Visa Associate Sourcing Analyst in Austin, Texas

The primary purpose of this position is to manage daily activities within the purchasing process, ensuring procurement of supplies, equipment, and services for businesses/business partners in accordance to Purchasing policies and procedures.


  • Verify purchase requests for accuracy, completion, required approvals, and compliance with contract. Follows-up with stakeholders to properly complete requests

  • Approve purchase orders up to a specified amount

  • Execute low/moderate dollar and low/moderate risk purchase contracts and orders

  • Interact with vendor to resolve transactional issues on a daily basis

  • Coordinate with sourcing analysts and category managers to assist in sourcing initiatives

  • Ensure accuracy of order placement, method of shipment, and payment terms with the vendor

  • Address all inquiries on order status of product and services

  • Maintain correct pricing, shipments, and specifications, resolving discrepancies related to procurement issues

  • Perform administrative duties including documentation, metrics reporting, filing

  • Interface with AP for vendor issues relating to vendors

  • Make low dollar spot buys when necessary

  • Respond to inquiries and issues from internal customers related to services provided by the Buying Center

  • Prioritize requests from internal customers into urgent vs. non-urgent requests

  • Deliver support to internal customers over the phone and via email in an effective and efficient manner

  • Troubleshoot internal customer issues regarding the services provided by the Procurement Shared Services Center

  • Document the problem and provide appropriate follow up to meet internal customer service levels

  • 3 years of experience as a sourcing and/or procurement professional, preferably with a major financial institution or payment card company

  • Oracle ERP knowledge a plus

  • Spanish, written and spoken is a huge plus

  • 3 years of procurement transaction processing experience in shared services or centralized procurement operations center

  • In-depth understanding of company policies and procedures and their application to the processing of center transactions (e.g. processing purchase requisitions, processing purchase orders, modifying purchase orders, executing bidding for small dollar transactions, executing small RFP's, as required)

  • Proven track record of successfully executing multiple types of transactions simultaneously

  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills and an ability to synthesize information and make clear, concise recommendations on course of action

  • Knowledgeable about contract terms and conditions

  • Experience managing internal customers and users who interact with the Buying Center (e.g. customer care, customer help, phone based training, coaching and guidance)

  • High level of self-motivation and initiative, and ability to operate effectively as a team player

  • Understanding of process mapping and continuous improvement methodologies

  • Undergraduate degree required, graduate degree in business, economics or public policy preferred

  • Professional accreditation in sourcing, procurement or inventory management a plus

  • About Visa: *

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is /the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere/. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do. CyberSource, a Visa company, has been and continues to be a pioneer within the e-Commerce Payment Management world. Our VisaNet network is capable of handling over 65,000 transaction messages [CC1] per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.

We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

/ “Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.” /

Job: *Strategic Sourcing

Organization: *Finance

Title: Associate Sourcing Analyst

Location: TX-Austin

Requisition ID: 163902