Finance & Strategy Manager

5 - 7 years experience  •  Technology

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/20/18
San Jose, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Technology
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/20/18

THE COMPANY: eBay Classifieds Group

The eBay Classifieds Group is an innovative global leader in online classifieds, with brands that span the globe.  Our sites help people find whatever they are 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.  We have eleven brands that span the globe offering online classifieds in more than 1,000 cities around the world.

The eBay Classifieds Group is always looking for high-energy, self-motivated, committed individuals who are passionate about their work. Our team members enjoy a challenging environment that places the highest value on innovation, accountability and playing to win.  Our culture is based on open and honest communication, respect for other points of view and a spirit of fun.

Please visit our website www.ebayclassifiedsgroup.com for more information.

THE BUSINESS UNIT: North West Europe (“NWE") and Commercial

The North West Europe (“NWE") business unit includes Gumtree in the UK, Gumtree in Australia, Kijiji and Automobile.it in Italy and Bilbasen & DBA in Denmark.  In addition, Commercial encompasses all onsite monetization for eCG with a current focus on advertising.

THE POSITION:

This unique role draws on FP&A, analytics and strategy.  The role will have frequent interaction with (i) the CFO, COO and General Manager of NWE (ii) the country CFOs and finance teams, (iv) the Central Commercial Analytics team, (v) the Advertising Center of Excellence and (vi) eCG Corporate FP&A. This role will lead aspects of financial planning, provide financial and strategic insights and will work closely with the NWE leadership team as well as the eCG Advertising Center of Excellence to help grow and develop the business.

Key Responsibilities:

FP&A

  • Lead financial planning, forecasting and reporting for eCG Advertising
  • Directly manage, mentor and coach the finance team in Italy
  • Partner with NWE finance teams to understand performance and validate forecasts
  • Consolidate weekly and monthly financials with commentary on results and key drivers
  • Ensure reporting requirements to eCG are met in a timely and accurate manner
  • Drive FP&A process improvement (including reporting and forecasting)
  • Coordinate and support month-end close, forecast and budgeting processes
  • Support planning and reviews (quarterly ops reviews, 3-year plan, annual budget, etc.)

Strategy & Analytics

  • Support long-term financial and strategic planning
  • Analyze drivers of performance and deliver key insights
  • Ad hoc strategic projects that contribute to the NWE and Commercial strategies
  • Support M&A projects including financial modelling and discounted cash flow analysis

Qualifications:

  • 5 - 10 years of experience ideally from FP&A, investment banking and/or strategy consulting
  • MBA preferred (Bachelor's degree or equivalent required)
  • People management experience
  • Excellent excel and financial modelling skills
  • Strong Powerpoint skills and ability to craft presentations for executives
  • Proven record of exceptional performance at all professional and educational career stages
  • High energy and a desire to work in a results oriented, dynamic and high growth environment
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to develop strong professional relationships and to influence others
  • Natural interest or experience in classifieds, e-commerce, and/or advertising
  • Willingness and ability to work during periods with high workloads
  • Ability to travel globally
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
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