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Ecommerce Director

Date Posted: Sep 21, 2020

Location: Bluffdale, UT, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

At Goal Zero, an NRG owned company; our mission is to empower people with a bright, safe, connected and sustainable future by delivering smart, portable power solutions designed for everyone, everywhere.  As the market leader in portable solar power, Goal Zero solar panels, power stations and accessories give a new breed of mobile consumers and outdoor enthusiasts the power to go farther, regardless of their gear’s battery life.  We invite you to join our adventure as the Ecommerce Director.


NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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General Summary of Position

The Ecommerce Director role will oversee all aspects of Goal Zero’s digital business for both and Amazon.

Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Ecommerce this position has P&L accountability, sets the digital strategic growth initiatives, manages sales and cost budgets and forecasts,  and works with their peers and direct reports to execute those strategies flawlessly on time and on budget resulting in consistent double-digit growth. This role is for a true thought leader, with extensive experience running all aspects of an ecommerce business. The ability to manage high value projects with little oversight is critical. We want someone who can take an idea and turn it into a well-executed reality. Someone who solves problems efficiently and effectively. Someone who can push the business forward by ideation, research and flawless execution of strategic initiatives. This role has two direct reports, manages many agencies and vendors and has the opportunity to scale the business and resources commensurate with margin growth.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of Marketing to forecast annual revenue and cost budgets with accountability and ownership for meeting those budgets
  • Lead and manage all aspects of Goal Zero’s digital business from traffic driving, conversion rate optimization, site merchandising and marketing tactics to grow this critical business.
  • Manage the operating budget that includes spending for Amazon Search, display, headline search, AMG marketing with a focus on growth and profitability
  • Collaborate with leaders within the marketing department and across the organization to achieve common business goals.
  • Work with Brand Manager to ensure A+ content is on point and effectively improving conversion rates while maintaining brand consistency
  • Develop the Marketplace team to provide growth opportunities for potential direct reports (based on experience) and creating an extremely high-performance team
  • Act as a leader within the marketing department and overall organization aligning with the company-wide strategic initiatives and providing support beyond the daily job description
  • Work closely with the Head of US Sales to ensure consistent messaging and pricing across all of Goal Zero’s sales channels
  • Empower and enable your direct reports to grow and achieve continued success.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business or a related field of study
  • In lieu of a degree, an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered
  • Must have previous digital or e-commerce experience, with a proven track record of driving growth
  • Must have previous experience with budget planning
  • Must demonstrate effective problem solving and creative abilities 


Preferred Qualifications

  • BA degree in Marketing, Business or similar field (MBA preferred)
  • 8 plus years in a Digital Marketing role
  • 5 plus years managing a comprehensive digital business
  • Previous experience building brands within Omni-Channel businesses


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective leader with a deep knowledge of Amazon and Marketplace levers that drive growth and improvement
  • Strong understanding of the customer journey, how to invest throughout the funnel, and measure results. Attribution experience in a consumer product field is preferred.
  • Sound business acumen and a track record of solid decision making and smart investments of time and budget
  • The ability to collaborate within the department and organization to ensure marketing needs are met and voices across the organization are heard
  • Strong self-management with attention to prioritization of projects and meeting deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of brand building and the ability to work within the guardrails of an Omni-channel business
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • The ability to plan a budget that is both effective and efficient, recognizing the impact on margins and profitability


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regularly required to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to use a computer to communicate via online channels
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds
  • Minimal domestic travel is required – approximately 5% 
  • Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand


Working Conditions

  • Open Office Environment – Primary Work Location
  • Warehouse Environment 


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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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