Director, Corporate Strategy

Location:

San Jose, California, United States
Requisition Number:
R0052382

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, where you can be on the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to crafting an ambitious and inclusive work environment, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be with.

With more than 150 million active users across 190 countries and over 1 billion active product listings, eBay is the world’s most vibrant and dynamic online marketplace. Founded in 1995, eBay Inc. connects people around the world, enabling them to buy and sell online. eBay Inc. does this by providing the Internet platforms of choice for global commerce, payments and communications. eBay Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com

About the team

We are responsible for setting the strategic direction of eBay: our ambition, where we play, and how we win in the market. The team is responsible for deeply understanding the needs of our core buyers and sellers and crafting the strategies that will differentiate eBay relative to our competitors. We work very closely with product, technology, and regional business teams to ensure the strategy is translated into action across the end-to-end customer experience. Our work can be divided into 3 main topics:

we develop eBay Inc’s strategy together with eBay’s executives, we run strategic projects to solve key strategic issues supporting select executives at eBay, we closely monitor the competitive environment & trends.

The opportunity

The Director, Corporate Strategy is a senior leader who will lead several cross-functional projects consisting of 2-6 Strategy Associates, Managers, and Senior Managers. You will bring both process and content leadership to strategy projects and act as the point person between Strategy and cross-functional business teams. Within this role, you will have the ability to influence key elements of eBay’s strategy and to help shape the strategic direction of eBay. The ideal candidate has a track record of making pragmatic, concrete recommendations with real world implementation experience. It is critical for the role that the candidate has strong analytic skills and is excellent in developing creative/ out-of-the-box and well-thought-out solutions for challenging business problems.

Role responsibilities:

  • Strategy Development: Develop the strategies for eBay to differentiate itself in the market. This will include crafting the strategies, developing the key initiatives to support the strategies and working closely with key eBay constituencies to gain consensus.
  • Project leadership: Independently, lead cross-functional projects involving executive and senior partners from various part of the organization.
  • Thought leadership: Develop content and topic expertise, as well as perspectives on issues important to eBay’s strategy. Structure problems. Develop creative solutions to challenging business problems
  • Strategy Mobilization: Work with the eBay line organization as needed to support mobilization and implementation of the business strategies.
  • Market and Competitive Analysis: Develop insightful market intelligence about key industry trends (technology, competitors, consumers, regulatory, etc.) and advise the organization of their strategic implications.
  • Business Analytics: Drive business judgment, market understanding, problem solving, and fact-based analysis to identify, prioritize, structure, and solve challenging business problems.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a driven strategy team in the development and execution of critical initiatives
  • Communication: Develop storylines for presentations, prepare and deliver presentations to senior leadership
  • Leading through uncertainty: Self-direct as well as manage resources on the strategy team and across the organization to deliver superior end-products in a dynamic industry and corporate environment

Job Requirements:

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Excellence in structured thinking, developing sensible, creative solutions to challenging strategic business problems. Creativity and “out of the box” thinking that drives innovation. The ability to “see around corners” and “connect the dots” that enable business to proactively drive business
  • Strong executive presence and ability to communicate strategy clearly and simply. Ease with executive-level interactions. Ability to create clear and simple storylines.
  • Proven track record to lead and mentor a driven strategy team in the development and execution of key initiatives. Ability to lead, empower and mentor project team members
  • Comfort in reaching out and prioritizing cross-functional collaboration in a highly matrixed environment
  • Outstanding analytical capabilities (quantitative and qualitative), ability to generate key insights
  • Comfort in handling uncertainty
  • Highly collaborative – be fun, and easy to work with!

Qualifications

  • Proven leader with at least 10 years of work experience - at least 2-3 years at a top strategy consulting firm at project management level are a must
  • Bachelors Degree required, MBA or equivalent preferred
  • Expertise in technology, ideally in e-commerce, retail, payments, and/or consumer facing products is highly desirable

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.

Here at eBay, 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 eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/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. Jobs posted with location as "Remote - United States (Excludes CO, HI, NM)" excludes Colorado, Hawaii and New Mexico.

