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Monday, July 8, 2013

F/T - Classification Manager, 1stdibs (NY)

Classification Manager - Greater New York City Area

Job Description

As a Classification/Taxonomy Manager at 1stdibs, you will lead taxonomy development to classify the extensive product selection on our marketplace platform. You will partner with industry experts and usability managers to build a scalable and user-friendly classification system that will enable a compelling shopping experience. Candidates must be data experts, creative problem solvers, and passionate user advocates. You must also thrive in a fast-paced, team-based, environment that believes in failing fast and delivering results.
  • Define taxonomy and meta data to classify an extensive online marketplace of rare, one-of-a-kind inventory and editorial content 
  • Lead and manage a team of analysts; partner regularly with the product and technology teams
  • Build comprehensive and well-documented taxonomy processes that can be scalable to other teams and with the company’s rapid growth
  • Collaborate and manage relationships with vendors
  • Define and manage quality assurance processes to ensure quality standards of our classification schema, constantly seeking to improve
  • Implement methods to improve search relevance by normalizing search queries and build faceted navigation 
  • Measure user adoption and improve product taxonomy over time
  • Collaborate with SEO & analytics team on metadata implementation & taxonomy improvements

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelors Degree required, with an emphasis in library or information science
  • 3+ years of experience in a taxonomy, classification, or content management role
  • 1+ years in a management/supervisory role
  • Experience with indexing systems and search engines such as Solr
  • Experience in eCommerce is a plus
  • Comfortable in an agile environment of rapid iteration and experimentation, prototyping at various levels of fidelity.
  • Working knowledge of metadata standards, schemas, and other types of structured data (for ecommerce, art, and design a plus)
  • Dexterity with concept modeling tools or software such as MySQL workbench, omnigraffle, etc. 
  • Working knowledge of SQL databases and familiarity with programming languages such as php, SQL is a plus

Interested applicants can submit materials to or to HR director Connie Liu at

Company Description

The Most Beautiful Things on Earth

1stdibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace. Inspired by Founder Michael Bruno’s love of Paris’ legendary flea markets, it is the go-to source for leading interior designers and in-the-know wealthy consumers seeking antiques, design, estate jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.

In 2011, 1stdibs gained new financial backing led by Benchmark Capital partner Matt Cohler—one of Facebook’s first seven employees and a founding member of LinkedIn. This new relationship allowed the company to make a number of key hires, including CEO David Rosenblatt, former CEO of DoubleClick leading up to its $3.2 billon sale to Google in 2008. In 2012, 1stdibs gained another round of funding by Index Ventures and Spark Capital, for a total of $102 million.

Today, the 1stdibs team is even more diverse and expansive, comprising expert curators and seasoned Internet executives from the web’s most prominent entities, including eBay, Gilt, FreshDirect, and Twitter.