Company Description

Visa is a world leader in payments and technology, with over 259 billion payments transactions flowing safely between consumers, merchants, financial institutions, and government entities in more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable, and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive while driven by a common purpose – to uplift everyone, everywhere by being the best way to pay and be paid.

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Job Description

Team Summary

The Government Engagement (GE) team aims to create broad alignment between Visa’s business objectives and public policies that affect the payments industry. Externally, the GE team engages a wide range of stakeholders to raise awareness of and build support for policies that expand access to and usage of digital payments in Latin America and around the world. Internally, GE works closely with colleagues across the company including Global Policy, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Risk, Communications, and Social Impact, as well as Sales, Marketing, Product, Business Solutions, Merchant Acquiring, and Visa Consulting & Analytics.

Job Description

This dynamic position, to be based in Visa’s Buenos Aires office, and requires a proactive, solution oriented, articulate, analytic and strategic thinker, able to operate and interact with different levels of Government officials. The position involves occasional travel to the different markets covered.

Position Summary

The position will support Visa’s South Cone GE team in Visa’s interaction with key government officials, policy makers, public influencers and regulators in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia. Visa is well positioned to leverage potential partnerships with national government agencies particularly in the areas of financial inclusion, economic digitization, the delivery of social services, government disbursements and collection, and other potential government programs that may benefit from digital payments

Key responsibilities for the position

  • Support the development and implementation of an effective Government Engagement strategy for the countries in the South Cone region
  • Support the development and building of stakeholder relationships with Governments, businesses and non-governmental organizations at all levels
  • Support the design of Government Engagement plans aligned with Visa's strategic business objectives
  • Establish and maintain effective long-term relations with Governments and other external stakeholders at the appropriate levels
  • Monitor the regulatory and policy management environment in the region to make timely interventions to protect Visa's commercial interests
  • Provide strategic advice and support on matters of legislative, policy, and regulatory interest
  • Identify opportunities and support business development programs and initiatives
  • Support optimization of meeting targets and Government Engagement objectives by introducing best practices
  • Build and maintain internal relationships and enhance an understanding of the function within the company

Job Scope

  • Reports to the Head of Government Engagement for the South Cone region
  • Works very closely with country, group-level, and global colleagues including Global Policy, Corporate Communications, Legal, Marketing, Strategy, Risk Management, Social Impact and Products.
  • Liaises closely with Government Engagement colleagues around the world to develop and refine best practices
  • Works with cross divisional business teams as subject matter expert on policy and regulatory issues and government relations

This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office 2-3 set days a week (determined by leadership/site), with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% or more of the time based on business needs.


5 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor's Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD
Preferred Qualifications
6 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree or 4 or more years of relevant experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or up to 3 years of relevant experience with a PhD
•General understanding of the digital payments industry and its economic and social impact
•Proven track record and experience in all aspects of developing and implementing stakeholder relations strategies
•In-depth knowledge of the regional business and political environments
•Political and business acumen
•Ability to think creatively and innovatively
•Strong verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to work under pressure
•A motivated, self- starter who can work independently, within a team, and without daily supervision
•A team player, able to work across various Visa functions
•Computer literacy
•Fluency in English is essential.

Additional Information

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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