Cubitts are looking for a Head Of Digital.https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/head-of-digital-at-cubitts-1106281216/?originalSubdomain=uk
Cubitts are seeking a hugely talented Head of Digital to help reimagine and reinvent how consumers discover, try, and buy spectacles and sunglasses. With successful and rapidly growing eCommerce and retail businesses, and several innovative, consumer-facing digital technologies ready for commercialisation, we are looking for an exceptional individual to build a world-class, technology-driven team and lead the company’s digital initiatives as we expand Cubitts into a global brand.
The Head of Digital role is broad and will lead our commercial eCommerce business as well as develop our digital innovation agenda. The role will:
Continue the development of our eCommerce platform, ensuring that it provides an industry-leading consumer experience; is commercially successful and conveys the Cubitts story, mission, and values; and scales as we grow and expand internationally.
Lead our digital marketing strategy to engage with the broadest audience possible via our eCommerce platform and at our stores; work closely with our brand marketing team to ensure the right content and Cubitts voice at all times; and hit key metrics of reach, engagement, conversion and repeat and recommendation.
Employ market-leading technology to continually improve the process of selecting and buying spectacles, including commercialising our current initiatives (particularly our virtual try on “The Speculator”, and our custom fit technology “Cephalometrics”), pushing innovation into new areas as appropriate.
Own key decisions in terms of specific technologies, platforms, and surrounding tools and partners.
Ensure that we have the right mix of internal team, contractors/specialists, and agencies to develop and manage our digital infrastructure.
As a key member of the management team, collaborate across the business and with the Board as we build the Cubitts business and brand.
Who we're looking for
Our Head of Digital role requires a combination of extensive experience building an eCommerce business and communicating a brand digitally with the technology chops and curiosity to develop digital tools that reinvent how people discover, try, and buy spectacles and sunglasses. It’s not a typical digital role. We envision:
A hungry, ambitious, digital native, looking for the opportunity to stamp your mark and achieve something remarkable.
The rare combination of exceptional smarts, drive, and analytics, with commercial savvy and strategic foresight.
An ability to identify and communicate where digital innovation can change and reinvent a consumer experience; savvy enough to know what is nice-to-have and what can really create a breakthrough experience (and is deserving of focus and investment).
A technical bent (experience of managing technical teams); will probably have been involved in or (ideally) led the re-platforming of an eCommerce business, including design and development of custom elements; oodles of experience of retention, acquisition, trading and much more.
Experience working in a small, start-up environment, drawn to the flexibility and pace that enables but used to working without an army of corporate support.
An excellent project manager and manager of people, including both creative and marketing eCommerce teams as well as technical developers, spanning internal teams, freelancers and agencies.
Energetic self-starter, humble yet confident, who literally reeks of talent
Hands on operator with a sleeves-rolled up mentality
Thrives in an early-stage, high-growth business environment; able to handle high levels of pressure
High integrity and openness, combined with commitment to good governance
Good business judgement when making decisions; eternally considerate of the relevance/impact of each decision on the business
Presence and aptitude to support and challenge the management team; credibility and gravitas to challenge the Board
Loves spectacles, getting their hands dirty, and making a genuine difference