Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Ecommerce Executive

Ecommerce Executive
Location: Milton Keynes
Package: £23,000 – £27,000 (dependent on experience)
plus bonus & flexible benefits package including hybrid working, up to 27 days holiday (Plus additional annual leave purchasing scheme)
Sector: Packaging Distribution
The Company
Macfarlane Group, the UK’s largest packaging distributor has an exciting opportunity to hire an Ecommerce Executive. Based in Milton Keynes, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a truly progressive and successful ecommerce business. We boast an enviable track record of growth and are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide our customers with a seamless end-to-end packaging solution that helps to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.
The Ecommerce Executive Role
Reporting to the Project Coordinator on the Dot Com side of our business, you will play a key role in achieving the company’s E-commerce objectives, working alongside our marketing and IT departments. You will be hands on in maintaining websites, content, and product management. You will also be involved in helping us build and develop a marketing leading website.  All the above is undertaken to ensure that Online sales and profit targets are achieved and exceeded.
Ecommerce Executive Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day website maintenance 
  • Data entry 
  • Product data maintenance  
  • Product merchandising 
  • Email building 
  • Assisting email data building 
  • Page building briefs and some page creation 
  • SEO optimisation 
  • Working closely with our marketing and IT department, driving data and coordinating decisions
  • Encourage and maintain excellent levels of customer service at all times.
  • Work in a constructive manner to promote co-operation between the DCOM business and RDCs across the group.

Do you have the correct profile?
The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in a similar role, preferably Ecommerce, marketing or IT. A degree in either Business or IT would be advantageous. To thrive in this role, you will have an analytical attitude and be comfortable working with large sets of data and interpreting this data. You have the ability to use logic to support your plans and actions. It comes naturally to you to be organised, hands-on and resourceful. Experience and an understanding of Magento 2, Dot Digital and google analytics is also essential, with knowledge of HTML.
Our Benefits
We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits package can include:-

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays
  • Additional Holiday purchasing scheme (run annually)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Geographical salary weighting available at certain specific locations
  • Free parking at the majority of our site locations
  • Annual (company paid) volunteering day
  • Range of company cars or cash allowance (including hybrid/electric) for qualifying job roles
  • Employee assistance program to support & advise with well-being & any issues
  • Extensive range of training/development & potential progression opportunities
  • Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands)
  • Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles
  • Enhanced HR policies relating to various employee rights & entitlements
  • Long service awards (5-40 years)
  • Charitable giving options
  • Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)
  • O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off)
  • Candidate referral scheme (awards £750 for referring successful applicants to Macfarlane job vacancies)

Your future with us
Here at Macfarlane Group, you truly have the potential to shape your own future and set your own ambitions. We are a large group company where internal promotion and mobility is a key feature of our success. Through tailored career plans, we provide a wide range of structure training & development pathways, utilizing both inhouse expertise to share knowledge and the best-in-class external training partners.
How to apply/next steps
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting the successful candidate to commence with us ASAP. Please note that Macfarlane Group supports ‘hybrid working’ where possible and we often conduct our first stage interviews via video. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant.
All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within 2-3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.