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Sr Category Manager Appliances (m/f/d)

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About the Team

The German Verticals team is responsible for the B2C business (i.e. from business sellers to consumers) of eBay Germany ( The team is organized by industries (‘Verticals’, such as Electronics, Home & Garden, Fashion, or Motors) and horizontal teams such as trading and planning functions.

We are currently recruiting for our Verticals team in Berlin/ Dreilinden a Senior Category Manager Home Appliances (m/f/d)

The role:

  • The Senior Category Manager will manage the Home Appliances category within the electronics vertical team. The role will lead and develop Home Appliances category, including strategy definition, operational cadences (insights, reporting, trading) and relationship with allocated brands and retailers.

  • Responsibilities include:

  • Provide an ongoing inventory- / category management including coordination, delivery of category insights as well as sourcing and marketing of inventory

  • Analysis of inventory insights, product trends, market data, industry dynamics, customer shopping trends and the competitive landscape to assess growth opportunities and product improvements

  • Manage business performance based on defined key performance indicators

  • Build and strengthen relationships with assigned brands and sellers to identify and implement scaling opportunities and resolve all operational issues through liaison with the customer support team

  • Manage horizontal seller growth initiatives (promo requests, seller engagement initiatives)

  • Identify and source relevant and market leading inventory to support execution of strategy

  • Support and drive cross-organizational collaboration with other teams (marketing, customer service, deals and others) in conceptualizing, planning as well as executing campaigns


  • Deep understanding of online retailing standard methodologies and experience employing tactics to gain market share and grow top line sales

  • 5+ years of merchandising experience in retail or consumer products industry, ideally in a Home Appliance context. Experience should include buying, planning, product line structure and pricing.

  • Ability to articulate vision and purpose for the initiatives as it relates to long-term goals and objectives.

  • Proven experience of outstanding sales/budget performance within a B2C environment

  • Experience working with retailers and/or brands in a category management or buyer capacity. Track record of building effective trading relationships with clients/suppliers/brands to drive and a joint focus on commercial outcomes

  • Strong analytical skills and business insight in a complex data environment

  • Proficient in German & English required


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.

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