A pioneering online classifieds, Marktplaats.nl was founded in Emmeloord. The idea was to recycle castoffs and help customers find things they needed at reasonable prices. People loved the friendly community focus, and Marktplaats.nl soon became the most popular e-commerce site in the Netherlands.
In 2004, Marktplaats.nl joined eBay. With millions of items listed for sale, we are the Netherlands’ favorite online source for just about anything you could possibly need or want — new or second-hand, from cars and household goods to houses, services, jobs, bicycles, boats and pets.
Members of the Marktplaats.nl community share a neighborly spirit and know they can find smart deals close to home on items they want to buy, sell or simply give away.
To position Marktplaats as a top 3 advertising platform in the Netherlands
Collaboration with creative agencies to develop new advertising propositions like Integrated Brand Platforms for BMW
The speed in getting things done
Ski trip to Austria with the sales team
The possibility and freedom to fulfill my role as Sales Manager in the way I feel fit
The great vibe in the Amsterdam office, you can feel the energy when you are in the building and I wanted to work for the biggest e-commerce site in the Netherlands
I learn new things every day
I’m working to make Marktplaats business verticals a good place for the business advertiser, without making it a full B2C platform. I believe in the C2C strength
Growing the services team by phone outreach, setting up new communication streams for more business-oriented customers, DM campaigns, steering onsite traffic
I was introduced through a friend at eBay and moved over to Marktplaats last year
There are a lot of new initiatives, and taking new initiatives is highly appreciated. It’s a young team, high energy level, and there always a lot going on. Dynamic, without loosing business and user interests out of sight
GL Accountant / Assistant Controller
Working to get better in my roll and as this is an international company there are possibilities to go abroad
The Kijiji Ireland project: helping my colleagues to set up a good running AP
That there are no rooms. It is an open work floor and gives you a free feeling
Sent over to Ireland to work in a different environment
It is close to my house and the fun colleagues I work with
Fun, young team with a lot of energy and possibility to grow in my roll
Fun, young team with a lot of energy
Product Manager Goods
Happy buyers and sellers trading their arses off. Walking the razor’s edge to make things that work whilst ensuring we make our financial targets
Redesigned our 9 year-old homepage and currently redesigning of the View Item page and rethinking the UI of Admarkt (CAS project) with a new way of working (Agile development).
The smartness of the site. In the beginning it seemed every pixel had been made a business case for. Over time you start seeing opportunities though…
Must be the way we currently develop CAS. A big team working closely together in an agile way. Great new way to work, tough to get right though! But that’s the fun.
The money ;-)
For the phenomenon that it is and to get hands-on experience in making your ideas reality instead. And for all the fancy borrel talk of course
For the smart people
Be the best automotive destination for each car-buying consumer
Experian data for each car: Really bursted the transparency in the car market. Took competitors over one year to follow
Although very professional and high pases, still a very human-friendly environment
Accuracy in predicting market-trends based on one-year-ago on a daily basis
Flexible and free in thoughts which (when thought is good) you may execute
Best in class in reach and business, lots to gain in Automotive industry