Head of Digital Trading & Development

Michael Page Digital
£75,000 per annum
13 Mar 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Head of Digital Trading & Development oversees the day to day responsibility for 4 trading websites to maximise revenue, conversion and customer engagement.

Working with the wider business to maximise online sales and profit.

Client Details

Michael Page Digital are currently recruiting on behalf of a well known Warwickshire based retail business.


The Head of Digital Trading & Development role involves:

- Day to day responsibility for the trading of 4 websites to deliver sales, profit and key lines in the P&L

- Developing reviewing and optimising site merchandising to improve conversion rates and average order value

- Overseeing customer experience and customer journey, ensuring that pages are optimised across the website

- Developing strategy to drive mobile and ensure everything done by the team is mobile first to drive conversion and revenue through the channel

- Planning and owning the online merchandising calender to ensure it is in line with marketing activity and key seasonal category trading plans

- Managing the production of management information and analysis on the performance of digital channels, supporting the marketing and development teams

- Managing the delivery of the CRO programme and customer experience of the site

- Leading and developing a multi-functional team across merchandising, data, optimisation, product and UX


In order to be considered for the Head of Digital Trading & Development role, you must have:

- Experience of leading a multi-functional digital team

- Highly commercial focus and have proven ability to trade profitably online

- Demonstrable experience of improving key site indicators such as conversion and retention

- Experience of delivering online trading growth

- Experience in online merchandising and CRO strategies

- Knowlesge of digital and ecommerce from functionality and technology to an understanding of how to leverage channels to maximise commercial performance

- Worked in an ecommerce background

- Experience in Agile ways of working

- Success in managing and retaining digital talent, developing people in their careers.

Job Offer

The Head of Digital Trading & Development role is offering an experienced candidate the opportunity to work for a fantastic Warwickshire based retail business on an initial 12 month contract.