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Job Description

What you’ll do

  • Take responsibility for the strategic direction, enhancement the performance of Adevinta Benelux portfolio of products and services

  • People manager for Product and project managers within the company:

  • Lead and develop product roadmaps and ways of working

  • Provide hands-on leadership and direction to a team of product managers

  • Work collaboratively with Sales, Tech and Marketing to ensure effective delivery and support of products and services 

  • Work collaboratively with sales to ensure there is common understanding of business goals and objectives

  • Provide strategic input into the company’s business plan 

  • Keep awareness of latest developments within the internet industry

Qualifications

Who you are

  • Education: Candidate will have a master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Engineering, Computer Science, or an equivalent in working experience.

  • Experience: The candidate must have 3-5 years of experience in leading products in complex/matrix environments.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills are a must for this position. The position is a supervisory position of other PMs and communication must be effective down the line in order to ensure the proper execution of the roles/functions in all junior positions. The Head of Product Management will also be required to regularly make presentations to the Management Team gatherings as well for local senior Management and other Stakeholders.

  • Leadership/People Skills: As the Head of Product, a good candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills with an ability to move the team and peers and have them follow a common vision. Improving the cohesion and functionality of the Product Management department with other departments across Adevinta BNL and within the group is very important.

  • Analytical Skills: The Head of Product should also demonstrate a high level of analytical and quantitative skills. The Head of Product should possess the ability to use information/data and various metrics to develop an informed and factual business case.

  • Integrity and Vision: As the Head of Product Management, it is necessary to be visionary and future-oriented. A suitable candidate will also be a person of high integrity, consistent in their work, and who has clear and visible set values."

Additional Information

What you’ll get from us 

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation

  • Benefits including stock purchase plan and annual bonus plans

  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, autonomy to set your own agenda, choice of phone and computer

  • Smart Working Policy - work remotely some of the time, balanced with time in the office together with your team 

  • ‘Work from anywhere’ weeks - up to four weeks working from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection!

  • Career development, including language classes and Adevinta Academies: specialised content built by our experts on Machine Learning, Agile, Leadership and more

  • 26 days of holidays

  • Commuter allowance

  • Subsidised gym membership + monthly massage 

  • Life insurance, retirement plan and generous family leave


Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. If anything you’ve read above ticks your boxes, then why not apply now to find out more!

Company Description

Marktplaats in The Netherlands, and 2dehands and 2ememain in Belgium, are part of Adevinta: a global online classifieds specialist. The three brands are hosted on a multi-tenant platform, operated from our Amsterdam location, and are the top players in the classifieds space throughout the Benelux region. 

We offer consumers the opportunity to trade their unwanted products and contribute to a greener, circular economy. We offer businesses - of all sizes, from the smallest hobbyist to the biggest brands in Benelux - a platform to showcase their goods and services online to over 11 million monthly unique users.

Adevinta is recognised as a sustainability leader and is one of only six companies listed in the Media & Entertainment industry group on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe.

 

This is a great opportunity to work on one of the most famous and visited platforms in The Netherlands and Belgium, and we are looking for you as Head of Product.  You will lead the Product Management team and will be the primary driver of the company’s vision; overseeing the development and management of the product’s roadmap based on the adopted strategies and vision.

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