LEGO Systems, Inc. Ecommerce Director - 12 month Fixed Term Contract in Slough, United Kingdom

Ecommerce Director - 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Location United Kingdom, Slough

Posted Date 05/29/2018

Job ID GB2980

Category Sales

Are you an inspiring, energetic leader with a passion for brands and leads by example? Do you consider yourself a leading ecommerce expert? Can you help strengthen our leading online positionin the UK/IRE market?

As the Head of Ecommerce channel, we are looking for someone who can help us stay ahead of the curve in the fast-moving ecommerce space. Are you an innovative individual who can help us think outside our normal processes to achieve success in this area? Sound like you then apply today!

Your specific tasks include:

  • Driver of UK/Ireland e-commerce strategy, define strategy, tactics and capabilities needed to stay cutting edge within e-commerce

  • Help shape up global strategies and make sure UK voice is inputted with the Global Ecommerce team

  • Lead the team to deliver commercial results through ambitious joint business plans and brilliant execution of LEGO brand and trading plans with the biggest ecommerce accounts

  • Build/maintain winning retailer partnerships and drive the LEGO Customer Value Proposition

  • Identify and unlock commercial opportunities through new approaches and test & learn mindset

  • Establishment of high performing e-commerce team. Build team with a strong shared agenda and a clear definition of what great looks.

  • Building individuals with right capabilities and strong individual development plans

  • Member of the Sales Leadership Team and key contributor in defining sales strategies with a significantly stronger e-commerce footprint than today

  • Design and roll out e-commerce capability building program for the entire BU e.g. basis understanding for the wider BU team and detailed competency building with account teams to enable execution of e-commerce with all capable retailers

Challenges and Opportunities

Every role at LEGO has its own unique set of challenges and this role is no different. The ability to stay ahead of the curve in a very fast-moving ecommerce space will be key in this role and finding ways to drive innovation outdate established LEGO process. E-commerce is high on the corporate agenda and this is a unique opportunity to play a central role in step changing our approach and drive a growth agenda. Being a new area for the LEGO UK/I BU this offers an opportunity for someone to come in and change our approach and drive growth in this area. Therefore, this role would suit an individual with a more flexible and agile mindset to drive cutting edge ecommerce solutions.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Extensive commercial experience of managing major multiple accounts, with expertise in e-commerce

  • Proven success in leading and developing a team

  • High level of understanding of the e-commerce channel and it's key players

  • Has a strong and current expertise in leading growth agenda with key e-commerce operations

  • Good knowledge of current best practices and ways of operating effectively with major customers

  • Very effective at building strong internal networks and able to operate with a wide range of people from different parts of the organisation

  • Relevant experience of operating and developing networks with senior level contacts

  • An excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing

Bringing it to Life

Over the past years LEGO has established a very strong position within the e-commerce space. With the growth of online shopping we need to continue to strengthen our leading position, as staying relevant to shoppers will be critical to the future success of the BU. As retailers become more advanced and the e-commerce agenda increasingly sophisticated the BU needs strong ecommerce specialists headed up by an experienced leader who can proactively lead and drive the ecommerce agenda on behalf of the BU.

Join the global LEGO® family

In the LEGO Group, we succeed together, and you will be part of a global family where you will collaborate across the LEGO Community. We look very much forward to reading your application - please use the APPLY NOW button above or below, and please remember to attach a current CV.