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 Vice President 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. [...]

Bernhart Associates Thought Leadership Postings

By | September 28th, 2016|Digital Marketing, eCommerce|

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Ecommerce and Digital Marketing Hiring Trends

By | September 4th, 2016|Digital Marketing, eCommerce|

When it comes to digital marketing hiring trends, ever wonder how long digital marketers and ecommerce specialists stay in one job? It’s something I think about often, and one of these days I’m going to do what I did back in 2009 when I tried to answer that same question. Many of you with more [...]

Ecommerce Hiring Best Practices: Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want

By | July 23rd, 2016|Digital Marketing, eCommerce|

"Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want So tell me what you want, what you really, really want I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want So tell me what you want, what you really, really want" ---"Wannabe" (Spice Girls) Sometimes I wonder if the person who [...]

Ecommerce Manager Job Description: Some Tips From The Trenches

By | July 14th, 2016|eCommerce|

Recently I received an Ecommerce Manager job description from a client (actually, it was spelled “E-Commerce” Manager, but don’t get me started on AP style rules!). Nothing unusual there, except that it was exceptionally well-written. I think I write a pretty mean job spec myself. I’ve been writing them since the dawn of the internet, [...]

Welcome to the Bernhart Associates Executive Search Blog

By | July 6th, 2016|Digital Marketing, eCommerce|

Jerry Bernhart is proud to be widely recognized as a “thought leader” in matters related to jobs and career development in ecommerce and digital/multichannel marketing.  This section features dozens of original and timely blog postings offering unique insight and fresh perspective on hiring key talent in these highly specialized fields.  We hope you’ll find the [...]

The Vice President of Ecommerce: Wizards of the Modern Marketing Era

By | June 11th, 2016|eCommerce|

For the first time, I am recruiting and placing Vice President Ecommerce leaders who are card-carrying members of the 15 year-club, those who have at least 15 years of experience or more with dot-coms. I am matching them up with a growing number of businesses that are asking for a different kind of ecommerce talent.  [...]

The Importance Digital Marketing Critical Thinking Skills

By | May 1st, 2016|Digital Marketing, eCommerce|

Recently I returned from the Midwest Direct Marketing Conference in St. Louis, where I participated in several panel discussions and sat in on some very enlightening presentations. For one of the panel discussions, I had dusted off and updated a presentation I had given many years ago to members of the Direct Marketing Association. The [...]

Ecommerce and Digital Marketing Hiring Trends – Q1 2016

By | April 17th, 2016|Digital Marketing, eCommerce, marketing|

People ask me every day: How’s the job market for marketers?  What are employers looking for most, and where?  What are the latest ecommerce and digital marketing hiring trends? As a highly visible and veteran headhunter in this space, online as well as offline, I have a pretty good perspective on things. I engage with [...]

Looking To Hire Hard-To-Find Ecommerce or Digital Marketing Talent? Now’s the Time for Digital Marketing Recruiting

By | February 9th, 2016|Digital Marketing, eCommerce|

If you’re a hiring manager, you may not realize it but you’re staring a rare opportunity in the face. Believe me, after being in the executive search business for more than 27 years and surviving multiple recessions, a dot-com bust, market meltdowns, you name it, I recognize a good window of opportunity for landing hard-to-find [...]