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Shopify Developer - Yorkshire

FMCG - Digital
Ref: 169 Date Posted: Thursday 15 Dec 2022

Parker Young has been approached by an FMCG business who has experienced significant growth in online retail and d2c sales in the past 18 months and has recruited a series of key roles in that time to help capitalise on the opportunity to take the business much further in this direction. The latest specialist they now require is a Shopify Developer.

Key requirements and responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for technical development on our Shopify ecommerce site, including configuring and managing various e-commerce systems to enable continual smooth operation and sales, such as shipping courier integrations and picking/packing/warehouse systems
  • Implementing new website features and making improvements to existing website features utilising various apps on the Shopify platform, APIs and our integrated technologies
  •  Work with our customer services and ops team to assist them in changes or looking up information relating to customers orders or subscriptions
  • Carrying out updates to the e-commerce catalogue and feeds including adding new products, configuring product bundles, setting up discount codes and promotions
  • Making changes/updates to our websites including changing banners, promotional text, customer notices, emails etc.
  • Closely monitoring, testing, diagnosing, fault-finding and fixing issues reported using our websites or associated systems to ensure continued smooth operation for all customers
  • Working with the head of digital retail to produce reports, working with data from various systems to analyse sales performance and trends


Key Skills requirement

  • Knowledge of Shopify or similar ecommerce systems
  • At least 5 years experience and knowledge of frontend and backend web development e.g. HTML5 / JavaScript / CSS / PHP.
  • Experience working with third-party APIs to build bespoke web functionality
  • Experience working with relational databases such as MySQL
  • Experience working with ReCharge, Brightpearl and Shiptheory (or similar/equivalent systems) would be beneficial
  • At least 3 years experience working with, configuring and integrating e-commerce systems and knowledge of the end to end processes
  • At least 3 years’ experience of having worked in e-commerce/digital – ideally in FMCG direct to consumer or retail
  • A good understanding of UX concepts, ways to improve user experience and the customer journey
  • Able to work in a dynamic, ever changing and fast paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial and experimental mindset
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral – fluency in English


Behavioural qualities

  • Strong ability to fault-find, diagnose and find solutions to technical system problems
  •  Strong ability to convert business requirements into working technical solutions using apps and third-party technologies
  • Strong self-starter with a pioneer attitude – this is a blank sheet of paper
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and set direction
  • Resilient and tough
  • Strong results focus and bias for action 
  • Strong communicator
  • Agile and dynamic, working at pace


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