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MBA Intern- Merchant Sales & Acquiring, Travel Vertical Team

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MBA Intern- Merchant Sales & Acquiring, Travel Vertical Team

New York, NY
  • Responsibilities


    Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across 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.

    When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging - where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world - helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.



    This MBA Intern role will be part of the North America (NA) Merchant Strategy and Business Planning team, which is responsible for vertical-level strategy development and coordination, support and execution of key strategic initiatives, market research and strategic intelligence, as well as operational management and business planning. This position will also work directly with Account Executives on client-specific business development projects and sales efforts. This person will work closely with key stakeholders, both internal and external to the group, and will be responsible for supporting key initiatives and projects.

    Key Functions and Day-to-Day Tasks May Include:

    • Building strong relationships with NA Merchant AE leaders and influencing decisions at the senior level.

    • Understanding client needs and merchant trends, anticipating opportunities and challenges, collecting and synthesizing AE feedback and recommending active measures to support group and vertical level targets.

    • Collaborating with cross-functional teams, including Marketing, Analytics, Global Technology, Pricing, Corporate Strategy, Product and Finance.

    • Collaborating with global and regional merchant strategy and solutions teams to share best practices, and leverage product and analytic resources to drive efficiency and scalable results.

    • Supporting NA Merchants vertical strategies, business development, or key initiatives- helping manage the day to day project and team activities to meet project goals and timelines.

    • Supporting NA Merchants annual planning activities like end of year reporting, budgeting, and goal setting. Directly supporting business development activities for a set of clients in partnership with Account Executives.


    • Students pursuing a MBA Degree with a graduation date between December 2023 - August 2024

    • Strong communications skills, specifically, the absence of repeated grammatical or typographical errors, clear and concise written and spoken communications, and communications that demonstrate professional judgment.


    • 4-6 years of business experience, with a strong track record of client service, strategic development and execution.

    • Experience at in management consultancy and experience operating in an in-house corporate and group strategy role, coupled with managing operations of a function or business unit.

    • Knowledge of payment industry products, services and technologies, eCommerce, or mobile technology.

    • Experience in client-facing roles, having led senior client discussions and solutioning engagements with multiple key stakeholders, ideally including financial institutions (issuers or acquirers), large retailers and merchants, PSPs, technology providers, etc.

    • A proven track record of delivering high impact results working on projects in the areas of strategy, growth initiatives and new market, segment, business strategies.

    • Ability to structure and manage complex cross-enterprise projects and processes with multiple stakeholders.

    • The ability to translate analytics, research, client and consumer needs into actionable plans and deliverables.

    • Strong commercial and financial acumen, superior problem-solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor.

    • Creativity and resourcefulness to overcome unexpected roadblocks.

    • An ability to challenge preconceived attitudes and behaviors and shape future thinking.

    • Strong organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required

    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


    WORK HOURS: Varies upon the needs of the department.

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

    MENTAL/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.

    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.

    Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

    U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is $53.00/hr USD, which may include potential sales incentive payments (if applicable). Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position may be eligible for bonus and equity. Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position may be eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program.

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  • About Us

    At Visa we are Powering Payments, and Uplifting People!

    As the world leader in digital payments, we facilitate more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions, and government entities across 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.

    Make an impact with a purpose-driven industry leader. Join us today and experience #LifeAtVisa

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