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Senior Implementation Consultant

Istanbul, Turkey

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.

Make an impact with a purpose-driven industry leader. Join us today and experience Life at Visa.

Job Description

Client Services provides industry leading operational support to Visa’s clients around the world. With our deep knowledge and expertise, we are a key internal partner to product and technology, bringing the voice of the customer into the design, development and successful deployment of Visa products and services, and enabling our client facing teams to deliver and scale new products in the market. As a part of the Client Services organization, Endpoint Implementations provides project management to financial institutions, fintech partners and their corporate clients who utilize a suite of Visa products.  Areas of focus include IT Infrastructure and project management.

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This role is an individual contributor, responsible for managing moderate to complex infrastructure related projects, along with applying independent judgment in resolving issues and making recommendations. Primary responsibilities include providing project management support to Visanet clients (e.g., issuer, acquirer, third party processor, merchant, payment service provider) with direct connections to VisaNet by way of Visa's proprietary connections.

Provide subject matter expertise support to the broader team.


Job Scope

This is an individual contributor role responsible for solving complex problems and taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. This role serves as a technical/functional specialist and works independently with guidance only in the most complex situations.

Provide implementation project support to Visa Endpoint clients (financial institutions and processors) operating in the EU region, ensuring expectations are met or exceeded.

Coordinate directly with clients to understand their program setup requirements, facilitate new program installations, conversions and maintenance requests without operational impact.

Manage a wide variety of project initiatives, primarily with Visanet clients, using Project Management best practices and skills.

Coordinate efforts with other internal and external project resources to ensure deliverables and commitments are met.

Work closely with Visa’s technology and product teams to understand new business initiatives, as well as impact on current and new client programs.

Manage nonroutine, complex processing and change requests, related to tactical and strategic client initiatives.

Responsible for own workflow assignments and must be able to take initiative to resolve problems and meet deadlines.

Proactively identify and recommend opportunities for process improvement resulting in improved efficiency and effectiveness, and increased customer satisfaction.

Build and enhance positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Prepare and maintain detailed project Artifacts, including project plans, status reports, meeting minutes, issues logs in support of client projects and/or initiatives. Apply Visa processes and approaches to be in line with client requirements.

Manage internal and external project communications (meeting minutes, dashboards, etc.), providing regular and consistent updates to appropriate parties.

Report on client project accomplishments and deliverables to management and different stakeholders.

Provide training to internal and or cross functional teams, as applicable.

This position may require off scheduled work including late evenings weekends in support of client and company configuration changes and associated postproduction validation.

Act as the Project Lead for various initiatives both internal and external using Project Management best practices and skills.

Proactively identify operational opportunities to increase service quality or efficiency.


Relationship Management:

Work with clients to understand their needs and communicate best of breed implementation solutions utilizing Visa products and services (taking complex technical concepts to more business related impacts and terminology).

Adapt Visa processes and approaches to be in line with client requirements


Continuous Improvement:

Recommends opportunities and offers potential solutions to improve Visa processes and procedures that can result in measurable and sustained improvement in cost, quality and efficiency.

Drives through continuous service improvement activities to ensure risks and issues are effectively managed.



Provides ongoing guidance and knowledge transfer to less tenured Implementation Managers.

Reviews work done by other Implementation Consultants, ensuring quality of work and ongoing learning.


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.


Several years of IT system knowledge with strong understanding of project management, technology, IT Infrastructure, and applications.
Previous experience in Telecom industry and/or working with Visa is a plus.
Experience using standard MS Office tools (e.g. MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, etc.).
Excellent time management, organization, and planning skills are essential.
Able to set priorities, influence others, and manage customer expectations.
Demonstrated success in customer relationship management.
Self starter with a demonstrated ability to achieve results as part of an effective team, and ability to effectively prioritize and multitask under deadlines.
Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills are required.
Strong project management skills required.
Demonstrated ability to articulate complex technical terms or processes into business language.
We are looking for an individual who brings breadth of experience, a curiosity about payments, is results driven and client focused.
Proven abilities in negotiating with and influencing clients and staff at all levels as well as the ability to successfully manage competing priorities while serving as a positive influence across the organization.
Proficiency in English 

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.

Client-provided location(s): İstanbul, Türkiye
Job ID: 721151d0-8e25-4d00-930c-844d0af558c1
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Long-Term Disability
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • On-Site Gym
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • HSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Family Support Resources
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
    • Happy Hours
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
    • Volunteer Time Off
    • Summer Fridays
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Performance Bonus
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Promote From Within
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Mentor Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)