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Head of Online Trading

Forward Role has exclusively partnered with a well known and well loved national brand on the search for a Head of Online Trading.

This is a truly exciting opportunity to disrupt the market, grow a team and develop your career further.


  • 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. 

  • 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.

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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