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M&A Lead

About the company

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. We are 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? Come join us.

About the role

We are seeking a M&A specialist to lead acquisitions for the Ads business as well as its parent Core Product organization. This leader will identify potential M&A targets, partnering closely with the corporate development team to align deals with eBay strategy and being responsible for the process end to end (including post deal integration). This position will report to our Head of Ads Strategy, M&A, & PMO.

This is a critical role within the organization. The ideal candidate will operate at a high level of intellectual curiosity, exhibit superior strategic capabilities, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and bring a proven ability to work with and lead teams. They will have the maturity, confidence, intellectual strengths, and real-world experience to lead and inspire a team of smart and driven professionals. This candidate must have a passion for understanding and serving the unique community of eBay users.


  • Lead acquisitions for the Ads business unit as well as its parent Core Product organization, and manage a team of M&A deal leads, engaging across the deal lifecycle

  • Develop an assessment framework to understand strategic gaps and opportunities within the organization, taking into account market context and outlook, and identify or help validate potential M&A targets

  • Perform industry research to understand the competitive set and develop understanding of emerging technologies and trends

  • Analyze companies, assess them for fit and identify value propositions within the organization

  • Lead meetings with prospective targets, synthesizing key information, facilitating information gathering

  • Partner closely with the corporate development team to align deals with eBay strategy owning the process end to end (including post deal integration)

  • Contribute to Ebay leadership’s assessment of strategic build / buy / partner options (aligning inorganic vs organic initiatives)


  • 12+ years of experience in corporate strategy required, having led cross-functional teams to execute due diligence, pre-Close integration planning, and post-Close integration

  • Experience working for a top tier strategy consulting firm, private equity or venture capital preferred

  • Highly structured thinker with excellent ability to translate strategic thought into clear and concise executive level communication

  • Experience with M&A, preferably as a buyer in the technology and software space

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.

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