NFL Players in Business Development Program

  • 900 Metro Center Blvd., Foster City, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world’s leader in digital payments technology, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

Visa is a passionate partner of the NFL, supporting athletes to achieve their dreams on the field of play as they inspire next generations to reach for theirs. At Visa, we believe that NFL athletes have the potential to lead off the field as business leaders. As you look to enter into the next season of your life, Visa’s NFL Rotational Program will empower you to hone your talent, potential, and unique leadership skill set in a business setting.

You’re an NFL Legend who is ready to make an impact. We have a program to strengthen your next career. Together, let’s match your talents with critical business opportunities.

You + Visa = Everywhere You Want To Be

Job Description

Through the one to two-year program, Visa provides diverse rotational work experiences and focused development, to kick-start your career in business, building a pipeline of future Visa leaders with cross-functional business experience & knowledge. 

Sample Rotational Assignments  

Visa’s Global Product Team is responsible for all aspects of product strategy and development in consumer and business products that drive revenue growth for Visa. The team develops new channel solutions and technology support, builds alliances and solutions for new products, and is responsible for product analytics. Products include Visa’s prepaid cards, Visa Signature, Verified by Visa, and others. 

Responsibilities in a rotation may include: 

  • Support day-to-day relationship management for a select group of strategic partners  

  • Design and pilot various programs with prepaid and alternative debit clients  

  • Performing ad hoc analysis, business intelligence requests and data extractions 

Visa’s Global Marketing & Communications Team conducts market research and analytics on consumers and clients to develop best-in-class marketing plans that accelerate Visa product adoption and growth. Additionally, this team is dedicated to increasing Visa brand equity through building trust with clients and investors and communicating corporate themes like Financial Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility, among other strategies. 

Responsibilities in a rotation may include: 

  • Researching key merchants and their marketing strategies and summarizing the public data on those merchants  

  • Support activation, client marketing or operations and logistics related to Visa’s Olympics, NFL or FIFA partnerships 

  • Developing social engagement playbook and managing social engagements 

Visa’s Global Merchant Sales & Solutions organization strives to be a trusted, strategic partner for the merchant community, delivering tangible value to increase revenue, increase efficiencies and grow business intelligence. The team is staffed to align with customers and business opportunities around the world. 

Responsibilities in a rotation may include: 

  • Researching and analyzing industry to support Small and Medium Sized Businesses.  

  • Create and manage sales / pipeline management reporting  

  • Supporting the Travel Vertical in launching several key strategic initiatives, internal and external clients  

Visa’s Global Corporate Strategy Team is responsible for corporate strategy development and coordination, enterprise strategic projects and planning, strategic intelligence, and knowledge management. The team identifies, develops, and executes high-impact, complex global corporate initiatives that improve Visa’s growth and market position globally. 

Responsibilities in a rotation may include: 

  • Collaborating with product and business lines across Regional and Functional areas to align on recommendations  

  • Work with external vendors to conduct consumer research on data privacy issues   

  • Supporting competitive pricing intelligence data gathering, analysis, and strategic response 

Visa’s Global Audit, Risk and Public Policy Team works to ensure the safety, soundness and integrity of Visa and the payments ecosystem. They are responsible for identifying and mitigating threats to Visa while supporting the company’s growth and maintaining thought leadership on issues of importance to clients and governments everywhere. They work alongside business partners and clients to advise on risks, develop mitigations, maintain strong internal control and stay ahead of threats to the security of the payments ecosystem. 

  • Responsibilities in a rotation may include: 

  • Conducting research and analysis of industry trends in the landscape to identify, prioritize and quantify key strategic trends. 

  • Establishing robust and secure controls, tools and policies to manage risk and regulatory compliance  

  • Partner with Internal/External Communications to drive awareness of Risk initiatives and activities 

 In addition to meaningful work experience, focused programmatic development will include: 

  • Intensive, two-week orientation alongside your peers 

  • Leadership exposure 

  • Coaching and mentorship 

  • A peer community and regular networking events 

  • Ongoing targeted professional skills & behaviors training 

  • Select opportunities for international work rotations 


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree (All majors welcome to apply)

  • Former NFL player 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Masters Degree

  • Intellectual horsepower 

  • Excellent analytical abilities 

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills 

Additional Information


  • Applications Deadline: May 21, 2021

  • Program Start Date: September 13, 2021 

  • Relocation required: Foster City, CA

Work Authorization:

  • Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment for this position. Visa will not sponsor applicants for work visas in connection with this position.

Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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