Whose oyster is this world? This world is the oyster of those blessed both with the talent to do the work and the leadership skills to get the work done. That’s whose oyster this world is. And luckily, that’s you, isn’t it — adept at all the technical aspects of ecommerce development but also highly organized? A great communicator? Someone with the collaborative spirit and drive to keep the trains running on time? If so, this is a very attractive freelance gig with a highly respected and successful brand in which you’ll be responsible for supporting and overseeing its ecommerce-intensive website.
Every bit of content will start and end its journey with your eyes on it, and you’ll see to the successful, accurate and timely rollout of everything that gets published on the site. Of course that means making sure that all product information is correct and complete, as well as absolutely nailing down every function and feature. You’ll oversee the launches of new products and content (some of it regularly scheduled, some of it ad hoc) and you’ll validate weekly site refreshes and other enhancements. Of course, before any of that kind of stuff goes live, you’ll run testing on it and get any bugs fixed, and then on an ongoing basis you’ll troubleshoot any problems that crop up, as problems tend to do. You’ll always be looking for new ways of achieving efficiency and making the site better, faster, easier to use, and more likely to generate revenue.
As you might imagine, you’ll do roughly a metric crap-ton of collaborating. With your production resources, of course, to whom you’ll assign out work. With business heads, who’ll require reporting and other deliverables. With the customer service team, for which you’ll be the main point of contact. And with the digital marketing squad, with which you’ll work on email and other marketing programs. (And may we humbly point out the great desirability of gigs that give you broad exposure within a company . . . ?).
Hired Gun Proﬁle
Ecommerce is the area of business you’ve chosen as your focus, and it would be great to know that you’ve got more than three years of experience therein — especially in the retail industry. You’re right up to speed on all the best practices and tools of the ecommerce/web development trade, whether it’s CMS systems, analytical tools like Google and Omniture, platforms like Magento, ticketing systems like JIRA, or the nitty-gritty of design and UX considerations.
As important as that all is, it’s just as crucial that you can see the big picture and the micro-details all at once, and make strong decisions about where to apply your focus, how to allocate resources and how to make do with the hand you’re dealt. On top of it all, you’ve got a truly refreshing personality and find it easy to establish productive professional relationships and to get colleagues and vendors to offer you their best work.
This company is looking to hire somebody who can prove that they’ve delivered real results in the past, so get ready to talk in some detail about your victories.
This is a great chance to make a splash in an important and quite visible role at an extremely desirable company. The world is your oyster; crack that sucker wide open.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.