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Partnership Manager - Auto

Melbourne, Australia CAMS
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eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is now part of Adevinta, an innovative leader in digital marketplaces spanning 16 countries. We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

In Australia our business encompasses three industry leading brands each known for their respective strengths: Gumtree as Australia’s favourite local marketplace, as the #1 in automotive editorial and as the #2 in automotive classifieds. After acquiring the vertical motors business in 2019 (Autotrader & CarsGuide) we are transforming our business in Australia and creating one integrated team that will drive the vision and strategy of our three leading brands!

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Partnerships Auto, this is a newly created position within the commercial advertising team. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving our Auto Advertising revenue through strategic direct partnerships. The role will lead our network vision to become Australia’s best auto and lifestyle advertising audience solution.

The role will be focused on industry thought leadership, deepening our relationships in the auto industry and identifying digital lead partner opportunities which will drive significant revenue and real value for our customers and our business. If you’re a passionate and committed person with a love of building Advertising client centric partnerships, then come and join our team and help take our advertising business to the next level.


  • Build new and innovative Auto revenue streams through our media and data solution channels.
  • Be a key part of the network data offering and be fluent in leading these conversations.
  • Develop client lead strategies that help solve real business challenges.
  • Manage and seek out new agency, partner and direct client relationship.
  • Represent our market communication into native and new innovative products for our customers.
  • Work collaboratively with Marketing team on thought leadership and trade.
  • Provide market intelligence to the business to help improve our offering.
  • Pipeline management with proven results in meeting and exceeding revenue target.
  • Work with key stakeholders improving our programmatic, native and audience products.


  • Proven sales hunter with success in building client partnerships.
  • Thorough understanding of the digital advertising industry and media sales.
  • Ability to sell and lead audience strategy across both Programmatic and direct channels.
  • Passion for native and audience led digital solutions.
  • Proven skills in negotiation, commercial acumen and business development success.
  • Superb presentation, interaction, and communication skills
  • Strong communication and sales skills, both verbal and non-verbal – a proven influencer
  • Energised by an entrepreneurial environment
  • Pro-active and autonomous
  • Tertiary qualifications in business and/ or marketing, desired
  • Candidates must have solid digital experience (5+ years), preferable in a senior sales role at a Publisher, Media Agency or Ad-Tech.

Technical Skills:

  • Previous experience or knowledge with the following technologies will be looked upon favorably
  • Salesforce CRM
  • Google Ad Manager (DFP)
  • Adobe Audience Manager , Liveramp, Infosum
  • Google AdExchange, Index exchange, Magnite, Xand, Pubmatic
  • Celtra, Bonzai

What we offer:

  • Meaningful work with diverse, international, highly skilled and passionate teams which give you the chance to make a difference in our customers’ lives.
  • International career opportunities throughout Adevinta.
  • Competitive compensation, conference & education budget. We value your personal and professional development.
  • A healthy work-life balance, i.e. part-time work, an additional paid parental leave time, flexible working hours including working from home options.
  • A great atmosphere, open-minded company culture with several social team activities (online and offline).


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, Adevinta offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs.


People are the heart of Adevinta, 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.

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