Head of Ecommerce

  • £80,000 + package
  • Surrey
  • Permanent

40-year-old private and very profitable travel brand seeking their new Head of Ecommerce. Reporting to the CCO you will have full accountability for e-commerce including digital marketing, business strategy, data analysis and website conversion. This is a big leadership role managing small and very capable team. The brand have forecasted their best ever year for 2024 and investing heavily in their e-commerce proposition. The role suits an experienced Head of Ecommerce who still enjoys being hands-on while working in a very cross-functional role. Taking advantage of the tech team and working closely with the Head of Brand you will own and define a robust e-commerce plan for the x3 sites.

  • Driving business performance by developing and implementing a strong eCommerce strategy, optimising the customer experience
  • Responsibility for the company website(s) and its’ ability to acquire customers through the B2C, B2B & reservation platforms.
  • Developing and executing the eCommerce strategy – encompassing online acquisition, conversion & retention plans (SEM, SEO, PPC).
  • Leading, managing, developing, and mentoring the eCommerce team, happy to be hands-on in delivering strategic leadership.
  • Managing and supporting the Website Manager
  • Make recommendations for UX improvements to the customer journey to generate higher organic traffic and attributed revenue,
  • Appointment, review & management of agencies / third party providers related to areas of eCommerce.
  • Manage and support the Digital Marketing Manager to maximise social media reach, community
  • Monitor and analyse the overall eCommerce sales performance, site performance, conversion rates and traffic, working collaboratively with eCommerce team members, BI team, and other stakeholders.

About you?

  • Experience in a similar Head of role is preferred.
  • Experience in a travel or leisure business is advantageous.
  • Skilled at building and leading a high-performing eCommerce team - includes hiring the right people, providing ongoing training and development, and creating a culture of collaboration and innovation.
  • Ability to work in a cross functional structure, bringing together cross functional groups of people to achieve results.
  • Extensive knowledge of digital marketing channels (SEO, SEM, PPC, Affiliate Marketing, Display Advertising, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, etc.)
  • Experience in managing eCommerce projects.
  • Data focused; an ability to demonstrate a high skill level in this area to support trend analysis and decision making from the myriad of data points.
  • Use of relevant data tools including Power BI.
  • Exposure to web technologies, XML APIs & web services
  • Expert knowledge of Google Analytics / GA4 from a day-to-day usage and implementation/customisation perspective

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