Environmental Sustainability Lead

San Jose, CA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)


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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 237 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 Environmental Sustainability Lead is primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and management of PayPal’s environmental strategy. Working alongside the Social Innovation team, the Environmental Sustainability Lead will formulate strategies for environmental initiatives and work closely with senior management to set appropriate goals and targets. The role requires someone with a strong environmental background and experience in corporate environmental strategy and reporting who is also an energetic self-starter with excellent communication and diplomacy skills. This position reports into the Sr. Director of the Social Innovation and Environmental Sustainability function, which resides within Corporate Affairs.

Primary job responsibilities

Provide strategic direction and management of PayPal’s environmental sustainability program, including setting goals and targets and environmental footprint calculation and reporting
Identify and manage environmental sustainability issues, concerns and stakeholder interests relevant to PayPal.
Work across business units, including facilities & real estate and data centers, to identify and centralize relevant environmental data.
Coordinate with various teams and internal stakeholders to design environmental impact reduction strategies, and lead the implementation of prioritized initiatives to achieve strategic objectives
Develop and roll out systems to measure the progress of environmental initiatives. Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of environmental initiatives with the aim of achieving PayPal’s environmental goals and targets
Lead the effort to communicate PayPal’s environmental impact and the results of environmental initiatives to internal and external stakeholders
Work alongside the Social Innovation team to identify opportunities to collaborate and recognize synergies, including aligning environmental and employee engagement initiatives. 

Skills and experience

Excellent communication and presentation skills with ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership and key external stakeholders 
Proficient in technical environmental footprint calculation methodologies and frameworks 
Strong understanding of corporate environmental issues including energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water, and waste, and best practices in goal setting, designing reduction initiatives and measuring progress
Proven track record in managing corporate environmental programs 
Comfortable navigating through large organizations to obtain stakeholder buy-in on implementation of environmental initiatives and programs
Proven ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams across geographical regions 
5-7 years minimum work experience

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.