Head of Trading

Candidate Source
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Trading, High-end eCommerce brand, c. £45K-£65K

We have partnered with a high-end ecommerce brand within the UK who are rapidly scaling their team in line with their 3-figure % growth rate. As Head of Trading you will be responsible drive business growth and revenue performance by owning forecast and reporting processes, seasonal strategies, marketing spend allocation and discount spend. This role reports directly into the CMO and leading a small team of trade analysts whilst facilitating the coordination of other marketing teams.  The Head of Trading role requires a proactive long term trading strategy to ensure growth targets are met and the business expands internationally into territories.

Key Responsibilities

Overall responsibility as Head of Trading is to drive increased revenue and business growth within existing and new territories, whilst managing a small team of direct reports and overseeing all marketing activities across different business functions.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Manage the deployment of marketing budget between new / repeat customers
  • Long-term planning of the promotional, event and seasonal calendar
  • Own the production of the revenue forecast and phasing
  • Planning homepage and banner features.
  • Direct line management of 2 trade analysts
  • Coordinate between different business areas (buying and merchandise) to ensure all marketing activities are in line with core commercial priorities

Essential requirements

Extensive experience in a trade planning, digital marketing or financial analytics role and a degree from a top tier university is key.

In addition to:

  • A strong commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to quickly read and grasp performance reports
  • Intermediate/advanced experience with google analytics
  • Capable of combining attention to detail with long term / big picture strategy

Something about you

You have a strong commercial awareness, are an excellent communicator with a collaborative, proactive attitude and the ability to assimilate information and reports quickly. A self-starter who loves to make a big impact, always with the end target in mind.

The Head of Trading role is a unique opportunity for someone to shape the future growth of an exciting digital brand, with a rebrand and funding imminent in the coming months, the successful candidate will have full backing to make a significant impact on the brand and the industry. 

The first stage of the application process is to apply online.

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