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
Catawiki is building up its Strategy and Corporate Development Team; the head of the team reports directly into the CEO. This team is responsible for Catawiki’s Strategic Planning, Corporate Development, Market Research and Analysis, Strategic Program Management, and Investor / Board relations. The team is a landing ground for talented, high-potential future business leaders.
We are looking for an experienced Market Analyst to join this team and reports into the Head of Strategy & Corporate Development. As Catawiki evolves into a larger organisation we would like to further develop and build our market analysis and synthesis capability. Part of this is assessing and evaluating the market landscape, identifying strategic implications and options and from this developing our strategy, and preparing communication for senior (internal and external) stakeholders. Aside from this, the role also involves the responsibilities below.
Success for this role is making sure that we have a company-wide view of the market and competitive landscapes, can make informed decisions about a continuously evolving business model, have a well-developed strategy, and are communicating effectively to different senior stakeholder audiences.
What you'll do
Conduct competitive analysis
You’ll develop and maintain a fact pack on competition, based on public information and company knowledge;
Provide insights and recommendations to different (senior) stakeholder groups based on competitive positioning and activity;
Carry out market assessments
Develop a clear understanding of Catawiki’s end markets;
Identify external information sources and complement with insight from across business;
Define methodology to size Total Addressable Market (TAM) and conduct analysis;
Identify and maintain view of market trends;
Develop Catawiki’s mid- and long-term strategy
Identify and develop an assessment of new business models and opportunities;
Define strategic direction and recommendations based on the inputs above;
Work with all members of the (extended) management team to deliver on the above;
Support with and creation of external-facing presentations and reports, including for (potential) investors.
What you'll bring
3+ years experience in strategy development and in conducting market analysis, developing insights and making recommendations, preferably in a similar role in consultancy or client-side;
Experience in consumer facing / high growth companies, preferably in tech;
Proven track record in working with stakeholders at all levels, developing executive- and board-level communications and materials;
Ability to quickly get acquainted with the dynamics of an online marketplace and an environment where a business model is continuously evolving;
Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, able to liaise with people and explain things well, at all levels;
Well developed analytical and strategic thinking skills with the ability to translate data into insights and recommendations for senior stakeholders;
Good business acumen;
Driven self-starter, with ability to work alone and within a team;
Experience in marketplaces and start-ups and scale-ups is preferred.
Experience with investment analyses and investor relations is preferred.
Global or multi-country operation experience is a big plus.
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. Additionally you can expect:
Working with a top notch team in a complex dynamic environment; you will learn a lot!
A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere.
Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.
Tailor-made trainings to facilitate your personal and professional growth.
The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!
Stock Options: All Catawikians are granted 100 Stock Options after 12 months of service.
And there’s more! Paid holidays, holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.
Catawiki is committed to building a diverse company and diverse teams. That includes everyone, no matter your age, ability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from underserved and underrepresented communities. If you’ve got a story to tell, come and join us.
Working and hiring remotely
When it is safe to do so, Catawiki will implement a hybrid work policy where employees in the Netherlands will work from the office 1-2 times per week and from home for the rest.
Most of our Sales and Expert positions for local markets are 100% remote, which means that you will be working from home in the country you are based.