eCommerce Project Management Jobs & Careers

A Project Manager in any industry will be the lynchpin between different teams and stakeholders, ensuring that projects are delivered successfully on time, budget and scope. For an eCommerce Project Manager, typically projects focus on the design and development of eCommerce websites, software and applications where the end user or ‘customer’ can purchase products and services online.

For anyone curious about a career in eCommerce, a key consideration is whether to work for an ‘Agency’ or ‘Client Side’ (sometimes referred to as ‘in-house’). In simple terms, working client side means you’re employed directly for a brand such as Dyson, Nike or Amazon, whereas if you work for an agency, you’ll work a variety of projects from multiple brands who outsource their development.

Why consider a career in eCommerce Project Management?

The eCommerce sector has shown impressive growth for years now, and the emergence of Covid and subsequent lockdowns skyrocketed such growth with consumers buying habits forcibly altered choosing online shopping vs bricks and mortar. Whilst a dip was always expected post-Covid customer habits permanently changed, supporting the necessity for brands to ensure their online presence is first class.

As a Project Manager, it’s a chance to be part of a rapidly growing and sustainable market, at the forefront of an industry using the latest tech. What’s more, there’s a considerable skills gap, meaning job opportunities are plentiful, alongside the chance to learn new skills, and progress quickly in the right organisation.

What does a career progression look like within eCommerce Project Management?

As the eCommerce sector continues to grow at pace, employers are struggling to find talent who already possess the right skills and experience so many businesses are happy to provide full training and even pay for additional certifications to get you up to speed. Additionally, if you have relevant transferrable skills such as good time management, organisation, communication and multi-tasking skills, it can be a smooth transition.

If you’re a graduate then a relevant technical or business focused degree can help, or for any Project Manager picking up certifications in Agile, Scrum or Prince 2 for example will expand your understanding of working practices.

A talented and experienced project delivery function is essential for any eCommerce business, so opportunities are vast, and what’s more the skills you develop can be used in other career paths such as Account Management, Product Management, Business Analysis, eCommerce Management/Consulting for example.

What are typical eCommerce Project Management job titles?

  • Studio/Traffic Manager
  • Digital Producer
  • Project Manager (Graduate, Junior, Midweight, Senior)
  • Delivery Manager
  • Delivery/Project Lead
  • Project/Delivery Director
  • Head of Delivery/Project Management
  • Chief Delivery Officer

How much does an eCommerce Project Management job pay?

A Graduate Project Manager in eCommerce can expect to earn upwards of £23k and a Senior Project Manager up to £60k. Leadership roles are anywhere from £50k to £100k.

For a comprehensive breakdown, please see the salary guide here.

Of course there a lot of variables from the tech you specialise in and whether you’re agency or client side, to additional perks such as remote/flexible working, training provided, bonuses and ethical cultures.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes…

Aside from qualifications, technical know how or experience, a talented Project Manager will have an array of well-developed soft skills such as collaboration, teamwork, communication, time management & organisation, leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, adaptability and conflict resolution.

What qualifications do you need for a career in eCommerce Project Management?

A degree in a technical or business-related subject is a great start, and for most employers this will not be a pre-requisite but does show an aptitude for learning new skills. Gaining project management related certifications in Agile, Scrum or Prince2 develop working knowledge whilst certifications in specific eCommerce platforms and tech can really boost your career, the most widely used being Adobe Commerce (formerly Magento) or Shopify.

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• Incredible perks from paid for certifications to annual bonuses and fast progression.

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• Variety of high-profile projects and clients to work with.

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