PayPal Data Strategy and Operations Manager in Shanghai, China

Data Strategy and Operations Managerin Shanghaiat PayPal

Date Posted: 4/20/2018

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  • Employee Type: Full-Time

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  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 4/20/2018

  • Job ID: R0030020

About Us


At PayPal, we believe that now is the time to democratize financial services so that moving and managing money is a right for all citizens, not just the affluent. We are driven by this purpose, and we uphold our cultural values of collaboration, innovation, wellness and inclusion as our guide for making decisions and conducting business every day. It is our duty and privilege to be customer champions and put those we serve at the center of everything we do.

We are one team that respects and values diversity of thought for everyone, everywhere, and we actively seek to create an energizing workplace that brings out the best in all of us. If you’re ready to shape the future of money, join the team at PayPal. We're proud to work here. You will be too.

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 210 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 fintech ecosystem is undergoing change at an unprecedented rate. We are looking for a Senior Manager to join our Enterprise Data Services (EDS) team with focus on competitive strategy and emerging technologies (e.g. Big Data, Machine Learning, AI, Bots, AR / VR, Blockchain). The candidate is expected to develop strategies and execute related operations to bring projects to fruition. The candidate is expected to be able to travel, when needed, and lead global engagements across EDS portfolio. The position reports directly to the Enterprise Data SErvices Chief of Staff and Head of Business Operations and Data Strategy

Job Description Details

Strategy development: Lead/support the development of PayPal’s Data strategy, and long-term strategic priorities in key ecosystem areas

Strategic execution: Drive related strategic projects into the execution phase, partnering with teams across the organization

Thought leadership : Advise our C-suite through “research” type engagements to develop and articulate a point of view on market signals and potential ecosystem game-changers

Partnerships & Investments: Focus on developing key relationships and building partnerships with external companies to maximize ecosystem synergies

Operations Management: Lead & execute domain specific strategic projects and engagements that are essential for PayPal’s growth & development (e.g. Compliance, Business Operations, etc.)

Work effort will be primarily focused on two major areas: Operations and Strategy Execution & Development

Required Skills:

  • 6+ years total experience with global engagements and an MBA degree preferred

  • Domain knowledge of FinTech industry and Big Data Technologies with Master’s degrees in Finance & Technology preferred

  • World class strategic and analytical thinking required with ability to flex between big picture thinking and capability to analyze data for driving strategic objectives and priorities

  • Superior communications (Verbal, Written, PowerPoint) and analytical skills (Excel) required

  • Leadership experience in complex global organizations and cross functional teams, and a track record of delivering tangible results, both directly and by influence required

  • Should possess appetite to learn while being comfortable with ambiguity

  • Top strategy consulting or banking (e.g. McKinsey, BCG, Goldman Sachs) experience or top corporate strategy/innovation/ research analyst experience is preferred

  • Industry expertise in payments and / or technology preferred


  • MBA

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science OR Finance

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

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.


Individuals seeking employment at PayPal are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. You have the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.