Senior Category Lead Sports

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 Senior Category Lead is responsible for the coordination of daily operations concerning the auctions within the Category. In addition, the Senior Category Lead works closely with the category manager in setting and executing the category strategy.

The Senior Category Lead ensures that the team of Experts work in the most efficient, scalable and consistent way possible and to achieve the targets of this category. You will lead a best-in-class and well functioning international team of engaged Experts by excelling in management skills that contribute to the performance of the team. 

The senior category Lead will build with the category manager the category strategy and will have close cooperation with Sales, Marketing, CS and Development/Product in order to develop an ambitious auction planning that is reflective of Catawiki’s overall value proposition.

This role is available for remote working across one of our different regions. 

What you’ll do

Auctions Management

  • Day to day coordination of the auctions: managing auction timelines, screening lot distribution across the team
  • Run the weekly Expert Team Meeting
  • Weekly meetings with Category Manager
  • Have regular 1:1’s to manage, train, motivate, guide and coach Expert team
  • Execute auction planning and monitor quality guidelines
  • Ensure effective resource planning

Lead Growth

  • Build and implement the category strategy with Category Manager
  • Collaborate with Sales Manager to define a strong sales strategy to increase and develop our sellers base 
  • Meet existing and potential new sellers to create strong relationships 
  • Collaborate with marketing, partnership and events to develop our audience and increase demand
  • Visits the Amsterdam HQ on a regular base
  • Display and promote company culture and values

Sports Partnerships

  • Participate with the partnership team and the experts to the identification of potential Sports partners and valuation of their items 
  • Work closely with the experts and the partnership team to advise our partner clubs and teams on their Sports memorabilia strategy 
  • Ensure a perfect building and delivery of the auctions in cooperation with the experts

What you’ll bring

  • Fluent English
  • +5 years of experience in Sales/Marketing
  • Management experience preferred 
  • Understanding of the Sports industry - 1st experience in this field is a plus 
  • Experience in Tech, E-Commerce company
  • Quick Thinker :
    You will have to develop a deep understanding of the commercial models and strategies that underpin the business.
  • Strategic thinker :
    You are going to build the strategy of the category
  • Commercial Skills:
    You have a commercial mindset and you are able to build sales strategy guarating a strong ROI for Catawiki
  • Marketing Skills :
    You have marketing knowledge and are  able to visualize your target     
  • Management Skills:
    You already lead project or a team with different profiles
  • Open Minded and curious 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience with computers and computer programs.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • High attention to detail

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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