Ecommerce Trading Manager Maternity Cover

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  1. Freelance/Contract
  2. London
  3. Merchandising
  4. £50,000 - £59,999

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Premium Retailer based in London who are performing exceptionally well. This role is urgent and is pivotal to the business and is for a 9 to 12 month maternity cover. 

Your core role will be to manage all online trading activity across a global level. You will be ensuring that products are available online by closely monitoring stock levels and making accurate sales forecasts.  You will lead a merchandising team of 4.  

Other responsibilities include to 

  • Present on performance in trade meetings, highlighting potential risks in line with sales plans.
  • Responsible for B2C sales plan and re-forecasting based on performance.
  • Acting with agility based on analysis to maximise sales.
  • Managing department stocks in line with trade activity to minimise risks and maximise profit opportunities for the B2C channel.
  • Meeting planning deadlines to achieve the brand critical path.
  • Utilising historic sales and lessons learnt to make future trading decisions.
  • Own product launches and ensure key drivers of the range are represented and sales opportunities maximised.
  • Responding to external and unforeseen factors or threats, e.g., emerging trends, unseasonable weather or competitor activity. Ensure B2C range is always competitive.
  • Managing poor performing lines by working with teams on stock levels and promotional mechanisms.
  • Oversee the planning, briefing and execution of promotions.
  • Actively analysing promotion & product performance, recommending actions to drive full price sales for the business.
  • Understanding returns rates and investigate the reasons behind them, focusing on ways to reduce returns rates.
  • Partner with the Logistics and Ops teams to ensure the understanding of expected peaks in trade for planning.
  • Analysis of data using Excel, Google Analytics, ZAP and Power -BI.
  • Inspire, lead and motivate the merchandising team, and develop your direct report through clear learning and measurable targets.
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Emma Cogbill our consultant managing the role