Manager - Third Party and Data Security, AP and CEMEA

  • Singapore
  • Full-time

Company Description

As a member of the Third Party Agents & Data Security AP and CEMEA team, this role is responsible for policy execution of AP and CEMEA regions’ Merchant Risk, Third Party and Vendors’ compliance. These programs and security standards have the objectives of maintaining a resilient payment ecosystem given the rapid increase of non-traditional licensees, fast digitization of payments and the ever-evolving cybersecurity threats. The focus of data security programs is to increase adoption of security standards and solutions by client banks, third parties, vendors and merchants to protect vulnerable data. The team’s charter is also to increase visibility of Third Parties in the payment ecosystem. In all cases, strategies, action plans and programs will be designed and implemented to control risks, taking into account geographic differences, while at the same time supporting business growth, accelerate innovation and reinforce Visa’s brand leadership.

This is a highly-visible role covering AP & CEMEA regions and includes frequent interactions with internal stakeholders including Country Management, Franchise Management, Merchant Services, Processing and Global Risk counterparts. Externally, this role will interface with Visa clients, merchants, processors and regulators, industry bodies such as the PCI Council. The Singapore-based position reports directly to the Head of Third Party Agents & Data Security, APCEMEA.

Job Description

  • Effective policy execution for Visa Risk programs. Maintain service level agreements and manage the effectiveness of the programs
  • Manage tracking tool / system that supports the program. This entails escalating system related issues and finding a solution to fix the issues as they arise.
  • Establish operational procedures and process flow and ensure operational alignment of overall risk strategy and seamless execution against Visa Risk Program requirements (i.e. policies, procedures, controls).
  • Review programs, work procedures, and identify opportunities for overall program improvement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  •  5-8 years of experience in IT audit, information security, preferably in the payments/ banking industry

  • CISA, CISSP or other relevant professional certification highly desired.

  • Demonstrated experience successfully conducting facilitated workshops

  • Relationship management and/or consulting skills, and ability to influence at a senior management level

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills, with the ability to drive consensus in cross-regional and cross-functional teams

  • Written, oral and presentation skills, and make clear, concise recommendations on course of action.

  • Ability to develop an independent point of view and to challenge.

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