Messaging app WhatsApp is scouting for a full-time hire to lead its operations in India, its largest market globally.
The individual will lead the company’s operations in India, “including products for people and businesses along with our interest in peer to peer payments,” a job advertisement on WhatsApp’s website.
WhatsApp has over one billion users globally. India is the largest market for the company with over 200 million monthly active users as of February 2017.
“This is a senior leadership position that requires product experience as well as a track record of success leading partnerships and business development in India. This leader will need to build a close partnership with product and engineering teams to influence direction and to effectively represent WhatsApp’s long term strategy,” it added.
Apart from being a “heavy user of WhatsApp’s products”, WhatsApp is looking for a candidate with over 15 years of experience in product-driven companies and more than 5 years of experience with payment technologies in India.
The position is based in Mumbai and the chosen executive will report to WhatsApp’s Chief Operating Officer in California.
A key responsibility, according to the post, will be to lead partnership efforts in market, “acting as a cross functional leader across WhatsApp and Facebook teams”.
Besides, WhatsApp is also looking for Communications Manager in India, who can create and implement a long-term communications strategy for India to support the brand as well as the growth of the app amongst consumers and businesses.
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