Social media giant Facebook has advertised a raft of India leadership jobs even as it struggles to fill the corner office in its biggest user market.
Over the last one week, Facebook India — which is yet to fill the post of managing director after Umang Bedi resigned from the post in October last year — has invited applications for vertical head for ecommerce, head of creative strategy, director of small and medium businesses, a strategic partner for platform partnerships, a public policy manager for India and South Asia, and a strategic partner manager for news partnerships in India.
As per the descriptions posted on jobs and social networking platform LinkedIn, the vertical head for e-commerce will be based in Gurgaon and will be expected to lead Facebook India’s e-commerce team and manage the company’s monetisation of the e-commerce vertical. The executive will be expected to create and deliver “compelling sales narratives that will help the industry shift to mobile commerce”, besides driving key account relationships with C suite level decision-makers in e-commerce.
The advert for head of creative strategy says the candidate should be an experienced creative and strategic leader with a strong portfolio of awardwinning effective marketing campaigns to lead a team of creative strategists working across all vertical industries, besides strengthening partnerships within the Facebook sales organisation as well as clients and agencies across India. The position will be based in Gurgaon.
Search firm Spencer Stuart is managing the search for Facebook’s India head.
Facebook has over 250 million users in India. An email query sent to Gurgaon-headquartered Facebook India remained unanswered till press time on Friday.
The roles of strategic partner development, news in India and strategic partner manager for news partnerships could be based in Delhi or Mumbai, people aware of the company’s plans said.
While the former post is meant to support Facebook Journalism Project’s global strategic initiatives in India, the latter is expected to collaborate with the biggest newsrooms across India to implement strategic partnership plans around Facebook’s products, tools and services.
According to the job posting, the partner manager for platform partnerships will also work with the Messenger and Instagram product and engineering teams and should be someone who is passionate about the way Facebook can work with businesses, startups and developers to build valuable product experiences for people. The candidate should be “obsessed” with technology, social media and business strategy in India.
Platform Partnerships at Facebook is responsible for establishing and managing strategic relationships with the company’s key product partners.
The company is not receiving fresh applications for the position of director, small and medium businesses after advertising for the said positions a few days ago.