Canadian Head of Fashion
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, California, eBay Inc is a global ecommerce leader, and one of the world’s most recognizable brands. Our marketplace connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world every day. From our roots in online auctions for used goods, today eBay is an ecommerce powerhouse with over 1 billion new and used items available for purchase using both fixed-price and auction formats. We have over 180M active buyers in 190 countries. Canadians purchase over $1 billion dollars on eBay annually, making us one of this country’s largest and most successful ecommerce businesses.
eBay’s purpose is to “empower people and create economic opportunity” – this includes individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes. eBay’s marketplace enables small and medium businesses across Canada to succeed while they ‘stay local and sell global’.
eBay Canada has a very entrepreneurial atmosphere with the feeling of a start-up, but the resources (via our global teams) of an established company – the best of both worlds! We are on the journey of building up our differentiated positions in key categories. This role will lead those efforts in our growing range of authenticated categories. This is a major priority for our business and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to take these growing businesses and drive them to the next level.
The Canadian Head of Fashion will be responsible for Fashion businesses in particular categories where we have or will be launching authentication services. We will initially start with the rapidly growing collectible sneakers category and luxury watches, then add in other categories. This leader will have end-to-end responsibility for the Fashion business in Canada including imports and exports with key markets such as the US. The role reports into the Canadian General Manager and will be a key member of the Canadian leadership team.
Own the Fashion businesses and successfully build differentiated positions especially for authenticated categories
Set short and long term goals, budgets and put processes and programs in place to successfully achieve these goals
Build collaborative relationships and work cross-functionally with other Canadian and Global teams (Marketing, Comms, Shipping, Authentication, Business Development, Product, Customer Service) to achieve results
Work especially closely with the US Fashion teams to learn and adopt the best ideas and concepts
Lead business development efforts with top brands and sellers, developing pipelines, recruiting new sellers, onboarding, problem solving issues, developing positive relationships and helping them grow successful businesses on eBay
Develop and plan new strategies and campaigns for acquiring and developing loyalty among enthusiasts in these categories
Capture feedback from enthusiasts and work collaboratively with product and operations teams to prioritize, design, test and launch new features
Lead, mentor and support 2 team members
Serve as a member of the Canadian leadership team, contributing thought leadership, working collaboratively and mentoring across the broader team.
What you need to succeed:
Entrepreneurial and scrappy self-starter with a bias to action – able to find creative ways to get things done, experiment and pivot as needed
Strong leadership skills – an active listener who draws out individual and team strengths
Passionate about helping Canadian small businesses succeed
Data-driven problem-solver with a track record of delivering results in complex environments
Strong communication and stakeholder management skills – able to work across matrixed global environments to develop collaborative partnerships and deliver results
8+ years of experience in a Retail or Luxury Brand business with a strong emphasis on an ecommerce / digital first experience
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