Head of Ecommerce - Cleveland

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.

Head of Ecommerce Jobs in Cleveland

Situated in the north-east of England, Cleveland is a region that has been long known for its industrial and manufacturing capabilities, and it offers a range of opportunities for those seeking Head of Ecommerce positions.

During the 18th century, ironwork was a major part of the local economy and the ironstone used for blast furnaces on the River Tees was procured from the Cleveland Hills.

These days, Cleveland is not an officially recognised region. In the mid-1990s, the county was broken up into four unitary authorities: Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.

However, many people from the region still identify themselves as being from Cleveland and bodies like the Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade carry the name today.

Much of the area is undergoing significant regeneration, and these days, the economy is mainly based in retail, technology and the service sector.

However, a few big-names in heavy industry still call the region home. For example, there's the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company, Teeside Steelworks and Dorman Long, which provided the steel for the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Tyne Bridge and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

What's more, Teesport is the country's third largest port and handles around 56 million tonnes of cargo every year, with facilities including container quays and RORO ramps.

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If you’re looking for logistics and transport jobs, wouldn’t it be best to use a recruitment agency that specialises in the sector? That’s Cast UK in a nutshell, and it’s how we can connect candidates with jobs so effectively.

Our extensive experience in recruiting logistics roles means we know the demands of both businesses and recruits. With the explosion of eCommerce all over the world, we’re now more in demand than ever from both parties, so please get the ball rolling by registering below.

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