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

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Director, Corporate Strategy

San Jose, California, United States Requisition Number R0052382 Subsidiary eBay

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, where you can be on the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to crafting an ambitious and inclusive work environment, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be with.

With more than 150 million active users across 190 countries and over 1 billion active product listings, eBay is the world’s most vibrant and dynamic online marketplace. Founded in 1995, eBay Inc. connects people around the world, enabling them to buy and sell online. eBay Inc. does this by providing the Internet platforms of choice for global commerce, payments and communications. eBay Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com

About the team

We are responsible for setting the strategic direction of eBay: our ambition, where we play, and how we win in the market. The team is responsible for deeply understanding the needs of our core buyers and sellers and crafting the strategies that will differentiate eBay relative to our competitors. We work very closely with product, technology, and regional business teams to ensure the strategy is translated into action across the end-to-end customer experience. Our work can be divided into 3 main topics:

we develop eBay Inc’s strategy together with eBay’s executives, we run strategic projects to solve key strategic issues supporting select executives at eBay, we closely monitor the competitive environment & trends.

The opportunity

The Director, Corporate Strategy is a senior leader who will lead several cross-functional projects consisting of 2-6 Strategy Associates, Managers, and Senior Managers. You will bring both process and content leadership to strategy projects and act as the point person between Strategy and cross-functional business teams. Within this role, you will have the ability to influence key elements of eBay’s strategy and to help shape the strategic direction of eBay. The ideal candidate has a track record of making pragmatic, concrete recommendations with real world implementation experience. It is critical for the role that the candidate has strong analytic skills and is excellent in developing creative/ out-of-the-box and well-thought-out solutions for challenging business problems.

Role responsibilities:

  • Strategy Development: Develop the strategies for eBay to differentiate itself in the market. This will include crafting the strategies, developing the key initiatives to support the strategies and working closely with key eBay constituencies to gain consensus.
  • Project leadership: Independently, lead cross-functional projects involving executive and senior partners from various part of the organization.
  • Thought leadership: Develop content and topic expertise, as well as perspectives on issues important to eBay’s strategy. Structure problems. Develop creative solutions to challenging business problems
  • Strategy Mobilization: Work with the eBay line organization as needed to support mobilization and implementation of the business strategies.
  • Market and Competitive Analysis: Develop insightful market intelligence about key industry trends (technology, competitors, consumers, regulatory, etc.) and advise the organization of their strategic implications.
  • Business Analytics: Drive business judgment, market understanding, problem solving, and fact-based analysis to identify, prioritize, structure, and solve challenging business problems.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a driven strategy team in the development and execution of critical initiatives
  • Communication: Develop storylines for presentations, prepare and deliver presentations to senior leadership
  • Leading through uncertainty: Self-direct as well as manage resources on the strategy team and across the organization to deliver superior end-products in a dynamic industry and corporate environment

Job Requirements:

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Excellence in structured thinking, developing sensible, creative solutions to challenging strategic business problems. Creativity and “out of the box” thinking that drives innovation. The ability to “see around corners” and “connect the dots” that enable business to proactively drive business
  • Strong executive presence and ability to communicate strategy clearly and simply. Ease with executive-level interactions. Ability to create clear and simple storylines.
  • Proven track record to lead and mentor a driven strategy team in the development and execution of key initiatives. Ability to lead, empower and mentor project team members
  • Comfort in reaching out and prioritizing cross-functional collaboration in a highly matrixed environment
  • Outstanding analytical capabilities (quantitative and qualitative), ability to generate key insights
  • Comfort in handling uncertainty
  • Highly collaborative – be fun, and easy to work with!

Qualifications

  • Proven leader with at least 10 years of work experience - at least 2-3 years at a top strategy consulting firm at project management level are a must
  • Bachelors Degree required, MBA or equivalent preferred
  • Expertise in technology, ideally in e-commerce, retail, payments, and/or consumer facing products is highly desirable

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.

Here at eBay, 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 eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/company/diversity-inclusion/

#LI-AK1

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. Jobs posted with location as "Remote - United States (Excludes CO, HI, NM)" excludes Colorado, Hawaii and New Mexico.

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

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