Visa Sr. Director, Innovation Studio Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico

The Visa Innovation Studio consists

of a team of design, research, facilitation and technology specialists. We work

on exciting projects and co-creations, solving complex problems in

collaboration with Visa partners. We combine Design Thinking with innovative

approaches to technology to deliver insightful and actionable outcomes and

concepts that help define the future of commerce in Mexico and Latin America.

As the Head of Mexico Sandbox at Visa, you’ll be Responsible

for developing and delivering the overall innovation engagement, innovation

experience, collaboration/prototyping and strategic partnership activities for

Mexico Sandbox. You will be part of a team that is shaping the global landscape

for digital payments. Visa is opening its global payments network to developers

around the world and you will be working side by side with your engineering

counterparts to lead the way. Reporting to the Head of Innovation for LAC will be

the primary liaison with the Miami Sandbox and One Market and the other

Sandboxes to ensure continuity across the content development, overall Sandbox

experience and to share the collaboration/prototyping outcomes

*Main responsibilities: *

  • Represent

Visa’s Innovation strategy and activities, and the future of payments

generally, to Visa stakeholders in Mexico, working with in market account


  • Develop

robust, proactive pipeline of tangible collaboration/prototyping projects

with clients/partners that will drive c-level sponsorship and engagement

  • Build

process, success metrics and activity targets to plan and deliver client

and partner engagement for the Sandbox

  • Work

with pooled and dedicated resources in collaboration with various product

and businesses within Visa to build content for the Visa innovation


  • Implement

a bold vision and strong leadership for Visa’s Developer Platform.

  • Create

outreach and partnership with the developer community and fintechs to accelerate

innovation and build momentum for the Visa Developer Platform

  • Support

Visa Everywhere Initiative, Visa’s innovation program to engage with the

startup community thru regional competitions to encourage the development

of the next big thing in payments.

  • The Person*

  • *Leader: *You

know how to build teams and influence with confidence and humility. You

have former direct reports that are now leading teams or companies.

  • *Communicator: *You

can communicate complex ideas clearly; your team knows their priorities

and why they’re doing what they’re doing.

  • *Do-er: *You

have a bias toward action, you ship product, and sometimes you fail.

  • *Curious: *You

ask why, you explore


  • Demonstrated

capabilities in client engagement at senior levels - communication,

presence, and thought leadership

  • Ability

and mindset to work collaboratively across various Visa and Innovation


  • Good

understanding of trends and themes in payments and commerce.

  • Deep

passion and knowledge around innovation and emerging technologies

  • High

level of intellectual curiosity and are comfortable with ambiguity

  • 12+

years experience and successful track record of building, launching, and

managing technology products

  • 4+

years team management experience with a proven track record of hiring and

leading high-performing teams

  • Fluent in

English and Spanish


  • MBA or

advanced degree in quantitative field

  • 5+

years experience with software product delivery

  • 5+

years experience with business analysis and strategy

  • Entrepreneurial,

startup, or corporate innovation experience