We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our committed, hard-working team.

Although the team is relatively small in terms of numbers, every member lives and breathes the brand, thus contributing to the outstanding results we continue to achieve in a competitive market place.

We have two working hubs in the UK; one in Crook, County Durham, a stone’s throw from where the company was born in 2003, and the other in Staveley, at the epicentre of the Lake District mountain running scene. Our third hub is just outside of Boston, US, embedded amongst some of the most creative sporting minds in the world. This is where we post our vacant positions.

If you are interested in working with us and there are no vacant positions posted, you can send a letter and your CV to jobs@inov-8.com.

Job Title

Ecommerce 3rd Party Marketplace Manager


Lake District, UK


09.00 to 17:30 with 30-minute lunch; Mon-Fri




inov-8 is a fast growing, market leading brand trading in more than 60 countries within the trail running, road running and elite fitness categories. They have recently launched a new ecommerce website and 3rd party marketplace B2C sales presence. We are looking for a 3rd Party Marketplace Manager to help us grow our trade on Amazon in the US and other 3rd party marketplaces as opportunities are presented.

The Brand

Everything inov-8 does is designed to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete. Every inov-8 product is designed to be light, fast and natural with unrivalled grip for multiple terrains. The inov-8 brand is committed to running and fitness. It is bold, innovative, determined, and tough.

Working to support a small senior team to achieve ambitious targets through a “can-do approach” in a modern, innovative and success orientated culture. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop within a fast-growing brand.


The Ecommerce 3rd Party Marketplace Manager is responsible for trading inov-8’s 3rd party marketplace sales channel(s) which initially is Amazon.com but will grow over time. The key objective is to achieve sales targets with an optimised spend to meet or beat budgets. The roll will also need to ensure inventory and merchandising are monitored so that stock availability is always sufficient for optimum sales. The job holder will be responsible for ensuring the brand’s integrity and reputation is maintained in the marketplace space, this will include being aware of all major sellers of inov-8 through marketplaces and working with the sales team as required to ensure the brand’s positioning is not compromised.


Including but not limited to:

  • Manage the business’s marketplace presence including product listings and stock allocations
  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of marketplace trading
  • Regular analysis of KPIs and creating action plans from gained insights
  • Ensuring marketplace communications remain on brand whilst also being highly commercial
  • Regular reporting to the Board to ensure trade is aligned to wider strategic goals and sales plan
  • Work with Ecommerce and Marketing teams to ensure marketplace activity is complementary to marketing activity
  • Controls marketing/operational budgets to achieve the profit goal for the marketplaces sales channel. Monthly updates on spend v. plan
  • Helping out with ad hoc projects as required


Person Specification


Must have

  • 2+ years of marketplace sales experience
  • Strong written and analytical skills
  • A passion for running, training, fitness and/or outdoor activities
  • Ability to see things through
  • Commercial eye – and strong feel for numbers analytics/P&L
  • Team player – across multiple sites
  • Work across departments Ecommerce and Marketing primarily
  • Entrepreneurial – spots meaningful trading opportunities and follows through

Should have

  • Good product and sport knowledge to enable search friendly copy
  • Multi-tasker with a keen eye for detail and works well to deadlines
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Multi-channel business experience
  • Experience working with remote teams and agencies

Like to have

  • Experience in footwear and sports apparel
  • International (multi-lingual/multi-currency) marketplace experience

Closing date

19th April 2018

Interview date






Competitive Salary, 22 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (increasing 1 day per year for every year of service to a maximum of 25 days), Company Pension Scheme, and generous Staff Purchase Scheme