Head of Trading

London, England, United Kingdom · Trading

Description

At carwow, we’re aiming to create the best car-buying experience in the world. Buying a car is normally the 2nd biggest financial decision people face (after buying a house), and it’s a hugely complex one. There are many issues people face throughout the process, and we aim to fix them. We’re a driven, energetic startup with a team of 200+ based in London, Munich and Madrid. We are backed by some of Europe’s leading VCs and have raised over £48m in funding since we launched, so we’re growing fast. We’re constantly asking ourselves how we can make carwow better, so if you’re curious, motivated, and want to help us change the future of car buying, get in touch. It’s the chance to be at the start of something huge.

With full visibility of carwow marketplace data, the Trading team works with across all business areas to optimise short-term performance and ensure long-term marketplace balance and experience for both buyers and sellers.

Reporting to the Trading and Performance Marketing Director, the Head of Trading oversees the carwow marketplace in the UK, managing a team of Trading Managers and Trading Executives to deliver exceptional performance, across over 500 models available on carwow today. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Being the ‘authority’ on the carwow marketplace and performance

Driving commercial team performance with actionable insights and targets

Ensuring optimum offer distribution across brands and dealerships

Working with other teams

Building strong cross-functional relationships across all business areas is essential in delivering both tactical and long-term strategic work. The Head of Trading will use their influencing and negotiating skills to create powerful working relationships at all levels.

People Management

The Head of Trading is currently responsible for the performance and development of a team of Trading Managers and Trading Executives.


REQUIREMENTS

The Head of Trading will have the following competencies and attributes:

Benefits

At carwow, we believe diversity of experience (whether that be personal or professional), contributes to a broader perspective and will lead to a more innovative company. We’re working hard to increase the diversity of our team and be more inclusive, so if you’re not sure you fit all of the requirements, why not get in touch? Above all, we’re looking for people with drive who share our company values (you can view them here).

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