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Chief Marketing Officer

About the business
eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative leader in online classifieds with ten brands that span the globe. Our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a job, an apartment, a sofa, a car, a concert ticket, financial services or new friends. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. People who want to connect and trade visit our sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust.

Classifieds is shaping the future of local commerce by bringing people together through an enriched online experience that allows them to reach out to the community around them. We are comprised of more than 1,000 people who are passionate for local trade and maintaining the customer-centric nature of the Group, while exploring growth opportunities in both the countries where eCG already has a presence and in prospective markets.

In Australia the business encompasses three industry leading brands each known for their respective strengths: Gumtree as Australia’s favourite local marketplace, as the #1 in automotive editorial and as the #2 in automotive classifieds.

About the role

This exciting new role reports directly to our Managing Director of our Australian business and will play a pivotal role on our Australian executive team. After acquiring the vertical motors business in 2019 (Autotrader & CarsGuide) we are transforming our business in Australia and creating one integrated team that will drive the vision and strategy of both our horizontal (Gumtree) and vertical (Motors) business.

Our CMO will be responsible for providing the overall marketing leadership and strategy playing a key role in achieving the company’s short and long term growth plans. In close coordination with the balance of the executive team they will strive to place the company in a position of competitive advantage. They will be leading a large team of marketing professionals and will have the unique opportunity to craft our combined marketing structure required to support our combined strategies in Australia. They will understand the entire customer funnel and know how to build and drive initiatives which attract users at every point of the customer journey.

Your Responsibilities:

  • As a key business and revenue owner, they will be part of our Australian executive leadership team and help craft the strategy for the organization.

  • Lead growth marketing for our Australian brands and market position; including; brand & campaigns, PR, performance marketing, marketing intelligence, customer engagement (CRM), SEO, data, B2B, and partnership marketing to enable business outcomes.

  • Design the future state of the marketing team!

  • Develop and implement cutting edge marketing strategies to drive acquisition, engagement, conversion and brand equity.

  • Partner closely with our Commercial and Product and Technology teams to create and deliver on a winning marketing strategy and plan that will support our business strategy.

  • Relentlessly improve how we measure success, from KPI development through to scalable processes and ROI.

  • Bring a commercial rigour to planning and budgeting, ensuring all key activities are measured and investments are tracked and monitored.

  • Maintaining strong communication channels with cross-functional teams to develop on the marketing strategy and approach.

  • Instil a customer centric mindset across the marketing team, leveraging customer experience to inform target markets, campaign design and decision making.

Your Profile:

Marketing Strategy & Implementation

  • Marketing leader with experience in leading performance/digital marketing teams and building consumer facing digital brands at scale in a two-sided marketplace.

  • 12+ years experience in progressive marketing roles including 5+ year track record of building, leading, and enabling marketing teams ideally at a CMO level.

  • Have deep understanding of customers needs, preferences & behaviours and understand how to use the right data & insights to deliver strategic commercial value.

  • Strong analytical skills to tell the story and provide detailed recommendations for the business.

  • Demonstrated experience across digital, CRM, SEO, social, data, PR, Brand.

  • Knowledge of CRM platforms like adobe are desirable.

  • Trade marketing experience is desirable.

People leadership

  • Proven record at developing high-performance growth marketing capabilities that deliver on business outcomes.

  • Inclusive Leadership - The ideal candidate will be a team builder, team player and a leader. The candidate will have the personal drive, passion and enthusiasm to both understand and successfully navigate a fast-growing company striving toward market domination in an evolving marketplace.

  • Cross Functional Collaboration & Influencing - Manage a large marketing team with the ability to partner and influence across key internal & external stakeholders in a global organisation.

  • People Agility & Leadership - significant experience in building, growing and developing high performing marketing teams to deliver high quality and impactful results and creating a culture of meaningful experiences.

  • Profile & Network - respected industry leader who is viewed as a “thought leader and challenger” within the Australian industry and consistently looking to be bold and challenge the status quo.

  • Results Orientated - sets the right goals/targets, tracks/measures.

  • Change Leadership - supports, mobilises and embeds a culture of change whilst driving results through their people and the organization.

Business leadership

  • Customer Centric - The ability to deliver high customer growth, whilst keeping our consumers at the heart of everything we do.

  • Creativity/Innovation - deep understanding of customer’s needs, preferences & behaviors and understand how to use the right data & insights to deliver strategic commercial value.

  • Resourceful – the ability to leverage global resources within the business and navigate strategically within a global organisation, leading through results and consistently delivering best practice.

What we offer:

  • Meaningful work with diverse, international, highly skilled and passionate teams which give you the chance to make a difference in our customers’ lives.

  • International career opportunities throughout eCG.

  • Competitive compensation, conference & education budget. We value your personal and professional development.

  • A healthy work-life balance, i.e. part-time work, an additional paid parental leave time, flexible working hours including working from home options.

  • A great atmosphere, open-minded company culture with several social team activities!

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 [email protected]. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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

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