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Head of E-commerce - UK / Europe

Posted: 7 Jun 2021 Closes: 7 Jul 2021
Richmond, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -344404576

Location: Richmond (office based)

Contract type: Permanent

People Leader: UK General Manager

Function: Sales – UK Hub

About us:

We are the people behind method + ecover. We’ve always done things differently – we’re fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe that making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles. We started small but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colourful place. We invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.

Let’s get one thing straight – you’re not coming here to just sell soap, or cleaning products. You’re joining us to move the hearts, souls and minds of others all over the world that see the world differently. We think about cleaning as an act of creative expression, a gesture of rebellion, and, yes, an escape from the normal. We take cleaning seriously – but not ourselves.

Alongside our friends Mrs Meyers and Babyganics, we are collectively known as Lifestyle Brands and are part of the SC Johnson family.

What’s the role?

This role is responsible for developing and executing a clear EU commercial strategy to deliver profitable plans & outperform budget across all of our brands & categories in the E-com channel (Pureplay customers & D2C) - ensuring consistency with the company’s 5-year strategy. The candidate will be able to have impact in a ‘Lead Market’ model; collaborating, influencing and building capability across multiple teams & functions in our EU business to set & coordinate delivery of EU E-Com strategy…whilst directly managing the UK E-Com team and owning the UK E-Com business.

This exciting role will play the pivotal part in developing & executing the next phase of our EU E-Com strategy and be at the forefront of the fastest and most dynamic part of our business. Responsibilities will include pricing, promotions, content, assortment, ratings and reviews, search and building outstanding retail relationships…as well as heavily influencing our product pipeline to ensure we have an assortment which enables us to continue to deliver dynamic growth and win in the channel.

To be successful, you’ll need:
  • Experience leading others and developing direct reports
  • Experience influencing internal strategy and product development
  • A proven ability to influence and lead teams across multiple geographies
  • Deep understanding and experience leading a FMCG business in Amazon (5 years +, working with AVS, master data, etc)
  • Strong data analytics and digital insight
  • Strong FMCG pureplay commercial leadership experience – hands on experience managing e-com customers with additional experience across DTC beneficial

What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive pay & benefits
  • Summer working hours
  • ‘Build your own’ learning programme
  • Free breakfast & snacks
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Pension, Life cover & Health Insurance
  • Volunteering days
  • Season ticket loan
  • Wellness days

If you would like more information about this role, please email us at and ask for the full job description.

It’s a big, beautiful, colourful world out there and we should celebrate that. That’s why we’re working hard to be a fully diverse and inclusive place to work. Every day we strive to create an atmosphere where everyone feels valued, listened to, supported and where we can do our best work. Sure, there’s always more that can be done. But together with our team, partners, customers and community, we can make everyone welcome.

If you have a disability that prevents you from following our online application process, please contact us on the email address above so we can provide an alternative way for you to apply.We are happy to make adjustments to our hiring process to ensure we are accessible to everyone – please let us know what we can do to support you.
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