The Director, Inclusion and Diversity CEMEA will create, lead, manage and implement inclusion and diversity strategies and programs across Visa CEMEA.
The Director is responsible for the development and delivery of the regional Inclusion and Diversity strategy and will partner with the global I&D team to build global programs.
The leader is also responsible for aligning the I&D work with the social impact and sustainability strategies which form part of the overall team within Visa.
The leader will ensure the design and development of the regional program with a focus on recruitment, performance management, leadership development, employee engagement, retention, learning and communications.
Externally the leader will help represent Visa's I&D work and will partner with our client facing organizations and external suppliers to drive the alignment. *Essential Functions*
Develop and implement regional inclusion and diversity strategies, including recruitment, performance management, leadership development, employee engagement and retention.
This is done in partnership with the global I&D team, the regional People team and the CEMEA leadership team
Establish regional I&D governance and accountability in partnership with business leaders to drive the commitments / goals stated by the I&D strategy
Manage I&D reporting and drive the I&D narrative with a blend of data and analytics with storytelling ability
Drive diversity programs in partnership with the I&D team and various stakeholders. Serve as subject matter expert and liaison to the HR team and business leaders to develop strategic action to attract / develop / retain diverse talent
Partner with communications to regularly communicate internal and external diversity and inclusion initiatives, events and progress
Partner with Visa University to ensure Inclusion & Diversity development programs are aligned to development and retention goals
Partner with internal and external stakeholders to drive the I&D business strategy
Identify, build, and sustain community partnerships to support our I&D projects / plans / initiatives and business strategies The incumbent will possess strong analytical skills and ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy.
In addition to an ability to build and maintain positive relationships internally and externally, while also influencing to drive bigger impact.
The ideal candidate must be a team player- one who can collaborate with excellent written and verbal communications skills. Requirements
7+ years of experience with a degree; including progressively more senior roles in HR, leadership development or other related fields.
Experience developing and implementing I&D initiatives, with preference for experience in multiple countries.
Extensive experience interacting with all levels of stakeholders, including senior level leaders.
Strong communication skills, with the ability to build followership and alignment across all levels of the organization.
Experience representing the organization externally as well, with the ability to leverage both analytics and storytelling to drive messaging.
Strong project management skills, with the ability to quickly transition from strategy to implementation, working on both simultaneously as needed.
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.