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Director, E-Commerce in Chicago, IL at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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The Director, E-Commerce role is a highly visible position that is responsible for creation of the go to market e-commerce strategy, plan development and oversight of its implementation within the Americas (North and South) Operating Unit.   

Responsibilities A list of the principal functions of the job to include an action-oriented description of each activity along with the desired outcome against which some measurement of performance can be applied. 
•         Develop an integrated implementation strategy and plan for e-commerce to achieve aggressive sales growth.
•         Lead a team focused on utilizing direct and indirect cross functional resources to drive transformational change leading to the evolution of plans that drive towards the strategic company objective around consumer/customer centricity.
•         Identify organic business opportunities as well as strategic partnerships for growth and expansion.
•         Establish best-in-class partnerships with customers to grow online sales.
•         Develop and influence the organizational design of the e-commerce team.
•         Work across departments to develop a cohesive, encompassing brand strategy and communication plans. 
•         Drive creative thinking and tactical execution across the internal teams.
•         Provide strong inspiration and leadership for e-commerce department and develop skills and team effectiveness.
•         Work in partnership with internal teams and departments to develop a cohesive brand strategy, digital approach and communication plan to bring the e-commerce strategy to life. 

Qualifications Specifies the general background required of a jobholder to be successful in the position by summarizing the qualifications and educational background necessary for satisfactory performance of the job.  The items listed here should include specific references to the number of years of work experience in the applicable field, level of education desired, professional certifications and/or association affiliations required, technical skills, etc.
           BA/BS required; MBA preferred
•         Previous experience in a consumer product, ecommerce focused role
•         Ability to influence and effectively work cross functionally to implement strategies
•         15+ years of general management experience, combined with hands on sales experience                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
•         5+ years of experience working in or with digital/e-commerce, preferably with a CPG or retail company
•         Must have business plan development proficiency and experience managing a P&L
•         Must be able to demonstrate experience meeting and exceeding sales goals and managing top and bottom line growth
•         Must have strong experience with how products are sold online and distributed in a complex supply chain and understand how to optimize the process
•         Sales leadership working top to top with large customers is required
•         Ability to develop a comprehensive strategy routed in the digital path to purchase
•         Experience designing and/or evolving an ecommerce strategy and implementing a plan
•         Experience influencing senior management and developing and sustaining effective relationships
•         Proven experience developing, inspiring and leading teams to deliver superior results
•         Entrepreneurial/visionary- ideal candidate will be passionate about growing a new, strategic business
•         Experience building a team, developing a compelling vision and executing a focused plan of action
•         Must be able to think broadly about data and how to effectively use it to drive our ecommerce growth strategy (3 and 5 year strategic plan)  
•         Change agent that can adapt and be flexible to rapidly changing market forces, must be comfortable working in a matrixed organization and confident in leading a team through ambiguity and change
•         Team player with a highly collaborative mindset
•         Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally



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