Sr. Dir, Risk and Compliance Initiatives in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/25/2018

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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 210 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.

This position, reporting to the Vice President, US Risk and Compliance, will need to build strong relationships with PayPal business partners and within the ERCS organization to be effectively positioned to understand, communicate and influence plans, results, issues, and outcomes. This leader will work in a complex, fast-paced matrixed environment, replete with tight deliverable timeframes and multiple stakeholders, both internal and external. This position is expected to act independently and demonstrate strong initiative. This leader needs to influence outcomes, minimize and address conflict and demonstrate in-depth understanding of compliance and operational risks. The role requires a sense of urgency, passion for results, and personal accountability for achievement.
The individual must possess program management expertise and business acumen along with strategic and innovative thinking and an unwavering focus on the customer. Their strong leadership and relationship skills, resilience and ability to effectively communicate will be key in driving results the right way.
Specifically, this position will:
• Serve as on-the-ground execution for a wide variety of cross-functional projects for the Risk and Compliance team. Ability to navigate internal networks and build internal consensus is a must.
• Will provide leadership, direction and functional expertise to develop and drive the implementation of the future state strategy.
• Support operating routines that facilitate decision-making, leadership alignment, and team engagement.
• Collaborate with cross-functional team professionals to deliver exceptional and responsive service by providing risk management expertise in a clear, solution oriented and customer-focused manner.
• Partner with the business to understand their needs, and drive solutions specifically around process improvements.
• Initiate, manage and execute projects across a diverse array of priorities.
• Support business analytics and reporting by creating enhanced and meaningful reporting to be utilized by leadership and senior management.
• Develop practices and/or processes necessary to implement decisions made by the RCO leadership team.
• Champion the RCO goals and objectives across the organization.
• Assist in implementation of RCO strategic initiatives.
• Ad hoc projects as needed.

  • 15+ years of risk management, compliance, AML and internal audit experience
  • Background in finance and financial audits preferred
  • Possesses superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to persuade, influence, and build trust with a broad spectrum of constituents across all levels
  • Prioritizes work, multi-tasks effortlessly, meets deadlines, and achieves goals
  • Works efficiently under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Demonstrates strong project management skills, including leadership and consensus building
  • Must be self-motivated, dependable, adaptable, and detail-oriented
  • Proven ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Adaptable in unexpected situations, comfortable dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Highly motivated to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Operates with strong integrity and the ability to handle projects of a sensitive and confidential nature
  • Possesses strong analytical, problem solving, and critical / creative thinking skills
  • Establishes realistic short and long-term goals and objectives
  • Proven ability to operate simultaneously as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in development and selection of solutions
  • Ability to credibly challenge solutions and ensure timely escalation of issues and concerns as and when appropriate
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven and demonstrated leadership skills including relationship-building and collaboration skills with clear ability to influence, gain buy-in and negotiate with a diverse group of key business partners/stakeholders including senior management
  • Effectively leads small-scale teams
  • Effectively delegates among team members
  • Proven track record of aligning and allocating resources to drive optimal delivery
  • Focused on recruiting & developing talent over the short and long term
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment in a context of profound cultural and industry change
  • Proven ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong writing, research, analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Strong computer knowledge; excellent MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint skills

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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