Director, Marketplace Strategy

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0021345 Subsidiary eBay

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of 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 creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

THE COMPANY

eBay, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY)

With more than 170 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.

THE OPPORTUNITY                                                             

The Director of Marketplaces Strategy is a senior leader who will lead global cross-functional projects consisting of 2-6 Strategy Associates, Managers, and Senior Managers. He or she will bring both process and content leadership to strategy projects and act as the point person between Strategy and cross-functional business teams including Verticals, Product, Marketing, M&A, Business Development, and Finance.  Example project topics include vertical strategy, country strategy, buyer and seller experience, customer acquisition, and acquisition or strategic partner due diligence.

Responsibilities include Market and Competitive Analysis, Strategy Development, Strategy Mobilization, Team Leadership and Executive Communication. See details below.

Role responsibilities:

  • Market and Competitive Analysis: Develop insightful market intelligence about key industry trends (technology, competitors, consumers, regulatory, etc.) and inform 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 complex business problems.
  • Strategy Development: Develop the strategies for eBay to differentiate itself in the market. This will include creating the strategies, developing the key initiatives to support the strategies and working closely with key eBay constituencies to gain buy-in.
  • Strategy Mobilization: Work with the eBay line organization as needed to support mobilization and implementation of the business strategies.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a talented and driven strategy team in the development and execution of strategic initiatives.
  • Communication: Support the communication effort to keep eBay’s CEO, Devin Wenig and the executive team informed as to the strategic direction and initiatives within the group. Support the broader organizational communication of the strategy as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Proven thought leader with 5-8 years in consulting or corporate strategy.  Expertise in technology, ideally in e-commerce, retail, payments, and/or consumer facing products is highly desirable.
  • Skilled in strategy development, including project scoping, hypotheses development, financial and business modeling, strategic options identification, consensus building, and implementation.
  • 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, not just respond to it.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a talented and driven strategy team in the development and execution of strategic initiatives.
  • Strong executive presence and ability to communicate strategy clearly and simply. Ease with executive-level interactions - ability to distill complex business issues and strategies to highlight insights and actionable recommendations in a concise and persuasive manner.
  • Superior written and verbal communicate skills.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional collaboration in a highly matrixed and complex environment.

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