Head of Online Trading

£100k - 120k per year
07 Nov 2017
05 Dec 2017
Brian Johnson
Marketing Disciplines
Digital / Online Marketing, Ecommerce
Industry Sector
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Director, Head of
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side

Head of Online Trading

Role Purpose: As the Head of Online Trading you will be tasked with driving the eCommerce and multi-channel development and roadmap implementation while making a proactive contribution to the senior leadership team.

  • Full P&L responsibility for the online business.
  • Report and analyse trading performance to continuously optimise and grow the online business.
  • Provide reporting and analysis on the online business to senior management team with improvement plans.
  • Responsible for management of platform development, support and user experience.
  • Define the online trading strategy and development and provide expertise as required.
  • Identify key technologies and improvements to the user experience and conversion funnel.
  • Responsible for managing 3rd party supplier relationships including development agencies, digital agencies and infrastructure.
  • Responsible for leading, developing and supporting the eCommerce trading managers to ensure consistent and high-quality merchandising, marketing, promotion and delivery.
  • Responsible for management of Online Trading team.
  • Responsible for management of key internal relationships to support Online Trading including IT, Ecommerce, Merchandising and Marketing teams.

Skill & Experience

  • Ideally have worked as a Head of Online Trading.
  • Demonstrated a strong track record for online growth. 
  • If you have performed such a role in a Retail or Grocery organisation this would be highly beneficial.
  • This is a technical position and you must be very comfortable at coming up with plans to drive improvements and ongoing to change to the organisations eCommerce platforms.
  • Strong experience with driving teams in a fast-paced retail environment
  • Strong communicator and have great ability to build confidence within your team and senior stakeholders.
  • Expert knowledge of latest eCommerce technologies.

If you are interested in this pivitol role please send your details through to Brian Johnson - brian@forwardrole.com.

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