Principal, Corporate Strategy

Location:

San Jose, California, United States
Requisition Number:
R0052381

The Company
Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, 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 crafting an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

With ~150 million active buyers 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. 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 corporate strategy has a reputation of solving the most challenging problems and coming up with innovative and out-of-the-box solutions, with recommendations grounded in data.

We work very closely with senior leadership and have a high visibility. Team members can have a fast-track career in strategy or move into the business after 1-2 years.

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: 1) we develop eBay Inc’s strategy together with eBay’s executives, 2) we run strategic projects to solve key strategic issues supporting select executives at eBay, 3) we closely monitor the competitive environment & trends.

The opportunity

The eBay corporate strategy team is seeking a Principal, Corporate Strategy. Within this role, you will lead a cross-functional strategy project and a team ofa fewstrategy team members. You will work with key stakeholders from all functions across the organization to craft strategies and drive structured and data-based recommendations to action. In this role, you will have the ability to influence key elements of eBay’s strategy and to help shape the strategic direction of eBay, working with eBay’s senior executives. 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. You can either build a career in eBay’s strategy team or use this as stepping stone into other business and product roles at eBay.

Role responsibilities:

  • Project leadership: Lead cross-functional projects to solve strategic business problems, working with senior eBay executives. Projects are usually 2-4 months long, staffed with 1-3 team members supporting the Principal. Topics can span eBay’s overall strategy, category strategies, buyer/seller strategies or functional strategies (e.g., payments, ads) or other relevant strategic topics

  • Insights generation: Work with your team and analytics/ data science support to define smart analyses and generate new, compelling insights. Visualize in simple and compelling ways. Use the insights to develop key recommendations grounded in data

  • Strategy Development: Define and structure the core problem, understand status quo & competitive dynamics, define ambitions and value proposition and create recommendations for key actions to solve the problem 

  • Communication: Develop compelling and concise storylines to communicate team’s recommendation; prepare and deliver presentations to senior leadership

  • People leadership: Develop a team of associates and managers to constantly improve and help them grow their career

Job Requirements:

  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Skilled in project management and strategy development, including project prioritization, hypotheses development, financial and business modeling, strategic options identification, consensus building, and implementation

  • Outstanding analytical capabilities (quantitative and qualitative), ability to define relevant analyses in a hypothesis-driven approach, generating new & groundbreaking insights grounded in data

  • Excellence in structured thinking, developing creative solutions to challenging strategic business problems. Creativity and “out of the box” thinking that drives innovation. 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 

  • Comfort in handling uncertainty

  • Highly collaborative – be fun, and easy to work with!

Qualifications

  • Proven leader with at least 7+ years of work experience - experience at a top strategy consulting firm is a must;

  • Experienced project managers, currently working at top strategy consulting companies. Leaders who spent at least 2-3 years at a top strategy consulting company and then advanced their careers for 4-5 years at a startup or corporate 

  • Bachelors Degree required, MBA or equivalent preferred

  • Expertise in technology and/or in e-commerce/retail is a plus

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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-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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Principal, Corporate Strategy

San Jose, California, United States Requisition Number R0052381 Subsidiary eBay

The Company
Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, 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 crafting an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

With ~150 million active buyers 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. 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 corporate strategy has a reputation of solving the most challenging problems and coming up with innovative and out-of-the-box solutions, with recommendations grounded in data.

We work very closely with senior leadership and have a high visibility. Team members can have a fast-track career in strategy or move into the business after 1-2 years.

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: 1) we develop eBay Inc’s strategy together with eBay’s executives, 2) we run strategic projects to solve key strategic issues supporting select executives at eBay, 3) we closely monitor the competitive environment & trends.

The opportunity

The eBay corporate strategy team is seeking a Principal, Corporate Strategy. Within this role, you will lead a cross-functional strategy project and a team ofa fewstrategy team members. You will work with key stakeholders from all functions across the organization to craft strategies and drive structured and data-based recommendations to action. In this role, you will have the ability to influence key elements of eBay’s strategy and to help shape the strategic direction of eBay, working with eBay’s senior executives. 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. You can either build a career in eBay’s strategy team or use this as stepping stone into other business and product roles at eBay.

Role responsibilities:

  • Project leadership: Lead cross-functional projects to solve strategic business problems, working with senior eBay executives. Projects are usually 2-4 months long, staffed with 1-3 team members supporting the Principal. Topics can span eBay’s overall strategy, category strategies, buyer/seller strategies or functional strategies (e.g., payments, ads) or other relevant strategic topics

  • Insights generation: Work with your team and analytics/ data science support to define smart analyses and generate new, compelling insights. Visualize in simple and compelling ways. Use the insights to develop key recommendations grounded in data

  • Strategy Development: Define and structure the core problem, understand status quo & competitive dynamics, define ambitions and value proposition and create recommendations for key actions to solve the problem 

  • Communication: Develop compelling and concise storylines to communicate team’s recommendation; prepare and deliver presentations to senior leadership

  • People leadership: Develop a team of associates and managers to constantly improve and help them grow their career

Job Requirements:

  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Skilled in project management and strategy development, including project prioritization, hypotheses development, financial and business modeling, strategic options identification, consensus building, and implementation

  • Outstanding analytical capabilities (quantitative and qualitative), ability to define relevant analyses in a hypothesis-driven approach, generating new & groundbreaking insights grounded in data

  • Excellence in structured thinking, developing creative solutions to challenging strategic business problems. Creativity and “out of the box” thinking that drives innovation. 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 

  • Comfort in handling uncertainty

  • Highly collaborative – be fun, and easy to work with!

Qualifications

  • Proven leader with at least 7+ years of work experience - experience at a top strategy consulting firm is a must;

  • Experienced project managers, currently working at top strategy consulting companies. Leaders who spent at least 2-3 years at a top strategy consulting company and then advanced their careers for 4-5 years at a startup or corporate 

  • Bachelors Degree required, MBA or equivalent preferred

  • Expertise in technology and/or in e-commerce/retail is a plus

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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-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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