Category Management

VP of Category Management

Raleigh, North Carolina   |   Full time

Hip eCommerce is searching for an innovative and entrepreneurial leader energized by the challenge of driving the strategy and execution of our online marketplaces.


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 HipStamp.com is the online destination for stamps, HipComic.com is the online destination for comics, and HipPostcard.com is the online destination for postcards; each with a best in class end to end experience covering fixed price listings, auctions, and offers. In addition to driving strategy, the VP of Category Management will be focused on proactively seeking out new sellers for our marketplaces, working with and expanding the merchandising and offerings of our existing sellers, and coordinating exciting weekly auction events!


You will be the key stakeholder of the P&L across our marketplaces 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.


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: HipStamp.com - the Stamp Marketplace, HipPostcard.com - the Postcard Marketplace and HipComic.com - 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.


Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute category strategy to drive growth
  • Maintain daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly GMV goals
  • Manage and proactively reach out to potential and active buyers and sellers
  • Assisting new and existing sellers to manage and expand inventory on HipStamp
  • Recruit new and existing sellers into our Seller Marketing program; as well as coordinate with sellers on site-specific sales, events and auction events
  • Manage a develop a small team of Associate Category Managers
  • Roughly 10% travel to meet with customers, attend events and fulfill appropriate marketing initiatives to attain new customers and promote HipStamp
  • 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
  • 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, employee 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.
  • Daily breakfast, drink, 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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