Head of E-Commerce Jobs

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At 3Search, we understand that as a Head of E-Commerce, you are one of the driving members of the overall success of a business. Responsible for overseeing the e-commerce team, ensuring that the team is working effectively and efficiently. In addition, you’ll be developing a clear strategy and communicating and implementing it with the rest of the business. The responsibility of the budget also rests on your shoulders, this means that the e-commerce team, external suppliers, and the work produced by the wider e-commerce marketing activities are under you. 

Take your Head of E-Commerce career to the next level

As a Head of E-Commerce, you take pride in your professional conduct and ability to take ownership of managing a team. In addition, you possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, which you utilise when supporting internal colleagues, including the Head of Marketing. Your extensive industry experience and knowledge of the ins and outs of the online market make you a valuable asset, helping to drive online conversions and grow your business. 

We recognise your work as a Head of E-Commerce involves overseeing a team of talented individuals, ensuring they achieve the desired outcomes expected of them in an efficient and timely manner. You are also responsible for developing e-commerce strategies aligned with clear goals and objectives to help grow your businesses or that of your clients and manage the budgets for these campaigns. In addition, you play a key part in building and managing relationships with clients, third-party partners and members of the wider internal team. 

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Head of E-Commerce: What can you expect?

At 3Search, we understand the large responsibility that a role such as Head of E-Commerce carries within a business. To help you to decide whether it is the right fit for you, we’ve crafted some key skills and responsibilities for the position of Head of E-Commerce, providing you with a small overview of what you can expect. 

Responsibilities of a Head of E-Commerce

  • Manage the budget of an e-commerce strategy, ensuring costs, sales and profits are aligned with the goals and objectives of the business
  • Enhance existing customer journeys and develop new effective paths for the target audience
  • Oversee the output of content across all channels 
  • Collaborate with other departments within the business, including project and product management 
  • Lead and manage the e-commerce team and ensure each individual is motivated and works to the best of their ability 

Requirements of a Head of E-Commerce

  • Extensive and proven experience in e-commerce 
  • Experience with building out the e-commerce function using proven techniques and strategies 
  • Strong ability to adapt and work effectively in a fast-paced environment 
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Deep knowledge of how to manage online marketing channels, including email, SEO, PPC, social media and more 


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Head of E-Commerce: salary expectations


The average salary for the Head of E-Commerce across the UK:

London: £80,000 - £120,000

Greater Manchester: £65,000 - £90,000


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Progression opportunities for Head of E-Commerce

With the experience that you have gained from being the Head of E-Commerce, you can use your skills across a range of different roles and in a range of different industries. We’ve gathered a selection of potential career progression opportunities with their corresponding salary expectations to help you understand them clearly. 

With your experience as a Head of E-Commerce, you can transfer your skills to another senior position, such as Head of Marketing. In this role, you will support the development of marketing communications strategies, often reporting to and working alongside a Chief Marketing Officer. You will also oversee a marketing communications team and assist with creating multimedia content while ensuring the brand you are working for has a clear focus and defined goals. 

Salary Expectations: £75,000 - £125,000

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