Director Global Strategy, PayPal, San Jose, CA

Posted on August 31, 2010. Filed under: California Jobs, Corporate Development, PayPal, San Jose, San Jose Jobs |

Do you think you might be a fit for this opening? Please forward your resume to khollenshead (at) paypal (dot) com and reference requisition 40797BR

The Director Global Strategy position at PayPal is primarily responsible for leading strategic and management consulting projects that deliver measurable value to PayPal. The position is highly visible in the organization and involves frequent interaction with all PayPal staff levels and external stakeholders, including the senior executive team, at the head office and in the regions.

 The position’s responsibilities include:

  • Strategy development: Supports the development and implementation of PayPal’s corporate vision, strategy, and long-term strategic priorities.
  • Strategic execution: Structures and leads complex strategic projects for senior management. Facilitates cross-functional and cross-regional teams. Performs strategic analysis and problem solving. Prepares and delivers executive-level presentations 
  • Thought leadership: Leads “research” type engagements to develop and articulate PayPal’s position on long-term strategic issues
  • Growth strategy: Leads projects to assess and kick-start growth opportunities
  • Market intelligence:  Develops insightful market intelligence about key industry trends (technology, competitors, consumers, regulatory, etc.) and informs the organization of their strategic implications


The position reports to the Head of PayPal Strategy in the Strategy and Corporate Development Group


  • World class strategic and analytical capabilities
  • Deep understanding of new products/technologies (mobile, security, Internet, identity, authentication)
  • Leadership experience in complex global organizations
  • Strategic project management experience
  • Superior communications and influence skills
  • Highly collaborative, used to work in a consensus driven culture
  • People motivation and development skills
  • Comfortable with uncertainty


  • MBA or engineering degree from a top school
  • Minimum of 10 years  post-MBA experience in related fields
  • Top strategy consulting (e.g. BCG, McKinsey or Bain) or top corporate strategy/innovation experience, combined with relevant industry experience, is a must
  • Strategic expertise in at least two of the following areas: banking, payments, retail and online commerce, social networking, social gaming, and mobile
  • Fast-track career development
  • Fun, outgoing, and easy to work with
  • International experience and foreign language skills are a plus

Do you think you might be a fit for this opening? Please forward your resume to khollenshead (at) paypal (dot) com and reference requisition 40797BR

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