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From: TG
Date: 29 Jan 2007
Subject: San Jose, CA: Senior Manager, Forecasting & Analysis at eBay

The Pricing, Planning & Programs team is responsible for all strategy and pricing decisions of the North American Auctions business. The team sets Pricing for the eBay Marketplace, manages site-wide Features and Promotions, manages Financial and Operating performance, and leads Strategic Planning for the Auctions business.

We are currently looking for a Senior Manager, Forecasting & Analysis to join the team. This individual will utilize their exceptional financial, operational and analytic skills to identify new insights into business performance drivers, manage the forward- and backward-looking point of view on marketplace health, and protect and grow the revenue line through credits and contra-revenue spend.

In the process, this person will develop a deep understanding of the Marketplaces businesses, while further strengthening their business, financial and analytic skills. Additionally, this individual will have broad exposure to a wide variety of functional and business teams within eBay North America.


Business Analysis

  • Use quantitative analytics to deliver new insights into drivers of business performance
  • Identify emerging trends in key inventory and user segments
  • Drive recommendations to address threats and opportunities in strategic segments of the business
  • Define, measure and explain metrics that drive operating efficiencies and align with organizational objectives
Marketplace Health
  • Drive the budgeting, forecasting and planning processes for metrics, revenue and expenses
  • Measure short-term and long-term performance against plan, and create regular business updates for senior leadership
  • Identify performance anomalies and manage root cause analysis through analytic teams
  • Continually improve reporting and systems to increase quality of forecasts and business understanding
Revenue Management
  • Manage and credits line item by understanding root cause and managing programs to reduce
  • Manage the contra revenue budget and its effectiveness, collaborating with the Marketing organization
  • Provide guidance around product and policy changes regarding risk to revenue
Job Requirements:
  • Exceptional business, analytic and quantitative ability.
  • Experience building annual and quarterly operating plans, monthly forecasts and performance reporting and analytical/metrics packages for senior management
  • Expert Excel, Access and PowerPoint skills; experience with database query tools (e.g., SQL); and a basic understanding of data warehouse architecture are required. Proficiency with statistical or forecasting tools (e.g., JMP, SAS, SPSS) is a plus.
  • 8+ years of experience, ideally at a leading management consulting firm, investment bank, or financial services company.
  • Strong academic profile with an emphasis on quantitative coursework (e.g., degree in Economics/Econometrics, Engineering, Finance or Mathematics/Statistics). MBA is a plus.
  • Intellectual curiosity, passion for problem-solving, and comfort with ambiguity.
  • High energy and a desire to work in a results-oriented, fast growth environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex analyses to senior managers/executives
  • Ability to thrive in a cross-functional environment while juggling multiple responsibilities.
  • A passion for understanding and serving the unique community of eBay.
Jennifer Daniher, jdaniher@ebay.com

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