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Monday, June 30, 2008

Spending July 4th In DC

Haven't been blogging here in a while and probably won't be blogging that frequently in the next few months. I've actually been doing a lot of writing in my other blog about my new hobby, for those that want the location of my new blog, ppzhao at aol.com

So I'm spending July 4th weekend in DC with my friends, hopefully that'll be fun. I'll do some couch surfing with different friends so I can save on hotel, but I'll probably just spend that money on buying drinks every night in DC.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Merchandise Manager Position in LA

I guess the economy really isn't that bad in my industry after all. I'm starting to get recruiters contacting me more often than usual. Again, if anyone's interested in this position, contact me and I'll forward the recruiter info.

Original Email from recruiter:

Date:
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 2:05 pm


Hi Paul,

I noticed your background and thought you may be interested in finding out more about our new job opening, which is pasted below for your review.

The position is for a Marketing Manager in West Los Angeles, CA.

For more details or to apply simply visit our website:

http://www.CyberCoders.com/ qb.aspx?posId=VBB-MarkMgr&ad=CSNPVahid.Behzadi

Not a fit for this job? Search all of our open jobs:

http://www.CyberCoders.com/ qa.aspx?ad=CSNPVahid.Behzadi&sterm=Merchandise+Manager


The job details:

Merchandise Manager - Marketing Manager - SEM Manager
Location: West Los Angeles, CA or Los Angeles, CA
Salary Range: 70,000 - 120,000


Merchandise Manager, Marketing Manager, SEM Manager, SEM, SEO, Search Engine Marketing, Pay Per Click, CPC, Cost Per Click, Natural Search, Campaigns, Paid Search, pricing, margins, Sku, Retail, Jewelry, Shopzilla, Pricegrabber, Auctionwatch, Bizrate, eBay, Blue Nile, ice.com, Zales, Tiffany & co, Yahoo Search Marketing, Diamonds, Gold, Precious Stones, Platinum, Precious Metals, MySimon, Robbins Bros., Home Shopping Network, HSN, Gem Shopping Network, GSN, QVC, Overstock, Jewelry Exchange

Are you a Merchandise or Marketing Manager with Retail Industry or Fashion Industry Experience? We are a publicly traded company with amazing growth over the last three years! If so, read on...

We are looking for an experienced Merchandising and Marketing Manager to join our growing team to oversee the operation of a new and growing ecommerce property.

What is in it for you?

- Competitive Base Salary
- Medical
- Dental
- Vision
- Options
- 401(k) and more
- Great team
- Relocation can be provided for the right candidate

What you will be doing?

- Creating and implementing a merchandising plans
- Creating and implementing marketing initiatives like
- Weekly customer newsletters
- Holiday and theme driven customer campaigns
- Management of CPC shopping feeds and partnership programs
- Designing and testing marketing landing pages for best conversions
- Managing Natural Search rankings with agency assistance
- Managing Paid Search programs with agency assistance
- Driving business results through the implementation of both merchandising and marketing initiatives.
- Managing inventory levels by product sku and category to maximize sales and turn
- Managing product pricing and margins consistent with the company’s financial goals
- Setting annual and seasonal objectives for categories and vendors and consistently reviewing for progress and performance (Sales, Gross Margin, Key Items, Presentation Standards, Pricing Strategies)
- Stay current on emerging trends, market updates and new product opportunities
- Maintaining competitive market awareness both in U.S. and European domestic markets

What you need!

- A background in e-commerce or retail or high end fashion or jewelry
- 2+ years of retail merchandising experience
- Strong working knowledge of Cost Per Click
- Bachelors degree in marketing, advertising, or business administration
- A thorough understanding of merchandising/sales/turn and inventory management
- Highly organized and able to adapt to quickly changing priorities
- High level analytical skills and the ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner
- Excellent knowledge of product and the domestic and international markets
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

What's preferred?

- Experience with SEM - Omniture, Google Analytics or other ecommerce analytics tools
- Experience with SEO
- Working Experience in a Comparative Shopping Website
- Bilingual Russian (not required)


So if you are a Merchandise or Marketing Manager with Retail Industry or Fashion Industry Experience, we look forward to your resume!

Merchandise Manager, Marketing Manager, SEM Manager, SEM, SEO, Search Engine Marketing, Pay Per Click, CPC, Cost Per Click, Natural Search, Campaigns, Paid Search, pricing, margins, Sku, Retail, Jewelry, Shopzilla, Pricegrabber, Auctionwatch, Bizrate, eBay, Blue Nile, ice.com, Zales, Tiffany & co, Yahoo Search Marketing, Diamonds, Gold, Precious Stones, Platinum, Precious Metals, MySimon, Robbins Bros., Home Shopping Network, HSN, Gem Shopping Network, GSN, QVC, Overstock, Jewelry Exchange

If you are ready to join a winning team and take the next step in your career, apply today:

http://www.CyberCoders.com/ qb.aspx?posId=VBB-MarkMgr&ad=CSNPVahid.Behzadi



http://www.CyberCoders.com/e/?posId=VBB-MarkMgr&ad=CSNPVahid.Behzadi



Good luck in your searches,

Vahid

CyberCoders | 42 Discovery | Irvine, CA 92618 | optout

Thursday, June 05, 2008

SEO Director Position Open in Atlanta

I randomly got an Email from a recruiter, about an SEO job in Atlanta GA. Since I'm currently not looking (both active and passive) for a new job, thought this might be a good opportunity for some of my blog readers who're passively looking.

If anyone I personally know is interested, please shoot me an Email and I'll pass along the contact info and the job description.

Subject: Innovative Director of SEO - (95-105K+) , High- Profile Online Media Guide Organization
Thu, 5 Jun 2008 11:29 am

Hey Paul,

I came across you profile on Linkedin and wanted to chat with you regarding a very senior Director of SEO position for a high-profile Online Media Guide organization here in Atlanta, GA.

This opportunity will be a “hands-on” role with minimal direct reports and is not your typical “Director” position that is full of bureaucracy and internal politics. Our client is looking for someone who lives and breathes SEO, staying on the leading edge and has the ability to facilitate their rapid growth from around 90 millions users annually to 200+ million.

Take a look at the attached document and let me know your thoughts. I look forward to speaking with you soon and helping uncover the details of an opportunity that could potentially increase your overall effectiveness, skill-set and happiness.

Kind Regards,