Category Manager, Automotive

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

About the role

The Category Manager is strategically responsible for a defined business segment, with a large portfolio of sellers and categories of strategic importance, within a Supercluster. The goal of the Category Manager is to increase the sales and profitability of the categories Classic Cars and Motorcycles ( Automotive) by driving sustainable growth that fits within Catawiki's value proposition. The Category Manager develops and implements long and short-term organisational strategies and ensures strong communication and coordination between staff.

The Category Manager closely manages a team of experts  and designs budget and headcount decisions. He/she creates and develops strong relationships, both internal and external with sellers and buyers; driving excellence in our client experience. The Category Manager/ Director is a member of the Supercluster Management Team, reporting to the Vice President.

What you’ll do

  • Design and lead the development of the long term strategy of Automotive in accordance with the Vice President.
  • Oversees the categories Classic Cars and Motorcycles (including a large portfolio of sellers and categories and of strategic importance for the Supercluster)
  • The Category Manager translates the long term strategy into an annual budget towards the team.
  • Ensure that the Automotive proposition to its buyers and sellers is in line with Catawiki’s overall value proposition;
  • Accountability for the cluster P&L -as set by the VP, and hereby oversees the financial and budgetary activities; in order to make recommendations for improvement to further success in terms of revenue.
  • Ensuring customer centricity within the Customer Journey
  • Analysing and benchmarking key competitors, having an understanding of the drivers and trends in the market. Ensures the business is compliant with industry regulations.
  • Secures and develops long term resource planning in consultation with the Vice President.
  • Aligning the strategy across departments and enhancing collaboration amongst the different teams.

What you’ll bring

  • 7+ years of relevant work experience in e-commerce businesses with a passion for Automotive
  • Proven commercial experience and drive with a customer centric attitude
  • 5 years of experience in (in-)direct people management responsibility
  • Excellent project management, problem solving, analytical, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Team player who thrives in a high-growth, constantly changing environment

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to join our mission to fulfill people’s passions as part of a young and dynamic organization. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ Catawikians.

Additionally, you can expect:

  • A challenging role in a diverse, international and fast-growing organisation with over 50 nationalities.
  • Regular fun activities both on and offline e.g summer parties, boat rides and regular team events.
  • Great secondary benefits including a holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.
  • Hybrid ways of working between home and office. We offer remote and activity-based working, suited to the team and individual responsibilities
  • We care about our teams’ wellbeing and offer a holistic wellbeing programme including our Employee Assistance Programme offering clinical services, single-session therapy, wellness support and more.
  • Tailored learning and development opportunities to support your personal and professional growth;

We want to help you celebrate special occasions in life by:

  • Provide employees with a 100 EURO Catavoucher upon joining and 50 EURO birthday Catavouchers;
  • Extra days of annual leave for work anniversaries at 3, 5, 8 and 10 years;
  • Additional leave allowances for important life events such as moving, engagement & marriage;
  • Each year Catawikians get an additional day’s leave to Pursue their Passion!

Please note that our benefits offering changes depending on which country you are employed in. For our country-specific offering please ask your recruiter.

Our commitment to you

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and way of working

We have sensational offices in Amsterdam, Groningen, Paris and our newest office in Lisbon. Most of our employees are within commutable distance of one of our office locations and enjoy a hybrid work model. This means we expect you to be in the office 2 out of 5 days, roughly 40% of your working time, to collaborate and connect with each other. The exception is of course, if the job description specifically states that the role is 100% remote, as some experts and sales positions are.


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If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working

We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.

Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.
Recognition programme

We strive to be an employer where your impact is meaningful, visible and rewarded.

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