Senior Strategy Associate

Dreilinden, Germany Requisition Number R0032071 Subsidiary eBay


eBay is one of the world’s largest online marketplaces, connecting millions of buyers and sellers every day. Our ambition is to be the place the world shops first, because we offer the best choice, most relevant shopping experiences and the most powerful selling platform. If it is happening anywhere in the world, it is happening on eBay.

Launched in 1995 with a sale of a broken laser pointer, eBay is one of the pioneers that ushered in the era of online retail, and was particularly well-known for its auctions. However, as shopping behaviour has been changing, eBay has been evolving too. eBay today is very different than its early auction days: vast majority of items sold on our marketplaces are new, sold at fixed price, with free delivery in 2-3 days. And we continue working to transform the company at an accelerating pace. 


The global eBay Strategy Team plays an important role in helping eBay’s transformation into a modern ecommerce player. The Strategy function is well embedded within eBay, and is highly regarded and valued by the senior leadership, and, as such, has a great deal of exposure at global and local levels. Members of the Global Strategy team split time between global initiatives, regional priorities, and local assignments. The strategy team has an excellent track record of nurturing, developing and promoting its members into roles beyond that which they were hired to undertake. Candidates need to have the potential and drive to undertake operational, commercial or wider leadership positions within the firm, something which can happen within a reasonably short time frame.


The Strategy Team is currently looking to enhance the function by bringing in a Senior Strategy Associate, based in Germany. 

The candidate will be a creative thinker and project leader with high levels of intellectual curiosity. S/he will work with key stakeholders from all functions across the organization to design strategies and drive structured and data-based recommendations to action. Within this role, the candidate will have the ability to influence key elements of eBay’s strategy and help shape the future direction of eBay. 

Strategy Associates are tasked with independently leading complex, critical tasks in close partnership with cross functional teams. S/he is expected to be able to think strategically, navigate a matrix organization, as well as building trust-based relationships with business leads. 

The Strategy Associate position provides a unique level of exposure and responsibility for candidates looking to move into a corporate role that provides future opportunities for rapid advancement across the eBay organisation.


o  Strategy development and execution: Run complex, critical projects in close partnership with cross-functional teams end to end. Drive problem-solving, scoping, business case analysis and recommendation development

o  Relationship Building: Develop strong working relationships with key decision makers and functional groups across eBay. Become an extended member of regional operating teams to gain a deep understanding of the business

o  Communication: Present strategies and insights to the German and global leadership teams (Sr Director and VP level) 

o  Market & Competitive Intelligence: Develop strong subject matter expertise and share with leadership teams strategic implications for eBay Marketplaces


o  Senior presence, superior communication and influencing skills – able to handle a diverse set of stakeholders and become a ‘go-to’ thought partner for senior management.

o  Extensive project leadership skills with a strong track record of results delivery

o  World-class strategic and analytical capabilities (quantitative and qualitative)

o  Desire to drive real change to the way we do business and create value for our buyers and sellers, and persistence to see the impact delivered in spite of various obstacles and setbacks

o  Passion for e-commerce and technology

o  Strong and open personality, ability to work with senior business partners and challenge assumptions or opinions

o  Comfort in dealing with ambiguity

o  Highly collaborative – be fun, outgoing, and easy to work with!


o  Master’s degree 

o  A minimum of 2 years’ consulting experience with a tier 1 firm

o  Good understanding of internet / ecommerce trends and passion for online & mobile business models

o  International experience

o  Self-starter & independent work style

o  Flexibility to occasionally travel in Europe & the USA

o  Fluent in English (verbal and written), and good level of German is a plus

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