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Online trading manager

  • Salary: £38000 - £42000
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Industry: Retail
Job description Online Trading Manager, Speciality Retail brand

This is a fantastic time to join the Online Trading Team in a period of rapid online growth across the digital channels. This is great opportunity to really help strengthen and influence the growth of your retail category.

As an Online Category Manager, you will be responsible for optimising and trading the categories online, working with Buying, Merchandising, Web teams and Marketing.
You will be supporting business teams with insight and analysis on product and channel performance and be making recommendations to optimise sales and improve conversion, looking at sales trends and web analytics.

The Online Trading Manager Responsibilities:

*Support development of the Online Category strategy to help deliver the agreed KPI targets
*Manage and lead the team of Assistant Online Category Managers and Online Category Executive's/Assistants.
*Analyse and understand the detail behind the category's performance and be able to present and summarise the detail at trading meetings
*Identify future promotional / marketing opportunities and risk in the trade plan and anticipate stock, margin and sales implications
*Work with the analytics team to monitor and report on key performance indicators (such as traffic, CTR, bounce rates & conversion) and general website performance
*Manage "walk the isles" sessions with teams and stakeholders to ensure we are continuously improving the customer journey

The Ideal Online Trading Manager:

*Strong leader of people with management experience
*Highly numerate and analytical
*Intermediate/advanced excel skills
*Ability to work at pace and under pressure
*Customer and results focussed
*Technical understanding of website systems
*Basic understanding of online marketing
*Experience of using a web analytics tool
*Ecommerce or merchandising experience within retail

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