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. The special object you’ve been searching for, or a new and unexpected interest you never thought you’d have: the more you look, the more you’ll find. And at Catawiki, there’s always more to the story. Every day sellers submit thousands of objects to sell on Catawiki. Our 240+ in-house experts review and select only the best to auction.

Our mission is to connect passionate enthusiasts with the objects that tell their stories. As Europe’s fastest growing online auction platform, we help over 10 million people discover new treasures every month. This means we are continually growing and always on the lookout for new talent! 

Born and raised in The Netherlands, we started in 2008 and have since grown to over 750 Catawikians, working across 7 international offices, while maintaining our start-up mentality every step of the way. In December 2020 we received a new €150m investment round led by Permira and are excited to be growing our team and business further across the world.

About the role

This is an exciting role for an experienced Finance professional who not only wants to crunch numbers but also wants to add value to our business. As a Business Partner you will act as the trusted Finance Business Partner for the Chief Marketing Officer  and the wider Marketing team.

At Catawiki, the three marketing pillars of Brand, Digital Performance and CRM are all equally important as we look to engage with new buyers and to develop relationships with existing buyers. You will have experience of working with e-commerce marketing teams to plan marketing spend across multiple channels, categories and geographies, and then to work with them in real time to assess effectiveness and optimise performance.  Together with the Marketing team you will determine where to invest to unlock potential, as well as budget and measure the impact of those investments. 

Due to the continuous growth of the organization, the tasks and duties of this role will evolve over time and you are keen to develop and challenge yourself to take on additional projects and responsibilities as they present themselves.  

At Catawiki, you’ll be joining a unique and innovative business that continues to disrupt the auction industry. We need you to provide actionable insight and challenge in this fast-paced environment, supporting the business in the execution of the company strategy.  

What you’ll do

  • Proactively partner with the VP Marketing and Marketing team (as well as the wider business and other Business Partners) to understand their plans, their performance and how best to deliver (and exceed) targets;
  • Having, and using, a deep understanding of the dynamics between marketing investment and buyer and seller growth, and the resulting GMV, revenues, Returns on investment, Cost of acquisition and retention and customer lifetime value;
  • Lead high-quality reporting of performance against targets. Provide analysis and actionable insights to leadership and managers while partnering with them to incorporate insights into plans;
  • Developing ROI and profitability insights across channels, categories and geographies, monitoring the return on investments against plans, and taking appropriate actions where needed;
  • Performing analytical deep-dives to analyze performance, identify insights and highlight opportunities with the various marketing channel leaders;
  • Managing the delivery of quarterly and annual budget and forecasts for marketing, and engaging the business in the adoption of these models and targets;
  • Working with the channel teams to make forecasts and plans on how our channel spend plans should develop, by connecting (internal and external) information and data you get about past, current and future performance.

What you’ll bring

  • Be professionally qualified (chartered accountant qualification or equivalent, +5yrs post qualified experience) with a strong depth of experience, within an online, subscription or e-commerce environment;
  • Proven stakeholder management skills with a successful track record of partnering with the business at all levels across the organisation, operating with integrity and humility; 
  • Excellent influencing & people skills; able to work across stakeholders of all levels to achieve objectives, & quick to build strong working relationships;
  • You are a connector  between Finance & Marketing teams, who helps the business understand the need for financial control, and helps Finance understand the need for commerciality, explaining complex financial/commercial concepts in simple terms;
  • Have the ability to think creatively, where there is not an obvious or right answer and be comfortable with ambiguity; 
  • Are comfortable prioritising multiple and changing workstreams;
  • Are persistent & self-reliant, can be relied on to find a way through when set a challenging goal, and able to see solutions instead of hurdles;
  • You are intellectually curious with an analytical mindset, as well as a genuine enjoyment of people, able to carry out robust analysis, but underpins data with a strong collaborative approach;
  • Are energetic & driving, quick to respond & can work well under tight deadlines
  • Have an ability to balance working in the detail with bigger picture, taking full accountability for tasks and ensures finished work is robust & insightful;
  • Have excellent business modeling & advanced spreadsheet skills, with significant experience in forecasting and creating and working with driver based models;
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and a dynamically changing environment, where progress is more important than perfection;
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbally.

Where you'll be

This role will be based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 750+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:

  • The chance to join a truly disruptive business that has become a market leader, yet continues to challenge the status quo;
  • Opportunities to develop your career in a fast-growing business with huge aspirations for the business and its teams;
  • A competitive base salary and an attractive Stock Option package;
  • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities;
  • Work from home office set-up to make sure you have all you need in an ergonomically-friendly manner;
  • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform;
  • For people living outside of NL we offer a great relocation package for you and your family;
  • The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!
  • And there’s more! Paid holidays, Holiday Allowance, a discount on health insurance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.

Diversity

Catawiki’s eclectic teams represent 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 is, 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 are open to hearing ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and new way of working

Catawiki is embracing an activity-based way of working, meaning employees are empowered to choose how they split their work week between the office and home. Most team members based in countries with Catawiki offices will collaborate from the office two days a week, and work remotely for the rest.

Our experts and sales staff in our local markets work 100% remotely – in most cases from their home offices. We also hire several other key positions remotely. We offer relocation services for new colleagues who need to work office-based.

Interested?

Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

Flexible Working
We champion flexibility. We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.
Stock Options
We make sure all Catawikians can share in the company's success.
Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.

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