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Vice President - Digital

Company: Avnet LLC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Responsible for a team situated across many locations to define and execute Avnet's digital strategy. This spans all platforms (desktop and mobile), as well as defining the digital user experience. This role is critical in developing and implementing a cohesive and compelling user experience across all digital properties. This leader will be required to be located in Chicago, IL or Leeds, United Kingdom.
Principal Responsibilities
The duties will include but not to be limited to the following:--
--- Visionary leadership to inspire the organization to think differently and innovate. Share the vision for growth with the Avnet ELT on a regular basis and continuously build and prove the business case for additional resources and investments to drive growth.
--- Set and implement digital growth strategy with portfolio of digital and e-commerce strategic growth initiatives aligned to objectives of both Farnell and Avnet. Execute for impact while also continuously refreshing the pipeline of future growth initiatives (e.g. tactical plan to monetize communities, next horizon of full-funnel marketing, advanced SEO content strategy).
--- Shape and enable the technology vision: You will partner with Technical delivery to develop, continuously iterate and regularly review the technology vision. This includes building the roadmap for further scale up of develops - testing automation, accelerate use of gitLab for developers, feature branch deployment, optimize (and automate) dev environment setup. This also includes consolidating and shaping the engineering teams (currently multiple globally distributed teams are developing features concurrently on same pages).
--- Determine customer-centric product roadmap: You will partner with the Manager of Ecommerce to develop and continuously iterate a product strategy and future state offering. This will require competitive analysis to uncover other opportunities and enhance market positioning (product, marketing) and a holistic omni-channel strategy.
--- Provide financial and analytical leadership: Work closely with Finance to build business cases that clearly shows investment requirements, ROI, business impact and methodology and timeline for measuring impact for all new growth initiatives. Establish analytics to enable transparency across the organization of all business KPIs in a standardized format for all teams/products/domains.
--- Serve as cross-functional change agent: You will drive change across Farnell marketing, ecommerce, sales, pricing, asset management, GIS, HR, finance, and any other critical functions in the rollout of digital initiatives and capabilities.
--- Hire and develop the best: You will continue to scale up hiring and shift the operating model around the customer journey. You will need to manage talent and performance across all teams (e.g. recruiting, career progression, regular evaluations, etc.) and build a culture that becomes known as one of the most forward-looking agile digital organizations in the world.
--- Product and Technology Leadership: Deep experience leading teams of designers, engineers and product. Technically savvy with an emphasis on emerging technologies, and experience implementing those at global scale. Bonus if you have assisted in a technology transformation that enabled GIS to handle ambitious growth (e.g. 100% uplift in traffic to the site).
--- Proven-track record of driving P&L: Strong financial acumen and ability to drive growth across all aspects of the ecommerce channel while managing the budget. You have led for a business that has achieved significant growth over a short period of time.
--- Digital Sales & Marketing management: Extensive knowledge of global digital channels including but not limited to---content creation, website design & build, CEM & email, social media, SEM/SEO, digital advertising/re-targeting and virtual events.
--- Proactive problem solving: Demonstrated experience of pro-actively pre-empting problems, seizing opportunities using own initiative and identifying creative solutions when faced with challenges.
--- Ability to prioritize and execute for impact: Demonstrated experience of prioritizing and planning skills to organize and manage large-scale digital / content projects and communications activities on time and to budget. -----Bachelor's degree required or equivalent experience from which knowledge and job skills can be obtained. Degree qualified in Business, Marketing or technical degree desired. Master's degree also preferred.
-- The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills. Avnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy of non-discrimination also applies to religious dress and grooming practices. Avnet will accommodate employee religious dress standards and grooming practices that do not result in undue hardship for the Company. If you are interested in applying for employment with Avnet and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position contact our Human Resources Service Center at (888) 994-7669. Posted 3 Days Ago Full time JR-001420 About Us At Avnet, relationships matter. We are a global, FORTUNE-- 500 technology solutions company with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise to customers at every stage of the product lifecycle. Our employees have a front row seat to the latest innovations shaping the world we live in and the future we share. We're driven to help our customers around the world succeed and we do so by earning the trust of some of the biggest names in technology.

Working at Avnet, or one of our companies, means being a part of a global team; we work collaboratively and with integrity. At every turn we partner together to help our customers, suppliers and teammates Reach Further---.

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