Category Manager - 12 month contract

London, United Kingdom Requisition Number R0036539 Subsidiary eBay

Looking for a company where you can shape how the world buys, sells, and gives? Where you’ll be supported in challenging convention, taking risks, and innovating? Where you’ll be part of a work culture that’s been genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion since its founding more than 20 years ago? Where you can just be yourself, do your best work, and have a meaningful impact? If so, we’d love to talk to you!

At eBay we’re passionate about connecting people with the things they love. As the world’s biggest online marketplace, we pride ourselves on technology-led innovation and want to help shape the future of commerce across the UK and the world.

We put our customers, buyers and sellers, at the centre of everything we do. We honour where we came from–we’re still about pre-loved items, but today, 83% of products on ebay.co.uk are new.

As a global brand our purpose is to build opportunities:

  • For individual sellers, small businesses and large merchants worldwide
  • For shoppers seeking value, selection and convenience
  • For our people, who seek to make the world a better place

We are looking for Category Managers to join our Trading team at eBay UK, initially on a 12 month contract. Based in beautiful Richmond and with a team that is empowering economic opportunity for sellers, you will be given autonomy of an area and report directly to the Category Lead . If you are analytical, able to build meaningful relationships and ready to make an exciting move, we would love to hear from you!

The Opportunity

You will define the category strategy and execute this through working with strategically important sellers, brands and retailers in your areas to ensure that eBay has the inventory to continue to grow this area. As a Category Manager in the trading team, you will be accountable for both the operational and commercial success of the brand and retailer portfolio and the wider category.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop the relationship with key sellers, brands and retailers within the portfolio and in line with the category strategy
  • Build range plans, target merchandise and use levers to get products on site to drive performance
  • Build category and market expertise to identify and exploit opportunities for eBay
  • Develop an excellent understanding of sellers’ business operations and current strategies and utilise insight to find opportunities for growth
  • Partner with trading lead to develop annual strategy and quarterly commercial plan
  • People Management - Manage a high performing team

Requirements:

  • Strong background of driving commercial results through business development and acquisition
  • Able to build partnerships and work in collaboration  with others to meet shared objectives
  • Strong ability to analyse data and draw actionable insights from these
  • Strong trading acumen, comfortable to operate in a fast-paced trading environment and skilled at running peak trading periods
  • Background in the retail industry, ideally ecommerce
  • Comfortable to engage at the most senior levels within brands and retailers
  • Track record of building effective trading relationships with clients/suppliers/brands
  • Outstanding negotiation skills to source critical inventory and establish joint commercial targets
  • Excellent organisational, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to operate with agility and to navigate change
  • Confident self-starter

Experience:

  • Strong experience as a buyer, trader or merchandiser within an online retail environment.

We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work.. To learn about our Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/our-company/diversity-inclusion/.

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eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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