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Job: Strategy Associate, eBay (Classifieds)
Strategy role
Full Time Job
Posted on: January 22, 2020
Locations: Canada (Ontario)
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We are seeking to hire a Strategy Associate for eBay (Classifieds) covering the following businesses (Kijiji Canada), Emerging Markets (Gumtree South Africa, Vivanuncios Mexico) and US Vehicles (eBay Motors) businesses. This role will report into the Head of Strategy of these markets and is a key member of the broader eCG Finance team. As the selected individual, you will help answer strategic and operational questions that relate to marketplace dynamics, user behavior, performance measurement, financial planning, and potential M&A or partnership opportunities. To succeed in this role, you will require strong business sense and have the ability to work at a strategic level to drive initiatives for directors and above. Finally, the role entails the possibility of high degree of autonomy as we may ask you to lead select initiatives with key individuals across the organization.

Support regular business reviews though consolidating, synthesizing, and preparing executive-level presentations
Prepare high-quality business analyses, market insights, and modeling on ad hoc projects for key partners
Monitor the competitive landscape, identify trends from the market and industry data, and make compelling strategic business recommendations
Work with global teams as required on strategic projects and benchmarking initiatives
Maintain local M&A target and potential partnership lists, and, as opportunities arise, help model and own processes to structure commercial terms
Contribute to business case development for commercial opportunities & gaps
Help with the annual 3-year planning process and budgeting cycle, and work cross-functionally to consolidate input on potential initiatives and the external environment
Partner across business functions to help craft operating initiatives and plans
Job qualifications and experience, academic degrees, personal traits...
MBA / Masterís degree preferred
Proven track record of effective performance at all professional and educational career stages
5+ years of experience in management consulting, investment banking, corporate strategy or similar role where structuring ambiguous problems, using data to tackle those problems, and communicating the results to executives is key
Previous experience in, or strong affinity with the Online, Media, or Technology space
Excellent analytical thinking, technical analysis, and data manipulation skills
Strong oral and written communication skills with high attention to detail, ability to build impactful management presentations
Willingness to work during periods with high workloads (including weekends when required)
Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task
High energy and able to work in a results-oriented, dynamic, and fast growth environment
Ability to develop strong professional relationships and influence others
Ability to travel globally (though mostly, California)

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