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Director of P&A Inventory Strategy

San Jose, California
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eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world. We exist to enable economic opportunity for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations of all sizes.

eBay’s strategic vision is to become the best global marketplace for buyers and sellers through a tech-led reimagination of the company. Looking for a purpose-driven company that puts the customer at the heart of everything? A culture that encourages people to think big and be curious, to act with urgency and integrity and to be fearlessly inclusive? That’s who we are. If this sounds compelling, join eBay!

About the Team

The eBay Motors team is responsible for the Vehicles, Parts & Accessories (P&A), Business & Industrial, Heavy Equipment and WHI (Nexpart B2B Marketplace) businesses in the US. A multi-billion dollar GMV portfolio representing some of the largest categories on eBay.

We are currently recruiting for our Director of P&A Inventory Strategy in San Jose, California reporting to the Sr Director & GM of P&A Inventory & WHI


The strategy of the eBay P&A vertical entails offering the most abundant supply of Trusted parts in the retail P&A marketplace, and ensuring that this supply matches the Trust and Experience expectations of eBay buyers. eBay supports sellers of all sizes, from the individual hobbyist selling a used part from their latest restoration project, to public company retailers building large brands on eBay. With hundreds of thousands of P&A sellers offering 10’s of millions of listings, and a plethora of supply for parts not yet on eBay, this is a significant undertaking. But it’s this breadth that makes eBay a category leader in P&A. The Director of P&A Inventory Strategy will direct the organization’s efforts to source and optimize this broad spectrum of P&A inventory, including:

Assessing eBay’s P&A inventory value proposition

  • Using internal data and external resources
  • Against buyer expectations, competition
  • To develop an initial inventory strategy and on an ongoing basis

Building an inventory framework to support eBay’s P&A strategy

  • Building a meaningful inventory taxonomy
  • Developing critical metrics and targets that map to P&A objectives

Optimizing inventory and listing quality

  • Defining and optimizing how sellers map their parts data onto eBay
  • Securing additional content, such as pictures and videos provided by sellers
  • Ensuring P&A inventory is priced competitively to eBay buyers

Enhancing the P&A selling environment

  • Tailoring customer service and retail standards for P&A sellers
  • Defining the appropriate eBay support models for small, medium, and large sellers. Working cross-functionally to put these support models into action.
  • Tailoring the selling fees for P&A sellers
  • Finding opportunities to bring new sellers onto eBay

Leading a small team of direct reports and larger cohort of partners to bring the inventory strategy and plan to life


  • Executive level verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to tell an elegant story backed by data

  • Data-driven approach to plan development and decision making. Comfortable and hands-on with data, analytics, and modelling. An ability to work directly with analysts and shape and provide direction on analytical work. High attention to detail

  • A strong ambition to grow professionally. A willingness to work hard, to learn and adapt, and to provide feedback both upward and to peer teams

  • A willingness to ‘Be the customer’ on eBay, to engage with customers directly, and a strong desire to help eBay win

Primary job requirements

  • BA/BS required, post-graduate business degree (for example MBA) a plus but not required

  • 10+ years related experience, or experience at a top-tier Investment Bank, Management Consultancy, Strategy & Planning function in a major corporation, or as a financial or product analyst.

  • Interest and/or experience in Automotive

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.

Here at eBay, we love creating 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 each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here:


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.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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