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Risk Operations Manager in Mexico City - Mariano Escobedo at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/28/2021

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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.

As a Risk Operations Manager, you will lead the local Risk team in Mexico. You will be responsible for all Risk Operations related matters for the Mexican market, in close collaboration and support from our offices in Stockholm and London. You will handle complex and dynamic situations regarding seller credit card processing, chargebacks, fraud, money laundering and terrorism financing. You will make solution-oriented decisions and be comfortable working in a fast paced and often unpredictable environment. Ideal candidates are natural leaders, highly ambitious and strong team players. We’re looking for efficiency, inspiration and high levels of the sense of responsibility. You will need to be a comfortable cross-team collaborator. Motivation, understanding, communication and emotional intelligence are some of the core characteristics we are looking for in potential candidates

What we are looking for… 

  • 4+ years of full-time work experience in the card payment industry with focus on risk management procedures. 

  • Profound understanding of banking industry, financial markets and industry related regulations and policies. 

  • Extensive team lead experience. 

  • Knowledge of the Mexican financial market and card payment-related procedures.  

  • Experience working in Financial Crime (Fraud & AML/CTF).  

  • Understanding of in KYC, EDD and local/international regulations. 

  • SAS, SQL programming skills. 

  • Excellent Spanish and English verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Analytical, problem solving and advising skills. Ability to generate and present analysis based on high-risk scenarios, appropriately assessing situations based on data, experience, intuition, and judgment. 

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Candidates should be adaptable to change and willing to work in a fast-paced environment with a positive attitude.  

  • Ability to role model our core values - Easy, Reliable and Inspiring. 

  • Demonstrates strong corporate work ethics and integrity. 

  • Excellent Customer Service Attitude. 

  • Bachelor’s degree required: Systems, Actuary, Finance, BA, or related.  

As a Risk Operations Manager, you will: 

  • Be the Zettle Mexico’s go-to person for all Risk related matters. 

  • Lead the Risk Operations team in close collaboration with HQ in Europe. 

  • Execute on strategy & tactics. 

  • Be an operative team leader and set your team for success by collaborating closely with other stakeholders and teams. 

  • Clearly communicate the product plans, objectives and performance measures and progress against plans to all stakeholders. Tailoring communication as appropriate to ensure relevance to the audience is essential. 

  • Collaborate and partner closely with leaders across Product, Sales, Customer Success, Analytics, Marketing and Legal, as well as external partners. Maintain a strong point of view on what is best for the user and for a safe Zettle, free from illegal activity. 

  • Monitor transactions and conduct analysis related to merchant card processing. 

  • Identify risk, chargeback, fraud and compliance issues. 

  • Perform risk assessments on KYC and EDD. 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 


Tattoo artists. Dog groomers. Cake bakers. Jewellery makers. You name them - at iZettle - we help them. And to do that well, we need our people to be as unique and diverse as they are. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and together we uphold PayPal’s One Team Behaviour, striving to be a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development, bring their whole self to work and most of all, feel like they belong. We celebrate the individuality of the people we work with, valuing the impact that diverse experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and ideas can have on our culture and the products we build. We’re proud of our strong culture and of being an equal opportunity employer, a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development and bring their whole personality to work. 

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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