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Business Lead, Uber Advertising-New Surfaces

Business Development
in New York, New York

About the Team

At Uber, we are building a new Uber Advertising division to spearhead the next phase of its global advertising business. By building strong advertising products, Uber will enable merchants and brands to reach and convert its highly engaged user base across its Mobility and Delivery platforms in 32 markets while we empower eaters, riders and earners to discover the familiar.

About the Role

In this Manager role as the Business Lead for Emerging Surfaces, Uber Advertising, you will be the business owner of new ad surfaces. You'll be responsible for identifying, prioritizing, building and enabling new ways for our advertisers to engage with our users. You will work closely with cross functional groups including sales, operations, finance, product, engineering and marketing. This role will report into the General Manager, Uber Advertising.

What You'll Do

  • Build the long-term vision for emerging advertising surfaces rooted in a deep understanding of our users', merchants' and Uber's needs.
  • Work with all collaborators to develop and complete the merging advertising surfaces strategy.
  • Work with the dedicated Uber Ad Sales and Account Management organization to sell these new ad opportunities.
  • Partner with product, engineering, design and data science teams to build the merging advertising surfaces.
  • Define the right balance between short-term revenue maximizing initiatives and long-term growth bets.
  • Be the conduit between sales, operations, product, engineering, training, communications, legal, and privacy.
  • Be a strategic thought partner to team members in different parts of the business.

Basic Qualifications

  • Business administration degree or equivalent plus hands-on experience working with advertisers.
  • Minimum of 6 years in consulting, strategy, operations or business development in a high growth startup environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working within advertising, digital advertising or related industries
  • An ability to build deep relationships across a broad organization, cultivate a fun and collaborative work environment, and identify problems from different perspectives. Humility and empathy are essential to success in this role.
  • Be customer obsessed (users and merchants) and be passionate about building great experiences for Uber users all over the world.
  • Focus on building businesses, not features. Experience building and leading businesses, including ownership and optimization of business performance metrics
  • Experience building new business units and taking businesses from 0 to 1 while working on projects with high degrees of ambiguity.
  • An ability to build deep relationships across a broad organization, cultivate a fun and collaborative work environment, and identify problems from different perspectives. Humility and empathy are essential to success in this role.
  • High standards and a bias toward action. You can find the context and information you need through relationships across the organization, you push for clarity and delivery, and you hold a high bar from your contributions and those of the people you work with.
  • Be able to work cross functionally with many other roles and stakeholders in the company
  • Exceptional communication skills, both within your team and with leadership and partners.

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have a curiosity, passion and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

At Uber, we reimagine the way the world moves for the better. The idea was born on a snowy night in Paris in 2008, and ever since then, our DNA of reimagination and reinvention carries on. We've grown into a global platform moving people and things in ever-expanding ways, taking on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters make movement happen at the push of a button for everyone, everywhere.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.


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