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Corp Comms/Analyst Relations Specialist in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

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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 254 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.

The Corporate Communications team at PayPal is responsible for sharing the company’s compelling story and strong business performance to key stakeholder groups including business and trade media, influencers, industry analysts, investors, and customers. We partner closely with diverse internal teams such as Public Relations, Investor Relations, Legal, Business Strategy, and Finance to build programs that communicate our vision, explain our strategy and enhance our corporate reputation. We are looking for a Corporate Communications and Analyst Relations Specialist who can drive and evolve our industry analyst program; help us pull and integrate key internal and third-party data points into our corporate story; and manage our corporate awards program. We need a storyteller and a data cruncher. We need someone who can turn a number into a narrative, and someone who can thread regional data points into a global story. We need someone who inherently understands the strategic value of analyst relations and has successfully advocated that value to executives and other leaders. We need a creative thinker, strong writer, experienced collaborator, and flawless executor who will bring their capabilities, positive energy, and sense of humor to our growing team. Equal parts strategy and executional excellence, this role calls for someone who can manage multiple programs simultaneously while also ensuring that every single element ladders up to larger corporate narratives and objectives. Exceptional relationships within the industry analyst community, and a natural understanding and love for metrics and data is a must. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Communications, this high-profile, high-opportunity position will have the chance to influence our product and technology narratives and create new touch points with key internal and external audiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement effective communications strategies for engaging the industry analyst community on a wide-variety of topics.
  • Build a deep understanding of the company’s business strategies, product roadmap, growth metrics, and objectives in order to tie communications work directly to desired business outcomes.
  • Create effective, compelling, and insightful materials that drive the company’s technology and product narrative within the analyst community —including announcements, videos, speeches, product demonstrations, and presentations.
  • Develop messaging documents for executive analyst briefings and interviews.
  • Bring analyst reports, data, and briefings to the communications team to help shape and support the PayPal narrative.
  • Enrich and oversee the processes for using PayPal data within the company’s internal and external communications materials, leveraging industry-leading data governance processes.
  • Manage a corporate awards program, ensuring that the appropriate teams are engaged, working on content, driving deadlines, and communicating results. We have the right teams in place, we need a quarterback to help drive us down the field.

Requirements

  • 4-7 years of communications experience with at least three years supporting an industry analyst relations program.
  • Strong existing relationships with the industry analyst community.
  • Deep technology knowledge and the ability to break down and explain complicated concepts and products to a variety of audiences. FinTech experience desired but not required.
  • Strong writing, editing, story-telling and verbal communication skills. Ability to adapt to the unique tone and style of individual executives to deliver credible, authentic communications.
  • Experience in supporting best-in-class data governance and disclosure processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to create high-quality work, delivering results calmly and with good judgment in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – this position interacts with multiple departments and functions throughout PayPal. The ideal candidate drives effective, positive communications with these groups and handles challenges with diplomacy, tact, and careful thought.
  • Strategic and creative thinker with flawless attention to detail.
  • Project management expertise.
  • Someone with a passion for the PayPal brand and committed to our vision of democratizing the movement and management of money.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; Master’s degrees welcomed but not required.
  • Position to be based in San Jose.

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.

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