Sr. Director, Talent Aquisition in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/18/2019

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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 286 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.

Reporting to the VP, Talent, Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion, the Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition will work closely with Business Leaders and their leadership teams to drive business outcomes through the development of and execution against TA priorities. Partnering with the HR Leadership Team, this position will oversee the TA teams in the US, EMEA and APJ, totaling 100+ Recruiters, Sourcers and Coordinators. We are currently searching for a talented and motivated person to join our team as a Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition, in our San Jose, CA office. This role will lead the company’s Talent Acquisition (TA) strategy and key activities including workforce planning, full life cycle recruitment, candidate pipeline management, employment branding, University program management, diversity hiring, and TA operational efficiencies. You must be analytical and critical thinking with a metrics-driven approach to Talent solutions. As a leader of the TA team, you will set an example for excellence and act as a mentor to your team.


• Collaborate with business leaders to design, develop, communicate, and implement an effective   

   Talent Acquisition (TA) strategy.

• Work with HRLT team to plan and predict future hiring needs.

• Oversee a team of 100+ Recruiters, Sourcers, and Coordinators to execute the TA strategy,


-Identify positions to be filled based on approved headcount plans

-Partner with compensation to define job requirements, job level, and compensation rang

-Determine sourcing methodology, interview and selection criteria

• Ensure efficient TA operations with metrics that are tracked and reported

• Develop a strategy for candidate pipeline development

• Develop PayPal Talent Acquisition branding in the marketplace, including developing materials

   for job fairs, external recruitment, and social media campaigns.

• Oversee the management of third-party recruitment firms.  

• Support M&A related activities and be a resource for the integration team.

• Global travel required


• 15+ years of prior Talent Acquisition (TA) experience

• 10+ years management experience

• Demonstrated experience in effectively managing a TA team

• Prior experience working in a high-tech company preferred

• Proficient in staffing tools and systems (i.e. LinkedIn, Workday)

• Excellent planning, organizational and interpersonal skills

• Innovation in the field of artificial intelligence

• Excellent people skills to sell the company and attract talent

• Ability to set and track goals for the team, with meaningful metrics for business leaders

• Ability to maintain confidentiality

• Ability to present in front of a large audiences, delivering TA strategy

• The ability to flourish in a rapidly changing organization and operate comfortably with ambiguity and complexity.

• Team oriented consensus builder who understands how to achieve buy-in from diverse constituencies, building

   bridges and designing “win-win” solutions across a matrix management organization.

• Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or equivalent experience is required with a preference for an advanced degree in Human Resources or Business Administration

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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