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Corporate Strategy Director in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/9/2021

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Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

We are seeking a high energy and innovative professional to join our Corporate Strategy Group. You will support strategic projects which build on PayPal’s strong foundations, deliver measurable value to the company, and help it achieve its vision. The position is highly visible in the organization and involves frequent interaction with the senior executive team as well as all other PayPal staff levels and external stakeholders, globally

Desired Skillsets:

  • Ability to be thought partner and advisor to key business leaders and develop lasting relationships with these stakeholders
  • World class strategic and analytical thinking with an excellent ability to put complex ideas into clear frameworks, and to use data to drive strategic objectives and priorities
  • Ability to identify strategic topics and their implications and develop strategic insights from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ability to create buy in and build enthusiasm around strategies/recommendations; High level of influencing /diplomacy skills to balance competing interests and manage multiple stakeholders with complex objectives
  • Deep understanding of new products/technologies (mobile, security, internet, identity, authentication)
  • Ability to lead in complex, global organizations
  • Regional and Global strategic project management experience
  • Superior communications (verbal, prose, PowerPoint) skills; Concise, clear and convincing
  • Track record of delivering tangible results
  • People motivation and development skills
  • Appetite to learn and comfortable with uncertainty; Interest in technology and proven ability to go deep in complex topics/verticals

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of PayPal’s strategy, and long-term strategic priorities
  • Support strategic projects core to the strategy of PayPal into the execution phase. Help to develop documents to facilitate cross-functional and cross-regional team discussions as well as communicate with Senior Management.
  • Lead and take ownership of financial and data analysis in support of strategic objectives.
  • Support “research” type engagements to develop and articulate PayPal’s position on long-term strategic issues

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years’ experience in strategy consulting, investment banking, and/ or corporate strategy
  • MBA or quantitative degree preferred, but not mandatory
  • Strategic expertise in at least one of the following areas: banking, payments, retail and online commerce, social networking, and mobile
  • Fast-track career development
  • Experience in enabling and growing talent
  • Experience in navigating complex organizations
  • High energy, passionate, positive, flexible and very outcomes focused

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying, or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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