Risk Specialist in Dundalk at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/19/2018

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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 237 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.

MRR serves as a credible partner that makes sound decisions as a team through a holistic review, balanced approach, merchant education and accountability.

The Senior MRR Specialist will be responsible for providing senior level management with detailed credit analysis with emphasis on merchant level risk and financial statement analysis, assessment of total risk exposure and validation of merchant's business proposition:

  • SME decision making by investigating the merchant holistically
  • Concentration on the assessment of large volume and/or high risk accounts.
  • Perform credit write-up’s for management review on accounts over certain risk thresholds.
  • Direct interaction and negotiation with merchants.
  • Responsible for daily queue management ensuring SLA achievement.
  • Responsible for reviewing and second signing accounts.
  • Manage and provide ongoing training to MRM analysts and other areas of the business and coaching and mentoring of teammates.
  • Collaboration with stakeholders
  • Support business and revenue growth.

The Senior MRR Specialist will also produce and derive requested internal and external data and analysis to ensure that the group has the appropriate information to enable strong risk decisions and recommendations as necessary by business type and industry sectors.

Furthermore, she/he will support risk initiatives and enhancements to the merchant risk technology platform and infrastructure to support multiple global business units.

The ideal candidate will bring a strong array of skills including project management, risk management, credit/fraud analysis and communications expertise.


  • Customer Focus
  • Listening
  • Problem Solving
  • Composure
  • Time Management
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Negotiation
  • SME Decision Making
  • Escalation Management
  • Policy Consultation
  • Networking

Core Duties:

  • Periodic Review of top tier merchants with responsibility for reviews of high risk and high exposure accounts as per approval matrix and responsibility for maintaining and updating the PR database including conducting full assessments of large volume and/or high risk accounts incl. EAM accounts including PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, Federal and State Regulatory Compliance, Credit Card Compliance, Legal, Fraud and Credit Risk. Interpret and analyse credit bureau reports, financial statements, merchant processing statements, business model and business history, background investigation, and bank and trade references. Calculate reserve and/or collateral requirements based on credit exposure.
  • Provide feedback and input to management, Risk policy and Global Ops on MRR processes and problems with the aim of providing solutions and improvements to the processes and policies including reports from external industry specific data and financial sources to enable close monitoring of high-risk large merchants.
  • Concurrence on accounts over certain thresholds (EAM, AMV $250K+). Concurrence Process – Ensure that the quality and decision making of MRR analysts are correct and that policies and processes are being followed and to ensure that the risk is being mitigated in a correct and sensible way.
  • Manage and provide ongoing training and team learning sessions.
  • Work with the training department and all other relevant departments to maintain, update and improve training processes to reflect on policies and operational practices changes.
  • To be point of contact in MRR for escalations and to support the team leader in their role.


Education and Skills:


  • 3+ years’ experience in financial services industry is required. At least two years of merchant acquiring, prior risk management or credit underwriting experience is required.
  • 12 months PayPal product knowledge, sales and/or customer experience is essential.
  • Proven customer communication experience (E-mail & Phone).
  • Interpret and analyse credit bureau reports, financial statements, merchant processing statements, business history, background investigations, and bank and trade references desired.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience and fluency in English.
  • Second language welcomed

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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