Manager, Marketplace Strategy

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0035089
Looking for a global commerce leader 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 for people across the globe? We are looking for people with drive, ideas, and a passion for helping small businesses succeed to help shape the future of eBay—does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to talk to you!

About the team:

We are responsible for setting the future direction of eBay: our ambition, where we play, and how we win in the market. Our team is responsible for deeply understanding the needs of our core buyers and sellers and creating 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 eBay Marketplaces Strategy team is seeking a Manager, Marketplace Strategy. The candidate will be a creative thinker with high levels of intellectual curiosity. You will work with key stakeholders from all functions across the organization to design strategies and drive structured and data-based recommendations to action. Within this role, the candidate will have the ability to influence key elements of eBay’s strategy and to help shape the future direction of eBay. The ideal candidate has a track record of making pragmatic, actionable recommendations with real world implementation experience.


  • Strategy development and execution: You will support the development and implementation of our businesses’ visions, strategies, and long-term strategic priorities. Run strategic projects and facilitate cross-functional and cross-regional team coordination. Perform strategic analyses and solve problems
  • Communication skills: You will command an audience and engage in constructive dialog with various levels of executives and team members
  • Market intelligence: You will develop insightful market intelligence about key industry trends and communicate with the organization regarding their strategic implications
  • Managing through Uncertainty: You will self-direct as well as manage junior resources on the strategy team and across the organization to deliver superior end-products in a dynamic industry and corporate environment

Job Requirements

  • Excellence in structured thinking with superior analytical capabilities (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Ability to communicate clearly and simply with mid-level and senior audiences
  • Comfort in reaching out and organizing cross-functional collaboration in a highly matrixed environment
  • Ability to lead, motivate and mentor junior project team members
  • Comfort with uncertainty
  • Highly reciprocal – be fun, outgoing, and easy to work with


  • 2+ years of work experience preferred. Top tier strategy consulting, investment banking, or corporate strategy experience strongly preferred
  • BS/BA degree required with significant academic achievements, including academic awards and other recognitions. MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • Industry experience in commerce/ retail, consumer goods or internet services a plus

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:

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