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Ecommerce Executive - 1 Year Placement

Posted 5 December 2017 by Sports Direct International Featured Ended


Sports Direct is the UK’s largest sports retailer, operating from over 400 locations in the UK and Europe and with expansion plans already confirmed, this really is an exciting place to work. Based at our purpose built UK Head Office in Shirebrook, Mansfield (10 mins from Junc 29, M1) this is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic candidate to join Sports Direct's expanding web team. We’re looking for a Junior Web Designer to join our E-commerce team on an industrial placement.

Taking on a real job at a junior level, you’ll have the opportunity to get hands on experience working within all departments of E-Commerce across several websites to help deliver best practice, drive sales and maximise our return on investment. Product Copy, SEO, Site Merchandising and Customer Service – you’ll experience it all. As part of the Web Team, your role will be diverse and challenging, the more you put in, the more you’ll get out.

Key Aspects of the Role:

  • Provide administrative support to the Ecommerce team
  • Merchandising product on site
  • Content development on site
  • General customer service support
  • Writing copy and descriptions for product
  • Assist the content team in uploading and checking product on the website
  • Get fully trained on the theory and impact of SEO and apply this knowledge to help with site rankings in Google
  • Work alongside the PPC Manager to understand Paid Search and oversee some of our smaller accounts
  • Assist in Social Media Activity for our brands
  • Report on your results and measure success

Essential knowledge and experience:

  • Attending university- studying to degree level, Fashion and Business discipline preferred
  • Fashion/ retail experience advantageous
  • Excellent computer skills necessary
  • Excellent command of written English
  • Strong IT skills in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and all Adobe packages advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Full clean driving licence and own car advantageous


  • Well organised and methodical
  • Candidates should be efficient and have an excellent work ethic
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Confident, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Good telephone manner
  • Keen interest in fashion

Location:Unit A, Brook Park East, Meadow Lane, Shirebrook, NG20 8RY

Duration: 12 months

Start: June 2018

Deadline: 10th January 2018

Salary: National Living Wage

Reference: 33963954

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