Position title
Senior Director, Corporate Communications

As head of the Corporate Communication function in China Mainland, this is an exciting role that will enable you to develop, lead and execute the communication strategy, ensure alignment to business goals, and lead a team with a diverse portfolio across the geography.

The individual will help Visa achieve our business objectives through strategic communication programs that anticipate and manage the complexities of the region, while supporting business development. Leading a small team, the individual is expected to partner with senior business leaders and teams to advance the business agenda, manage and deliver strategic communication campaigns internally and externally, and act as an advisory point to business functions to support business objectives and drive growth across the region.

  • Leads and owns the delivery of the overarching Corporate Communication strategy, liaising with senior stakeholders to understand business and functional strategies and ultimately translate those into a communications strategy that delivers business and scorecard objectives
  • Has accountability for programmatic thought leadership and reputation in China Mainland that positions Visa as a partner of choice on key topics across the ecosystem – to consumers, merchants, banks, tech companies, governments and regulatory stakeholders – while balancing and/or managing sensitivities that come with a global brand and network-based business
  • Has extensive experience of B2B communication, enable effective communication in transforming Visa into a best in class B2B sales organization
  • Provides strategic advice and produces presentations, key messages and briefing materials for Country Managers and senior executives, extending from leading the executive visibility program to supporting media interviews for spokespeople
  • Leads the conceptualisation and overall delivery of the annual market kickoff and employee communications agenda, driving employee engagement and establishing Visa as a best place to work – internally and externally – in a way that retains and attracts talent
  • Establish Visa as a responsible corporate citizen that supports China Mainland’s purpose agenda and contributes to the well-being of citizens, winning their hearts and minds through the activation of social impact programs
  • Develop local activities to leverage global and regional sponsorships
  • Lead the business in identification, preparation and response to any reputational issues

The successful candidate is one who will engage stakeholders and develop a well-thought out communication plan aligned with business objectives, rally the team towards first-rate execution of plans while remaining nimble to deal with unexpected circumstances in a rapidly evolving industry.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication (or similar)
  • Approx 15+ years’ public relations or communication experience, ideally with in-house and/or agency background
  • Knowledge and experience in delivering strategic communication projects end-to-end
  • Excellent verbal communication, including interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Exceptional English writing and editing skills
  • Strong people management skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to think big picture
  • Fluent mandarin speaker
  • Previous experience in working in China Mainland market is desirable

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

Employment Type
IT Services and IT Consulting
Job Location
Beijing, China
Date posted
December 18, 2023
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