Commercial Trading Executive

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker - England and Wales

Salary: £25,300 - £27,628 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 12 November 2020

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Jon Wingrave (Commercial Trading Manager)

Commercial Trading Executive

Reference number: VAC1720

Office Location:  Home based with flexible travel. Your role will require you to visit the London Central office for meetings, visit Services, Dementia Voice panels, trade fairs, exhibitions and conferences.

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 11.59pm on the closing date.

About the role

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

Alzheimer’s Society’s online shop sells a wide range of gifts and helpful products for people living with dementia, branded merchandise, Christmas cards and gifts for all the family. In this exciting and varied role, you will manage the running and continuous improvement of our online shop, enabling us to offer exceptional service and meet our ambitious sales targets.

You will design and deliver our digital, social media and print marketing campaigns, with the aim of increasing customer acquisition and developing our stewardship journey.  You will input into the creative for campaigns, product design and selection, working directly with designers and suppliers. You will also have an opportunity to work with people living with dementia and their carers; facilitating the testing and evaluation of assistive products.

The Trading Team is part of the dynamic and successful corporate partnerships team made up of 28 colleagues, from a diverse range of backgrounds, managing partnerships with major companies including Santander, E.ON, Wilko and BMW. Your role will also include the management of corporate charity card schemes and other affiliate partnerships with partners such as John Lewis and Paperchase. You will lead in developing an affinity strategy to increase income through our affinity portfolio and product licencing.

You will have line management of the Commercial Trading Assistant and Commercial Trading Volunteer, providing them with support and motivation whilst encouraging their personal and professional development.

About you  

Do you have strong e-commerce and marketing experience and a passion for shopping? Could you inspire Alzheimer’s Society supporters to buy exclusively designed Christmas cards and gifts, branded merchandise and assistive products to help people living with dementia from our online shop and catalogues?

We are seeking someone with good commercial awareness, commitment to excellent customer service, a flair for and experience of buying new products, strong influencing and negotiating skills and in-depth experience of e-commerce, analytics and marketing.

To succeed you will need ambition, energy and enthusiasm and be able to learn quickly and work well under pressure, multi-task and have excellent time management skills.  You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be self-motivated, with an innovative approach to problem solving.  Excellent IT skills are essential to the success of this role.

This is an exciting, challenging and extremely diverse role with a high level of responsibility, creative input and exciting opportunities for learning and development. The successful candidate will play a vital role in contributing to the dynamic growth and development of Alzheimer’s Society’s commercial business, helping to fund the Society’s work supporting people living with dementia and their carers.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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