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Senior Event Manager, Internal Events – Visa

Company Name: Visa
: San Francisco, CA
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Visa is seeking a highly motivated Senior Event Manager to drive strategy and execution of select Visa internal events, including sales kickoffs, employee engagement events and executive programs. Reporting to a Director of Internal Events, this role requires a customer-centric focus and a strategic mindset while managing the conception, execution, content production, onsite management, and post-event reconciliation of select events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Program Lead for assigned events. Oversee. project meetings and communicating clear agendas and follow-up actions with project team and key stakeholders.
  • Developing event project plans including strategy, goals, metrics, timeline and roles and responsibilities
  • Managing the vendor and venue selection process in coordination with Sourcing and Finance teams. Communicate with chosen vendors and suppliers throughout the event cycle.
  • Invoice and budget tracking. Escalating unforeseen changes to necessary stakeholders.
  • Event design and audience experience development, working with stakeholders to determine needs and desired outcomes for event audience
  • Hotel room block and venue management
  • Manage run of show, content production, audio visual needs and vendors
  • Attendee communications, registration management and mailbox management
  • Mobile app development
  • Onsite delivery and execution
  • Post event reconciliation, surveys and reporting


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: 6-8 years of experience in event program management and operations

Successful Candidate Qualities

  • Demonstrated exceptional project management, organization and planning skills applied in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Must possess a passion for events and in-depth understanding of how events engagement bolsters brand, drives regional and global business strategy, supports business objectives, and aligns with the overall marketing and communications strategy of a global organization
  • Creative approach to development of event concepts – think outside the box – with a desire to constantly innovate and improve all event aspects
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and relationship management skills, particularly with senior executive level stakeholders
  • Willing to challenge the status quo and look at things from a different angle
  • Proactively bring forward new ideas and look for innovative solutions that help simplify processes
  • Self-directed personality that takes a proactive, hands-on role in problem solving, decision-making, creating new procedures and innovating new ways to enhance existing processes
  • Strong customer orientation. Look to deliver impactful and beneficial meetings for clients and attendees with a focus on quality
  • Driven, self-starter with an ability to prioritize projects in a deadline driven environment
  • Must be able to facilitate domestic and international meeting programs, as required. Job requires 15-20 percent overnight travel and from time-to-time overtime and weekend work

Additional Information

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.


The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is 133,000.00 to 192,950.00 USD per year, 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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