Director, Corporate Development
eBay, Inc. (NASDAQ : EBAY)
With more than 180 million active users, over a billion active product listings, and in excess of $25B in quarterly GMV, eBay is the world’s most vibrant and dynamic online marketplace.
Founded in 1995, eBay empowers people to create their own economic independence by providing tools that allow ordinary people sell and buy online.
eBay Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California and has operations around the world. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit .
eBay’s Corporate Development Team is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and integrating the company’s strategic acquisitions, divestitures, investments and joint ventures.
The team works closely with eBay’s CEO, CFO, CTO, CPO, GMs and operational leaders to enable go / no-go decision-making for potential investments and acquisitions.
We develop unique market insights and strong industry & venture capital relationships to proactively identify the most attractive M&A and investment opportunities.
We assess opportunities to ensure a strong strategic rationale, assess the case for buying vs. building vs. partnering, align the organizational fit and integration plan, develop the business case, perform valuation, structure, negotiate and execute transactions.
We are currently seeking a Director to join our team. The Director will report to the VP of Corporate Development. This is a high profile role with significant executive exposure inside and outside of eBay, at a global level.
The Director is expected to bring significant expertise to the role with the ability to lead across all the team responsibilities listed above.
The role requires a blend of strong strategic problem-solving, management and deal experience, and team-building skills, in a highly dynamic business environment.
The Director will be involved in identifying prospective target opportunities, performing strategic and quantitative analysis, conducting due diligence, determining appropriate valuation and structure, developing strategy for and conducting negotiations, driving activities to closure, and coordinating with our M&A Integration team.
On a typical transaction, the Director will play the role of "Deal Captain", responsible for all aspects of the transaction, including managing a cross-functional team involving colleagues from our Business Units, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, IT, and Product / Engineering teams.
This role provides a unique opportunity to gain a deep understanding of eBay, our industry and to lead transactions ranging from strategic investments and the related commercial deal, to smaller tech and talent tuck-ins, to larger scale M&A.
The level of exposure will allow the Director to develop close working relationships with the key leaders at and beyond eBay, and can be an effective springboard for other operational leadership roles at eBay, where global job mobility is encouraged.
Job requirements :
We value intellectual honesty and the use of creativity to find practical solutions to solve problems on deals.
We are expected to help prioritize, create clear project plans, ensure there are owners for action items and a clear path to making the decision.
This will often involve working across functions in the organization and the Deal Captain must be comfortable working with colleagues across a broad organization in this regard.
We're always ready to "grab an oar", regardless of our role / level / title, and understand that the project as a collaborative effort.
The Corporate Development team strives to improve and being able to give and receive feedback is a core part of this cycle.
The ideal candidate for the position should have a BA or BS undergraduate degree, an MBA and / or JD preferred. The candidate should have at least ten years of M&A / Corporate Development experience running acquisition and investment transactions.
Some of a candidate’s experience may be drawn from advisory positions in investment banking, venture capital, legal or consulting firms.