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Product Strategy & Growth Manager in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/28/2021

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    San Jose
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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.

The Instore Product Strategy & Growth team is an integral part of the Instore Product organization, responsible for identifying, scoping, and executing against key initiatives that will move the product forward. This team’s scope includes projects and initiatives across commercialization, product enhancements, product development, consumer and market research, and overall business strategy. The Product Strategy & Growth Manager will work alongside fellow Strategy & Growth counterparts, as well as cross-functionally across Marketing, Product, Finance, Professional Services, and Sales to drive forward these initiatives. This individual will play a critical role in ensuring initiatives achieve their KPI’s on schedule and for reporting progress against KPI’s to senior leadership. Below are the detailed responsibilities for this role:


  • Understand business and consumer needs across product portfolio (including, but not limited to white space, vertical, geographic and commercial opportunities)
  • Develop recommendation on strategic priorities/focus areas and gain cross-functional and leadership support
  • Create testing and learning agendas across strategic priorities and design testing plans to deliver quick but intentional and meaningful insights
  • Guide execution efforts against agreed upon strategic initiatives in partnership with our operational, product, and cross-functional teams to ensure successful delivery against key milestones
  • Stand up and lead daily activity with a cross-functional squad dedicated to the success of the agreed upon initiatives, leveraging an agile working model
  • Work hand-in-hand with Engineering, Marketing, and Sales to bring experiences to life
  • Drive process improvement and effectiveness including troubleshooting operational issues as they surface
  • Create frameworks to help structure the team’s thinking, drive visibility, and facilitate alignment
  • Build productive and positive relationships across the organization at all levels to drive influence
  • Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
  • 5+ years of related business and leadership experience
  • Solid strategic planning skills combined with exceptional execution
  • Working knowledge/familiarity with agile working model
  • Strong analytical mindset combined with the ability to analyze data and reports
  • Collaborative mindset with leadership capabilities and the ability to influence
  • Clear, strategic thinker with vision, with the ability to execute against priorities
  • Advanced power point presentation skills and an ability to present to senior stakeholders   
  • Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to effectively work under pressure and to meet challenging targets
  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team towards a common goal amidst conflicting priorities
  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to build credible relationships with multiple functions
  • Ability to identify and pursue new improvement opportunities in line with business plans
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to quickly adjust to changing business priorities
  • Proficient in MS Excel, PowerPoint

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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