Category Manager - Office Supply

Location:

London, United Kingdom
Requisition Number:
R0043962

eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world. We exist to enable economic opportunity for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organisations of all sizes.

eBay’s strategic vision is to become the best global marketplace for buyers and sellers through a tech-led reimagination of the company. Looking for a purpose-driven company that puts the customer at the heart of everything? A culture that encourages people to think big and be curious, to act with urgency and integrity and to be fearlessly inclusive? That’s who we are. If this sounds compelling, join eBay!

The Opportunity

The role is to define the category strategy and execute this through working with strategically important sellers, brands and retailers in your area to ensure that eBay has the inventory to continue to grow the category . 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

Requirements:

  • A background and passion for category management in the office supply area ,ideally ecommerce
  • A validated strategic thinker
  • Able to make sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively tackle problems.
  • A strong background of driving commercial results through business development and acquisition
  • Able to build partnerships and work reciprocally 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
  • A background in category management in the office supply, 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

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.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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Category Manager - Office Supply

London, United Kingdom Requisition Number R0043962 Subsidiary eBay

eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world. We exist to enable economic opportunity for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organisations of all sizes.

eBay’s strategic vision is to become the best global marketplace for buyers and sellers through a tech-led reimagination of the company. Looking for a purpose-driven company that puts the customer at the heart of everything? A culture that encourages people to think big and be curious, to act with urgency and integrity and to be fearlessly inclusive? That’s who we are. If this sounds compelling, join eBay!

The Opportunity

The role is to define the category strategy and execute this through working with strategically important sellers, brands and retailers in your area to ensure that eBay has the inventory to continue to grow the category . 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

Requirements:

  • A background and passion for category management in the office supply area ,ideally ecommerce
  • A validated strategic thinker
  • Able to make sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively tackle problems.
  • A strong background of driving commercial results through business development and acquisition
  • Able to build partnerships and work reciprocally 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
  • A background in category management in the office supply, 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

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/.

#LI-FG1

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.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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