Archive for September 1st, 2010

Product Experience Manager – PayPal – Toronto, Ontario

Posted on September 1, 2010. Filed under: Jobs, Marketing, PayPal, Product Management, Toronto Jobs |

Think you match the qualifications? Please forward your resume to khollenshead (at) paypal (dot) com and reference requisition 41692BR. To see more PayPal job opportunities please visit

Primary Job Responsibilities

We are looking for a Product Experience Manager to help ensure that PayPal continues providing the best checkout experience for its buyers and seller. This position requires being the voice of the customer in overseeing on-site design and content to help ensure user adoption and comprehension.

The Product Experience Manager will collaborate with the local Canada team, global stakeholders, and cross-functional teams located in different locations. 

  • Perform content outlines, audits, inventories
  • Own content creation and adaptation for websites, emails/notifications and online documents
  • Create standard templates/samples that can be applied to new and existing content of same type
  • Perform basic HTML editing in content management system
  • Copyedit and proofread web content
  • Assure web-based content is archived for future needs and reference
  • Assemble localization kit to hand-off to translation and localization partner
  • Manage localization including translation, testing, and local reviewers for each language
  • Understand browser capabilities, IT infrastructure, content management systems, and HTML templates to ensure that content schemes are feasible and deliverable
  • Participate in product design reviews
  • Collaborate on project plans and cross-functional teams throughout the product lifecycle

Job Requirements

This position requires a strong communication, writing, and project management skills. The ideal candidate has a successful track record in managing content with a best-in-class online or financial services company.

  • Minimum 2 years of directly related web content management
  • Strong organizational ability and skill in prioritizing multiple priorities and requests
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional team members across departmental lines across the globe
  • Comfort with small, start up, growth oriented environment
  • Preferably fluent in Canadian French and English


Bachelors Degree Required

Think you match the qualifications? Please forward your resume to khollenshead (at) paypal (dot) com and reference requisition 41692BR. To see more PayPal job opportunities please visit

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Vice President – Marketing – Austin, TX

Posted on September 1, 2010. Filed under: Austin, Austin Texas Jobs, Marketing, Texas Jobs |

(company confidential at this time)


Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President of Marketing will develop and manage strategies and initiatives for all areas of marketing including product marketing, channel marketing, and market communications.  As a member of the company’s executive team, The VP of Marketing will develop and implement business plans, strategies and tactics to attain corporate objectives.  This position requires a strong leader with a focus on execution.  The VP of Marketing is responsible for all global marketing activities.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee staff to manage product lifecycle issues, including product launches, competitive analysis, forecasting, pricing and end-of-life communications.
  • Develop the company’s marketing communications and brand strategy and manage the corresponding plans and initiatives through subordinate staff.
  • Monitor, develop and manage the company’s pricing strategies to ensure consistency with market realities and to maximize the company’s profitability.
  • Oversee development of print and electronic advertising programs that are consistent with the company’s marketing strategy.
  • Participate in strategic planning and development of the company’s annual operating and long term plans.
  • Manage the Marketing team, including Product Marketing, Marketing Communications, Trade Show/Event management, and Channel Marketing, in the execution of their job responsibilities with a focus on achieving financial goals.
  • Work closely with the Regional Sales VPs to provide lead support, sales tools and event planning that facilitate meeting sales targets and objectives.
  • Oversee market research and make recommendations to meet the challenges of competitive pressures.
  • Develop benchmark criteria to measure and analyze the effectiveness of marketing programs.
  • Participate as appropriate in industry events and trade shows, maximizing the opportunity for branding and demand generation. Hold events with customers, partners and prospects to build brand awareness, develop sales prospects and strengthen customer relationships.



  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in the computer products industry (hardware, software, or solutions) – with a successful and progressive track record.
  • Previous experience with high tech product management/marketing is required.
  • Strong experience in CRM database usage and pipeline management.
  • Must have international experience. 
  • Understanding and utilization of social media strategies to drive meaningful awareness and measurable revenue sources
  • Successful co-marketing and leveraged marketing programs through and with channels, partners, resellers.


Applicants should have:

  • BS degree in Marketing or equivalent, MBA preferred.
  • Proven ability to interface effectively with Sales, Development, Finance and other functions.
  • Strong ability to engage, motivate, coach and develop a Marketing team.
  • Ability to represent the company externally at a senior executive level.
  • Strong attention to detail and a proven track record of successful implementations of marketing programs.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally (30%+ Travel).

Interested? Please forward resume to talentsleuth (at) gmail (dot) com for consideration.

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Business Analyst Looking for New Full Time Home in Austin, Texas

Posted on September 1, 2010. Filed under: Austin, Business Analyst, Candidate |

Know an Austin company looking for a teriffic Business Analyst. I’d like to introduce them to a great candidate.

  • Highly motivated Business Analyst with strong analytical skills and superior logical reasoning.
  • Over two years experience in financial industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group and subject matter experts.
  • Effective as the liaison between IT professionals and business.
  • Experienced in managing large projects throughout the software development lifecycle, focusing on big picture goals while paying attention to the details.
  • Proven ability to quickly identify and analyze business needs, write clear and concise business and system requirements and create appropriate interface designs to meet user needs.
  • Experienced in working with testing teams, reviewing test cases and performing testing.
  • Strong academic background with a diversified knowledge base in Economics and Management.
  • Quick learner; eager to expand responsibilities and increase breadth of knowledge.

Interested? Shoot me an e-mail: talentsleuth (at) gmail (dot) com.

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