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Sr. Product Manager - Checkout in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/22/2021

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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.

The branded experience team, which is the core payment business at PayPal, is looking for a talented, ambitious and self-motivated product manager to own and drive Paypal’s checkout selection of products. You will play a key role in crafting the buyer experience for online shoppers all the way from discovery and selection of payment methods to completion of their shopping experience using PayPal and our various product offerings. You’ll be responsible for building these experiences for all of PayPal’s core markets as well as emerging markets. If you are eager to shape the future of commerce globally, whether it is web or mobile and have a proven track record of launching successful products at scale, we have a role for you to make a difference


  • Develop a deep understanding of and empathy for our consumers, their shopping behavior, post transaction expectations and define the entire customer lifecycle. 

  • Develop product roadmap and collaborate with cross-functional teams (User-experience design, Engineering, Business, Analytics, Product marketing, Program management, Risk and Legal) to execute on the roadmap

  • Define goals and expected outcomes of roadmap items, aligning with portfolio objectives and key results (OKRs)

  • Work with an agile scrum team to define detailed requirements, write user stories and prioritize the backlog

  • Drive product development with an iterative approach to continually build, release, and improve end to end solutions

  • Work with analytics partners to evaluate experiment and launch outcomes as well as ongoing product performance to identify opportunities for improvement and optimization

Required Skills: 

  • 5+ years of product management experience with a focus on consumer internet products. Prior payments and/or eCommerce experience preferred. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Business or other equivalent degree. MBA highly preferred. 

  • Relevant experience developing high-quality customer facing products, technologies or platforms with proven ability to consistently deliver up to spec products

  • Strong product thinking, ability to advocate for the best customer experience and continually make prioritization decisions to focus on the best value for end customers

  • Ability to translate product needs into technical requirements, understand technology dependencies, and discuss technical trade-offs

  • Strong collaboration skills, ability to drive and influence complex decision-making with various stakeholder groups and build consensus

  • Excellent communication and ability to simplify and tailor messages to different audiences

  • Robust problem-solving ability, breaking down complex challenges to find solutions

  • Highly comfortable with data and making data-backed product decisions

  • Some travel required. 

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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