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Head of Product - Advertising

eBay Classifieds Group 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 eBay Classifieds Group already has a presence and in prospective markets.

About the team

We believe that solving customer problems and delivering value to our business can be done at scale. As the Global Capabilities Team (CAPS) we offer our local brands a portfolio of capabilities along the end customer journey that speeds up time to market across the eBay Classifieds Group. Our global teams develop and innovate a broad variety of central solutions and services: Full integrations of back-office systems, central advertising, experimentation and real-time communication solutions, personalization and performance APIs and algorithms as well as a central data infrastructure.

We closely partner with our local peers on efficient integrations of our capabilities that create valuable experiences for our end customers and the business. We are a diverse and highly motivated team. Data is the voice of our customers and helps us to define the common goals we work towards as one team.

Your role

As Head of Product - Advertising you are responsible for the product evolution of our global services and solutions in the advertising domain. You know how to discover and tackle our customers’ problems and business needs. You are also able to articulate this vision concisely. You will inspire decision makers as well as your product managers to deliver against the strategic goals you set.

As you are an ambassador of the company strategy, local advertising needs and the end customer, you empower your team by setting the right priorities.

Building effective relationships with stakeholders in a global setup comes natural to you. In close partnership with local advertising leads and product peers you and your team ideate, define, experiment and craft impactful value propositions. You ensure reliable feedback loops from end-users to improve existing services and solutions or to drive innovation in your portfolio.


  • create transparency of the teams’ roadmaps and key deliverables and ensure a continuous delivery of value to our end customers and our business;

  • share stories of successful value delivery across the eBay Classifieds Group;

  • ensure your team provides context and easy access to knowledge for local markets and thus reduce time to impact globally.

What we’re looking for:

  • 7+ years Product Management experience (preferably in Classifieds business);

  • Expert in advertising and wider commercial solutions (1st party advertising, B2B business models, yield management, ranking algorithms)

  • You are a highly analytical leader who works effectively in a matrix organization at scale

  • Resourceful with ability to get things done. Capable of operating collaboratively in a fast-paced, environment, across multiple teams and balancing multiple priorities;

  • Natural communicator who creates buy-in from a diverse stakeholder landscape as well as the executive leadership team

  • Well-versed in bringing various technologies and capabilities together into a compelling value proposition for our local businesses and clear roadmap towards the leadership team

  • Experienced people manager who develops our talented product managers and ensures best customer-centric and outcome-driven practices

  • Self-motivated and results driven. You challenge the status quo with the ability to articulate a path to get there;

  • You have at least a bachelor’s degree.

What you can expect from us:

  • A collaborative, informal, international and playful work environment with self-organized, multi-disciplinary agile/lean teams;

  • Managers and teammates who are invested in your growth as a technologist and as a person;

  • Work with cool modern tools;

  • Access to tools and resources to do your job (best-in-class laptop, IDEs, Safari Online subscription, conferences and meetups, all the coffee and soda you can drink, and much more);

  • Ability to join and participate in multiple internal interest groups eBay Classifieds Group in trending topics like Machine Learning, AI, DevOps, BigData, mobile development, and others;

  • Continuous Deployment through multiple environments to get rapid feedback about your work;

What we offer:

  • Dynamic, international teams with very skilled personalities, a real passion for e-commerce, professionalism and a good sense of humour.

  • A competitive salary, outstanding benefits and an excellent working environment.

  • Silicon Valley amenities, such as iPhones and MacBook Pros, crazy high spec dev machines and very nice office facilities.

From the moment that you join our team we aspire to make your employment experience an outstanding and engaging one. If you are enthusiastic and thrive in a collaborative and friendly environment then apply and send us your CV. For more information, you can contact Radboud Fluttert, Recruiting

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:

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.

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