Strategy Manager, eBay Classifieds Group

San Francisco, California Requisition Number R0034418 Subsidiary eBay Classifieds Group

eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is a leader in online classifieds, with a collection of global brands. Our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – jobs, homes, furniture, cars, and new friends. Every connection made makes a difference by building a world where people share more and waste less. People who want to connect and trade visit our sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust. Our brands – BilBasen, DBA, 2dehands/2ememain, eBay Kleinanzeigen, Gumtree, Kijiji,,,, and Vivanuncios – offer online classifieds in more than 1,000 cities around the world.

We are seeking to hire a Head of Strategy for our Emerging Markets (e.g. Gumtree South Africa, Vivanuncios Mexico) and US Vehicles (eBay Motors) businesses. This role is a key member of the broader eCG Finance team and works closely with management teams of these businesses (including group VP and General Managers) to address strategic and operational questions such as marketplace dynamics, user behavior, performance measurement, financial planning, and potential M&A or partnership opportunities. This is an individual contributor role requiring strong business sense. You have the ability to work at a strategic level with directors and above. You are also able to roll up your sleeves and work tactically on your own and with individuals across the organization to drive initiatives.


  • Support regular business reviews though consolidating, synthesizing, and preparing executive level presentations
  • Prepare high-quality business analyses, market insights, and modelling on ad hoc projects for key partners
  • Monitor the competitive landscape, identify trends from market and industry data, and make compelling strategic business recommendations
  • Work with global teams as required on strategic projects and benchmarking initiatives
  • Maintain local M&A target and potential partnership lists, and, as opportunities arise, help model and own processes to structure commercial terms
  • Drive business case development for commercial opportunities & gaps
  • Help drive the annual 3-year planning process and budgeting cycle, and work cross-functionally to consolidate input on potential initiatives and the external environment
  • Partner across business functions to help craft operating initiatives and plans


  • MBA / Master’s degree preferred
  • Consistent track record of strong performance at all professional and educational career stages
  • 4-5 years of experience in management consulting, investment banking, corporate strategy or similar role where structuring ambiguous problems, using data to tackle those problems, and communicating the results to executives were key
  • Previous experience in, or strong affinity with the Online, Media, or Technology space
  • Excellent analytical thinking, technical analysis, and data manipulation skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with high attention to detail, ability to build impactful management presentations (fluency in English required)
  • Willingness to work during periods with high workloads (including weekends when required)
  • Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task
  • High energy and able to work in a results oriented, dynamic, and fast growth environment
  • Ability to develop strong professional relationships and influence others
  • Ability to travel globally

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 eCG 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 philosophy click here:

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