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Trading Manager

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + benefits detailed below per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 14 days ago

  • Sector: Marketing
  • Contact: Shauna Penistone
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 23 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 58546_1637674946

A private equity backed eCommerce brand that turn over £50 million per year is looking for a Trading Manager to join their vibrant Trading Team. You'll support the online trading activity of their subscriptions proposition and drive sales. This is a business that genuinely prides themselves on culture and offers one of the best benefits packages in the North West. They take a customer centric approach to everything they do as opposed to profit driven, so it's a great opportunity to really understand customer behaviour.

Their unrivalled benefits package is as follows:

  • Flexible working - you pick your hours!
  • 2 days in their new Piccadilly based offices, with 3 days working from home
  • £50 towards groceries a month
  • Free lunch, fruit, pick & mix and Friday sweet treats (think donuts and cakes!)
  • 34 days holiday
  • Great social scene including Go Karting and monthly events
  • The opportunity to work with some renowned heavy hitters in the eCommerce world in a collaborative and nurturing environment
  • Private healthcare

As a Trading Manager, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Building a rolling tactical trading plan in line with the strategy for our subscription propositions and broader business objectives.
  • Building a strategic trading plan for subscriptions, focusing on campaigns, customer retention and cross team trading opportunities.
  • Work with the trading team to implement a clear strategy for merchandising the propositions
  • Producing marketing leading promotional plans, working with our established buying team, which ensure key KPIs are achieved.
  • Monitor competitor activity to help ensure we maintain a competitive advantage.
  • Analysing the impact of the trading plan on website traffic, conversion rate, average order value and gross margin.
  • Adapting the trading plan in line with opportunities and risks through campaign and promotion activations to deliver targets and budgets.
  • Monitoring the conversion rates of each proposition plan and working with our established marketing and digital teams to improve conversion where necessary.
  • Working with the relevant marketing teams to help drive new customer acquisition at the lowest possible cost.
  • Working with the wider business to identify new growth opportunities and ways in which to improve our brand reputation and presence.

We are looking for candidates with the following experience:

  • Experience as a Trading Manager an ecommerce business in different retail sectors.
  • Experience trade planning and adapting to deliver targets and budgets.
  • Experience using Google Analytics to produce insights and drive conversion rate.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with colleagues and wider business.
  • Ability to analyse and improve on a continual basis, and not be afraid to challenge the norm.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and across multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to take ownership and lead on a variety of different projects.
  • Open, honest and friendly attitude that positively influences the team dynamic.

If this sounds like you and you want to build a career in one of the best businesses to work for in the North West, please apply below!

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