Willem-Jan Jansen

Willem-Jan Jansen

Global Product Strategy (digital marketplaces) at eBay Classifieds Group

Startupbootcamp Commerce || Smart City & IoT Amsterdam Mentor

I’m a product guy with 15 years of experience from internet and telecom companies in the Dutch and Australian markets, mostly in online media and marketplaces. My academic background in industrial design engineering/innovation management and cognitive science has resulted in a fascination for UX and the way people (inter)act with and through technology, which I combine with my operational and commercial skills and experience in developing, managing and marketing products and services that people love to use – and enabling others in doing so. Until recently I was responsible for product-ownership and -management of the core experience, consumer and mobile products at Marktplaats.nl – the largest online marketplace in the Netherlands. Currently I’m focusing on product strategy for Marktplaats’ parent company, the eBay Classifieds Group.

Top 3 Skills

1. Product ownership, management and -strategy

2. Marketplaces and mobile/e-commerce

3. User experience

love making ideas come to life, growing into something people love to use and solving real-world problems. The energy and attitude that start-ups bring to this process is contagious, and I have found I can contribute in turning fuzzy user problems into concrete opportunities, shipping products as a team and turning technical solutions into strategic differentiators. I’m looking to teach, learn, network and possibly invest.