Sr. Risk Manager in Luxembourg at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/14/2019

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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.

We are seeking a risk management and internal controls expert to manage the Human Resources Risk and Compliance program for the EMEA region. In this role, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of programs to align the People organization with Risk, Regulatory & Protection Services (RRPS) enterprise requirements, strengthen the HR control environment to effectively manage business risk, adhere to required global regulatory requirements and encourage practices that protect our employees and contingent workers. We are seeking someone who is self-motivated and has the proven experience influencing, communicating and interacting effectively across functions and levels of the company. You should also have proven ability to build relationships/partnerships and work cross-functionally to drive key decisions and time sensitive deliverables. This is an individual contributor role.


  • Identify, assess, track, and report issues and remediation of issues related to the EMEA region.  Analyze control effectiveness and issues in coordination with APAC and Americas team.   
  • Participate, lead, or facilitate programs to achieve compliance with PayPal’s RRPS policies and standards with a focus on EMEA.  This includes, but is not limited to, issue and incident management, policy management and business continuity planning.
  • Partner collaboratively with the EMEA and Global HR Teams and cross-functionally to consult and enable HR programs and operations to develop the appropriate controls to mitigate risk to acceptable levels and adhere to appropriate policies, regulation and align with PayPal strategy, policies and objectives.
  • Drive the development and continuous improvement of a positive risk culture across the People Team through targeted risk management training & awareness activities.
  • Collaborate with issue owners, partners from the FLOD Center of Excellence and Second & Third Lines of Defense partners, Legal, functional subject matter experts and other Internal Control Partners to ensure timely and effective issue remediation.  
  • Support People Team Risk Management & Compliance reporting, analysis and insights related to key trends, risks, issues and overall program health.
  • Support members of the People function with global internal audits, regulatory exam requests and other assessments.
  • Support EMEA HR organization by facilitating and/or advising on:
    • Current and future state business process risk and controls assessments
    • Root cause analysis of EMEA and Global issues
    • Policy, procedure and controls design, documentation and review
    • Testing and monitoring recommendations

Core Competencies:

  • Experience designing strategies and supporting materials to raise awareness of foundational elements/methodologies needed to enable our HR risk management and compliance governance and objectives across entities/geographies.  This includes educational materials, policy and procedures, and presentations to implement changes across a globally distributed workforce
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships and work across the organization and interact/influence/negotiate effectively at all levels of management and peers; unrivaled communication and listening skills
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills leveraging quantitative and qualitative data; strong judgement, able to “see the forest through the trees”. Ability to examine local issues for global impacts.
  • Proven project management and process optimization skills and experience.  Proficiency engaging with both internal and external stakeholders to create and execute plans
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to deliver results in a very fast-paced, dynamic and matrixed environment
  • PayPal culture carrier, a source of energy and inspiration! 


  • Master Degree or equivalent
  • Several years of progressive experience within the internal controls, audit or risk management relevant professional experience. HR experience preferred.
  • Relevant financial services/FinTech industry experience
  • EMEA regulatory experience supporting domestic and international business
  • Demonstrated understanding of the end to end employee lifecycle process, an understanding of compliance required within the lifecycles and controls used to mitigate risk within the process
  • Experience working within a highly regulated environment
  • Ability to fluently articulate comprehensive risk management framework and each of the key elements of a risk program; translating strategies into clear objectives and action items
  • Fluent English


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • Professional certifications such as CRCM or CRISC are a plus

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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