Category Management

Category Manager - Comics

Raleigh, North Carolina   |   Full time

Hip eCommerce is searching for a leader to build our Comics category through the marketplace. The collectible Comics market is over $5 Billion per year; and while today, Comics represents just 10% of Hip eCommerce's GMV (Gross Merchandise Value), it’s our fastest growing business, with enormous potential and a key area of our growth plan.

Within the $200 Billion worldwide market of collectibles, there are many unique categories. Hip eCommerce believes that by creating specific marketplaces, built from the ground up to understand how collectors browse, search and collect each type of collectible, we can deliver an exceptional customer experience for both buyers and sellers.

The right leader will spearhead the strategy with key cross-functional partners in marketing, sales, and technology to ensure is the online destination for Comics with a best in class end to end experience covering fixed price listings, auctions, and offers. In addition to driving strategy, the GM of Comics will be focused on proactively seeking out new sellers for our marketplace, working with and expanding the offerings of our existing sellers, and coordinating exciting weekly auction events!

As the GM of Comics, you will be the key stakeholder of the P&L and should be able to define overarching goals and strategy, articulate clear performance goals, execute plans, and monitor and manage key business metrics to achieve high growth results. You will need to be a skilled negotiator and relationship builder, helping a diverse set of sellers scale with us while improving product economics of the category.

About Hip eCommerce
With over 1,000 Sellers, 100,000 Members and 10 Million Listings - it’s an exciting time at Hip eCommerce! In the past twelve months, we’ve doubled GMV - to over $15 Million annualized across our three marketplaces: - the Stamp Marketplace, - the Postcard Marketplace and - the Comic Book Marketplace.

About the Team
This is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a quickly growing team of passionate, talented and experienced individuals.


  • Develop and execute category strategy to drive growth
  • Maintain daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly GMV goals on HipComic
  • Manage and proactively reach out to potential and active buyers and sellers
  • Assisting new and existing sellers to manage and expand inventory on HipComic
  • Working with sellers to keep listings to site standards
  • Collaborate with key cross-functional stakeholders in marketing, sales and technology; including to enhance the HipComic marketplace and expand our product
  • Leverage large data to evaluate category health and buyer/seller balance
  • Roughly 15% travel to meet with customers, attend events and fulfill appropriate marketing initiatives to attain new customers and promote HipComic
  • A myriad of other tasks that come with a small and rapidly growing business

About You

  • 5 to 10 years of relevant experience, preferably in e-commerce
  • MBA or Masters a plus
  • Product Management experience strongly preferred
  • Proven track record of leadership, taking ownership and driving results
  • Ability to develop and articulate strategy and perform tactically
  • Passion for large data sets to drive strategic insights
  • Ability to multi-task and work well within a dynamic organization

What You'll Get

  • Competitive salary and stock options.
  • Healthcare Plan, 100% paid by the company.
  • Unlimited personal / vacation days.
  • $100/month wellness allowance.
  • $250/month dog daycare and/or child daycare allowance.
  • 401K.
  • Short term and long term disability.
  • Premium headphones and a subscription to Spotify.
    • Turn your desk into your own distraction free concentration zone at any time.
  • Drinks, snacks and weekly catered lunches.
  • Have you been using your work laptop for 3 years? It's time for an update!
    • After 3 years, we'll wipe your work computer clean of any business related items, and then it becomes your own property to do with as you see fit.

What's Next
If you're interested in joining the team at Hip eCommerce, please send a cover letter along with your resume telling us why you'd be right for the position. As we build our team, building our culture is extremely important to us, so write to us and tell us what you’re all about!

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