Head - Vertical Jobs

São Paulo, Brasil

About OLX Brazil

OLX is one of the biggest internet brands in Brazil and the absolute leading online marketplace with over 50 million users, R$57bn in transacted merchandize in 2017 and a leading position in Real Estate, Autos & Agriculture / Heavy Machinery categories. OLX Brazil is at the front of the brazilian collaborative economy, where 50 products are bought & sold every minute. OLX is on track to become one of the most profitable online businesses in Brazil. OLX is owned by the two leading global classifieds groups: Naspers and Schibsted who are committed to making Brazil one of the most successful markets for online classifieds in the world. The head office of OLX is in Rio de Janeiro (Flamengo), with a second office in São Paulo (Av Paulista). The Head of Jobs will be based in São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, being the senior reference for Jobs across the company.


The Big Challenge

Emprego ou Trabalho? The Jobs economy is shifting and OLX wants to re-invent the way both employers and people looking for work opportunities interact.  OLX is already Brazil’s largest collaborative economy platform - now it’s time to bring this strength to the Brazilian job market.

The OLX Brazil Head of Jobs role demands a very special combination of leadership, innovation, curiosity and a genuine passion for making a difference. Online marketplaces are complex, especially at scale. Having lots of intellectual curiosity is absolutely imperative to learn fast and become an inspirational leader and effective salesman of what we do. We work in a fast pace ever changing internet technology environment where innovation and creativity are basic essentials to succeed


About the Role

The Head of Jobs is one of the most challenging roles at OLX.  The Jobs category already exists at OLX Brazil, but only now are we going to focus on really exploring it.  Thus, the Head of Jobs already inherits our 7M daily users and 50M monthly in the horizontal Classifieds to lead OLX as the top platform in Brazil for Jobs.  The Head of Jobs will start the business unit from scratch, from defining our strategy to hiring the team.

Not only will you be joining one of the top internet tech companies as we reinvent consumption in Brazil, but will also challenge traditional channels and methods of hiring and finding work.


What You’ll Do

The Head of Jobs will have end-to-end responsibility for the Jobs business. He/she will achieve these results in a nimble team that will work across the organization - this means bringing context and direction to opportunities that need to be tackled together without formal hierarchical relationship. Responsibilities include:

  • Bring deep market knowledge to the organization, helping shape the product, marketing and commercial agenda of OLX Jobs;
  • Help launch OLX Jobs and define the short, medium and long-term strategy;
  • Hire, develop and motivate a team & cross-functional members from diverse professional backgrounds, continually striving for performance and excellence for business unit;
  • Fully own vertical objectives (end-to-end KPI’s on growth and revenues) and ensure they are captured by relevant functional teams;
  • Ensure strong communication and alignment on execution for teams with vertical specific objectives;
  • Transform our customer journey (both private and professional) into a convenient and seamless process promoting continued customer loyalty by understanding user needs and help product & tech teams define bets on becoming leading Jobs platform in Brazil;
  • Leverage technology as a source of continuous innovation and competitive advantage;
  • Build vertical brands (OLX Jobs), drive trade marketing, be the senior reference and spokesperson for the Jobs vertical;
  • Define commercial proposition, targets, pricing and go-to-market strategy and give direction to dedicated Jobs sales teams (face-to-face and telesales);
  • Bring a lot of drive to build one of biggest internet businesses in Brazil.


What You’ll Need

  • Innate leader and excellent people management, communication and influence skills. Acts as true owner of the business;
  • Experience in working cross-functionally with product and technology teams, giving structure, context and providing clear rationale behind prioritizations and strategy
  • Approach complex problem-solving with well-structured frameworks and points of view backed by rationale, analytics and strong business sense
  • Strong track-record in the Jobs industry in senior positions. Experience in different roles within the industry are a must. Has very broad knowledge of the Jobs value chain;
  • Solid track record managing and growing complex go-to-market platforms, especially digital marketing channels;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced and fast growth environment, comfortable with ambiguity;
  • Show great persuasion and communication skills - able to give focus, inspire and mobilize other areas without direct hierarchical control;
  • Results-oriented and highly data driven;
  • Fluent in English.


Local de Trabalho: Flamengo - Rio de Janeiro/RJ

                                 Avenida Paulista - São Paulo/SP


Apply for this opening at http://olxbrasil.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01el6?apply=true