The global consumer industry experienced a 24% rise in new job postings related to ecommerce in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to 0.55% decrease versus Q1 2022. GlobalData’s Ecommerce in Consumer Goods – Thematic Research report offers a precise understanding of the impact of ecommerce on consumer goods industry with insights on value chain analysis, and information on specialist ecommerce vendors. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 26% share of the global consumer industry’s ecommerce-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, up 31% over the prior quarter.

Management Occupations drive ecommerce-related hiring activity

Management Occupations, with a share of 26%, emerged as the top ecommerce-related job roles within the consumer industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings rising by 31% quarter-on-quarter. Business and Financial Operations Occupations came in second with a share of 7% in Q1 2023, with new job postings rising by 23% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent ecommerce roles include Transportation and Material Moving Occupations with a 6% share in Q1 2023, Computer and Mathematical Occupations with a 6% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in consumer industry accounted for 42% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were US Foods Holding, McCormick, Coty, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and Estee Lauder. Together they accounted for a combined share of 42% of all ecommerce-related new jobs in the consumer industry.

US Foods Holding posted 1,678 ecommerce-related new jobs in Q1 2023, McCormick 955 jobs, Coty 850 jobs, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton 429 jobs, and Estee Lauder 378 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 63.06% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023

The largest share of ecommerce-related new job postings in the consumer industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 63.06% followed by France (7.19%) and the UK (4.11%). The share represented by the US was 17 percentage points higher than the 45.83% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.

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