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Sr Product Manager 1 – Financial in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/20/2020

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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 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.

PayPal is seeking a seasoned Product Manager with experience in Payments and Finance domains to join its Finance & Analytics Data Services (FADS) organization in Scottsdale,AZ as Sr. Product Manager within the Global Finance Product (GFP) team. The Finance Product Manager will work closely with Product Managers, Business Units, Risk, Compliance, Operations, Finance, Tax, Legal, and Treasury to gather requirements and design solutions to meet Finance needs.

  • Demonstrate world class strategic and analytical thinking, with a demonstrated ability to synthesize multiple sources of information (quantitative and qualitative) to solve complex problems in a structured, data-driven way
  • Drive end-to-end complex and multi-faceted projects (e.g., scoping, deliverables, team)
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams including product management, accounting operations, engineering, and external financial institutions to seamlessly integrate all new payment products into backend accounting and reconciliation processes and systems.
  • Demonstrate solid payments processing knowledge including chargeback flows and end to end understanding of payment processing data flow in downstream financial systems.
  • Manage each launch through the entire product development lifecycle including discovery, prioritization, design, development, user acceptance testing, pilot testing, and product ramp up.
  • Identify and propose enhancements to sub-optimal and manual processes using principals of Operational Excellence.
  • Work closely with accounting operations, payment platform teams, and external partners to analyze and resolve production issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate product roadmap, project status, and issues to accounting operations, executive management, and other stakeholders as necessary.
  • Be a team player and champion your team’s best ideas. Value diversity of thought and bring out the best in others by representing our One Team mantra.
  • Build trust and effective relationships with peers and cross-functional teams and provide transparency across the product, engineering and business teams
  • Prioritize inclusive behaviors and product design, including seeking diverse opinions and addressing diverse needs
  • Foster a strong collaborative dynamic with your team, creating open communications, psychological safety and strong morale
  • Clearly communicate plans including ability to listen to the needs of others and comprehend complex matters, articulate issues in a clear and concise manner, and present effectively in both oral and written presentations to all levels in the organization.
  • Have an appetite to learn and comfortable with uncertainty

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 - 8 years of relevant product management or finance experience including experience in payments, banking, credit union, or other financial systems, preferably knowledgeable with accounting and systems integration of such systems.
  • Experience focused on clearing, recon, and financial ledger management within payments platform on either issuance or acquiring side preferred.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to work through complex and ambiguous business requirements from finance, tax, treasury, legal, compliance, and regulatory perspective.
  • Understanding of basic accounting and financial reconciliation including comfort with multi-currency environment is a strong plus.
  • Strong system and data flow knowledge. Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Experience with top tier ERP systems and/or previous SAP experience a strong plus
  • Team-oriented approach – can effectively lead a project or participate as an effective team member as well as work cross-functionally with other organizations.
  • Willingness and ability to work independently, think creatively, and ability to pivot depending on changing priorities and deadlines
  • Affinity for a high-performance, fast paced and project-oriented work environment
  • Team oriented, highly analytical individual and self-starter who excels at learning new processes and business functions
  • Strong work ethic, including the ability to work independently, but also knows how to have fun while doing it!
  • BS/BA or higher degree, preferably in computer science or engineering. MBA desired.

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