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Head Of Vertical Strategy

eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world. We exist to enable economic opportunity for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations of all sizes. eBay Marketplaces operates in 190 markets around the world.

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, 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 creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay!

The Advertising Team is reinventing advertising at eBay! We’re crafting innovative ad-tech solutions to optimize the ad monetization and experience on eBay. Our goal is to build a valuable experience for both buyers and sellers, while also driving performance for advertisers. To that end, we are innovating rapidly in the ad-tech space and there is no shortage of new challenges for motivated individuals.

Read about some of our products and recent work here:

We are looking for an experienced Head of Vertical Strategy to join one of the fastest growing teams at eBay to be based in London.

In this role, you will work as a conduit between advertising teams and the core marketplace category teams to grow strong strategic partnerships with brands and sellers ensuring their success on eBay. You will define the strategy for advertising to amplify the marketplace priorities and drive advertising revenue, brand integration and long term partnerships. You will initiate and lead cross functional projects, foster innovation and drive collaboration.

  • Pro-actively generating growth opportunities in collaboration with Core Vertical team, Marketing and Brand Partnerships team counterparts

  • Engaging with Category, Retail and Marketing teams within ebay Marketplace to identify collaboration opportunities and provide internal consulting on Advertising strategies to amplify their ecommerce activities

  • Conducting timely, relevant business analytics (e.g., market share analysis, financial modeling) and creating presentations on strategy, financial and operational performance

  • Owning project implementation and execution with cross-functional teams

  • Working alongside Country advertising GM’s on annual strategic plan and brand development

  • Coordinating and conducting a cadence of business performance reviews; giving market and competitor insights to improve business performance, reporting back to GM and various internal stakeholders.

  • Serve as a thought partner for the local advertising GM and UK advertising org on operational and strategic issues related to verticals i.e stock etc

  • Initiate improvements in assigned business processes

  • Advocate on behalf of the customer and have a customer-centric approach to the above responsibilities

  • BA Required; Business training preferred including MBA / advanced educational training

  • 5+ years professional experience; E-Commerce and work in matrixed organizations preferred

  • Previous management consulting experience

  • Demonstrated passion for technology and/or experience in the personal technology industry

  • Demonstrated project management (managing concurrent initiatives, tight timelines)

  • Demonstrated experience leveraging strategy concepts to frame problem solving including quantitative acumen (financial modeling, P&L management)

  • Experience with global program office management/ project management

  • Described as hands-on, positive, pragmatic, flexible and results-driven


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.

Here at eBay, 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 eBay’s 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.

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

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