Director Corporate Communications

  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Full-time

Company Description

Visa is a global payments technology company and one of the world’s most
recognizable and valued brands.

Job Description

This is a key role within SSA CR organization, advancing Visa’s business interests across West Africa via the deployment of effective internal and external communications. He/she will actively contribute to the overall
development of the Regional CEMEA CR function and agenda.

Principle Responsibilities/Key Results Area

  • Proactively create and execute efficient and
    timely communications strategies that align to and support the regional
    business development priorities

  • Build and maintain relationship with key media
    outlets across
    West Africa, in
    accordance with CR strategy and protocols with a particular focus on
    Tier1 outlets. Become
    a key
    contributor to crisis/issues management in market/regions of

  • Participate actively as a core member of the
    CEMEA CR team and advocate to the
    West Africa leadership teams the overall communications agenda
    and function priorities. Ensure CR plays an active role in shaping the business
    agenda locally.

  • Raise awareness of the company and improve its
    corporate reputation among critical audiences in each market as measured by
    media coverage, message pull-through and, where possible, perception audits.

  • Build and grow new external partnerships in line
    with our global Social Impact/SCR agenda.

  • Build and implement product communications plans,
    with particular focus on digital payments and innovation

  • Effectively manage regional team (if/where
    available), agency suppliers and coach them to excellence. Set goals for self,
    the team and the agency team to deliver against the CR strategy.

  • Develop effective integrated communication’s
    programs joint with the marketing teams on major projects.

  • Participate as a key advisor on effective
    regional employee engagement programs.

  • Operate as a flexible team member within the
    wider SSA communications team


10-15 years experience in communications or a related field, preferably with global organizations

Experience in the technology industry preferred

Both in-house and agency experience preferred

BA degree or equivalent in a related subject

Additional Information

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.

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