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Director, Global Professional Services in Chicago - Merchandise Mart Plaza at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/22/2021

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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 currently seeking a Director to lead Technical Account Management (TAM to join our Global Professional Services (GPS) team in North America. As an outstanding customer facing technical leader you will lead PayPal’s Technical Account Management function. Forming partnerships with commercial and operational counterparts, you will have responsibility for the technical servicing of PayPal’s largest accounts globally. Together with your teams, you will ensure any production technical issues are resolved promptly. Additionally, you will act as a trusted advisor for PayPal’s Enterprise base; proactively driving best in class servicing and implementation of the PayPal platform to ensure world-class commerce experiences and fuel merchant growth. We are seeking a dynamic individual with fast innovative thinking skills, exceptional technical skills, and a solid business acumen. As Director of Technical Account Management, we will look for you to use your technology and business intelligence to help lead multiple teams, set strategy, and lead your segment to success. The role requires internal cross team participation with key internal stakeholder teams such as Product, Engineering, GPS, Customer Success, and Sales – for whom close collaboration is a must. This position requires ~5% travel.

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Your team owns the technical relationships with PayPal’s largest accounts by maintaining a portfolio reactive and proactive Technical Account Management. Thus, leveraging the provision of premium technical servicing to identify upsell and optimization opportunities to adhere to best practices and cross-sell new solutions.
  • Lead GPS TAM team(s), forming strategies that not only champion servicing, but seek out cross & upsell and optimization opportunities. You will lead initiatives through to execution.
  • Provide visible people leadership, promoting the succession and development of PayPal’s best talent in line with its people values. Support Technical Account Managers issues escalation and clear roadblocks on their behalf if required.
  • Build strong relationships with Sales and Customer Success teams, working together with peer leaders to devise strategy and plans for growth across the portfolio.
  • Ensure you’re a part of the technical relationship on top accounts. Influence the Product roadmap by supplying prioritized account driven feedback. Help your account monetize their platform. Drive opportunities to future proof their integrations.
  • Establish the management practice of establishing high functioning teams. Target, track and report team performance, using multiple sources of data to refine execution and resourcing plans. Ensure your team members are resourced to support the relationship in accordance to service levels and commitments.
  • Become a change agent where necessary. Champion best in class efficiencies by challenging the status quo and introducing new and scalable approaches across the team.
  • Develop strong working synergies across all PayPal functions, peers and stakeholders to champion, and drive, the merchant experience.

Job Requirements:

  • Significant experience of leading at customer facing technical teams and partnering with a sales organization. Can demonstrate strength in driving business results through influence and motivating reports.
  • Strong technical background with 7+ years of work experience in technical delivery / solutioning, product development, or technical servicing roles.
  • Fosters an environment that owns and solves complex technical challenges for the most important and demanding customer base.
  • Proven ability to manage and influence stakeholders at multiple levels, across different functions and locations. Navigates organizational boundaries and cultures to execute for their customers.
  • Customer focused and change agent with detailed understanding of how to inspire teams to create innovative, customer driven servicing solutions and the critical commercial value this provides.
  • Passion to secure, retain and develop talent.
  • Inspirational Coach. Willingness to share expertise and formally introduce new methodologies to drive efficiencies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s with 8+ years of experience or Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Significant experience in solution engineering or technical management a must. 
  • Working knowledge of web technologies including JavaScript, HTTP, HTML, JSON, etc. 
  • Expert with Web Services and experience in e-commerce software including shopping carts and related tools.
  • Strong business acumen of payment processing and gateways is a plus
  • Ability to work and collaborate in a global and remote environment
  • Must be open to off business hours escalations from customers and team members

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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