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Front End Developer

Nestlé Nespresso SA

GBP 45k-50k/year
1 year ago

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Business Area: Nespresso
eCommerce Front-End Developer
Location: Gatwick – Hybrid working

Salary £45,000 - £50,000 depending on experience + potential bonus + car allowance + other fantastic benefits 


This is a full-time permanent opportunity, but we are always open to discussing individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to use during the recruitment process to understand what this could look like for you. 


Position Summary

Nespresso are recruiting for a talented eCommerce professional to join their team as an eCommerce Front-End Developer where your key responsibilities will be to leverage agile ecommerce innovation and industrialization, improve time to market of performance enabling eCommerce projects and contribute to overall ecommerce strategy by supporting performance and experience roadmaps

A little bit about us
We are the Nestlé Nespresso SA Company and are proud to be one of the fastest growing operating units of Nestlé. Our passionate, entrepreneurial-minded team has transformed Nespresso into one of the world’s most trusted brands. Our growth comes from our commitment to research and development in order to pioneer and be the reference in the portioned coffee sector; providing the very highest quality coffees that can be enjoyed in the comfort of consumers' own homes and out-of-home locations, such as restaurants, hotels, offices and luxury retail businesses. We guarantee quality by taking a careful, thoughtful and sustainable approach to how we produce and market our premium coffee capsules and machines. 


From sourcing through to recycling, sustainability is at the core of Nespresso’s business, which is why every cup of Nespresso coffee will be carbon neutral by the end of 2022. Nespresso sources 93% of its coffee through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program, with almost half also certified with Rainforest Alliance or Fairtrade. Nespresso capsules are created from aluminum, an infinitely recyclable material that is recirculated into the aluminum supply chain. 


With corporate headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso is present in over 81 countries and counts over 13,000 employees worldwide. Nespresso UK&ROI – a certified B Corp™ – operates 45 boutiques, as well as an e-Commerce platform, delivering barista-level coffee experiences of the highest quality to both at-home and professional customers across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.   To learn more visit


A day in the life of an eCommerce Front-End Developer ...
As an eCommerce Front-End Developer at Nespresso, you will be responsible for translating commercial, UX and UI objectives into functional web applications and features through HTML5. CSS3 and JavaScript (including some JavaScript libraries) according to the Nespresso brand guidelines.


Your responsibilities will also include: 

  • Contribute to the operations roadmap in collaboration with the eCommerce Manager to define digital vision, objectives & strategy

  • Contribute to the definition of global campaigns and permanent content, oversee transversal global planning with all stakeholders, development and execution of landing pages to increase qualified visits, acquisition, conversion, retention and ensure quality & timely execution of digital content to end consumers

  • Help lead eCommerce digital innovation by bolstering operational efficiency through automation and process

  • Leverage understanding of web design principles, technical capabilities, consumer behaviour, and operational processes to develop and drive website strategies to increase conversion, improve customer experience and load time optimization.

  • Lead the delivery of digital projects, leveraging and supporting external agencies where appropriate to ensure timely delivery and quality of digital assets while aligning closely with technical & brand guidelines.

  • Deliver high quality, maintainable code and build re-usable UI components

  • Implement and work with code versioning systems (Git), automated browser testing and debugging

  • Participate in the planning of yearly digital content activities via B2C Marketing, Commercial, Social & Brand roadmaps

  • Lead the development of fully responsive and WCAG 2 compliant campaign landing pages, ensuring that campaign assets are delivered in adherence with global digital, technical, commercial & brand content guidelines

  • Influence the campaign design process to ensure commercial needs are met and executed in a timely manner

  • Contribute to the planning of annual campaign roadmap, anticipate annual planning and assess relevant technologies available to support ecommerce ambitions

  • Conduct cross-browser compatibility testing 

What will make you successful?
The ideal candidate will have a track record for developing web applications and features from the ground up. In this role, you must be able to influence across multiple company organisations, be an exceptionally strong communicator and analytical thinker and have a history of delivering results. You will have experience delivering customer-facing, web-based products that reach millions of users, worldwide. You will also have solved complicated problems with elegant, simple solutions with the following minimum technical competencies and knowledge:


Technical Skills: 

  • Proficiency in:

  • HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript; 

  • Server-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery

  • Advanced JavaScript frameworks (such as ReactJS, VueJS, AngularJS, etc) is preferred

  • Code versioning systems, including Git

  • Traditional and headless CMSs, including Hybris and Drupal

  • Front-end CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap

  • Responsive design, cross-browser and cross-device compatibility testing

  • Working with APIs

  • Asynchronous request handling, partial page updates and AJAX


Knowledge and Experience:

  • Previous experience as a Web Developer and a proven track record in large ecommerce management

  • Knowledge of full stack web development a plus

  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills

  • Creative flair and good sense of how visual elements fit together

  • Up to date knowledge in all web technology and digital innovation trends

  • Accuracy, reliability and attention to detail

  • Strong background mobile design

  • Understanding of UI, UX and front-end development principles and how these fit together

  • Experience in content management and template development

  • Good understanding of SEO principles

  • Ideally – but not essential – experience with Agile development frameworks (Scrum, Kanban)

  • Ideally – but not essential – experience with graphic design applications (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop)

  • Knowledge of server-side CSS pre-processors such as Sass or Less is a plus


What you need to know
What can we offer in return? Great benefits you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.

We will be considering candidates as they apply and we will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.
At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect – for our employees, our customers and our consumers.  That’s why championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us; when we embrace different perspectives and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process.  Be yourself, everyone else is taken!


Right to work in the UK 
In accordance with Home Office guidance successful candidates will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. The successful candidate therefore must be able to demonstrate their right to work status for the UK during the recruitment process. We have assessed this role and it could be applicable for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and you are unable to gain this independently, we may be able to provide sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route in line with the Home office guidelines. We encourage you to review the UK Home Office guidelines ahead of submitting a job application to review whether you meet the eligibility criteria under the Skilled Worker route and understand the immigration fees that you would be responsible for when making a visa application. If you require sponsorship, please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process


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