Business Development Manager

Istanbul, Turkey /
LetGo – Operations /
/ Hybrid

At OLX, we shape the future of trade to unlock the hidden value in everything.
We help people buy and sell cars, find housing, get jobs, buy and sell household goods, and much more, all via our network of trading platforms. Our 10,000 colleagues help to serve 300 million people around the world every month, through 20 well-loved local brands such as OLX Autos, Otomoto, and Property24.

We’re looking for people who are as passionate as we are about creating something our users and customers love and - just as importantly - who are excited by the challenge.

Attitude is as important to us as technical expertise, and ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is also core to letgo's values. That is why we’re not just looking for amazing “talent”, we also want amazing people 🙂

Are you ready to make a difference? Join us to disrupt and unlock the hidden potential of the second-hand market in Turkey 🚀

If you aren't completely confident that you fit our exact criteria, please reach out anyways. Humility is a wonderful thing - we're at least as interested in your character as in your talent.

The Business Development Manager will provide sufficient support for sustainability of the follow up and further improvement of newly set business models to generate incremental revenue. The candidate is expected to have an analytical mind-set, 360 degree point of view, problem solver, researcher mind, open minded skills that plays a critical role for success.

The Business Development Manager reports directly to our Director of Strategy Operations and is based in Istanbul office.

Your challenge:

    • Provide detailed research in data analysis, quantitative and qualitative wise, for competitors, markets, local field knowledge, partners, vendors both in second hand car and second hand goods business
    • Active role taken in bringing in disruptive bold business generation ideas also in making those ideas come to life to generate incremental revenue and support the growth of business
    • Support in preparation of new business model feasibilities
    • Support in transition to execution period of new business model operation, passion for being on the field during development phases
    • Active role taken in following up of related partnership contracts while adding on improvement values to keep the sustainability of the business
    • Takes active project management role in leading the design of the model execution process working with related departments 
    • Manages project risks, issues/problems, and activity progress to ensure project goals (e.g., deadline, scope and quality) are achieved
    • Coordinates key projects within agreed time, scope and cost

To get there, you’ll need:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Industrial Engineering, Management, Business Administration preferred)
    • A minimum of 8 years of business development experience in fast pacing sectors
    • Experience in technology, retail, marketplace, etc is strongly preferred
    • Strong data analysis, especially in making and reading it meaningful
    • Strong analytical skills partnered with a creative mind and data-driven thinking, an affinity for numbers
    • Strong organizational and project management skills and self-motivation with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
    • Being a good problem solver, curious, innovative, good communicator and very good team player   
    • Fluent English and Turkish skills, both written and spoken

letgo perks:

    • Competitive salary 
    • Health insurance
    • Transportation allowance and lunch card
    • Team-building activities
    • An amazing online training platform to improve your professional skills

letgo is the largest and fastest-growing app to buy and sell locally. With hundreds of millions of listings to date, letgo is among the top 10 apps in Turkey both in downloads and active users since its launch. It’s the only app of its kind that can automatically title and categorize an item using artificial intelligence. Plus, users can easily browse local listings, chat instantly in the app, and view each other’s profiles, ratings, and reviews. 

We’re also disrupting and unlocking the hidden potential of the second-hand car market in Turkey with letgo oto+, a car buying and selling service. This is a one-stop solution for second-hand car buyers and sellers who are looking for trust, convenience and peace of mind in their transactions. letgo oto+ offers to buy and sell directly to or from consumers with a trouble-free experience. 

letgo is part of OLX Group. OLX Group is one of the world’s fastest-growing networks of trading platforms, serving 300 million people every month and operating in 30+ countries across 5 continents. We shape the future of trade to unlock the hidden value in everything.

Why join OLX?
At OLX, we unlock value in our people. We invest in ourselves and each other to reach our full potential. We avoid bureaucracy and empower our teams to innovate; with opportunities, training, and leadership behaviors a focus for all. Our commitment to inclusion ensures we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions. And, we combine the spirit and agility of a startup with our global scale and the backing of Prosus, one of the largest consumer internet groups in the world.
We also unlock value for our stakeholders. We are proud of the positive contribution we make to our planet, by enabling more conscious consumption and helping the world make the most of its limited resources through more efficient trade.
And last but not least, we love to unlock value for our customers. Every single month, over 300 million people use our platforms to easily, safely, and conveniently find their perfect home, buy or sell a car, find a great job, sell things they no longer need, or strike a great deal on something they need. And we help thousands of entrepreneurs and businesses find their customers too.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at OLX
If you do not meet every single requirement for this role, we would still encourage you to apply. At OLX, we are committed to creating a high performing diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, we know that we get the best results when we have the broadest range of knowledge, backgrounds, and experiences in our team, and we believe you are at your best when you can bring your whole self to work.
So, if you are excited about this role, but your past experiences do not align perfectly with every criteria asked for in the job description, we would still like you to apply. We strongly encourage people of all races, ethnicities, disabilities, ages, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, backgrounds, and experiences to consider applying for this role. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles in our business, and we'd like to hear from you.
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