Wanted: Chief, E-Commerce

What’s the hottest thing on retailers’ Christmas lists this year? Heads of e-commerce.

Recruiters say they’re spending a lot of their time turning up executives who can build and manage websites, handle increasingly complex inventory management, and unsnarl the logistical problems that come with developing a new sales channel.

The moves are being spurred by the fast growth of online sales and a realization by some big brick-and-mortar chains that they’re still behind the curve.

Target Corp. is looking for a new president of Target.com after a disastrous website crash in September led the last person in the job to resign.

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