E-Commerce Business Lead Non-profit Careers – Women in Technology Uganda (WITU)


Job Title:        E-Commerce Business Lead

Women in Technology Uganda (WITU)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Programs


About US:

Women in Technology
Uganda (WITU) is a Ugandan registered non-profit whose mission is to empower
young women and girls to become innovative technologists & entrepreneurs
equally influencing Africa’s economy. We do this through offering tools,
resources and opportunities that allow them to thrive.


Job Summary:  We are looking for an innovative, and
team-oriented E-commerce Business Lead to create unmatched eCommerce
experiences for our clients. The eCommerce Product team is focused on
delivering experiences that are both seamless and delightful to shop.

The eCommerce
Business Lead’s main role will be to manage the entire e-commerce presence,
responsible for driving business value through identification, delivery, and
optimization of initiatives supporting the site experience. Primary
responsibilities will include developing and evangelizing product strategy
(search features/payment options/site refresh), execution and measurement of
strategy, and fostering product innovation and improvement through
collaboration. An ideal candidate will have 2+ retail ecommerce experience. A
candidate must have strong communication skills and be comfortable working
cross-functionally and across all levels of the organization.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Delivery 50%

  • Dive in when needed taking on ad hoc strategy and research
    initiatives for the eCommerce site (e.g., competitor capabilities
    research, identifying industry best practices and benchmarks, etc.)
  • Blend strong business acumen, technical problem solving and agile
    execution in eCommerce environment
  • Define the user journey through story mapping and document detailed
    business requirements through user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Leads initiatives from start to finish—ideation, vendor selection,
    design, implementation, rollout, and optimization
  • Ensures that end product meets quality and business specifications
    for the site
  • Participates in day to day tactical work including: gathering
    requirements, writing effective user stories, defining acceptance criteria
    for items
  • Ensures that all decisions related to product support business and
    customer objectives
  • Actively manages vendor relationships to drive great teamwork, high
    performance, and
  • ROI.

Product Strategy

  • Owns and drives functionality for 2-3 large areas of site
    experience, serves as product expert for those areas. Responsible for
    product improvements and decisions that maximize value to customers and
  • Engages in on-going consumer research, analysis, and testing to
    identify pain points and opportunities. Translates user needs into product
  • Research and identify new opportunities to innovate in eCommerce.
    Looks outward to research, market, competitive set, and vendors to
    identify new opportunities and present to team and stakeholders. Evaluate
    ideas and drive adoption of leading ideas.
  • Builds business case for new initiatives
  • Consistently tracks and publishes KPIs to measure impact of site on
    women’s lives.

Communication &
Collaboration 20%

  • Presents product strategy, data based recommendations, and outcomes
    to cross-functional team and executive leadership. Develops and presents
    on-going performance metrics for product focus areas.
  • Works directly with stakeholders leading and collaborating on
    strategy, requirements, and implementation. Ensures buy-in across
    stakeholder and partners
  • Evangelizes technology and innovation across organization.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • Two years of retail (eCommerce) experience and Bachelor’s degree in
    related field
  • Experience with Google Analytics or similar product
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to effectively prioritize
    multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Extreme attention to detail is a must for this position
  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as accept
    direction on given assignment
  • Strong communication, teamwork, and cross-functional skills


How to Apply:

We have a Passion
for progress, you work in an entrepreneurial environment where the sky’s the
limit. You develop new workflows, processes, and project concepts. Change is
certain, we are rarely “done” with improvements. If this is you on any of these
roles, please send a cover letter and CV to info@witug.org


Deadline: 30th September 2020 by 11:59pm


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