Assistant Category Manager

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Assistant Category Manager who wants to make a difference.

Manila, Philippines


Online since Dec 6, 2017

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As the Assistant Category Manager for our Cars Business Unit, you are responsible for for leading the implementation of strategic projects  and new service offerings and to drive operational excellence for process and efficiency improvements to ensure that our sales performance is on track. You are expected to project manage the execution of the different projects and initiatives within the Cars Business Unit and then handover running operations to the respective teams. You are also expected to review and improve the daily operations concerning our Cars category, which includes sales operations, marketing initiatives and recruitment by HR. You will be working very closely not just with internal Cars’ vertical stakeholders, but also across functions within OLX Philippines.


This role is an individual contributor role with heavy requirements on indirectly influencing multiple stakeholders, both within and outside the Cars business unit. Proven experience in delivering multiple small-scale and large-scale projects is a must. Discipline in execution and ability to be flexible and adapt is also required in our start-up environment. Initiative, innovation and problem-solving skills are required to keep the Cars’ team nimble and able to respond fast to market dynamics. OLX

At OLX Group we have a clear ambition – to empower millions of people across the globe by helping them connect and share their goods and services. This inspiring purpose has helped us build one of the world’s leading Internet companies. This combination of business and purpose attracts a certain type of person. If you’ve got an entrepreneurial drive and think you can use that drive to contribute to our purpose, then we’d love to empower you to be successful. Want to know more?


Why OLX Group?

The OLX Group is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 45 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, among others.

The OLX Group connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world generate more than 1.9 billion monthly visits, 37 billion monthly page views and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group's online marketplaces.

Our 3000+ committed employees are making a difference from our 25 offices across the globe. 


What responsibilities will you get when working with us?

  • Manage projects and execute process improvement initiatives affecting multiple functions in the Cars Business unit and potentially across OLX Philippines
  • Prepare detailed project plans to execute projects and assure timely completion and achievement of deliverables
  • Assess change readiness and prepare plans for helping internal and external stakeholders through change management
  • Assist in problem-solving initiatives and ‘projectization’ of solutions to business issues / hurdles
  • Continuously monitor Cars Business Unit’s performance (both improvements and deteriorations) and provide recommendations for continuous improvements across different functions like Sales, Sales Operations, HR, Marketing and Product / Engineering concerning the Cars Business unit
  • Design optimized sales and sales operations processes and ensure deployment of common solutions across divisions and businesses
  • Report and deliver significant project results and process improvement efforts directly to the Business Unit Head of the Cars team
  • Make sure all projects within cars are managed well by the respective project leads (Project Management Office Role)
  • Identification of market trends and opportunities; Analyze current marketplace and feeding back important market and competitive information to leadership team;
  • Work with BI and analyst teams to extract insights from data, solve problems and implement new solutions
  • Continuously gathering and sharing best practices on sales techniques, administration and product improvements


What will you need to be successful in this role?

  • Independent and Flexible: you require minimal supervision but know how to ask for feedback. You also can adapt to any situation on your own.
  • Driven and Assertive: you conscientiously attain objectives and effectively communicate how to achieve them to your colleagues and external partners
  • Data-driven and a fast Learner: you use data for your arguments and recommendations and learn on the fly

What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

  • Competitive compensation package including exciting perks and benefits
  • Work with the team that enables the largest online marketplace in the Philippines
  • Opportunity to gain working exposure to OLX Group presence in 25 different countries
  • A high-performing work environment where you can meet diverse colleagues who love to succeed
  • Out of town travels, events and training participation

We are looking for...

  • Proven project management experience with a strong track record of delivering successful projects
  • Previous consulting/project management/sales management background is preferred
  • Experienced user of sales CRM systems like BASE or Salesforce preferred
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills required; high proficiency in MS Excel preferred
  • Ability to be flexible, problem-solve, and wear multiple hats in a start-up and multicultural environment
  • Excellent communication skills required; Strong understanding of MS Powerpoint preferred
  • Highly capable of handling multiple tasks, work under pressure and meet short deadlines
  • Strong interest in and understanding of online marketplaces and the automotive industry; 1-3 years’ experience in online classifieds, ecommerce and/or automobiles preferred
  • Ideally a Bachelors or Master’s Degree in business areas such as Management, Marketing, Economics or Engineering



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