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Product Lead - Partnerships in Stockholm - Jakobsbergsgatan at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/1/2020

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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 325 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.

In 2018, iZettle became part of the PayPal family. iZettle is on a mission to help small businesses succeed in a world of giants. Tens of millions of small businesses worldwide are still being underserved by the traditional players. By giving small businesses the tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow, we’re empowering them to reach their full potential. Together with PayPal, we can reach 24 million merchants across the world with more of the affordable tools they need to thrive. Join us in putting an end to the ordinary way the world defines financial freedom.

The Product Lead is a product leader that takes a holistic product management responsibility for at least one Product Area. A Product Area lives within an Alliance and generally entails a strategic product domain that includes several Product Teams and Product Managers. You will act as Product Manager in one of the Area’s Teams, and may also manage a few of the PMs (if the Area grows to such a size).

You will be the go-to product person for the Partnerships Area. This means being a spokesperson across the teams within the Area as well as towards Stakeholders, such as other Alliances, Areas and departments. 

You are further expected to play a key role in driving the Area’s vision and  strategy process forward and ensure alignment across Tech, Product, Design, Analytics and other Stakeholders, while contributing to the goals of the POS Alliance, iZettle and Paypal.

Your role will be hands-on all things within Partnerships - providing thought leadership, communicating strategic and tactical direction across the company, enabling focus and execution on the right problems and opportunities, and ensuring close collaboration with peers and other teams. 

About Partnerships

We are tackling an exciting new chapter for iZettle - increasing the use cases solved on our platform by an order of magnitude over the next 2 years. To do that, Partnerships teams are working on everything from improving our development experience, Docs to building sales channels and working with external development partners to build quality integrations on iZettle.

Overall in Area

  • Work closely with Alliance Leads and Tech and Design counterparts on a wide range of responsibilities - from vision and strategy to goals, tactics and deliveries. All in all to ensure that the Area is contributing to end-to-end product success.

  • Lead the process, and ensure, together with Tech and Design counterparts, to: define Area vision and strategy (Missions & Goals), determine high-level prioritisation, negotiate trade offs within Area, Alliance, iZettle. This includes aligning prioritisation according to company missions.

  • Ensure that the Area’s Missions & Goals are achievable and aligned with the Alliance, iZettle and Paypal. Sense check that Area Goals reflect reasonable return on investment for the business given the planned efforts

  • Strive towards clarifying Area domain across iZettle and Paypal stakeholders, including overall accountability and measures of success

  • Align with Tech and Design counterparts, Area PMs and Product Teams to bring clarity to the area problem space - e.g. what are the important problems to solve from a holistic point of view?

  • Responsible, along with Tech and Design leads, for aligning so that we execute with world class ability

  • When it come to Area Delivery, you are accountable for Area prioritisation and related coordination of priorities, roadmaps and dependencies to other areas, including Stakeholder management on Area level

  • Support Alliance Leads on holistic needs, hiring for team members, driving culture for all new and existing members

  • Evangelise, share the work & learnings of the Area to help encourage a culture of experimentation and learning throughout the organisation

  • Partner with leadership of other departments to ensure holistic success and drive faster, higher quality and valuable decisions

  • Potentially developing and coaching a team of Product Managers 

Team Level

  • Get your team to dream big, align on a commonly agreed vision and draw a clear path to get there

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to ship high-quality experiences to grow new users and encourage existing users to discover, adopt and use iZettle

  • Know Your Seller: Understanding the problems to solve and behaviour of iZettle sellers, build use cases around it and leverage data to help the team translate insights into product experiences

  • Clearly communicate product plans, objectives and performance measures and progress against plans to all stakeholders – tailoring communication as appropriate to ensure relevance to the audience

  • Help your team improve the speed, quality of decision-making to make a real impact on moving the needle on engagement, retention, activation, and other core metrics

  • Plan and execute impact-oriented sprints, designing data-informed MVT/MVP experiments, maintaining a tracker of changes to learn quickly and drive key metrics

  • Serve as a point of escalation for the team, helping to remove barriers and roadblocks and navigate difficult or complex decisions

  • Regularly monitor and review Missions & Goals performance (OKRs/KPI) at the Area and Team level, utilising tools such as Amplitude, Looker, and Google Analytics


  • Extensive experience in software development/startups/growth/marketing or related fields

  • Expert knowledge product management experience, shipping across various platforms - web, desktop, iOS, Android

  • A previous track record of leading, managing, coaching and developing teams

  • Strong Experience working in Scrum/Agile/Lean/Growth frameworks

  • Strong sense of UX and a deep understanding of customer needs, with a strong motivation to tackle their problems

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency and effectiveness working closely with engineers, designers, analysts, and agile coaches

We are all for equality for all.

Tattoo artists. Dog groomers. Cake bakers. Jewellery makers. You name them - at iZettle - we help them. And to do that well, we need our people to be as unique and diverse as they are. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and together we uphold PayPal’s One Team Behaviour, striving to be a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development, bring their whole self to work and most of all, feel like they belong.

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



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