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PayPal 28 Director Government Relations 1 in Beijing, China

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 305 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.

Responsibilities :

  • Develop cooperative relationships with Central and Provincial government representatives for payments and financial services, including PBOC, SAFE and municipal authorities.

  • Participate in international and domestic trade associations, such as the Payment and Clearing Association of China, National Internet Finance Association, US-China Business Council and the American Chambers of Commerce in China, among others.

  • Establish and maintain strong contacts with key government officials, including legal, legislative, regulatory and law enforcement individuals and organisations.

  • Cooperation and coordinate with sales teams, understand sales needs, and give maximum support to sales from the perspective of government relations.

  • Participate in organizing and coordinating activities and meetings of industry members, assist in writing external communication documents, and establish professional image in the industry.

  • High level government meetings/visits – coordinate and act as a representative of the firm with the local government bodies; handle tasks that support stakeholders of the firm including but not limited to meeting/visits preparations and arrangements.

  • Government events – identify opportunities for relationship building and profiling and support the Firm in creating values towards government bodies’ focuses.

  • Government official visits to the US – coordinate and facilitate site visits and meetings, provide meeting materials together with post-event updates/reports.

  • Announcements and speaking engagements – proactively engage with government organisations, external appointment (e.g. CPPCC) to increase profiling and presence, as well as build relationships, learn latest updates and get potential business opportunities; screen potential speaking engagements with recommendations.

Qualifications :

  • Ten-Fifteen plus years minimum of relevant and successful government relations, preferably in financial services : Consumer/Retail banking, foreign exchange, remittance funds, payments, e-commerce or technology related work in China.

  • Recent experience with financial services regulators (PBOC, SAFE, CIBRC, CSRC) is of interest.

  • Exposure within a Western matrix-styled organization is a value-add.

  • Previous experience with hiring and developing a successful China based GR team ; working with and managing external consultants/agencies in China.

  • Deep understanding of China’s political and regulatory landscape , as well as knowledge of governmental policy-making procedures.

  • Able to build strong working relationships with industry associations, academia, merchants and other key stakeholders in China.

  • Excellent appreciation of the cultural, historical and political nuances and issues in China.

  • A consultative mindset to provide predictive advice and analyses on mainland regional regulatory/government affairs issues, primarily in financial services

  • Outstanding English fluency is mandatory, evidenced through both written and verbal excellence.

  • Able to make decisions and solve problems collaboratively , a good listener and thinker,a well organised ‘self-starter’.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in international business, economics, or relevant field is required ; an advanced degree in public policy, law, international relations is highly valued.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Functionally and intuitively respond effectively, execute quickly and decisively , comfortable with analysing multiple perspectives to reach consensus and direction

  • Possess sound judgment, resourcefulness, confidence, humility and humour.

  • Understand how to develop strong and advantageous relationships inside the business to leverage external resources.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyse key regulatory and policy issues for PayPal’s strategic goals in China and focus on issues which may advance or prohibit their competitive business interests.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with limited hands-on management. Enormously flexible , consistently exercising sound judgment, resourceful and able to work with minimal supervision.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Positive, highly energetic, diplomatic, sound judgment and EQ.

  • High level of professionalism ; analyse, negotiate, and influence at the right times.

  • Understand how to think clearly in ambiguous situations ; act decisively and professionally.

  • Exemplary networking and influencing skills ; able to establish strong internal and external relationships

  • Project management experience to execute with speed and accuracy.

  • An uncompromising commitment to ethical business practice and quality.

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