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Senior Acquisition and Retention Manager US

Cincinnati, US

We are seeking an experienced Senior Acquisition and Retention Manager for our fast-growing North America Solutions team at Ocado Group. This is a new role offering exciting opportunities to interact with and impact the growth of one of the biggest grocery players in the US and Ocado’s largest partner, Kroger. In this role, you will combine your knowledge of ecommerce, grocery retail, and performance marketing with communication skills and analytical abilities to shape and influence how our partners grow. 

The Senior Acquisition & Retention Manager will work closely with marketing teams in our partners’ business to influence and impact results, using data, experience, and best practice to help them grow their customer base. You will be collaborating closely with our partner, supporting them with analyzing data, identifying opportunities, and implementing best practice to grow online demand. You will build effective relationships with key commercial, marketing, and e commerce stakeholders in our partner’s business. This role will require ~25% travel, mostly to partner locations across North America, with the occasional trip to our headquarters in the UK. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Responsible for building and delivering a strategy to help your partner scale acquisition, improve retention and grow their active customer base through online and offline marketing strategies
  • Analyze and audit partner’s acquisition and retention strategies and performance, identify areas of improvement and deliver actionable recommendations partners can implement within their organizations
  • Build playbooks that can serve as useful resources and help your partner scale best practice across their network
  • Become a thought partner, help inspire them with trends, best practice within the acquisition, retention, performance marketing and CRM space 
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, both internally and externally on Acquisition & Retention
  • Support your team to drive the overall growth goals for the partnership 


Who You Are:

  • Highly analytical, able to use data to drive insights and recommendations for partners 
  • Ability to create strategy with imperfect information to deliver business goal
  • Highly commercial, able to identify biggest wins for our partners to focus on to improve growth and profitability
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, comfortable presenting to external partners and senior audiences, particularly within an international context
  • Natural relationship builder, able to build effective and trusted relationships with partners
  • Self-starting, able to identify and pursue areas of opportunity in a new environment
  • Bring a passion for grocery retail and an understanding of the key marketing and commercial levers to drive growth. Up to date on the industry, digital platforms, and changes as they roll out 
  • Customer Obsessed - Our perspective starts with our customers. We deliver to our customers by anticipating their future requirements through our people, experts and our client partners
  • Own Every Decision - Make decisions like an owner.
  • Stay true to those decisions while having the courage to change direction when needed. 
  • Harness Collective Intelligence - Knowledge is power. We know that we are more likely to succeed when we seek and share knowledge across Ocado's ecosystem.
  • Start with Possibility - We are abundantly innovative. Constraints don't hold us back, we rapidly move new ideas from concept to reality.
  • Believe in Belonging - We are kind, honest and trusting, so we listen and care for each other. We understand and embrace differences as we believe in a culture of fairness, transparency and belonging.
  • Connect in Chaos - We embrace simplicity. We know that solving the unsolvable is only possible by cutting through the chaos to connect with others.
  • Learn Fast, Fail Fast - Life is uncertain, change can be hard, mistakes will happen. We pause and reflect, then move on, to ensure we continuously learn.

What You Bring:

  • 5+ years experience in  performance marketing, either in acquisition focussed or retention focussed roles ideally in a direct to consumer business
  • Experience in grocery ecommerce is a major plus 
  • Proven track record of scaling a customer base in a direct to consumer business, and implementing a test and learn approach to identify and grow new acquisition channels
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of how to run and optimize various acquisition channels including paid search, paid social, programmatic display, email marketing, and offline media such as direct mail and out of home advertising
  • Experience developing and implementing strategies and tactics  focussed on retention, engagement, and monetisation across a broad array of channels including email, push, in-app, SMS, and print
  • Track record of driving improved performance across funnel conversion, retention and winback stages
  • Experience developing strategic approaches on targeting and segmenting audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to drive commercial impact within a business, previous  responsibility for a P&L or budget is  beneficial
  • Familiarity and passion for data-driven marketing, consumer insight, and e-commerce
  • Familiarity with or experience with measuring and optimizing key growth metrics including user growth, conversion, LTV
  • Comfortable utilizing data to gain a clear understanding of the customer journey, identify and implement improvements, and measure performance 
  • BA/BSc degree in a business management or technical field or equivalent practical experience desirable 




  • Financial Success (Fair pay, stock purchase plans, participation in 401k plans with company match, and flexible spending accounts. Financial counselling services are also available.)
  • Employee Health (Medical, dental, and vision coverage, ample PTO and paid holidays, dependent care, plus company-paid life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, and employee assistance programs.) 
  • Parental Leave (We celebrate the growth of all our employees’ families through a variety of benefits and maternal and paternal leave of absence programs offered through all stages of life.)
  • Training and Development Opportunities (23% promotion rate for 2022)




The Ocado Way

Our values are Ocado’s DNA; they act as a guide for everything we say and do. ‘The Ocado Way’ develops our values into the details about the way we do things - how we act and work together with each other and our customers. It describes how you need to behave at work to make a real and positive impact on our success.

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About Ocado Group

Ocado Group is a publicly-held, UK technology-led, global, software and robotics platform business, with a strong retail heritage. Ocado has been at the forefront of innovation in the online grocery industry since it was founded in 2000. Its retail business,, is one of the world’s largest online-only supermarkets with over £2.2bn annual revenue and over 795,000 active customers. Customers can shop from a huge range of products on award-winning web and mobile apps, and then enjoy convenient delivery options with world-leading order accuracy and reliability. Unlike traditional supermarkets with their large chain superstores, Ocado’s unique business model relies upon an ecosystem of solutions to serve both a wide range of customer missions and geographies.

About Ocado Solutions

Ocado Solutions is responsible for our corporate international partnerships, offering the proprietary Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) as a service to retailers around the world. OSP comprises access to Ocado’s physical automation, allowing highly efficient preparation of orders, together with the full end-to-end software applications required to operate a world class online grocery business, bringing the best possible operational economics, consumer experience and service to our partners. Since 2017 we have signed agreements to provide our unique e-commerce solution to a number of the world’s largest grocers, including Groupe Casino (France), Sobeys (Canada), ICA (Sweden), Kroger (USA), Coles (Australia), AEON (Japan), Alcampo - Groupe Auchan (Spain) joining our UK partner Morrisons and the Ocado/M&S joint venture. 50+ Customer Fulfilment centres (CFCs) are already committed across our various partners. We continue to invest significantly in our technology and people in order to deliver for current clients and to forge exciting new partnerships.


DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

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Ocado Solutions is a client-focused business which provides services, technology and automation to enable grocery e-commerce business. Ocado Solutions is part of the Ocado Group, the world’s largest online - only grocery retailer.

About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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