eCommerce Recruiter Blog

Topics in eCommerce Recruiting and Digital Marketing Recruiting by Jerry Bernhart, Bernhart Associates Executive Search, LLC.


Digital Marketing Hiring: Looking for a Marketing Leader? Now is the Time!

By | March 31st, 2017|Digital Marketing|

Interesting fact: Did you know that for divorce lawyers, the busiest time of year for picking up new clients is January and February? Studies also show that people in dating or live-in relationships also tend to go splitsville during those same two months. But as divorce rates taper off heading into the end of the school [...]

Digital Marketing Opportunities: Establishing Your “Value” Digital Commerce

By | March 26th, 2017|Digital Marketing|

If you’re in digital marketing or ecommerce, here’s a thought provoking question for you: How big is your job? No, I’m not talking about the size of your P and L or how many people you manage. I’m talking about your impact on the organization. Any idea? You may not know the answer to that, [...]

Organizational Considerations When Adopting a “Digital Mindset”

By | March 26th, 2017|Digital Marketing|

When we think about the digitization of the US economy, the types of industries that first come to mind are media, retail, high tech and pure play dot-coms. It’s a rare business these days in any of those sectors that contacts my office and isn’t already fairly far-advanced as a digital player. But I can [...]

Ecommerce Recruiter: Demand Remains Strong for Ecommerce Professionals

By | March 26th, 2017|eCommerce|

I received a call recently from someone who had just been laid off as a Director of Ecommerce at a mid-sized multichannel retailer. I had actually placed this individual in the past, so I was very familiar with his capabilities. “Do you think I’ll find something fairly quickly?” he asked with a worried tone. “Don’t [...]

Bernhart Associates Working Knowledge: The CMO of the Future

By | February 18th, 2017|Digital Marketing|

As I come off another CMO search, and think about what the CMO of the future will look like, it reminds me of the discussion I had with the CEO client during my initial intake meeting about how these roles have dramatically transitioned during my recruiting career.  We all know how changes in consumer behavior [...]

The Digital Marketing Manager: The “Sweet Spot” of Digital Commerce

By | February 12th, 2017|Digital Marketing|

People often ask me: What type of ecommerce and digital marketing talent are employers looking for the most these days? The short answer is that they’re looking for everything, from SEO experts and email specialists, to thought leaders who can help transform more traditional companies into digital businesses. But if you measure it by the [...]

Facebook Earnings Underscores the Importance of Mobile Marketing Skills

By | February 4th, 2017|Digital Marketing|

Recently, I had occasion to meet with a long-time associate of mine who currently runs a $200 million dollar multichannel consumer products company. He was proud to share that under his watch, their ecommerce business had tripled in just under three years to nearly $90 million dollars.  Nearly one-half of that business, he added, was [...]

Must-Have Skills for Digital Marketing Leaders in 2017

By | January 2nd, 2017|Digital Marketing|

This past year, I placed more Digital Marketing Managers, Directors and VP’s than all other categories combined. As businesses continue to shift marketing budgets away from traditional advertising and into digital, the demand for digital marketing leaders has never been greater. Organizations are hungry for candidates who are well grounded in the fundamentals of online [...]

Digital Marketing Careers: Thinking About Your Options in 2017? You’ve Come To The Right Place

By | December 25th, 2016|Digital Marketing|

Anyone who Follows me on LinkedIn already knows how often I talk about the bountiful opportunities in digital marketing careers that exist in ecommerce, and how employment in this space keeps surging every year. Just look at the number of new opportunities I announced on my LinkedIn updates during 2016:  Easily 2X the number in [...]

Digital Marketing Hiring Outlook for 2017

By | December 1st, 2016|Digital Marketing|

It’s December, when everyone’s thoughts turn to the coming winter, end of year bonuses and … should I be thinking about a career move with the New Year just around the corner?  It’s good to think often about your career, and not just during the Fall.  I talk and write a lot about building your [...]