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Supervisor, Sanctions in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/22/2019

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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 277 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.

As a Compliance Supervisor, Sanctions, you will be a part of PayPal’s Global Compliance & Ethics team leading a team tasked with ensuring that activity within the PayPal system is compliant with Anti-Money Laundering regulations and guidelines. You will build and develop a direct team of Investigators and Sr. Investigators responsible for investigating customer activity across multiple platforms to ensure that it falls within acceptable parameters established by governing bodies including, but not limited to, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

In this role, you will be tasked with ensuring PayPal implements the appropriate monitoring and controls to align customer activity with its obligations to the appropriate regulatory authorities, and incorporating effective leadership practices to ensure that your team successfully executes on these obligations accordingly. 

A critical component of your role will be the ongoing development of a high performing team, capable of producing the highest quality work amidst the ever-changing global compliance landscape.  You will need understand opposing points of view within your team and across the organization on highly complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints with all levels of Global Compliance, Risk and Security(GCRS) leadership. You will interact with peers and financial crimes risk professionals, all levels of management, and other internal or external constituents in order to deliver comprehensive views on investigative and intelligence matters and represent reasoning of case disposition on behalf of your team. 

It will be critical for you to stay current with policy changes, seek ways to enhance current processes and controls, and communicate as much to your team in a complete and transparent manner at all times.  You will regularly be expected to exercise independent judgement and discretion handling various escalations and scenarios within your team as well as highly sensitive escalations and casework from a variety of sources throughout PayPal.


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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