In Brazil, the landscape of online marketplaces is very fragmented, with no clear industry leaders like Amazon or eBay. The largest players —B2W, Via Varejo, MercadoLibre— account for 23%, 16%, and 15% respectively, with the rest of the market distributed amongst many other players, Amazon included. In this environment, small and medium businesses (SMBs) want to sell their products on many different online marketplaces, but struggle to navigate the complexities and bureaucracy that come with interfacing with so many different marketplaces (e.g. signing contracts, managing payments and logistics for each marketplace, etc.). Olist is a SaaS based platform which solves this problem by connecting SMBs to Brazil’s various marketplaces and allowing them to manage products, inventory, pricing, fulfillment, customer service, and catalog in one single place.
Olist management needs a Fellow to research market needs, geographies and business needs, arrange interviews with relevant players in the market, create a competitive knowledge base for the business, and organize meetings with key stakeholders at Olist to create a comprehensive strategy for Olist to expand internationally. Reporting to the Head of Product, this position will be key to shape Olist's growth over the next decade.
Support the growth of small and medium businesses in Brazil and beyond.
Tiago Dalvi launched Olist to change the reality for small and medium companies in his country. He has been an entrepreneur for over a decade, and also launched Solidarium, a Brazilian version of Etsy which connects buyers to homemade products.