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WhatsApp to hire India head: Here is what you need to know before applying for the job

Facebook-owned WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging service with over 200-million active users in India, is looking for a country head.

According to the information released on Facebook, the position is full-time based with the company's partnership team at its offices in Mumbai. The WhatsApp India head will report to WhatsApp’s Chief Operating Officer in California.

 WhatsApp to hire India head: Here is what you need to know before applying for the job

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This is the first full-time hire for WhatsApp in India, according to The Economic Times. The position has been lying vacant for long.

The company is looking for a candidate with at least 15 years of experience in product-driven companies and at least five years of experience with payment technologies in India.

The following are the requirements and responsibilities for the 'ideal' candidate :


  • Deeply understand and regularly influence product direction and specific product decisions
  • Represent WhatsApp’s product strategy in country and drive alignment with partners and stakeholders
  • Lead partnership efforts in market, acting as a cross functional leader across WhatsApp and Facebook teams.
  • Build relationships with key partner, and other constituents at senior levels
  • Represent WhatsApp generally in country as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Heavy user of WhatsApps products
  • 15+ years of experience in Product driven companies 5+ years of experience with payment technologies in India
  • Proven ability to build relationships with key external and internal stakeholders and business leaders
  • Proven track record of initiating and successfully driving new business opportunities at a global scale
  • Experience working in start-up environments
  • Business development experience negotiating complex deals a plus
  • Excellent project management experience, with the ability to lead and execute multiple time-sensitive projects
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, and the ability to clarify and summarize complex issues
  • BS or MS in Engineering/Sciences/Business

WhatsApp, which has one billion users globally, is one of the most popular mediums of instant messaging in India. It was acquired by Facebook in 2014.

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Updated Date: Apr 10, 2018 13:17:47 IST

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