Director, eCommerce Strategy

Houston, TX 77022

Employment Type: Direct Hire Area of Specialty: E Commerce Job Number: 7171

Job Description

Tremendous opportunity for a Director level eCommerce & Operations Professional Services Leader to be part of growing Consumer & Operations Management Consulting Practice!

Work anywhere in the US, able to travel across the US supporting an impressive Consumer industry client base. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK WITHOUT SPONSORSHIP, NOW OR IN THE FUTURE.

We are seeking and experienced professional with leadership and presence to build out the practice, implement ECommerce Functional Solutions and build a team.

  • Deliver end-to-end e-commerce solutions to clients including strategy, customer experience and technology work streams
  • Drive discussions with clients regarding e-commerce solutions and create opportunities for The company
  • Lead highly skilled client and The company work teams throughout the project lifecycle by leveraging our approaches/frameworks and helping to ensure timely execution of project deliverable s
  • Participate in continual development and publication of thought leadership and service offerings
  • Assist Partners with practice administration including: resource allocation, career development of staff, and other people management decisions

  • A minimum of eight years of consulting experience in e-commerce, selling, and delivering engagements for large organizations
  • Bachelor' s degree in technology, engineering, operations or a related field from an accredited college/university; MBA from an accredited college/university preferred
  • Experience in B2C, B2B and B2B2C e-commerce implementations preferably in the following industries: consumer and retail, life sciences, technology media and entertainment
  • Deep experience in one of the following e-commerce technology platforms? Oracle (ATG), SAP (Hybris), with understanding of ERP integration
  • Excellent foundational consulting skills including: strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills, impactful client presence, compelling facilitation and presentation skills, as well as the ability to communicate using PowerPoint (ability to storyboard and create a compelling value proposition)
  • Currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future
  • Ability to travel at a significant level, as needed

Meet Your Recruiter

Patti Richards
Managing Director, Digital & eCommerce Recruiting

Patti started working with The Connors Group in 2007. Her outgoing personality, energy, and positive attitude helped quickly develop a broad and loyal base of candidates and clients. Patti believes an ideal client relationship is a true “partner” with the shared goal of quickly and successfully recruiting the right talent... relationships that are built on trust, communication, and attention to all the right details. She believes that investing time to understand the big picture… the business and goals… are imperative when taking on a new search. Equally important to the “job order” is identifying the fit, and her goal is to add value and become that trusted, go-to resource companies seek to get their positions filled!

Candidates want to establish relationships with recruiters who understand the industry, skills, career goals, and personalities of the people they recruit. Listening to what is important to the individual- besides the skills match- to better align qualities with opportunities is the goal. Communication as well. Honest and open communication are paramount. As a recruiter working with both passive and active candidates; Patti strives to understand “who they are,” “what are their career goals,” “what do they think is their most valuable trait.” Listening, establishing rapport, and keeping the line of communication open… providing career guidance, suggestions, and honest feedback is what she believes differentiates our team from other recruiters!

Helping to build the digital practice for The Connors Group, even riding the waves of an up and down economy, and witnessing early stages of the digital, eCommerce era... is something Patti is tremendously proud of. To be part of successful and consistent growth… understanding the trends / translatable skills, cultivating relationships with early pioneers who were just starting out… and seeing their progression- it is very rewarding to be part of that change! Similarly, earlier in her technical sales career, witnessing the transition from Mainframe, Data Center technology… to Personal Computing, Microcomputing, and ultimately partnering with an innovative group to target small- to medium- sized businesses to offer affordable, powerful computer solutions- it was incredible to see that trend explode and have a part in it!

She would have to say… over the course of a 30-year career in technology, that Patti has found it satisfying to have contributed to both sides; from the evolution of computing and putting technology in the hands of the people… to now putting people with the right hands on the technology! Her goal is to continue to build a reputation as a Subject Matter Expert in the digital talent space, working with new companies and staying abreast of emergent technologies so that she may continue to service new and existing clients; and be positioned as a trustworthy and valuable partner. Outside of work, she loves to travel... mostly off the beaten path, has a knack for party hosting and loves to dance!  

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