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Project Coordinator/Associate Economist at Visa

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Type: Full Time
Location: Foster City, California

Job Description:

Company Description

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 payment company in Silicon Valley, technology 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; our Advanced Authorization engine scores every authorization
VisNet processes with machine learning models for issuers to stop frauds in real-time. 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

Project Coordinator/Associate Economist

Associate Business Analyst

Economic and Business Analysis Group

Job Scope

The project coordinator will contribute to the mission of VBEI by providing data analysis, presentation and administrative support for the team. This position is at an emerging professional level and solves a range of problems and analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. This position receives a moderate level of guidance and supervision. The scope of work is project focused including project origination and coordination of economic and related topics (70%) along with administrative support to the department head (30%).


Support senior members of the Visa Business and Economic Insights department on projects relating to the economy and the payments industry

Provide administrative support to the Chief Economist including scheduling meetings, travel and managing expenses

Create innovative visualizations that communicate economic and industry performance using existing sources of data (economic data such as retail sales, and unemployment)

Prepare and maintain department economic presentations

Create advanced PowerPoint presentations and other publications to support the group

Identify additional sources of data that would aid in analyses

Maintain and update databases of key payment industry and economic measures

Responsible for the preparation of executive insights

Produce/validate/distribute executive briefing materials

Review/edit/modify department documents to ensure consistency

Administer key department functions (approximately 30% of time)

Manage department global budget, purchase orders, invoices, and vendor relationships

Book/manage staff training events (in person, Webex)


This position requires the incumbent may travel for work up to 5% of the time. Qualifications


Minimum of 6 months of work experience or a Bachelor's Degree


Bachelors degree in economics required for solid foundation of economic fundamentals and relationships; equivalent professional experience (3-5 years) will be considered

Two years economic business experience preferred, but not required.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor

Ability to understand and translate macroeconomic events and trends to the payments industry

Ability to identify and build the required fact base to support project work, including leveraging a wide variety of internal and external sources

A professional demeanor, effective phone manner and strong oral and written communications skills are critical

Eagerness to work in joint teams with personnel of all levels to accomplish project objectives

Customer service focused and ability to work collaboratively with others

Ability to multi-task and prioritize work with a strong attention to detail

Must be proactive & solution oriented, looking for ways to add value and assist the team

Ability to coordinate internal and external resources

Highly proficient on all Microsoft products including Excel, Word, and Outlook

Advanced level PowerPoint skills required

Commitment to continuous learning Additional Information

Physical Requirements

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.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.