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eCommerce Trading Manager

A high growth sports brand is on the search for an eCommerce Trading Manager to support with their ambitious online plans. This business has grown rapidly and has some insanely impressive partners.

If you're looking to accelerate your career with one of the most exciting retailers in the country, look no further!

Key Accountabilities

  • Build the annual budget and forecasts to deliver the 3 year plan or partner contract commercials
  • Responsible for delivering day to day sales and margin including detailed planning and forecasting
  • Create and execute the activity plans that will deliver these budgets, including:
    • Site traffic and customer acquisition
    • On-site content
    • On- site merchandising
    • Product and sales promotions
    • Customer retention
  • Day to day site management ensuring that products, promotions and content are timely, accurate and delivering on KPIs
  • Regular daily contact with partner contacts to ensure these activities are aligned and signed off with the partners
  • Web merchandising – Ensure all category and product landing pages are fully optimised for the best possible customer experience
  • Monitoring and analysis of site performance, implementing corrective actions/additional activity based on this analysis and interpretation
  • Create, communicate and act on a clear view of the consumer to ensure that decision making is led by customer understanding
  • Provide Ecommerce expertise to the Account Management team as and when required (eg Monthly reviews, strategic reviews, contract negotiations)
  • Effective management and development of trading assistants to realise their full potential including objective setting, development planning and regular performance feedback


  • 2+ years experience in a B-2-C Ecommerce/Online Marketing role
  • Experience of team management
  • Experience of working effectively with external partners
  • Marketing/commercial degree preferable
  • Strong focus on results and achieving targets
  • Ownership of agreed KPIs
  • Track record of applying highly developed analytical and planning skills
  • Good commercial acumen and decision making
  • Must possess the confidence and maturity to manage numerous stakeholders with different priorities and opinions
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills

As an industry leading, nationwide Marketing, Digital, Analytics, IT and Design recruitment agency, we are continually receiving new assignments to work on, so keep a close eye on our website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages for a full list of current permanent and interim opportunities as well as marketplace news and fun stuff.
Forward Role is operating as an employment agency.

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