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E-Commerce Manager

Department: Corporate Digital
Location: Chicago, IL

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a Chicago based business, family owned since 1965. Weigel and its affiliated companies own and operate network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, Indiana. In addition, Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television being the number one rated and distributed network in the space, as well as the Movies! Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, H&I Heroes & Icons, plus the new Decades Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group.

E-Commerce Manager

General Job Description:

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a multi-platform media company with a remarkably creative, loyal and entrepreneurial team. The digital team is seeking an E-Commerce Manager to accelerate the growth of our rapidly expanding e-commerce activities for MeTV, America’s #1 Classic Television Channel. MeTV.com’s online store currently offers pop-culture, entertainment and nostalgia merchandise to fans, we are ready to expand with new partners, distribution models, and products. The ideal candidate will have experience managing an e-commerce store, developing relationships with vendors, creating consumer products from idea to point of purchase and achieving e-commerce sales goals.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Manage day-to-day operations to grow e-commerce business including but not limited to sales planning, forecasting & reporting, web analytics, digital marketing, and fulfillment.

Manage and execute the brand merchandising calendar team to achieve sales objectives

Collaborate with marketing and digital teams to develop consumer products based on IP and Licensing Arrangements.

Plan and Execute with Digital Development and Design Team to implement user experiences and back end dashboards for on-line purchases (B2C) and fulfillment processes (B2B).

Plan and develop strategies to continuously improve and optimize the online experience.

Manage forecast of inventory – point of contact for product availability.

Work cross-functionally with customers, marketing and vendors to ensure product market fit, prompt delivery and achievement of sales goals.

Understands and is company subject matter expert for online and mobile shopping trends, maintains advanced knowledge of competition, emerging trends, and opportunities.

Acts as “on-line store manager”.

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

Proven success in growing e-commerce sales.

Has a deep understanding of the online buying & transaction experience in an effort to identify and fill product gaps, generate new ideas that grow market share, improve customer experience and drives significant sales growth.

A demonstrated passion for pop culture, classic television and emerging digital platforms.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plans

401k with Company Match

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave

Tax-free Transit

Discounted Parking Access

Gym Membership Discount

Convenient access to highways and public transportation

Open air office environment

One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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