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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & CATEGORY EXPANSION

General Manager - France

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Ile De France, France (75019)

About

BackMarket is the number one European (and soon global) marketplace specializing in the sale of fully refurbished tech devices.

Job Description

Back Market is the #1 marketplace for refurbished electronic devices in Europe and in the US, leading the way in a shift towards a circular economy, freeing the planet from electronic waste. We are proud to sabotage ‘new’ by connecting highly certified professionals to consumers who are looking for a more affordable, reliable and an ecological alternative to purchasing brand new products.  

Back Market is undergoing meteoric growth and has raised over 884M€ already! We have the objective of reaching 1000 Back Makers (or Saboteurs) by the end of 2022! 

We are thrilled to have an inclusive, fulfilling and caring work environment in all our offices (Paris, Bordeaux, Barcelona, New-York, Prague, Berlin and Tokyo). This is an opportunity for you to join a talented, humble and passionate team at the heart of innovation. 

Be a part of the movement. Join the refurb revolution.

Reporting into the Director of Country and Category Performance, and working amongst a team of GMs, you will be responsible for driving the French Gross merchandise value growth.

You will be in charge of crafting the strategy and positioning Back Market as the

leader of the circular economy in France. You will establish targets, create

worksteams and monitor their completion by working hand-in-hand with the

Business and Product teams. You will be in charge of developing new growth

levers to make sure we keep growing in this mature market.

YOUR MISSION 🏅:

  •  Establish Back Market as the leader of the circular economy in France;
  • Define an ambitious vision for France in partnership with the business and the product teams with full Profit & Loss responsibility;
  • Lead the France performance reviews and conduct the operational monitoring of business results, engage all the stakeholders in the needed workstreams and communicate at the company level on the French market performance;
  • Identify key growth levers and design solutions hand-in-hand with other Business and Product teams, with the perspective to scale those initiatives at Worldwide level;
  • Support the Supply team during negotiation with French key players, to recruit new sellers and develop new partnerships;
  • Work hand in hand with the Brand team to make sure they develop the needed creatives, brand messages and media strategy in line with the French plan.
  • You’re At The Right Place if ⭐:

  • You have a minimum of 10-years experience, including at least 7 years in the e-commerce industry with a strong track record at leading e-commerce projects;
  • You have an excellent business sense & negotiations skills - you can support the Business team in negotiating with French key players/sellers/partners;
  • You have strong communication skills and an unmatched ability to create team dynamics with people you don’t have any hierarchical link with;
  • You are willing to participate in building a very strong brand, by influencing the core DNA of Back Market brand and adapting it to the strategic bets;
  • You have the ability to launch new projects by getting your hands dirty to foster our positioning in the circular economy;
  • You have a strong understanding of the refurbished electronics business environment, and what’s needed to lead Back Market to success in France.
  • It's even better if :

  • You have an experience as a Comex member, VP or Director in an e-commerce or marketplace, and/or possibly retail;
  • You have a strong French network to leverage to accelerate Back Market growth in France.
  • WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN US ? ✌🏼

    - A meaningful job: through hard work, you will help avoid thousands of tons of electronic waste and fight against planned obsolescence. It counts!

    - An attractive salary, equity, multiple benefits (meal tickets, health insurance, etc...), parental benefits, relocation package, internal events, etc… 

    - Be in an environment where you can make a difference: you will have the freedom to innovate and adopt new ideas!

    - Grow your career with a flexible career path, Back Market can help you evolve!

    - A booming scale-up: our environment is rapidly growing in Europe, the USA and in Asia!

    - We embrace work life balance which includes flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home. 

    - A lot of fun: you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, open-minded and friendly environment.  

    Back Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer for any minority, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

    Additional Information

    • Contract Type: Full-Time
    • Location: Ile De France, France (75019)
    • Experience: > 10 years