Category Lead Electronics (m/f/d)

Dreilinden, Germany Requisition Number R0040587 Subsidiary eBay

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Category Lead Consumer Electronics & Telecom (m/f/d)

The role:

The Senior Category Manager will lead consumer electronics (TV, audio) and telecom (smartphones, accessories) categories within the electronics and home appliances vertical team. The role will lead and develop the consumer electronics & telecom categories, including strategy definition, operational cadences (insights, reporting, trading), relationship with allocated brands and retailers.

The Senior Category Manager will also lead a small team of account managers and merchandisers, as well as the leadership of wider, cross functional teams for category related projects. Finally, the role may also include leading cross-category business development projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide an ongoing inventory- / category management including coordination, delivery of category insights as well as sourcing and marketing of inventory
  • Analysis of inventory insights, product trends, market data, industry dynamics, customer shopping trends and the competitive landscape to assess growth opportunities and product improvements
  • Manage business performance based on defined KPIs
  • Build and strengthen relationships with assigned sellers to identify and implement scaling opportunities and resolve all operational issues through liaison with the customer support team
  • Manage horizontal seller growth initiatives for the electronics team (promo requests, seller engagement initiatives)
  • Identify and source relevant and market leading inventory to support execution of strategy
  • Lead cross-organisational collaboration with other teams (marketing, customer service, deals and others) in conceptualizing, planning as well as executing campaigns


  • Deep understanding of online retailing standard methodologies and experience employing tactics to gain market share and grow top line sales
  • 8+ years of merchandising experience in retail or consumer products industry. Experience should include buying, planning, product line structure and pricing.
  • Strong people management skills, confident in providing coaching and leadership
  • Ability to articulate vision and purpose for the initiatives as it relates to long-term goals and objectives.
  • Proven experience of outstanding sales/budget performance within a B2C environment
  • Experience working with retailers and/or brands in a category management or buyer capacity. Track record of building effective trading relationships with clients/suppliers/brands to drive and a joint focus on commercial outcomes
  • Strong analytical skills and business insight in a complex data environment
  • Proficient in German & English required

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

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