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Director, Growth Initiatives (BCDC) in Remote Arizona at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/17/2022

Job Snapshot

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.

SUMMARY In this environment of rapid growth, PayPal seeks a Director, Growth Initiatives who will be part of our Blockchain, Crypto and Digital Currencies (BCDC) organization. The Director will work closely with our Product, Marketing, Data and Partner teams to shape strategy and drive initiatives to shepherd the expansion of crypto and blockchain products with the goal of driving adoption, usage, and revenue in a highly competitive and complex industry. This is a critical and highly visible position in the BCDC organization reporting to the Senior Director of Commercial Operations. The role requires considerable cross-functional collaboration, executive interface, and internal client & stakeholder engagement.

Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ:  PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s more than 250 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. 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.

At PayPal's Blockchain, Crypto and Digital Currencies (BCDC) unit, we know that the best way to predict the future is to create it. If you want to help write the next chapter of money, join one of PayPal's most prominent new initiatives and work on a highly visible, cross-functional team of high performers, serial entrepreneurs, and crypto thought leaders. If you've worked in crypto before or simply have a passion for the potential of these emerging technologies, come join the PayPal BCDC team and take the rare opportunity to innovate at scale. Help hundreds of millions of customers and merchants worldwide accelerate toward a cashless, more inclusive, digital-first future.

SUMMARY

In this environment of rapid growth, PayPal seeks a Director, Growth Initiatives who will be part of our Blockchain, Crypto and Digital Currencies (BCDC) organization. The Director will work closely with our Product, Marketing, Data and Partner teams to shape strategy and drive initiatives to shepherd the expansion of crypto and blockchain products with the goal of driving adoption, usage, and revenue in a highly competitive and complex industry.  

This is a critical and highly visible position in the BCDC organization reporting to the Senior Director of Commercial Operations. The role requires considerable cross-functional collaboration, executive interface, and internal client & stakeholder engagement.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify strategies for growth and value creation

  • Develop the appropriate business models, operating models, and capabilities to support this strategic vision

  • Direct the creation of data-driven business cases and growth proposals

  • Own cross-functional projects in partnership with product, data intelligence, marketing analytics, and customer insights to create and implement new experiences that drive incremental growth

  • Define and drive an integrated growth model that acts as the backbone of our strategic approach to growth

  • Partner with cross-functional teams and develop integrated strategies across multiple business lines and revenue drivers to achieve advantage

  • Manage and lead the development of reporting to manage day-to-day efforts as well as executive reporting for Management

  • Drive and maintain market intelligence and research critical to adoption and usage growth in the industry, including competitive pricing, rules, industry dynamics, and general competitive landscape in a quickly evolving environment

  • Execute and assess pilot effectiveness by monitoring defined KPIs and determine how to refine and scale

  • Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders

IDEAL EXPERIENCE

  • 10-12 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 8 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g., Masters/MBA/JD/MD)

  • Product knowledge inside the crypto and blockchain ecosystem a plus

  • Ability to lead strategy development and coordination across multiple teams and business units

  • Proactive and effective communicator (written, presentation and verbal), experienced in presenting information to all levels and with ability to facilitate large group discussions (internal and external), influence, and drive executive alignment

  • Strong accountability, attention to detail and poise while handling complex situations with multiple workstreams and internal/external stakeholders

  • Deep analytical rigor (qualitative and quantitative fluency) and data-driven decision making

  • Experience working in a large cross-functional and matrixed team, expert at cross-functional collaboration and engagement

  • Self-starter who is comfortable in ambiguous environments with undefined and highly complex problems

  • Deep curiosity about what is happening now, and what is happening next in the industry

  • Ability to develop and mentor junior talent

PayPal is a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how they conduct business every day. PayPal hold themselves to One Team Behaviors which demand that they hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by their business with dignity and respect. PayPal employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. PayPal wants to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join them as they change the way the world defines financial freedom.

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.


Our Benefits:


At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.


We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit https://www.paypalbenefits.com


Who We Are:


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PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com.



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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.



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