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Subject Contract vacancy for Search Business Consultant Contract, London
Date Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:16:44 GMT

Dear SOLR user list 


We are hiring for Search Platform Business Consultant on contract in London.  Working for
leading global consulting firm from London offices on London / UK major retail clients. 


I wondered if you may find of interest or be able to recommend in the group.







Search Business Consultant (Internal Search, Tooling, Search Strategies) London  

Internal Search Specialist/Business Consultant – London Contract – 6 months initial 

The Internal Search Specialist will be responsible for making improvements to internal search,
optimizing the user experience and implementing the internal site search strategy in Search
Platform through item attributes, thesaurus, synonyms, auto-phrase and redirect search configurations.
These owned Search solutions will provide a fine-tuned search experience to drive online sales
and contribute to increased conversion rates

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·         Act as subject matter expert for Search Tools (Endeca or SOLR experience) and other
relevant tools and processes for search analysis

·         Aligning with merchants and business partners to identify ways of improving the
on-site search experience, and conversion strategies that vary across categories

·         Provide regular consulting expertise on search optimization for site improvement

·         Follow and incorporate industry standards/best practices for successful implementation

·         Business Consulting expertise on Search Tooling, Search Strategies, Keyword Search,
Taxonomies, Dictionary Optimisation

·         Perform frequent & ongoing search tuning and make adjustments based on trends
and relevancy

·         Address null and/or low-performing search results, and identify opportunities for

·         Advanced search and navigation capabilities

·         Provide strategic recommendations across the business to leverage internal search

·         Manage builds and deployment of Search indexes across multiple environments

·         Search Terms Analysis, Key Word Analysis, PIM products / Departments Ranking, Categories
etc, Search Fine Tuning, Search Analysis

·         Work with development teams on best practices for coding, integration, and testing

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, possess exceptional problem-solving and analytical
skills, and make a positive contribution to a team environment.


·         Experience with Enterprise based search and navigation capabilities for a B2C site
(ideally Endeca or SOLR)

·         Search relevance tuning experience as well as benchmarking

·         Large retailer experience preferred Exceptional problem solving skills

·         Experience with at least one enterprise-level analytics tool

·         Ecommerce/eRetail supporting reporting on check-out process, event-driven promotions,
mobile technologies, retail sales and other eRetail initiatives

Initial 6 months contract with long term exensions.

If you're interested in this opportunity, please email your latest CV, or call James for more





James Kirk, Director 

Contract & Permanent IT Resources 


Staffworx Ltd

Pine View, 6 Newlands Park, Copthorne, 

West Sussex, RH10 3EW, UK 


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