Category Manager Home Interior (m/f/d)
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About the Team
The German Verticals team is responsible for the B2C business (i.e. from business sellers to consumers) of eBay Germany (ebay.de). The team is organized by industries (‘Verticals’, such as Consumer Electronics, Home & Garden, Fashion, or Motors) and horizontal teams such as trading and planning functions.
We are currently recruiting for our Home & Garden Vertical team in Berlin / Dreilinden a Category Manager Home Interior (m/f/d).
The Category Manager will manage and develop one or multiple categories within the Home & Garden Vertical team. The role includes strategy definition, operational cadences (insights, reporting, trading), relationship with allocated brands and retailers and a close alignment with our Product Management department to further develop e.g. our user experience.
The Category Manager will also lead wider, cross-functional and cross-category projects.
Provide an ongoing inventory- / category management including coordination, delivery of category insights as well as sourcing and marketing of inventory
Analysis of inventory insights, product trends, market data, industry dynamics, customer shopping trends and the competitive landscape to assess growth opportunities and product improvements
Manage business performance based on defined KPIs
Build and strengthen relationships with sellers and manufacturers to identify and implement scaling opportunities and resolve all operational issues through liaison with the customer support team
Identify and source relevant and market leading inventory to support execution of strategy
Cross-organisational collaboration with other teams (marketing, customer service, product management and others) in conceptualizing, planning as well as executing campaigns and initiatives
You will have:
5+ years of experience as a category manager, merchandiser, sourcer or buyer within (online) retail environment, preferably in Home & Garden categories (ideally Furniture, Home Accessories, and similar categories)
Very experienced at negotiating ranges & promotion with suppliers in complex negotiations
Able to target merchandise & appropriate sources of that merchandise & work with sellers to get it to site quickly
Ability to work tactically & strategically to drive & respond to business performance
Very good analytical skills/thinking
Ability to manage smaller projects across teams
Excellent communication and presentation skills in large or small group settings
Ability to build rapport to internal and external stakeholders of any level (from operations to C-Level)
Team player attitude with strong interpersonal skills
General proficiency with tools, systems, and procedures required to accomplish the job.
A university degree or relevant training
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.
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