Head of Ecommerce

Head of Ecommerce

Ecommerce is going through a revolution, with a growth of the D2C model allowing some manufacturers to cut out retailers altogether. That’s not to say that traditional retail operations are going away, of course – it’s a model that offers sales benefits to manufacturers and offers choice to consumers. But in logistics, ecommerce jobs are now highly sought-after, with opportunities to reach head of ecommerce an attractive prospect.

Specific roles vary from company to company, but most logistics ecommerce executives will be overseeing teams charged with sourcing packaged products or raw materials on the one hand, and delivery of products to retailers or consumers on the other.

You’ll be in regular contact with sales and marketing teams, as well as the backend developers for consumer websites or business-to-business solutions. Depending on the size of the company, you’ll be reporting directly to the board or to other ecommerce directors.

 

 

The skills required

Head of ecommerce job descriptions vary over the industry, but essentially you’ll be the person who understands all aspects of seasonality and demand for the relevant industry, and will need to ensure warehousing and fulfillment depots are stocked and staffed to meet demand.

You’ll be an excellent communicator but also someone who can bury their head in a spreadsheet and get to grips with the warehousing and fulfillment visibility solutions you’ll be using. And since new products are constantly coming on stream, you’ll have the analytical mindset to cope with change efficiently.

 

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