CTO - eCommerce

Meredith Corporation-Culver City, CA -

Posted a month ago

Job Title

CTO - eCommerce

Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

The Chief Technology Officer serves as the lead technologist who devises technology strategy and leads the implementation of projects for the e-Commerce Group.

The e-Commerce Group is an important, rapidly growing unit within Meredith. It includes:

  • Shop Marketplace , a proprietary e-Commerce platform that includes 50 million products from 400 retailers that are featured on 11 Meredith sites including People.com, Entertainment Weekly.com and Better Homes & Garden.com.
  • Branded content : Dedicated content designed to drive readers to preferred product lines by leveraging the influence and editorial voice of Meredith brands.
  • Coupons and Promotions : an e-Commerce promotion engine that maximizes retail sales by offering “best of” consumer discounts. Featured is an award-winning coupon site, PromoCodesForYou, that provides consumers with curated, verified deals and promo codes.

II. Essential Job Functions

Weight % Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

  • Helps to develop the Group’s content and delivery strategy and the plans to implement that strategy.
  • Builds bridges between the three business units within the e-Commerce Group.
  • Serves as an innovator through the creative use and effective implementation of technology solutions.
  • Builds products to generate better outcomes and greater revenues.
  • Supports the overall Group business strategy, identifying and solving needs and pain points with effective technology solutions.
  • Leads the development and implementation of cutting edge, consumer facing technology enabled solutions that support the business strategy.
  • Works closely with corporate shared services team responsible for IT infrastructure.
  • Develops policies, procedures, and practices that ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains structure and controls across the IT team, including the establishment of project management methodologies, budgets, hiring practices, and vendor selection and management standards.
  • Develops, communicates and reinforces technology standards within the e-Commerce Group.
  • Manages customer expectations and implements solutions on time, on budget, and as promised.
  • Serves as a leader by attracting, developing, managing, and retaining a high performance, customer-oriented technology team and by utilizing external resources where appropriate or necessary.
  • Monitors and reviews technology and industry trends. Acts as a technical consultant to other departments on emerging technical system issues.
  • Partners with product development to build products and functionality that improve the business.
  • Update legacy platforms with progressive, forward-looking products.


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


At least a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.


  • At least five years in a leadership position
  • Experience in an e-Commerce, data or related industry
  • Experience as a member of a management team that has generated impressive business results.
  • Previous experience implementing innovative technology solutions.
  • Experience within medium to large sized companies preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish and implement an IT strategy that serves and supports the needs of the business.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with the other members of the management team.
  • Ability to lead and motivate diverse technical teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage software product evaluation, selection, development and integration, and vendor contract negotiation and management.
  • Knowledge of latest technologies and ability to apply them appropriately.

It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Meredith participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

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