Trading Manager Location: Peterborough Contract: Permanent Full time Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 Closing Date: Friday 02 November 2018 COMPANY STATEMENT: Yours Clothing is a plus size womens wear retailer that provides the best value on the UK high street and internet. Our continued success comes from us listening to our customers and delivering fashion products at the right price. Our environment is fast paced, ever evolving and full of excitement. Yours Clothing continues to expand and become the number one plus size fashion womenswear retailer in the UK. SCOPE OF ROLE: Working with the E-commerce team & Director to devise the online trading plan including; promotional plan, product category and SKU priority, and new content. Ensure it is delivered on time, within budget and meets sales targets for all Yours Clothing ecommerce web sites (includes international, excluding Bad Rhino). Lead trading initiatives across the online business to ensure the Yours brand remains competitive in the marketplace but retaining the core brand values. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Planning and maintaining the trading calendar based around key events, themes and seasons including planning the promotional calendar. Ensure this is detailed, planned for 4 weeks out and outlined planned for 13 weeks out and includes all the online activity with any key retail campaigns included. Plan and brief the trading communications to customers into the ecommerce design team. Ensure these briefs are within the agreed template brand guidelines. Develop the templates for approval. Ensure these plans are reflected in a mobile FIRST strategy in terms of design/priority Deliver the digital assets (both product and content) required for the web site via internal or external resources and work closely with the Retail team to align timetables. Work with B&M and the founder to ensure that a clear understanding of the best-selling lines or other priority are promoted accordingly online and in email Ensure the functional specification and customer proposition in the new platform is built to consider all the trading possibilities that are planned. Hit a target conversion rate of >5% for when traffic/customers hit the site. Achieve this through a slick user journey and best practice e-commerce. Recommend conversion optimisation initiatives with detailed cost and benefit analysis. Analysis and optimisation plans using the site analytics to ensure conversion optimisation and cash targets per homepage/landing performance. Review the cash and click through target for each main link and take appropriate action to increase/optimise this. Work with B&M to understand range development plans. Assist in planning segmentation of the database to optimise product and campaign management with the Database team. Reporting of homepage, landing page and site performance metrics to ensure optimum click-through and conversion across the site. Work with the E-commerce Director to ensure profitability, sales and margin targets are achieved. Assist in the budgetary process and updates to the quarterly updates with the database team. Work closely with the entire ecommerce team ensuring all the fully informed of planned trading calendar initiatives. Work closely with B&M on range planning and stock allocation. Be aware of new brand/product launches and plan these into the trading calendar in due course. Work with external providers e.g. Email provider. Work closely with the retail team to ensure they are briefed regarding initiatives online and towards making the customer experience across channels is seamless. Work with the Head of Creative to ensure creative direction is on brand and suitable for all devices SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Fashion Retail Background preferred Commercial Awareness Technical Understanding Planning and Merchandising Skills Analytical and Reporting Skills Understanding of Online Marketing Channels Team Communication KEY ATTRIBUTES: Highly motivated and a desire to be the best Proven ability to work well within a team and to use own initiative Proven record of good attendance and flexibility An energy and enthusiasm to succeed Ability to work hard and smart Ability to adapt to frequent change and a high-pressure environment Outstanding loyalty and commitment to the business BENEFITS OF YOURS: Bought leave scheme Group Life Insurance Pension Staff Discount 25 days annual leave Full time, Monday - Friday Because of the changing nature of our business your job description will inevitably change. You will, from time to time, be required to undertake other activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities as directed by management.