Analyst – Strategic Sourcing – Indirect Categories

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Visa USA is a Visa company. 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

The Analyst of Strategic Sourcing leverages multiple sources of internal and external data to support category strategies that ultimately drive a competitive advantage and value for Visa Inc. As a key support role for Strategic Sourcing Services organization, you are accountable for understanding various tools, data sets and process that support the Strategic Sourcing organization. You will need a strong sense of urgency and the ability balance short vs. long term needs. This role may support the sourcing category leads for Marketing, Corporate Services, Credit Card Products and Services.


  • Manage large datasets, and information sources to support Category leaders in development of Category Strategies, Negotiation plans, and internal discussions

  • Builds relationships and effectively partners across varied functions with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies, and colleagues to influence change

  • Manages multiple processes and requests and sets expectations

  • Provides high level education to business partners on on the overall continuous strategic sourcing process from needs identification, through supplier performance management across multiple partners

  • Maintain external focus by leveraging industry peers, organizations, associations and by continuing to build strong relationships outside of Visa

  • Communicates effectively and frequently, listens carefully, and actively seeks and values the perspectives of others

  • Drives completion of simultaneous projects by proactively considering new alternatives and driving critical thinking to optimize results

  • Builds effective strategic relationships with external suppliers to foster open and collaborating communication

  • Be Project Manager for key initiatives for the Strategic Sourcing team as needed

  • Support various category leaders in developing SRM plans with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation

  • Contributes significantly to the achievement of defined category performance targets and assists in driving the performance of associated suppliers, measure supplier’s performance to ensure performance meets expectations

  • Support the implementation of Global Sourcing policies and procedures.


        Basic Skills

  • 2+ years of experience in Strategic Sourcing or Management Consulting or an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD, or PhD)
        Preferred Skills
  • A high level understanding of Marketing, Corporate Services or Credit Card Products and Services

  • Demonstrated ability in working across multiple business partners, and geographies

  • Experience in project management

  • Ability to interpret data to tell a story

  • Highly motivated and can demonstrate a proactive approach to solving problems

  • A passion for strategic sourcing and category management

  • Undergraduate degree required, graduate degree preferred


Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

“This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.”

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