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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE £18000 - £20000

Online Trading Executive 

Hours: 37.5 hours

Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 

Our client is a well established retailer nationally and looking to expand the Online Trading Team with a second Online Trading Executive to help support the Group’s two websites. 

As an Online Trading Executive, you will ensure all products are displayed on the websites according to the business needs and marketing calendar. You will also help create engaging promotional campaigns, ensuring messaging is both commercial and drives customers into our store network. 

As Online Trading Executive you will assist the Online Trading Manager to effectively merchandise the products on the website 

Set up campaigns and create content assets and slots for the constituent parts of a website 
campaign based on the overall marketing plan 

Schedule campaigns to follow the offline marketing communications timeline. 

Key Responsibilities as Online Trading Executive 

Assist the Online Trading Manager in the day-to-day management of the websites and campaign schedule, including preparing accurate and timely briefs for our external agencies 

Working closely with the Group Merchandise Team, you will drive the visual merchandising of product across both websites, ensuring new products are added to the sites, with the correct information, in a timely manner 

Effective and timely categorisation of new products onto the Group's two websites 

Ensure category and search results pages are fully optimised across all channels and devices to ensure the business needs are met 

Produce, upload and schedule accurate price briefs to the ecommerce platform 

Plan the replication schedule of website changes, campaigns and promotions from staging to production 

Constant monitoring of, and review of the websites, to ensure quality assurance standards are adhered to and products are displayed according to the business needs 

Undertake browser and device testing whenever new functionality or campaigns go live (on development, staging and production) 

Assist the Online Trading Manager in analysing onsite performance and sales product data to evaluate merchandise efforts and product opportunities 

Contribute to weekly trading meetings, advising on website changes with internal and external teams as required 

Any other reasonable tasks allocated by the line manager or Head of Digital to ensure the smooth running of the department. 

Key Skills and Experience 


At least 2 years’ experience in digital marketing or ecommerce role 

Intermediate knowledge of the ecommerce platforms and CMS systems 

IT literate with a higher than average knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel 

Strong written and verbal communication skills 

Proficiency of running multiple campaigns to conflicting deadlines 

Familiar with ecommerce usability and UX best practice 

Strong visual sense and interest in design principles 

Ability to communicate effectively with third party suppliers and senior stakeholders 

The ability to write content and understand tone of voice 

Any other tasks deemed appropriate by the business to support the smooth running of the ecommerce team. 


Basic understanding of HMTL 

Experience of working on Demandware 

Project management experience 

Retail experience

If you are interested in the Online Trading Executive position, please register your interest through the requested method and we will be in touch shortly with regards to your suitability for the role. 

Sharpe Recruitment Ltd is a North East based consultancy, dedicated to placing professionals in rewarding jobs throughout the North of England across a variety of disciplines including Digital Media, Design, Development, Creative Advertising, Sales & Marketing, Tech & IT. 

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