Principal, Corporate Strategy
San Jose
hace 6 días

The Company

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce?

Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to crafting an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay a company you can be proud to be a part of.

About the team

We are responsible for setting the strategic direction of eBay : our ambition, where we play, and how we win in the market.

The corporate strategy has a reputation of solving the most challenging problems and coming up with innovative and out-of-the-box solutions, with recommendations grounded in data.

We work very closely with senior leadership and have a high visibility. Team members can have a fast-track career in strategy or move into the business after 1-2 years.

The team is responsible for deeply understanding the needs of our core buyers and sellers and crafting the strategies that will differentiate eBay relative to our competitors.

We work very closely with product, technology, and regional business teams to ensure the strategy is translated into action across the end-to-end customer experience.

Our work can be divided into 3 main topics : 1) we develop eBay Inc’s strategy together with eBay’s executives, 2) we run strategic projects to solve key strategic issues supporting select executives at eBay, 3) we closely monitor the competitive environment & trends.

The opportunity

The eBay corporate strategy team is seeking a Principal, Corporate Strategy . Within this role, you will lead a cross-functional strategy project and a team ofa fewstrategy team members.

You will work with key stakeholders from all functions across the organization to craft strategies and drive structured and data-based recommendations to action.

In this role, you will have the ability to influence key elements of eBay’s strategy and to help shape the strategic direction of eBay, working with eBay’s senior executives.

The ideal candidate has a track record of making pragmatic, concrete recommendations with real world implementation experience.

It is critical for the role that the candidate has strong analytic skills and is excellent in developing creative / out-of-the-box and well-thought-out solutions for challenging business problems.

You can either build a career in eBay’s strategy team or use this as stepping stone into other business and product roles at eBay.

Role responsibilities :

Project leadership : Lead cross-functional projects to solve strategic business problems, working with senior eBay executives.

Projects are usually 2-4 months long, staffed with 1-3 team members supporting the Principal. Topics can span eBay’s overall strategy, category strategies, buyer / seller strategies or functional strategies (e.

g., payments, ads) or other relevant strategic topics

Insights generation : Work with your team and analytics / data science support to define smart analyses and generate new, compelling insights.

Visualize in simple and compelling ways. Use the insights to develop key recommendations grounded in data

Strategy Development : Define and structure the core problem, understand status quo & competitive dynamics, define ambitions and value proposition and create recommendations for key actions to solve the problem

Communication : Develop compelling and concise storylines to communicate team’s recommendation; prepare and deliver presentations to senior leadership

People leadership : Develop a team of associates and managers to constantly improve and help them grow their career

Job Requirements :

Intellectual curiosity

Skilled in project management and strategy development, including project prioritization, hypotheses development, financial and business modeling, strategic options identification, consensus building, and implementation

Outstanding analytical capabilities (quantitative and qualitative), ability to define relevant analyses in a hypothesis-driven approach, generating new & groundbreaking insights grounded in data

Excellence in structured thinking , developing creative solutions to challenging strategic business problems. Creativity and out of the box thinking that drives innovation.

Ability to see around corners and connect the dots that enable business to proactively drive business

Strong executive presence and ability to communicate strategy clearly and simply. Ease with executive-level interactions.

Ability to create clear and simple storylines.

Proven track record to lead and mentor a driven strategy team in the development and execution of key initiatives. Ability to lead, empower and mentor project team members

Comfort in reaching out and prioritizing cross-functional collaboration in a highly matrixed environment

Comfort in handling uncertainty

Highly collaborative be fun, and easy to work with!


  • Proven leader with at least 7+ years of work experience - experience at a top strategy consulting firm is a must;
  • Experienced project managers, currently working at top strategy consulting companies. Leaders who spent at least 2-3 years at a top strategy consulting company and then advanced their careers for 4-5 years at a startup or corporate

    Bachelors Degree required, MBA or equivalent preferred

    Expertise in technology and / or in e-commerce / retail is a plus

    We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

    Please contact us to request accommodation.

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