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Category Lead - Fashion
Who we are
A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across extraordinary objects such as these every day.
The special object you’ve been searching for, or a new and unexpected interest you never thought you’d have: the more you look, the more you’ll find. And at Catawiki, there’s always more to the story. Our experts value, authenticate and curate everything from automobiles to vintage stamps, so everything you encounter is real and layered with meaning - waiting to be found.
Our mission is to connect passionate enthusiasts with the objects that tell their stories. As Europe’s fastest growing online auction platform, we help over 14 million users discover new treasures every month. This means we are continually growing and always on the lookout for new talent! Born and raised in The Netherlands, we started in 2008 and have since grown to almost 500 Catawikians, working across 7 international offices, while maintaining our start-up mentality every step of the way.
What you will do
As a Category Lead you take care of the coordination of daily operations concerning the auctions within the Category. Your goal is to make the team of (remotely located) experts work in the most efficient, scalable and consistent way possible and achieve the targets of this category. Through this he Category Lead supports the Category Manager.
The Category Lead has no direct reports.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Category Lead is responsible for;
Ensuring and optimising operational excellence of the auctions
Consistency in the application of the quality guidelines, setting up & updating guidelines
Taking the lead in growing the professional seller share & internationalisation of our seller base within our category together with the sales department and our expert group
Day to day coordination of the auctions: managing auction timelines, lot specifics, standard replies and screening lot distribution across the team
Managing a close collaboration of our category with colleagues in Customer Support to secure delighting our customers
Supporting the Category Manager in analysing and explaining current performance results & setting up strategy
Supporting the Category Manager in optimizing partnerships with external partners
Who you are
If you want to become our new Category Lead you have to have:
A very proactive and open attitude & a “yes we can” mindset, which is exemplary for the Fashion expert team
Strong organizational & operational skills
Strong analytical skills
Affinity with pre-owned fashion market (authentication and valuation)
Excellent communication skills to achieve good collaboration with the category manager, the team, other departments and external partners
Good language skills (Fluent English is a must)
Demonstrable knowledge of and experience with computers and computer programs.
Excellent presentation skills
Displays and promotes company culture and values
What we offer
This is your chance to become part of Europe’s fastest growing tech company! You will have an exciting job in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. Additionally, you can expect:
Work from home;
Excellent opportunities for career development;
A fun team in a fast-growing online company facing complex challenges;
Lots of room to work on great ideas, and to learn and grow.
Catawiki is committed to building a diverse company and diverse teams. That includes everyone, no matter your age, ability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from underserved and underrepresented communities. If you’ve got a story to tell, come and join us.
Covid-19 and hiring
As we navigate through this pandemic together, we want to reassure you that keeping candidates and our employees safe is of paramount importance to us. That’s why the entire recruitment process will take place remotely, using phone and video calls. For successful applicants who end up being hired, we always ensure a safe, engaging and (for the time-being) a remote onboarding experience. We also take care to make sure all of your equipment will be sent to you by courier, so you are ready for your first day. You can Click Here to read the Coronavirus company update from our CEO, Ravi Vora.
Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page.
A capability test, reference check, Certificate of Conduct (VOG) and interviews in English are all part of our recruitment process.