Head of Brazil, WhatsApp

    • São Paulo, Brazil

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

This is a full-time position reporting to WhatsApp's Chief Operating Officer, based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  • Build and execute a strategy that expands WhatsApp usage and revenue in Brazil
  • Work with senior client and commercial partners, government policymakers, regulators, consumer advocates and other stakeholders in country
  • Build and lead a cross functional team to deliver against country objectives. Functions you will either manage directly or invest in and influence through an aligned strategy include Business Development & Partnerships, Policy, Marketing, and Communications
  • Deeply understand WhatsApp Values, Product and Policies to create a strategy to achieve our priorities in Brazil
  • 15+ years of experience in Product driven companies
  • 5+ years of experience with ecommerce or other payments technologies
  • Proven ability to leverage and build relationships with key external and internal stakeholders, business leaders, government officials and policy leaders
  • Proven experience initiating and successfully driving local business opportunities within a global product
  • Solid general management experience, with the ability to lead and drive execution across cross functional teams and deliver on multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, and the ability to clarify and summarize complex issues
  • Heavy user of WhatsApp product
  • B.S. or M.S in Engineering/Sciences/Business
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese
  • Experience as country or regional leader in global company
  • Experience in real-time messaging systems, payments systems or cloud infrastructure
  • Business development and marketing experience negotiating
  • Experience working in a start-up environment


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