eCommerce Jobs

Salt works with a range of different eCommerce companies, from small businesses to some of the largest retailers across Europe, and have proven experience in recruiting eCommerce Managers, Executives, and Directors. With eCommerce experts having such a huge role in growing online sales, they play a pivotal part in a company’s success.

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Salary information and career progression

With eCommerce continuing to transform the way business is done throughout the world, the need for eCommerce experts is growing. If you’re looking for a job as an eCommerce specialist, the career progression can be quite straightforward. First, cut your teeth in a trading role before moving into junior and mid-weight positions, with the top role being that of an eCommerce Director.

eCommerce DirectorAED50,000- AED60,000
Head of eCommerce AED40,000- AED50,000
Head of eCommerce AED30,000- AED40,000
eCommerce ManagerAED30,000- AED40,000
eCommerce Executive AED20,000- AED25,000

Opportunity

Companies always need eCommerce experts, leading to a vast number of job opportunities for those in the sector.

Popular industries for eCommerce Jobs

The retail sector is undoubtedly the leading industry for Ecommerce jobs, huge marketplace giants like Amazon and eBay will always need professionals to enhance their online offering. There has also been a rise in retail chains investing more in eCommerce, with online sales hitting an all-time high in 2018.

The travel sector is also one of the top performers in the eCommerce industry. Airline and Hotel brands thrive on their website sales. With the touch of a button, you can purchase a ticket or reserve a hotel.
jobs, huge marketplace giants like Amazon and eBay will always need professionals to enhance their online offering. There has also been a rise in retail chains investing more in eCommerce, with online sales hitting an all-time high in 2018.

Recent changes in the eCommerce job sector

The eCommerce world is constantly changing, as can be seen with the proliferation of multi-channel campaigns in recent times, and eCommerce professionals must be up-to-speed with these kinds of developments. As eCommerce has not yet reached its maturity, aspects like social commerce and the explosion of mobile usage will likely produce even more undefined job roles in the future. Being able to adapt to this ever-changing industry will ensure you can maintain job security and progress up the career ladder.

Future prospects

Roles within the industry are expected to increase in line with the growing prevalence of eCommerce sites and the ever-expanding spend on goods and digital services. eCommerce is overall forecasted to have an outstanding long-term global outlook, and as such, represents a potentially long and prosperous career.

  • How to get a job in the eCommerce industry

    Employers’ requirements for eCommerce professionals

    Employers will want to know whether you can handle the day-to-day technical project tasks of being an eCommerce specialist, as well as being able to adhere to client methods. They will also want to see that potential employees can work well within a team and confidently express valuable ideas and opinions to a group. Furthermore, eCommerce professionals are expected to help develop cutting-edge technical solutions to keep the employer ahead of the competition.

    CV requirements for eCommerce jobs

    Previous experience within eCommerce platforms is essential (such as Hybris, ATG, WebSphere Commerce, Demandware, and Magento), which applicants can display via a portfolio or a list of job experience and background details. Examples of experience in areas like conversion rate optimization, UX, online merchandising, A/B Testing, platform migrations, and reporting will also stand a candidate in good stead. Some experience working with third-party agencies and working across different departments may also be beneficial but will be dependent on the employer.

    Interview preparation

    For the interview stage, it may be necessary to show a track record of increasing conversion rates in previous roles, as well what level of budgetary responsibility you had. For managerial positions, you will likely have to demonstrate experience of managing and motivating teams. Interviewers will also want to see that a candidate is knowledgeable about the company and they might ask, for example, how your experience can relate to the work their organization does and how exactly you can benefit the company.

    Educational requirements

    A degree relating to marketing is ideal for an eCommerce role. However, it can be open as eComm is more commercial. Normally a Business and/or Marketing degree would work well.

Top Tip

"Always outline your direct reports and their responsibilities. Some eCommerce professionals manage everyone from Buying and Merch, Supply Chain to Tech...don’t sell yourself short!"

— Mia St Hill, Principal Consultant

Speak with Mia St Hill about eCommerce Jobs

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