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19th Aug

Senior eCommerce Merchandiser

— eCommerce consultancy

Location:
Bristol
Type:
Salary:
Up to £40k
  • Exciting opportunity to join the senior leadership team of a dynamic business.
  • Unique and forward-thinking eCommerce consultancy.
  • Impressive range of lifestyle brand partners.

This eCommerce consultancy is disrupting the digital scene in Bristol and beyond with a unique way of partnering with brands, acting as a genuine extension of their partner's in-house team. For an eCommerce Merchandiser, this provides the best of both worlds in working on a variety of lifestyle brands, but with greater control of outcomes and strategy. This is a significant role within the business, so your responsibilities will extend to the wider commercial goals of the consultancy, the perfect opportunity for someone looking to progress their career and step into a leadership role.

What you’ll be doing

As a key part of the senior leadership team, you’ll work closely with the MD, Operations Manager and Digital Acquisition Manager to manage budgets and plan the eCommerce site strategies for a range of exciting brands. In addition to this, you’ll work in tandem with the in-house buyer on the buying of products for each season, managing the day to day trading.

Your focus will be to ensure the online customer journey is optimised effectively through product merchandising, alongside delivering against existing budgets and getting involved in setting future expectations based on the success of each brand. Yes, you’ll be focused on improving eCommerce performance, but driving wider commercial strategy too - an exciting step for an experienced eCommerce Merchandiser looing to gain more autonomy. 

You’ll manage a team of Assistant Merchandisers dedicated to each brand the consultancy is partnered with – it’ll be up to you to coach and develop each team member and oversee day to day progress, running daily stand up meetings to outline strategy and targets. You’ll also run weekly trading meetings, travel to meet partner brands on-site and offsite (occasionally internationally) and oversee warehouse performance.

It’s expected that you’ll be the go-to person to understand where each website (and the wider business) is tracking against revenue and targets at any given time, so ongoing maintenance and evolution of reporting systems in order to track performance is key.

The brands you will work with are genuinely exciting propositions with strong and unique brand stories to take to market - most are very well established with very high turnovers. Ultimately, this role is a combination of tactical delivery, tenacious observation of how product impacts on site performance, commercial vision and entrepreneurial opportunity.

What experience you’ll need

  • eCommerce Merchandising background with a strong track record in optimising online sales performance. 
  • Strong team player who enjoys collaborating with others to drive success.
  • Comfortable creating and presenting sales reports in an engaging way. 
  • An excellent understanding of retail Maths and the ability to quickly and accurately review data.
  • Passionate about an exciting brand story and appreciation of consumer centricity.
  • Excited by using the latest online, database and brand storytelling techniques.
  • Intermediate-Advanced Excel skills, including V-lookups.
  • Well versed in managing multiple CMS platforms, including Shopify.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - enthusiastic, approachable and able to communicate effectively with all levels of the business.
  • Great communication skills (written & verbal).

What you’ll get in return for your talents

There is a competitive salary on offer here, entirely dependent on experience but up to around the £40k mark (potentially a little more for the perfect candidate). In addition, there is a generous holiday allowance, awesome team / collaborative approach and a mature working environment where staff can enjoy flexible working.   

What’s next? 

Drop Hannah a line to hear the finer details on this one.  

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Hannah Ellis

Hannah Ellis

— Recruiter eCommerce & Digital

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