At Adevinta, we believe everything and everyone has a purpose in life. Our selection of digital brands unlock the full value in every person, place and thing by creating perfect matches on the world’s most trusted marketplaces.
With trusted brands that enjoy leading market positions, Adevinta operates a resilient business model at the centre of the second-hand economy at the time when consumers are seeking more sustainable and cost-efficient ways to buying products.
Sustainability is in our DNA, and we are recognised as a global sustainability leader by DJSI Europe. By providing marketplaces where people buy and sell second-hand goods, we contribute to the circular economy and help people live more sustainably.
At Adevinta we'll stay ahead of the curve by using innovation, curiosity and technology to develop products that help everyone and everything find new purpose.
We're all about matchmaking, and we take the same approach to hiring. But it's not just about finding the right skills for the job. It's also about making sure the role and the culture are the right match too.
We care about gaining and keeping the trust of our users, customers and stakeholders by acting responsibly, promoting sustainability and protecting the environment.
We invest in companies with tangible traction, a potential to scale beyond their domestic market, and who we can support with more than just financial resource.
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Responsibilities / Accountabilities
Develop the sales strategy for our advertising and data propositions.
Oversee and enhance the major agency, partner and client relationships.
Deliver against ambitious revenue goals in a customer and user focused manner.
Day-to-day management of the Key Account management and Agency management team (e.g. sales strategy, driving results, client negotiations, relationship building, pricing and solution provisions).
Coach and develop direct reports - identifying development needs and utilising available resources to develop individuals.
Accurately forecast and manage revenue pipelines.
Provide a structured operating environment for the team.
Communicate expectations, roles and responsibilities effectively.
Stimulate co-operation between commercial teams and team members.
Achieve high levels of motivation and engagement of team members.
Develop long-term client / partner relationships and set up a structure to support this.
Establish a culture where long term development is balanced with quarterly focus and ownership.
Leading quarterly sales goals alignment and evaluation of efficiencies from previous periods.
Set and communicate quarterly objectives with the team that align with company goals.
Development of reporting and analytics to create insight and recommendations for improvement and positive change within the team.
Drive the launch of new revenue initiatives that capitalise on new market opportunities or technical developments.
Work closely together with and develop joint market approaches with the Head of Sales for Belgium and Head of Advertiser Success.
Contribute to shaping the advertising and yield product development roadmap.
Leverage 3rd party relationships to strengthen the advertising value proposition.
Act as a role model, as a leader supporting our core values and behaviours.
Build effective relationships with Marketing, Business, Legal, Finance, Analytics and Product teams and foster a collaborative, open approach to share best practices across Adevinta.
Industry networking: represent Marktplaats at relevant industry events and be an active participant in relevant external forums.
Personable individual who is fun to be around.
10+ years’ experience in digital advertising.
8+ years management experience of account/commercial teams.
Proven expertise in negotiating complex, commercial/advertising negotiations.
Proven track record of building and inspiring high performing commercial teams and delivering results.
Network of senior executives within media agencies and advertisers.
Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
Deep analytical capabilities.
Preferred qualifications: a highly driven commercial leader who is passionate about customer focused advertising solutions, innovation and delivering exceptional results.
Ability to effectively navigate and influence formally and informally.
In-depth operational understanding of digital advertising.
Strong conceptual and abstract thinking capabilities combined with the ability to present complex concepts in an easily comprehensible way.
Deep understanding of digital advertising competitive/market landscape.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English.
Dynamic, international teams with skilled personalities, a passion for e-commerce, professionalism and a good sense of humour.
A competitive salary, great benefits and an excellent working environment with flat hierarchies and lots of flexibility.
Great development opportunities in a global, leading marketplace business.
Managers and teammates who invest in your growth as a technologist and as a person.
Access to tools and resources to do your job (elite laptop, conferences and meetups, all the coffee and soda you can drink, chair massage, and much more)
Ability to join and participate in multiple internal interest groups in Marktplaats and across Adevinta in trending topics like BigData etc.
Work on one of the most beloved brands in the Netherlands
What you'll get from us:
Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.
From the moment that you join our team we aspire to make your employment experience an outstanding and engaging one. If you are enthusiastic and thrive in a collaborative and friendly environment then we invite you to apply and send us your CV.
Marktplaats in The Netherlands, and 2dehands and 2ememain in Belgium, are part of Adevinta: a global online classifieds specialist with marketplaces in 16 regions. The three brands are hosted on a multi-tenant platform, operated from our Amsterdam location, and are the top players in the classifieds space throughout the Benelux region. We run on both Android and iOS apps, and on the web.
We offer consumers the opportunity to trade their unwanted products and contribute to a greener, circular economy. We offer businesses - of all sizes, from the smallest hobbyist to the biggest brands in Benelux - a platform to showcase their goods and services online to over 11 million monthly unique users.
Adevinta is recognised as a sustainability leader and is one of only six companies listed in the Media & Entertainment industry group on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe.
We are currently seeking a Head of Sales (Advertising) to join our team. This is an exciting leadership role and we are looking for an experienced sales leader with a deep understanding of the advertising ecosystem and the relevant players. Someone who can play a critical role in identifying new commercial opportunities and help us build new relevant solutions for our users and partners. You will lead the NL Advertising Sales team, which is part of the Benelux Advertising Team. You will work closely together with our Advertiser Success team in order to ensure client satisfaction. The role is a combination of leadership, strategic, commercial and technical skills.
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