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Program Manager in Chennai at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/23/2021

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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 375 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.

As the Program Manager for Business Operations, you will work as part of the office of the General Manager, PayPal India Technology Centers. You will work closely with the Head of Business Operations to drive strategy for the Chennai Technology Center. By owning key elements of business operations, you will be responsible for driving strategic programs that are aimed at enhancing the value that the Chennai technology center adds to PayPal.


  • You will be responsible to bring in discipline and execution focus to the center priorities by setting up program management frameworks, governance and reporting structures, measurement KPIs, review cadence etc.
  • You will be responsible for working closely with Chennai Site Leaders and other key support functions (Facilities, IT, Outreach, HR, Communications, Finance etc.) in forming collaborative teams that help execute the center priorities
  • You will be responsible for operationalizing and sustaining processes that emerge out of Center priorities and other initiatives
  • You will work closely with counterparts from other centers for cross center collaboration in driving the PayPal’s India center priorities
  • You will be responsible for risk management of the center by working closely with Enterprise Risk Management team in devising Business Continuity planning, Risk Mitigation processes etc.
  • You will help in facilitating Audit & compliance processes for the Chennai center by identifying & working with POC’s and Key stake holders.
  • You will be responsible for driving cross-functional collaboration at various levels within the center by putting rhythm of business / programs
  • You will be responsible to work with research/consultancy firms and bring in best processes from across industry in managing the technology centers. 
  • You will be responsible for building business cases for various initiatives/ awards/ external engagements that create impact and present them to respective stakeholders
  • You will be supporting Head of Business operations on numerous long term &  short-term initiatives by providing business acumen and programmatic approaches. 

Key Competencies:

  • Program Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Systemic approach with a strong process mindset
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Agility
  • Influencing with little /no authority
  • Working with Ambiguity 
  • Presentation Skills
  • Self-drive and persistence
  • Drive for results

Pre-Requisite Knowledge & Proficiencies

  • Execution Excellence
  • Ability to handle multiple projects / multi-tasking
  • Ability to connect the dots and get the big picture
  • Ability to lead through vision and values
  • Well-developed sense of urgency and follow through


  • MBA from a Premier institute, with 5+ year experience in at least one or more areas — Strategy, Operations, Program Management and Project management.
  • Demonstrated execution excellence in driving large scale programs/ projects that have multiple dependencies
  • Strong working knowledge of external systems, PC based internet and software applications ( Microsoft Office - PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Working knowledge of analytics tools and applications (Excel, Tableau, SQL or similar)

Other aspects that make the candidature a definite plus

  • Working in Product organization or a related technology company
  • Working on enterprise level initiatives
  • Knowledge of the payments domain/Fin Tech Industry is an added advantage.
  • Working with Leaders & senior Executive to create strategic initiatives at an org / site level.

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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