Digital Trade Manager

Organisation
Frugi
Reference
VAC-5675
Sector
Sales, Business Development & Purchasing
Location
Helston
Salary Details
£25,000 - £30,000
Hours of work
37.5
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
31/08/2022
With a background in managing portal-based digital trade customers, you’ll be highly experienced in planning and delivering of commercial targets and you’ll become Frugi’s consignment, drop ship and market place internal expert.

Job Description

About You

With a background in managing portal-based digital trade customers, you’ll be highly experienced in planning and delivering of commercial targets and you’ll become Frugi’s consignment, drop ship and market place internal expert. You’ll be brimming with ideas to continue to plan, prospect and deliver new business opportunities. You’ll be computer literate and super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • You’ll be planning and delivering commercial targets/KPI’s (e.g. Sales, Margin, Costs, New Business)
  • You’ll develop close working relationships with our external key partners
  • You’ll also develop relationships and work collaboratively with all our fantastic internal stakeholders, such as IT, Projects, Merchandising and the Trade Sales team
  • You’ll identify, plan, prospect and deliver on new business opportunities
  • You’ll be collating consistent and accurate data and reporting
  • You’ll be understanding and articulating the global opportunity to deliver both sales and brand awareness

Essential skills

  • You’ll have a proven track record of working in Retail, Wholesale and Digital Commerce sectors, ideally gained with an organic childrenswear brand
  • You’ll be highly commercial and have a breadth of basic understanding of commercial, financial, brand, trade marketing, visual merchandising and operations.
  • You’ll be data driven, highly numerate with strong analytical and data mining skills
  • You’ll have experience of creating reports, managing and interpreting data and providing analysis and commentary to draw out key issues, trends, and solutions.
  • You’ll be enthusiastic, persuasive combined with a strong customer focus
  • You’ll consistently demonstrate drive, energy and resilience to working within an agile trading environment
  • You’ll have previous experience of influencing and negotiating with teams at all levels and across multiple functions
  • You’ll be sales driven and commercially aware of the fashion market and relevant trends
  • You’ll be highly organised and self-motivated
  • You’ll be highly resilient, tenacious and results orientated
  • You’ll have the ability to be a brand advocate and encourage such advocacy
  • You’ll be able to operate at both strategic and operational levels and have a good attention to detail
  • You’ll demonstrate good networking, relationship building and influencing skills, both internally and externally.
  • Solid IT skills, with good working knowledge of MS Office programs and the ability to learn in-house systems quickly.

What’s in it for you?

  • We’re offering a full time, permanent contract, based at our HQ in Helston, Cornwall.
  • We’ll invest in you with a competitive salary, £25,000 - £30,000, depending on your skills and experience.

But it’s not just a job. At Frugi Group, we want you to feel passionate about our mission, be eager to make your mark within an ethical and sustainable business and become part of an incredible team. In return, we take good care of you through a range of initiatives and rewards, including:

  • A pension scheme to help you save towards the future.
  • A profit share scheme where you get to share in the success of our company.
  • A generous holiday allowance and the option to buy or sell some holiday.
  • A whopping 60% discount across our fantastic range.
  • An opportunity to volunteer, enabling you to give your time to a cause close to your heart.
  • Ongoing professional development supported with bespoke learning initiatives and training opportunities.
  • Career progression - as we grow, you’ll grow too!
  • Our award-winning health & wellbeing activities.
  • Regular events and treats organised by our very own Frugi Magic Makers.
  • A dynamic, innovative and exciting environment to work in.

How to Apply

Send your CV and a covering letter stating why you are exactly the right person to join our team. Your covering letter is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality and understanding of all things Frugi Group – so go for it!!

Closing date: 31st August 2022. We’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised. The early bird catches the worm!

Important: All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK at the time of submitting your application; unfortunately, Frugi Group are not licensed to sponsor overseas workers.

Company Description

With innovation and sustainability at the core, the Frugi Group is made up of four brands. The ethical and organic children’s clothing brand Frugi was born in 2004 with an aim to show that clever design, great ethics, and passionate people can help change the world!  Frugi Bloom followed shortly after providing a ‘bump to breastfeeding and beyond’ range with the same ethics and clever design to ensure longevity.

In 2018, we were acquired by our private equity partners, True Capital, who are B-Corp certified and share our vision for ethical business practices and a focus on people and the planet.  The Frugi Group was completed in 2020 with the purchase of sister brands TotsBots and Bloom & Nora, who, with over 20 years of experience, share the same values and principles of sustainability with their much-loved reusable nappies and period products.

As a group, we strive to be ethical in everything that we do.  Since the beginning, Frugi has always chosen to give back 1% of our turnover to charities each year.  So far, we have donated over £1million to brilliant causes, both environmental and child-focused.  Partnering with Eco-Schools and LEAF, we are combining both, inspiring our next generation of eco-heroes to protect our planet and enabling children to develop that essential connection with nature.  We are proud to have been awarded three Queen’s Awards for Frugi, with most recently the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Sustainable Development and International Trade in 2020. 

Our people are at the very heart of our brands, wherever they may be in the world, sharing our values and vision to make the world a better place.  We strive to create a working environment where our people are valued and can thrive and grow with us.  So far, we have expanded to over 200 permanent team members with even more joining us for our busy seasons.  We run an award-winning health and wellbeing program, continually invest in training and development and yes - we have eaten a lot of cake along the way! 

Having accelerated turnover year on year, we have a very exciting 5-year-plan ahead of us, as we stretch into new product ranges, new retail partners and new markets.  We look forward to giving all new members of the Frugi Group family a very warm welcome. 

Other Application Details

How to Apply

Send your CV and a covering letter stating why you are exactly the right person to join our team. Your covering letter is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality and understanding of all things Frugi Group – so go for it!!

Closing date: 31st August 2022. We’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised. The early bird catches the worm!

Important: All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK at the time of submitting your application; unfortunately, Frugi Group are not licensed to sponsor overseas workers.

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