Please note that this site has updated features that do not run on older versions of Internet Explorer. For an optimal experience, please use another browser or the most recent version of IE.

Data Privacy Advisor, M&A in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/7/2020

Job Snapshot

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.

The Global Privacy Team’s mission is to protect critical customer data from misuse by consistently bringing a privacy-first mindset to a constantly evolving industry. We are seeking an experienced and passionate Privacy professional for M&As with privacy and technical depth, sector expertise and practical self-starter mindset to advise on M&As at an enterprise level for Data Privacy. The Privacy M&A team is part of the core cross-functional team that supports PayPal’s M&A activity led by Corporate Development. The Privacy M&A team is primarily responsible for data privacy due diligence, post merger integration and advisory support for minority investments, as well as coordination of integration activities performed by other workstreams within the compliance organization including record retention, data governance, third party risk management and consumer trust. The Privacy Advisory role for M&A, within this team will be responsible for driving and managing initial and conformatory due-diligence activities as it relates to all components of the global privacy organization under the Global Head of Data Privacy. This role will provide you with high visibility as this requires the ability to lead several process workstreams through explorations, gap analysis, integration planning, execution, and problem solving. The ability to work collaboratively with workstream leads and subject matter experts to arrive at risk-based approaches related to tactical execution steps is required.

Position Summary/Responsibilities:

Expectation of delivering industry-changing impact and tangible results

  • Lead large and complex M&A strategy projects
  • Current state review of existing processes, and technologies to deliver key findings and recommendations
  • Develop implementation strategy and roadmaps, with an initial focus on privacy regulatory compliance aligned with the global privacy program requriements
  • Perform day-to-day organization, process and technology data collection and analysis, interviews and discovery workshops
  • Identify and deliver on, process synergies by combining people, processes, and systems from Company and acquired companies
  • Facilitate and drive M&A-related decision making, including building consensus and driving decisions
  • Contribute to processes, tools, best practices, and training
  • Assist in leading internal initiatives to help continually improve the M&A practice and be responsible for fostering an open and inclusive work environment.

The successful candidates should also be able to offer a strategic perspective, sound business judgment, adaptability to changing priorities at hand, and be able to effectively work and communicate collaboratively / cross-functionally with multiple teams located in different geographies. Candidate must have a hands-on approach, strong intellectual curiosity and attention to detail and organization, and a passion for achieving practical business impact.

Qualifications/ Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Expert knowledge and 5-7 years of practical experience with common frameworks, standards and methodologies used in data privacy field.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excitement and passion to spread the privacy culture.
  • Ability to navigate a complex organizational structure to drive results.
  • Proven track record of driving results and building effective relationships with all levels of management.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multitask effortlessly and manage competing priorities under demanding deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, manage projects and drive/achieve results, while working with minimal direction.
  • Experience with solving privacy challenges across cross functional teams.

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



  1. Business Analyst Jobs
  2. Business Management Jobs