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Director, Corp Dev Risk & Compliance in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/20/2020

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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 305 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.

Regulatory, Risk, and Protection Services (RRPS) is seeking a day to day lead to support Corporate Development (M&A) related activities to help ensure risk and compliance implications are proactively evaluated and addressed as part of the development and implementation of strategic business decisions.


  • Ensure RRPS subject matter expertise (e.g. AML/BSA, Privacy, Consumer Compliance, Credit Risk Oversight, Operational Risk, Regulatory Oversight, Safety and Security, etc.) is provided, as appropriate, in the development and evaluation of strategies and business decisions emanating from Corporate Development
  • Lead, participate and/or coordinate RRPS due diligence for potential M&A, partnerships and/or investment targets, and ensure appropriate risk and compliance expertise is provided throughout the process, as needed 
  • Prepare and present due diligence reports, observations and recommendations to deal teams, and RRPS leadership, as appropriate 
  • Formulate and document RRPS conditions to execute/close transactions, as needed, and validate recommendations with RRPS leadership.
  • Inform RRPS leadership of potential deal flow and high level direction of corporate strategy, maintaining the appropriate level of confidentiality and adherence to protection of material non public information 
  • Facilitate the engagement of consultants, as needed, to supplement due diligence and/or integration support
  • Lead and manage the integration planning process for RRPS involving the appropriate RRPS leaders and/or subject matter experts through deal closing and ensure a seamless transition into post-close integration management to appropriate RRPS functions (e.g. RCOs, PMO, etc.)
  • Facilitate the transfer of knowledge between due diligence and integration teams
  • Synthesize and escalate significant integration risks to RRPS leadership and the Integration Management Office, as appropriate, and help develop remediation plans
  • Liaise with the overall Integration Management Office to communicate significant development and required actions to RRPS teams, as applicable 
  • Develop and maintain M&A Diligence and Integration procedures, standards and/or playbook for RRPS, including syndication with RRPS leadership and their respective teams, as appropriate
  • Participate in various pitches/sales presentations from potential strategic targets and provide high level risk and compliance perspective 
  • Participate in appropriate forums aimed at the identification and mitigation of strategic risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Corporate Development counterparts 
  • Develop and mentor junior staff – help develop specific career development plans, provide frequent feedback and coaching


  • Ability to persuade, influence, and build trust with a broad spectrum of constituents across all levels
  • Possesses sound judgment, flexibility, and nimbleness in changing courses and solving problems swiftly
  • Effectively leads multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn quickly and drive/achieve results
  • Demonstrates strong project management skills, including leadership and consensus building
  • Ability to work across multiple lines of business, leading large scale complex initiatives with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to operate and lead in ambiguous environments
  • Agile in navigating from the current state to proposed solutions
  • Drives results in changing and ambiguous situations
  • Operates with strong integrity with the ability to handle projects of a sensitive and confidential nature
  • Possesses superior analytical, problem solving, and critical/creative thinking skills
  • Establishes realistic short and long-term goals and objectives
  • Proven ability to operate simultaneously as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in the development and selection of solutions
  • Ability to credibly challenge solutions and ensure timely escalation of issues and concerns as and when appropriate
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven and demonstrated leadership skills including relationship-building and collaboration skills with clear ability to influence, gain buy-in and negotiate with a diverse group of key business partners/stakeholders including senior management
  • Effectively leads small / medium-scale teams
  • Effectively delegates among team members
  • Proven track record of aligning and allocating resources to drive optimal delivery
  • Focused on recruiting & developing talent over the short and long term
  • Implements methods for active career management and feedback delivery
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum
  • Knowledge of the financial services compliance and / or regulatory environment is required
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment in a context of profound cultural and industry change
  • Proven ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in compliance, operational risk management (includes audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for compliance or operational risk), or a combination of both
  • Possesses superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer knowledge; excellent MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint skills
  • Superior writing, research, analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we 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. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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