Senior Marketing Specialist, Affiliates

October 16, 2014

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Job Category: 
Sales and Marketing
Job Specialization: 
Marketing and Communications
Company Overview: 

AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books and a remarkable place to work. Millions of new, used, rare and out-of-print books are offered for sale through the AbeBooks websites from thousands of booksellers around the world. We helped to revolutionize the used book business. AbeBooks became a subsidiary of Inc. after being acquired in December 2008. Our mission is to help people find and buy any book from any bookseller and our business stretches around the world with six international sites —,,,,, and, as well as, a marketplace for German books. went live in 1996 and we have been growing ever since. The unique inventory of books for sale from booksellers includes the world's finest antiquarian treasures dating back to the 15th century, countless out-of-print gems, millions of signed books, millions of used copies, a vast selection of college textbooks and new books too.

Working at AbeBooks is challenging and fun. But we only hire the best people and we insist on the highest standards from our employees. Do you have what it takes?

Job Summary: - part of the Inc. group of companies - is looking for a Senior Marketing Specialist to join our Traffic & Acquisition team. This position is based at our headquarters in Victoria, BC, Canada reporting to the Traffic & Acquisition Team manager.

We also have a European office in Dusseldorf, Germany and from these two locations we run seven international web sites:,,,,, and The Senior Marketing Specialist, Affiliates will be specifically responsible for driving the affiliate channel performance for the AbeBooks domains globally.

The Senior Marketing Specialist, Affiliates is an impactful job driving new business to the AbeBooks website globally. Responsibility for the affiliate channel include strategy, planning and execution of the AbeBooks affiliate products, including: developing the channel strategy and tactics to achieve sales goals, defining the product vision and business requirements, driving the creation of a strong, adaptable framework; and working closely with engineering and creative teams to maximize sales in the most effective way.

Key responsibilities:

  • Innovate and improve affiliate products, including affiliate sign-up, new affiliate sign up flows and link creation processes. As a result of these efforts, increase the number of new affiliate and drive affiliate traffic.
  • Study affiliate needs for affiliate products, such as links and widgets, for both desktop and mobile platforms. Constantly improve our products to address needs of affiliate
  • Achieve quantitative and qualitative goals set for the affiliates channel including sales, traffic and level of efficiency.
  • Manage the Affiliates expense budget, including publisher’s commissions and network fees.
  • Manage Affiliates Network’s platform & relationships including implementation, monitoring, day-to-day tasks and ensuring that the service provided meets the high quality standards of AbeBooks.
  • Manage the Affiliates product line (all domains) including but not limited to: Search Web Services (SWS) and other APIs; Widgets and Apps; Affiliate Network platforms; Datafeeds
  • Oversee AbeBooks’ Affiliates communication and incentive strategies.
  • Develop and execute a constant affiliate recruitment strategy.
  • Propose and develop a reliable, efficient and actionable set of KPIs to be used within the Online Marketing team and to be distributed to the Senior Management Team on a periodical basis.
  • Collaborate with the Amazon teams & fellow subsidiaries to take advantage of the potential synergies, share relevant strategies, and perform joined initiatives whenever possible.
  • Be on top of current technologies and new developments within the Affiliates field.
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Five+ years of web design experience
  • Education/experience in Design and User Interaction
  • Demonstrated experience in executing product requirements into a site vision
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information architecture, interaction flow, user interface and visual design
  • Experience with standard tools of the design trade such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, HTML/CSS
  • Proven experience in usability analysis and research
  • Solid working knowledge of all common, current web technologies, including mobile
  • Proven ability to work both independently and cross-functionally in a very busy environment
  • Experience working with an iteration based development process such as scrum
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in any other AbeBooks language (Spanish, French, Italian, German) is desirable.
  • Passion for books and book collecting
How To Apply: 

AbeBooks provides competitive salaries, great benefits and a fantastic working environment and has been named one of BC's Top Employers for over 8 years in a row.   To learn more about this position, or to apply online, please apply through the Amazon jobs portal at If you are unable to apply through the portal, please send your cover letter and resume, including where you heard about this position, to

We appreciate your interest in AbeBooks!