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Sr. Manager, Strategic Finance in San Jose, California, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/22/2021

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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 seek an experienced Strategic Finance Manager that will develop our Technology Infrastructure & Platform long range plan (LRP). This plan will identify infrastructure and platform demand driers and forecast the P&L impact of those demand drivers in alignment with expected business growth. The successful candidate will balance strategy, analytics, operational practices and business insights to shape and refine this plan. You will collaborate with all levels of technology leadership and key stakeholders to influence and deliver our long-range plan, while unlocking opportunities and efficiencies. We seek a leader who shares our passion for innovation, is versatile, self-motivated and brings relevant experience that helps inspire team members and is value outcome driven. This role will report to the Director of Strategic Finance.

  • Manage the Long-Range Planning process for TPX; partnering with the leadership team to define and drive the long-term strategy thru the establishment of a multiyear plan of strategic investment priorities 

  • Plan, drive and lead financial architecture of critical business programs of significant complexity independently.  

  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within TPX, finance, global procurement, and other functional teams. Engage in the cadence/process of interactions, be a team player, and a positive influence on others 

  • Build foundations for a plan by assessing industry trends, strategic opportunities while incorporating broader corporate, brand and supplier partner strategies 

  • Lead FinOps team to drive maturity in our public cloud operating model;  acting as a liaison between Business, Finance and Technology teams and also oversee operational and financial aspects of public Cloud usage across the company 

  • The position is highly visible & involves collaboration with key internal & external stakeholders  

  • Develop standards for business case evaluations and bi-annual performance results 

  • Transform high-level business requirements into detailed financial plans to drive analytical decisioning to influence road maps and solutions, ensuring it achieves the team’s goals and objectives for both the short-term and long-term 

  • Represent the TPX Strategy in finance forums, elevating the awareness of TPX strategy and operations, supporting the execution of strategic plans 


  • 10 - 15 years of relevant technology finance, strategic modeling and thought leadership  

  • Experience in financial planning, analytics, strategy planning at a Fortune 500 company 

  • Strong experience in navigating through complex data and financial models  

  • Experience in thinking strategically and acting operationally and experience managing ambiguity, risk, and changing direction of projects and strategies.  

  • Ongoing focus on financial operations knowledge; ability to constantly prioritize and to deal with ambiguity. 

  • Sophisticated problem-solving skills.  Able to tackle unstructured problems / business signals and build strategic frameworks and financial models  

  • An understanding of technology including experience with the public cloud is preferred and will go a long way in the success of this role. 

  • Versatility in navigating a complex & matrixed corporate environment while juggling multiple responsibilities. A collaborative mindset is essential. 

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, simplify, in order to clearly and succinctly convey sophisticated information and ideas to individuals at all levels of the organization 

  • Must be proactive, resourceful, and demonstrate intellectual curiosity. 

  • Exhibit the highest standards of integrity and be pleasant & fun to work with 

  • Comfortable making recommendations across competing and equally critical business needs 

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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