Sr. Manager State Government Relations in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/23/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Jose
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/23/2018
  • Job ID:
    R0035141

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 244 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.

The Senior Manager, US State Government Relations is responsible for providing strategic Government Relations (GR) counsel and program support in order to support PayPal’s rapidly growing business in the United States. This person will work with state and local governments, industry associations, academia and PayPal merchants to shape the policy environment, protect PayPal’s reputation and help PayPal grow its business. PayPal is primarily regulated at the state level as a licensed money transmitter, so establishing and maintaining strong relationships with our key state stakeholders is critical.

Senior Manager, US State Government Relations

Location – California, Western United States

Overview:

The Senior Manager, US State Government Relations is responsible for providing strategic Government Relations (GR) counsel and program support in order to support PayPal’s rapidly growing business in the United States. This person will work with state and local governments, industry associations, academia and PayPal merchants to shape the policy environment, protect PayPal’s reputation and help PayPal grow its business. PayPal is primarily regulated at the state level as a licensed money transmitter, so establishing and maintaining strong relationships with our key state stakeholders is critical.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the planning and execution of strategic GR plans including legislative and public policy matters for PayPal in the United States.
  • Manage external consultants and coordinate with PayPal GR, Legal teams, and other company functions as required.
  • Monitoring legislative and administrative initiatives impacting PayPal, identifying potential threats and opportunities
  • Support PayPal’s Government Solutions team as it seeks to expand the company’s footprint in state and local government payment solutions.
  • Participating in state and national trade associations, coalitions, NGOs  and other organizations.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with key government officials, including governors, state legislators, attorneys general, and local government representatives.
  • Assist in the formulation of worldwide PayPal Government Relations strategy; liaise with colleagues in Legal, Compliance and GR worldwide.
  • Provide clear, concise and commercially relevant advice on government policy issues related to the operation and regulation of PayPal’s US business, in close coordination with PayPal’s business and product units as well as other corporate functions and teams.  
  • Provide updates to senior leaders on relevant and material legislative and regulatory developments, assist in developing company positions, and outline mitigation or management responses. Includes arranging for and accompanying senior leaders on stakeholder visits as well as adequately preparing executives for these meetings by creating and sharing briefing materials.

Experience and Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of and experience in state government relations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and pressurized environment with limited day-to-day hands-on management.
  • Most desirable candidates will be enormously flexible, able to consistently exercise sound judgment, have significant degree of self-motivation, be very resourceful and have ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
  • Travel as necessary (approximately 30% of time)


Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5-7 years relevant government relations experience, with an emphasis on payments, financial services, consumer/retail banking, e-commerce, or similar businesses.
  • Previous work experience with a matrix-styled organization is considered of relevance.
  • Excellent written, verbal and communications skills.
  • Can functionally and intuitively respond effectively, execute quickly and decisively, and is comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Possess sound judgment, resourcefulness, confidence, humility and a sense of humor.
  • Understand how to develop strong and advantageous relationships inside the business to leverage internal resources and assets.
  • College degree required.

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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