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Japanese Trading Executive - Pro Bike Kit

full-time The Hut Group Manchester

About The Hut Group:

THG is one of the world’s fastest growing and largest online retailers. We have over a decade of experience building and growing brands in the Beauty and Wellness sectors, in over 160 markets. We create brilliant digital brand experiences and our in-house team design, develop and build a bespoke proprietary technology platform that is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.


With a world-class business, a proprietary technology platform, and disruptive business model, our ambition is to be the global digital leader.


Our culture is fast-paced and ambitious – we like to move twice as fast others believe to be possible. This belief is a fundamental part of the DNA that has supported our incredible growth. Our people are our strength and we have over 4,000 diverse, smart thinkers across the globe who are encouraged to think creatively and empowered to turn their ideas into actions.

To support our ambitious growth, we are looking for commercially astute, ambitious individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG and play a part in driving the Group forward on its truly exciting journey.


About the Division:


ProBikeKit was founded in the early 1990’s by a small team of passionate and committed road cyclists, and the business has since then developed into a global brand.

We have built on the solid foundations of our business where our passion for road cycling matches our relentless commitment to provide customers with a first-class service for the best road, mountain bike and cyclo-cross cycling kit available at the most affordable prices.


We provide equally for an array of customers, from new starters in the sport looking for the best entry kit, right through to professionals at the very top of their game.

Our concern is to provide only the best products, by testing them out ourselves and sharing our thoughts and reviews before offering to our worldwide customers.

Our ranges are selected based on the drive to enhance a cyclist’s performance in as many ways as we can – from nutrition and training aids, aero bars to framesets, and wheels to workshop.


The Role:


We are looking for an ambitious and analytical Japanese Trading Executive to join our fast‐growing consumer division.

The main area of responsibility for this role in the management and implementation of KPIs and growth strategy for our Japanese website. Japan is already an important market for our division, with lots of proven strategies in place yet with lots of room for an innovative thinker to take the site to the next level.

Working within a diverse and supportive marketing & trading team and with the help of your ecommerce manager you will have huge remit to shape the strategy for your site and build relationships with the key marketing partners in the business.


  • Identifying new and innovative ways to drive traffic to your website as well as developing and improving traffic from existing digital channels.
  • Monitoring key site metrics including GP, Conversion Rate, Bounce Rate and AOV. Develop a Japan‐specific marketing calendar, securing season & product relevant promotions tailored to your target customers.
  • Using analytics and our in‐house reporting platform to gain a strong understanding of the customer journey to optimise sales and measure performance.
  • Ensuring your website is kept up‐to‐date with; new offers, updated banners, new in products/brands, and regularly updated site content.
  • Competitor product and pricing analysis – to ensure we are price competitive and market leaders in the industry.
  • Ideally a graduate with a business, marketing or ecommerce related degree
  • Strong academic track record, with good Maths and Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Strong interest in Digital marketing channels and e‐commerce
  • Commercially astute, ambitious and highly intelligent individuals who are hungry for success and genuine responsibility.
  • Entrepreneurial thinkers are welcome ‐ those able to think outside the box best suited to a true startup, agile environment with early responsibility for key decision making.
  • The ideal candidate must be a Japanese native who has the ability to communicate in Japanese
  • An intrest in cycling in cycling is a bonus


    • Competitive salaries
    • Discounts across all of our brands - up to 40%
    • Real responsibility from the start of your career at THG
    • Discounted Haircuts
    • Discounted Gym membership
    • Access to onsite doctor
    • Enrolled onto company pension plan
    • Training program via the THG academy
    • Leadership and Development training throughout your career
    • An exciting, fast paced working environment where you will work with and learn from the best in the business

    http://www.thehutgroup.com
    published: Feb. 8, 2019

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