Business Risk and Control Lead


September 14, 2021

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Job Description Summary: Searching for a risk and controls analyst to support the Global Merchant Lending Business.
Job Description:
The Role
The Business Risk and Control Lead (“BRCL”) is responsible for helping the Product/Business owner manage the risk that they own over the product/business. The BRCL proactively engages with the business to identify, execute and mitigate operational risk for the Global Merchant Lending (GML) business. Conducts risk assessments for new initiatives and changes to existing process. Ensures risk for existing products are understood and mitigation efforts are identified and implemented so that operational excellence is built into the process.
Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the execution of risk management activities within the GML line
    • Perform and refresh risk assessment including risk identification, documentation, rating & control evaluation
    • Create and maintain risk and control inventories including: Capabilities, Products, Processes, Legal Entity, Risks, and Controls
    • Identify product changes with associated control impacts and ensure appropriate implementation through the Product Development Lifecycle
    • Maintenance of Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) tool data for areas of responsibility
  • Management and execution of risk programs for functional areas
  • Support business needs surrounding documentation
  • Provide assertions on risk exposure and articulate and present escalated risks to management.
  • Maintain strong understanding of key risk management principles and PayPal products and services within area of responsibility.

Optimal Profile
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of Audit, Risk, Compliance, Internal Audit, Regulatory, banking or similar experience
  • Good Communication, Reporting and Communication skills
  • Understanding of regulatory policy and process
  • Experience in managing risks, controls, and/or compliance obligations, preferably in the financial industry including managing or supporting the following:
    • The identification, assessment, control, and response to risks;
    • Execution of risk response plans, including the development, prioritization, and communication of;
    • Driving adherence to risk and compliance policies and procedures;
    • Monitoring key risks and identifying emerging risks; and
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with Ambiguity and managing competing priorities under demanding deadlines.
  • Knowledge of enterprise risk management techniques and internal controls.

  • Ability to see vulnerabilities in processes
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to multitask effortlessly and manage competing priorities under demanding deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, manage projects and drive/achieve results.
  • Strong computer knowledge; excellent MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint skills.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.

  • Operate with strong integrity with the ability to handle projects of a sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Demonstrates strong and effective collaboration skills and ability to operate comfortably within a complex cultural, global environment.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the organization’s strategic direction and objectives in order to articulate and embed the role of risk in enabling strategy
  • Deep, established credibility with the business to understand and communicate risks generated and impacting the business

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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.
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.