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Manager, Threat Analysis and WPV in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/19/2020

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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.

The Manager, Workplace Violence Prevention and Threat Analysis, is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and implementing solutions in respect to the protection and safeguarding of personnel, information and other assets with a high focus on challenges outside the United States. The efforts by this Manager can help prevent and mitigate incidents of violence in the workplace while administering a program focused on building capacity within the Company to detect, assess and manage potential or current workplace violence situations. This position will serve as the proxy/delegate in the absence of the Director of Threat Analysis and Workplace Violence. This experienced, hands-on role will foster an inclusive culture where safety and security values and practices are integrated into the fabric of this fast-paced and innovative business environment.

 Position Responsibilities: 

  • Specialist Competencies:  

  • Extensive experience with workplace violence prevention threat assessment/management, including coordinating, planning, consulting and delivering time sensitive mitigation solutions  

  • Experience with creating and administering content to support workplace violence prevention program(s) which include the design, organization and delivery of effective training to key stakeholders  

  • Knowledge of and experience leading highly visible workplace violence incidents on short or no notice; thoughtful deliberation and collaboration with business leaders, HR Business Partners, Legal and others is required. 

  • Identify, assess, and mitigate current and emerging workplace violence risks/threats  

  • Experience with managing workplace violence prevention programs in highly governed and regulated geographies to include Ireland, Germany, Australia, etc. 

  • Management Competencies:  

  • Literacy and a passion for conducting research in trends, incidents and case studies in areas outside of North America 

  • Strategic thinker with an understanding of the balance between business and security. 

  • Strong collaboration/communication skills, commanding the attention/confidence of others 

  • Demonstrated proficiency in leading all aspects of complex workplace violence situations 

  • Ability to effectively solicit, engage and problem solve with key stakeholders and partners with a proven track record of incorporating adaptive thought, irrespective of source and in situations where it’s contrary to one’s own perspective  

  • Ability to multi-task, coordinate and manage a volume of varied operational issues/tasks and escalations in addition to case and program management. 

  • Ability to effectively and professionally represent oneself in interactions with Executive Staff and their support teams.  

  • Developed and strong program/project management skills/experience. 

  • Ability to communicate complex issues and prepare/deliver high-level briefings and presentations  

  • Exhibits pragmatism in delivering services and driving results 

  • Ability to generate and apply creative and innovative solutions. 

  • Extremely detail oriented. 

  •  Operational Competencies:  

  • Working knowledge of MS Windows (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio) 

  • Adobe Acrobat 

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally. 

  • Ability and willingness to be available 24/7 as needed 


Qualifications/ Education/Experience/Skills: 


  • 6-8 years of relevant, practical experience in the assessment and mitigation of threats and acts of violence, preferably both in traditional and virtual environments  

  • Education minimum is a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the criminal, psychological or fintech disciplines 


  • Professional certification(s) related to workplace violence prevention and/or threat risk assessments 

  • Education MS/MA/MBA from a criminal, psychological or sociological discipline 

  • Active membership in professional associations related to safety, threat assessment and compliance 

  • Work or study abroad experience 

  • Working proficiency in a non-English language 


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.

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