tertiary qualification with a business, marketing, or other relevant degree
•    Post-graduate qualification will be advantageous, but not an absolute requirement
•    >5 years’ experience in payments, banking or financial services
•    Experience in product management, and/or marketing management
•    Strong project management and execution skills
•    Excellent communicator
•    Understanding of analytics, segmentation and other product management principles
•    Exposure to digital products and digital product management will be advantageous
•    Strong conceptualization and problem solving skills
•    Good networker with experience at senior levels

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