New in Berlin: Back Market
Who are you and what do you do?
Launched in November 2014 by Thibaud Hug de Larauze, Quentin Le Brouster, and Vianney Vaute, Back Market is the #1 marketplace for refurbished electronic devices in Europe and in the US. We’re leading the way in a shift towards a circular economy, freeing the planet from electronic waste. We are proud to sabotage ‘new’ by connecting highly certified professionals to consumers who are looking for a more affordable, reliable and ecological alternative to purchasing brand new products.
Back Market is undergoing meteoric growth and has raised over 884M€ already! We have the objective of reaching 1000 Back Makers (or Saboteurs) by the end of 2022!
What are your plans in Berlin?
Germany is one of Back Market’s biggest and fastest growing markets. Not only do we plan to expand the growth of our platform, but we're also investing in the development of a truly circular ecosystem to save the world from unnecessary e-waste and save primary resources consumed by the overproduction of new electronics.
We are advocating for public awareness regarding the importance of refurbishment and circularity. The core of the circular ecosystem is powered by world class technology. We're acting both locally and scaling up globally. Because of the rapid growth of the German market, we decided to expand one of our offices in Berlin. Our goal is to reach 50 people by the end of the year.
On an economic note, today, the market for used and refurbished devices accounts for less than 10% of the ‘new market’. We believe we can achieve what the car market achieved years ago: having more used devices going around, instead of brand new products. We are now working hard to realize our vision, which is to grow the refurbished market enough to overtake the ‘New market’ within the next 5-10 years.
Who do you need for it? / What job positions are you currently looking for?
We’re building a more sustainable future for tech, one device at a time. But we also mean business, which is why we’ve got some top-notch talent in our corner pushing triple-digit growth. But, we need more people to join us on this mission! We need people who want to collaborate with great minds and enjoy recognition, rewards, and shares, all while saving the planet.
Our work-life balance is second to none, and we have hard-working Diversity & Inclusion and Culture teams making sure that we’re as as diverse as our consumers and work is a fun and inclusive place to be.
Back Market in numbers & facts
Locations: Paris, Bordeaux, Berlin, Barcelona, Prague, London, New York, Tokyo and full-remote
Number of employees: 600+
Number of nations in team: 38
Company language: English
Benefits in Germany: An attractive salary, employee stock plan (equity), meal vouchers, health insurance, sports membership discount, language classes, transport reimbursement, parental benefits, relocation package, internal events, etc.