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Sr. Director/Director, M&A Integration in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

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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.

We are looking for an experienced M&A Integration professional to join the PayPal Corporate Development, M&A Integration Team. You will join a fast-paced, collaborative and global group. Our goal is to deliver a world-class integration experience for our acquired businesses. As a PayPal ambassador and Integration leader, you will ensure that our acquired businesses are fully supported and set up for success at every stage of their integration journey.

The Sr. Director, M&A Integration will bring exceptional leadership, analytical and communication skills along with proven effectiveness engaging and coordinating both a direct, and an extended, cross-functional integration team. 

The Sr. Director, M&A Integration reports to the Vice President, M&A Integration.  This position is located in San Jose, CA with some flexibility to work in San Francisco, CA. 

You drive Integration Strategy and Planning: 

•       Own the full integration program from strategy development to planning through execution.  Account for the unique business objectives, challenges, and complexities of each acquired business. 

•       Participate in early due diligence with the Corporate Development team to understand the strategic objectives, assess the target company, and provide early inputs on integration planning, risks, and mitigation. 

•       Develop robust integration strategies to support U.S. and cross-border integrations. 

•       Conduct ad-hoc qualitative and quantitative analyses for strategic planning and integration efforts. 

•       Develop integration metrics that demonstrates a clear path to a successful integration. 

You are a Trusted Advisor and Leader: 

•       Develop and maintain a trusted advisor role with both the acquired leadership and the PayPal sponsoring executive. 

•       Build close working relationships to motivate, collaborate, and work successfully in a team environment.   

•       Identify, frame and drive resolution of issues that require making tough decisions.   

•       Partner with the Business leaders and FP&A to deliver business performance metrics and results.   

You excel at Problem Solving: 

•       Strong critical thinking skills and experience applying various methodologies or practices to assess processes, business issues and people.  

•       Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills with an ability to structure complex problems and develop mitigation strategies. 

•       Effective in taking decisive action to mitigate program risks and issues. 

•       Confidently adapt to various M&A scenarios including 20-person acquisitions to 1,000+-person, multi-year integration programs. 

Your Communication is clear and effective: 

•       Communicate in an open, direct, respectful and authentic manner in all situations.  

•       Excellent written and verbal communication and strong influence with the ability to partner with people at different levels across the company. 

•       Extract key messages from detail and translate into audience appropriate messages.  

You understand the value of Change Management for M&A: 

•       Drive a holistic Change Management Strategy as part of the larger integration program. 

•       Nurture the acquired company through development of authentic and trusting working relationships. 

•       Assist the acquired business leadership with on-boarding to ensure they understand what is expected of them and how to successfully navigate PayPal. 

•       Demonstrate high EQ. Tuned into acquired company values and cultural considerations. 

You thrive in Cross-Functional Collaboration and Execution: 

•       Your day will range from presenting to executive sponsors, checking in with your cross-functional leaders, tightly managing calendars to ensure stakeholders engagement, and collaborating with the M&A extended Integration colleagues to drive excellence in integration execution.  

•       Develop a comprehensive integration project plan which includes all workstream and functional team tasks to achieve the success metrics.  You deliver as One Team. 

•       Effective at working in highly matrixed organizations and in a rapidly changing environment. 

You constantly look to improve M&A Integration Processes and Tools: 

•       Exceptional program management skills.  

•       Experienced in estimation, planning, design, and implementation across a complex business. 

•       Drive standardization and continuous improvements in our M&A Integration methodology, playbooks, and tools. 



•       10+ yrs M&A Integration leadership position, or leading strategy and execution for complex, transformational programs. 

•       BS degree in Business or equivalent.  MBA preferred 

•       Cross-border or in-country M&A Integration program experience 

•       Ability to travel 25% (potentially increased during peak deal activity) 

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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