Category Manager Elance
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Elance is pioneering a new way to work, helping small businesses level the playing field by providing them with instant access to great talent. We are looking for world-class Category Managers to lead and grow Elance?s categories of service (like Technology, Marketing, Writing, Creative).
The role requires a combination of strategy formulation, marketing, market development and program management skills. You will define and coordinate the execution of a portfolio of strategies aimed at developing both demand and supply. You will be responsible for identifying emerging opportunities, developing programs that build client demand and inventory of freelance talent, developing ecosystem partnerships, managing and merchandising the catalog of skills available in the category, and measuring the client and freelancer user experience for your category. In addition, you will provide thought-leadership to help increase Elance?s prominence in your category.
The ideal candidate will have the analytical horsepower to identify growth opportunities and define strategies, the marketing savvy and intuition necessary to grow the category and the ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to develop and execute the strategies. We are looking for an exceptionally bright and driven individual who obsesses about results. Prior experience with the Technology services industry or online category management is preferred.
Category leadership: responsible for top line growth of the category
Strategy: create the development plan for the category, including go-to-market and merchandising
Supply and demand management: lead a cross-functional team to ensure that the supply of freelancers is matched successfully to the demand. Develop and implement marketing plans to grow the inventory of freelancer talent. Create and manage the skills catalog for the category.
Merchandising & matching: collaborate with the product team to develop the elance.com user experience required to promote the category and convert users
Partnerships & awareness: drive ecosystem partnerships and market awareness (working with the business development and marketing teams).
5+ years of experience in category management/management consulting/investment banking/business development
Strong leadership abilities with proven success leading cross functional initiatives.
Previous experience in the Technology or Marketing sectors preferred. Ecommerce or online marketplace experience is a strong plus.
Demonstrated ability to operate strategically and also execute in a detail-oriented, tactical way
Exceptional analytical skills, with the ability to drive insight and action plans from data
Ability to thrive in very fast-paced and ambiguous environments
Fantastic verbal and written communication skills
Flexible team player with a sense of humor
BA and MBA from a top school
Ready for a job that?s part evolution, part revolution?
Elance is quickly evolving and moving into a revolutionary new market space: The online workplace.
Help us redefine the global workforce by building on our pioneering platform. You?ll impact the lives of millions daily, freeing countless freelancers to work on what they want, from where they want. All while allowing businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to find top talent to help build their dreams.
We?re always looking for A-players to join our team of bright and humorous people. If you take your work seriously, but love to laugh at yourself and with others, want to be challenged but have fun along the way, and never settle for anything less than stellar work, Elance is for you! In addition to amazing career growth opportunities, we also offer competitive compensation, great benefits, super cool people to work with, and a beautifully renovated workspace to collaborate and innovate in.
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A funny thing happens when your job is putting mile-wide grins on the faces of online freelancers and the businesses who hire them. You start to smile a lot yourself, knowing you're helping people live the dream and get great work done ASAP.
You see at Elance we're not just creating a revolutionary place for businesses to find, hire and work with online freelancers. We're also creating a fun place to work. And to keep the good times going strong we're always looking for amazing people ready to help the world work differently.
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