Head of Business Planning & Management, UK & Ireland - Level 6

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You’ll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Think you know us?

Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand and our global team – we’re proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it’s taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone. In addition, we offer market leading salary and have a fantastic benefits offering.


So, if you’re not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.

If you think you could support Visa as a Head of Business Planning & Management, UK & Ireland, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.

Job Description

Key Accountabilities of the role.

  • Strategic Planning – work closely with Managing Director and UK & Ireland leadership team to drive growth in the market.  The role will require an engaging and proactive individual with the ability to build relationships with leaders to execute the strategic plan in UK & Ireland

  • Business Planning – responsibility for creating and driving annual plans and multiyear plans

  • Business Management – oversight of business management and performance.  Managing and reporting of scorecard

  • Commercialisation – working closely with the Head of Business Excellence and Commercialisation to manage investment slate

  • People leadership and development


What we expect of you, day to day.

  • Drive all business planning exercises; specifically, annual planning and multiyear planning

  • Manage UK&I Scorecard.  Including allocating KPI’s across teams and individuals, managing periodic reviews and driving accountability with owners of metrics within the scorecard.

  • Support all functions and markets in UK&I to establish clear targets for the team with a framework for robust decision making and analysis. 

  • Support the UK&I investment slate by managing the evaluation and approval process

  • Address the most pressing challenges and answer key business questions through strategy and solution development, being well versed in technology decisions and options for Visa and Visa’s clients.

  • Orchestrate and facilitate monthly/quarterly business reviews. Drive forecast accuracy and predictability against targets through improved sales process, system enhancements and total transparency with executive management.

  • Collaborate with business line management across UK&I and functional areas.  Balance facilitation, influence, and content contributions to help business leaders design, advance and execute their strategies

  • Proactively identify, structure, and manage complex issues to quickly arrive at recommendations that drive business priorities and demonstrate results to business lines

  • Identify, develop and drive longer-term strategies and initiatives that will deliver rapid growth & superior execution.

  • Enable and inspire strategy teams to structure and solve challenging business problems, collaborating and coordinating with a range of internal partners to make recommendations on a wide range of business issues.

  • Maintain excellent commercial and business landscape knowledge, to provide solid foundational context for critical strategic projects.

  • Comfortable working within a complex and often ambiguous environment, with the ability to drive rigorous, fact-based recommendations to senior management, other executives, functional, or regional management while supporting syndication with stakeholders across the organisation.


What we're after...

  • Experience of partnering and influencing senior executives

  • Flexibility and ability to adjust to new demands

  • Expertise in financial modelling and analytical tools

  • Exceptional commercial acumen, have the ability to identify opportunities and propose solutions

  • A sense of urgency, assertiveness, and directness. Ability to think longer-term coupled with fast execution of short-term priorities.

  • Good at working in teams, especially from different functions (collaborative approach)

  • Curious, reflective; honest & open; self-aware

  • Energetic & committed to improving Visa’s service to its clients

  • Proactive, responsive, resilient, attentive to details and thorough.

Additional Information

Think you have what it takes?

If you are interested in a career that will challenge and inspire you – we’d love to hear from you!

Diversity & Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.

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