The Global Strategy Director shapes the future of one of the biggest and most influential digital companies in the world. OLX is the most aggressive investor in online classifieds today, organically grows at rocket speed, operates a profitable business and continues to invest heavily. From day 1 the Global Strategy Director works closely with the executive team and has ample opportunity for professional growth. The role is a perfect transition from strategy consulting and opens up interesting next steps within OLX.
OLX is a world-leading network of online classifieds platforms. Every month its platforms are visited almost 2 billion times. These numbers put the company at par with giants like Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. OLX promotes prosperity in local communities by providing a vibrant and free to use online market where people can connect. Through its platforms people exchange all kinds of goods and services, like electronics, household goods, cars and property.
The company operates in about 45 countries, such as Brazil, India, Romania, Russia, Nigeria, Kenya, Indonesia and Poland. OLX Group is part of Naspers, a South African media and technology conglomerate. At OLX people are allergic to ‘corporateness’. They cherish the spirit and agility of a startup and love the freedom to improvise, experiment and drive change.
“The role offers strong professional development, working with senior leadership in a highly entrepreneurial and dynamic environment. Previous Global Strategy Directors took the step towards high-profile operational roles in the business within 1 to 2 years.” – Robin Voogd, Head of M&A and Strategy
The Global Strategy Director is key in maintaining and accelerating OLX’s astounding growth. She develops the overall global strategy and shapes the approach for building out the business and the portfolio. The Global Strategy Director leads a team of two: the Global Strategy Manager (in Dubai) and the Global Competitor Insights (in Berlin).
The Global Strategy Director works on highly strategic topics. She focuses for example on continuous improvement of user experience and on how to optimally leverage the large user base and customer data in an AI-driven world.
She works closely together with the Business Leaders of the four Business Units (OLX Markets, Avito, letgo and Ventures) and their Country Managers to share best practices, design and implement the strategy and anticipate user needs. The Global Strategy Director also works with Martin Scheepbouwer (CEO) on ad hoc topics, ranging from preparing global summits to working on special projects.
- Project Leader at top tier strategy consultant
- Experience in e-commerce
- Willingness to travel (~20 percent)