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Trading Executive

Do you have marketplace and trading experience? Are you looking at joining a large retailer with a phenomenal reputation? 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Trading Executive to be responsible for growing sales online, through B2C sites, Marketplaces and 3rd party ecommerce customers. 


  • Assist in acquisition and management of new target partners

  • Understanding the different mechanisms of each account or portal

  • Identifying product gaps/opportunities to upload wider ranges

  • Work with the sales and digital teams to maximise commercial opportunities, driving demand and service through improved availability and listing optimisation

  • Support acquisition plans to drive relevant, cost effective traffic to the website to achieve sales targets

  • Improving and maintaining category appearance and usability

  • Ensure the right stock mix at the right time. And ensure the products are accessible in all relevant categories

  • Ensuring all content is optimised for SEO and PPC purposes

  • Plan and rollout the trading plan

  • Competitor analysis – monitor and report on competitor activity

  • Produce weekly and monthly reports on performance

  • Understand the product ranges, brand technologies and confidently communicate these

About you

  • Business or marketing qualification

  • 3+ years experience running marketplaces or third party portals

  • B2C ecommerce experience

  • Commercial and sales orientated

  • Strong core merchandising skills - visual merchandising, sell through, promo planning, reporting

  • Content management experience - good attention to detail

  • Experience using CMS, inventory management systems, PIMs

  • Understand the DS & integration process

  • Experience working across teams - sales, marketing, digital, trading, IT, logistics

  • Proven experience building relationships with customers - buyers, merchandising and managers

  • Experience attending partner/sales meeting

  • Confident analysing data and producing report

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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