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Retail Promotions & Sourcing Advisor

The Inventory Sourcing Advisor is responsible for leading the creation and success of retail promotions from a pre-approved list of sellers and brands to ensure achievement of sales goals. Promotions include daily, weekly, and seasonal sales and brand events offering in-demand inventory across eBay’s key Verticals (e.g. Fashion, Tech and Home & Garden). This Inventory Sourcing Team own the end-to-end process for retail promotions on the UK site, which includes sourcing guidance, inventory acquisition, price point & quantity negotiation, deals upload and live performance management to ensure the best converting deals remains live. The Inventory Sourcing Advisor must develop long-term relationships with strategic brands and sellers to ensure the commercial success of the UK retail promotions program. Success will require close partnership with the Business Unit to understand strategic direction, market trends, report on retail performance and agree tactical adjustments to meet goals. The successful candidate will need to operate to an elevated level of autonomy, have effective communication skills to support relationships with key stakeholders across the breath of the UK Trading team and to communicate plans and performance. The candidate must demonstrate personal drive to achieve targets and improve process. Depending on the category the Sourcing Advisor is assigned to, you will have additional vertical responsibilities, such as communicating key coupon and promotional dates to category managers, owning the Final Value Fee processes for specific seller cohorts, and sharing key trading insight packages with your trading colleagues within your assigned vertical.  

Core Duties:

  • Lead inventory acquisition in partnership with vertical leads for retail promotions  
  • Provide sourcing guidance for sellers within your sourcing list for upcoming seasonal events 
  • Educate sellers and brands on policies and process for promotions and markdown events  (.i.e. Strike Through Pricing)  
  • Educate sellers and brands on key marketing campaigns through the calendar year  (.i.e. Black Friday)   
  • Ensure all inventory sourcing timelines are achieved to support execution of on time promotions 
  • Ensure adherence to all policy and vetting process steps  
  • Communicate with your inventory sourcing colleagues to plan slots effectively across the week / month  
  • Attend weekly business unit meetings to share feedback on trends, seller insight & suggestions to achieve targets  
  • Attend weekly GCX stand-up provide performance overview and share key callouts  
  • Attend UK seller events in support of UK trading across the UK  
  • Attend Trading events in Richmond during key retails moments (PRIME & Peak Trading)  
  • Support business unit with tactical asks, tests and pilots to drive seller growth across the site  
  • Support merchandisers with information and insight on trends  
  • Use Growth and trending tools to ensure your fully aware of any breakout trends in your categories   

Prerequisite Knowledge & Proficiencies

  • Previous Sales/Business development experience is essential  
  • Fluency in English language   
  • Proven track record of working directly with a business unit on projects  
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks at a time while paying strict attention to detail 
  • Commercially focused and have a strong track record of achieving and surpassing targets 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization 
  • Natural relationship builder with integrity, reliability and maturity 
  • Excellent time and project management skills 
  • Strong working knowledge of internal and external PC based systems and software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, Unify, Agent Desktop, Salesforce) 
  • Ability to travel at short notice  




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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