Vice President e-Commerce

We are a specialist eCommerce recruitment agency, placing our candidates within Vice President eCommerce jobs within London. If you are looking for a VP eCommerce job role or would like to find out how to become an VP eCommerce, what skills you need, and what salaries are on offer, you will find a complete guide below.

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We place this type of role each week within London based companies. With the rise of flexible working over the last few years, we are extending our recruitment services to candidates across the UK, Europe and North America.

Salary

 

In today’s market, a salary of £130,000 to £200,000 would be expected at Vice President eCommerce level. Traditionally, those VP eCommerce roles working within London could expect a salary at the higher end of this scale, but with the rise in demand from candidates for flexible working, employers are tending to level out this playing field.

If an employer requires a Vice President eCommerce Director with specific niche experience and knowledge, the candidate will often be able to negotiate a salary at the higher end of this scale.

Other factors that could affect the salary of an VP eCommerce role are:

  • The size of the employer
  • The growth objectives of the employer
  • The business sector
  • The overall benefits package. Employers can enhance the salary through equity, pensions, and other benefits

Read our guide to
eCommerce salaries

Example Job Description

A typical Vice President eCommerce job description will read something like the below:

The Vice President of eCommerce is responsible for all eCommerce efforts including profit and loss (P&L) for all web-based products, driving traffic to the website, conversion rates and performance of the website, site aesthetics and site functionality.

The VP eCommerce will need to partner with Marketing to develop promotions, content, advertising, and contact strategies, to acquire customers, maximise customer lifetime value and repeat purchases values.

An VP eCommerce will:

  • Work with Marketing to create an annual and long-term business strategies and revenue plans for all eCommerce efforts
  • Develop and manage projects to drive customer and acquisition traffic and conversion to meet and exceed goals
  • Work closely with the CRM team to optimise the email outreach strategy and execution
  • Owns the scheduling, coordination, and execution of all online marketing and merchandising campaigns and associated content
  • Manage SEO improvements, reporting and roadmap
  • Oversee all project management on eCommerce platforms to include project planning, analysis of reports, technical developments.
  • Ensure a continuous learning programme for the eCommerce team
  • Provides accurate forecasting of eCommerce initiatives to the board, and update on delivery programme

The VP of eCommerce should have:

  • A strong understanding of the job functions and possesses the knowledge and skills required to perform the required job functions
  • Personal credibility leadership skills to manage the eCommerce team to success
  • A desire to learn new techniques and skills, to maintain competitive in the marketplace
  • Excellent project management skills with high attention to detail

Vice President eCommerce responsibilities

The VP of eCommerce is responsible for setting the eCommerce vision and overall direction of the multi-functional teams within the business. Similarly, to the Director, the VP needs to ensure all teams understand the company’s goals and objectives, allowing them to create campaigns to drive traffic, conversions and ultimately profit for the business. The VP will need to execute full lifecycle project management on eCommerce projects, selecting vendors and managing relationships for success.

FAQs

What does a VP of eCommerce do?
The VP of eCommerce is responsible for setting the eCommerce vision and overall direction of the multi-functional teams within the business. Similarly, to the Director, the VP needs to ensure all teams understand the company’s goals and objectives, allowing them to create campaigns to drive traffic, conversions and ultimately profit for the business. The VP will need to execute full lifecycle project management on eCommerce projects, selecting vendors and managing relationships for success.
What is the salary of a VP of eCommerce?
A VP of eCommerce could expect to earn between £130,000 and £200,000. This salary will often be enhanced with other benefits such as healthcare, pension, insurances, equity and more.