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Business Owner Transactional Services

Amsterdam, Netherlands Marktplaats
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eBay Classifieds Group is an innovative leader in online classifieds with ten brands that span the globe. Our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities - whether it’s a job, an apartment, a sofa, a car, a concert ticket, financial services or new friends. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. People who want to connect and trade visit our sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust. - are part of eBay and the eBay Classifieds Group (eCG). It combines the energy of a start-up with the resources of one of the leading technology companies in the world. We offer the top 500 advertisers relevant ways to connect and communicate with our 3.2 million monthly unique users, customized integrations and partnerships. In today’s world, building relationships with customers is exceptionally valuable to the success and growth of our business.

Marktplaats handles over 8 million unique visitors and 350.000 new advertisements each day making Marktplaats the largest online trading platform in the Netherlands. Consumer and professional sellers offer a large and varied assortment of used and new products. But we want to go even further - we are constantly changing our platform to deliver the experience our customers love.

We are a mix of Dutch and Silicon Valley cultures; like both, we are an international team of passionate people who share a common interest in solving problems using software and data. We invite you to join us!

The Partnerships team

As we continuously strive for further improvement of the trading experience, we've founded the Partnerships Team, a dedicated business unit to setup strategic partnerships for integrated functionalities and services on our platforms. This team operates on the cutting edge of business, product and marketing. The Partnerships team works 360 around the organization to improve the user journey of our users, build business for our partners and meanwhile keeps pushing internally for maximum user adoption and earnings. Therefor the key performance principle of Partnerships is Win-Win-Win. After the initial successes of our transactional services in 2020 we're ready for further acceleration in 2021 and now looking for a driven and seasoned

Business Owner

Our Business Owner will bring transactions on Marktplaats and 2dehands in a new maturing phase. Now the primary value is proven by a fair share of our Marktplaats users, it's time to accelerate the user adoption to make these services a logical and indispensable part of every user's journey. Meanwhile for and this new chapter has only just begun. You will be integral part of the multidisciplinary Interactions domain, working day to day with dedicated colleagues from Marketing, Product, Technology, UX and CR.This domain team will bring these services alive and materialize the strategic cooperation’s we've raised with our partners. You will build new partnerships, nurture existing ones and meanwhile push internally for adoption to maximise viability and profitability. Always with a data driven approach to discover, experiment, develop and eventually fulfill the needs of our users.

In order to be successful in this role, you have vast experience in a commercial digital role in a product/service driven publishing organization. You have knowledge of online business models, conversion focused marketing ánd commercial product development. You naturally practice product management from a business perspective. You understand by heart that your success is the result of the best commercial agreement multiplied by the highest possible user adoption. Our Business Owner combines strong commercial and analytical capabilities with a natural persuasion power to bring our transactional ambitions alive and at scale

Key accountabilities of this role are:

  • Discover new ways to further grow impact and profitability of our platforms andproof the business case and user interest

  • Setup and maintain durable strategic partnerships for the development of integrated functions/services on our platforms and coordinate the integration accordingly.

  • The user adoption of the services within your partnerships is the proof of your business sense and you drive it by all possible means

  • Meanwhile stay focussed on interesting market developments, potential new partners and platform features that could build value according to the win-win-win principle

  • Demonstrate acumen in driving ideas, convincing (potential) partners, negotiating and closing deals

  • 360 alignment internally (tech, legal, data, product, business, customer support, marketing & PR) to quickly develop a partnership from idea to live functionality

  • You are the monetization expert. Play your role as the business expert internally and the platform expert externally and always lead your stakeholders to the next step towards success

  • Always live the results, own the success and be ready to present it in meetings, demo's or QBR's

  • Working at ECG is executing in an intense, fast-paced and highly iterative environment

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor/Master degree in Economics, Business, Econometrics or equivalent.

  • >7 years of commercial online experience in technology, publishing or digital services business.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills

  • You are a business person, from spotting the opportunity, landing the partnership agreement topushing for the proper integration and scaling to success.

  • Executor with a constant focus on delivery

  • Rainmaker cooperating across departments and ability to establish positive relationships across levels and functions

  • Proficient in Dutch and English

We love building 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 every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, no matter who you are, you feel eBay Classifieds Group is a place where you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about us click here:


People are the heart of eBay Classifieds Group and their health and well-being are our first priority.

We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. As a result, most teams are working remotely, with a few teams able to collaborate in person with enhanced safety procedures. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.

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  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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