Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has recently placed job ads seeking commerce specialists, which marks a rare occasion when the company revealed its intentions of working on an e-commerce platform. Though the micro blogging website has not commented on the latest development, the news that it is building a marketplace-style platform allowing users to buy things have been making the rounds for a long time, and the latest development does confirm it to some extent.
Ads posted for 3 positions by Twitter
At present, the job ads for the posts such as commerce product manager, commerce product marketing manager and a senior manager for commerce partnership have been posted on the website.
As a senior manager for commerce partnership, the employee will be “incubating our nascent commerce business as we empower our users to conduct commerce in ways consistent with our values,” reveals the ad post. This person will be accountable directly to VP of commerce, Nathan Hubbard, the ex Ticketmaster CEO, who joined Twitter last August.
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The job ad further lists that the successful applicant will be responsible for building and managing commerce partner relationship with the advertising clients of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). He or she should work in close collaboration with the product and engineering team to build the next generation commerce products for users and merchants. Also, the candidate will have to enclose business development deals with key partners in the commerce value chain. The employee will have to analyze the business opportunity for Twitter all over the commerce verticals, and build a data driven case for participation.
On its website, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) explained that the role of product marketing manager will be to drive advertiser acquisition, retention and education with strategic marketing. The candidate should have a commendable background in developing and managing product marketing programs. In the note, it is also mentioned that the role will be concerned primarily with bringing new commerce experience to users through the Twitter platform for which the candidates with experience in online retail, payment or commerce will be preferred.
For the product manager, the responsibility will be to help Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) in implementing its commerce strategy and convey the vision of the company to other colleagues, management and externally. The candidate will have to develop the product roadmap for commerce merchants on the platform.
Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has not yet revealed the payment aspect for the e-commerce platform, but it is being speculated that both Stripe and PayPal are being considered.