Scenario of online shopping has brought a drastic revolution in the e-commerce industry and now, it has become a platform to provide bright career opportunities for students. Recent study done by ASSOCHAM Group mentioned about the progress of e-commerce industry in the world.According to the report, e-commerce industry will generate about 2.5 lakhs of employment by the year 2016, which lead to increase in hiring of candidates in the sector by about 60 to 65 percent. In fact, most of the industries have increased the turnover in e-commerce sector during the last year and created excellent scope for significant growth of the industry. This is the main reason, for which online commerce sector is increasing consistently to provide employment to candidates.
Based on this fact, we can say that B.E. and M.B.A. students studying in Shri Ram Group in Jabalpur will get plenty of job opportunities after they complete their graduation or post graduation examination.
Why Should a Person Join this Sector?
Survey conducted by E-marketer group revealed that e-commerce sales worldwide increased by the rate of 20.1 percent to reach up to 1,500 trillion dollars. Experts have predicted similar type of scenario in India. According to the research report prepared by CRISIL Group, e-commerce industry in India will increase by about 50-55 percent in the coming years and by the year 2016, it would reach up to 50,000 crore. Technopack KPMG IAMAI Study highlighted that Indian e-commerce sector would increase by 76 billion dollar by the year 2021.
Although, you may find variation in the research and survey methodologies performed by research groups and companies, all of their research reports were same i.e. indicating significant growth in the IT and e-commerce sector of India. According to experts, job vacancies will be created in many new sectors, like technology, supply chain management, bank office support, digital marketing and warehouse management.
Reason for the Growth of the Sector
Now, the question that comes in the mind that why the sector is creating its strong position at relatively fast rate. Increase in the mobile and online user base, advanced shipping and payment options, along with significant increase in sales are few major factors, which have given e-commerce industry an entirely new direction.
Interesting fact in this case is that along with FlipKart, Make My Trip, Amazon, Paper Fire, Visa, Myntra and E-bay, researchers have found success stories of many new startup companies, which have made online commerce sector one of the most lucrative industries worldwide.
Preferable Sector among Students
ASSOCHAM survey revealed that both engineering and management students recruited via online medium has increased by about 65 percent. Even according to Neelson study, about one-fourth of the MBA students studying in B-schools of India have obtained plenty of jobs in the e-commerce industry. For instance, Mr. Prabhat Soni, an engineering student of Shri Ram Group Jabalpur got recruitment in Visa Company in the designation of Sr. Software Engineer and now getting massive package worth 22 lakhs.
Percent increase in Demand of Workforce
Vacancies will increase in the coming years for following designations:
- Category and catalogue manager
- Logistics manager
- Digital marketer
- Web designer
- Website maintenance
- Information security personnel
- Web analytics
- Copywriter and content writer
In addition, employment opportunities will be available for few special verticals, which include:
- Travel and tourism,
- Banking and retail industry professionals,
- Individuals, who possess sound knowledge in the business domain
Overview on Roles of E-commerce Designations/Professionals
Now, let us look over few of the key roles performed by professionals working in different designations in the e-commerce industry.
Logistics include the delivery items to the right place. For this, company requires a team comprises of a supply chain manager and delivery boy and other related professionals. MBA in Retail Management and in Supply Chain Management gives benefit to students.
To understand the needs and wants of customers and at the same time, to make sure about fulfillment of the same are the two main jobs performed by analytics. For this, an individual has to pursue MBA in Finance stream.
Digital marketers make sure to make advertisements in Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites as interesting to view by users. E-commerce industry consider this as the latest strategy to increase sales of their products.
Security professional has to perform the prime job of protecting the accounts of users from hacking or providing security to their passwords. Individuals with computer application degree may apply for this job.
Stylists give their major concern to make the photo of any particular product so much attractive that it compels any online user to click on it.
UI and UX Developers
Both UI and UX developers are responsible for providing simple, hassle-free and best possible design solutions to customers. Hence, this profile requires for individuals, who possess vast knowledge in web development and related technological sector.
ref : Dainik Bhaskar news paper jabalpur edition dt:.15/02/2016