Manager – Paid Search

Salary: £40,000 + benefits | Location: London | Job type: Permanent | Job reference: OXMPS647

The Search team comprises of 20 experts managing Search activity on a global scale across Google Search, Bing Search and Amazon Marketing Services. Not only is this team responsible for the strategic planning and buying of Search advertising for our own office, but we also lead the EMEA hub to instil best practices, training and new innovations across the region. This involves working across multiple teams, clients and regions to drive the best performance for our clients, and ultimately for the agency.

The Search team forms part of a wider Performance Team, comprising of Paid Social, Display & Programmatic, and Affiliate & Lead Gen experts, who together with the client team build cutting edge, compelling and successful strategies to continue to grow our clients.


Key Responsibilities

You will have a minimum of 2-3 years experience managing search marketing/advertising accounts. Experience working across international clients is a bonus!

Agency experience is beneficial.

You will need to recommend how to apply your specialism to help our client’s grow their business.

You take a leading role on developing the search strategies for your accounts, including identify relevant new betas, testing opportunities and upsells.

You will manage more junior team members to deliver the work and you will be responsible for the quality of the work that they deliver.

We want people in the team to come to you for guidance and support -you will be an expert in search advertising.

You will build relationships with people from across the agency and learn from their experience.

You will support your colleagues and treat everyone you work with respect.

You will help make coming to work enjoyable for every member of our organisation.

You will need to be up-to-date with developments within search advertising, and be able to recommend ways to incorporate new techniques and partnerships into our work.

You need to be a proactive and curious learner; keen to develop and learn new skills independently and share and collaborate with a wider team.

You will promote the work of our team within the agency when you meet new people.

We would be very happy if you would like to help us promote the work of the team through forums, blogs or social media.


Technical Skills

Experience in managing / activating international paid search media accounts on multiple engines.

Expert in the operation of 3rd party Bid Management tools like Kenshoo, Marin, Search Ads 360 etc.

Experience in mentoring & training junior team members.

Google Ads & Bing Ads certified. Certification in bid management platforms is beneficial.

Exemplary time management skills, able to prioritize and work well under pressure.

Analyse ongoing results to ensure budget monitoring and performance is met –good Excel skills are essential.

Experience in campaign execution, optimisation and analysis.

You will be an expert in creating performance reports for clients and providing insights.

You will have experience in creating presentations for clients and feel comfortable presenting.

You will be an expert in using our platforms and enable to quickly extract information and train junior team members 

You will also have good relationships with key partners and be up to date on their latest products.

You will be able to work with other digital teams and feel comfortable discussing how search advertising fits into the overall marketing mix.

You will be able to put forward recommendations and forecasts and showcase to the client how this activity contributes to their KPIs.

When clients brief you on new work you will distil the brief down and think of the most efficient way to get to an answer.

With the support of a Director, you will prepare a plan to deliver the work needed.

You will be responsible for making sure that the work delivered by the team meets the client’s objectives.

You will lead the client relationship day-to-day and be responsible for campaign strategy and optimisations.

You will work with the team to make sure that our campaigns are meeting targets, and where needed, making optimizations.

You will be able to juggle multiple priorities, and understand when and how to delegate work to other people in the team.

You will need great attention to detail, and you will ensure that the work delivered by the team is of the highest quality.

You will be a leader in your team, continually recommending and implementing new approaches based on your experience.

You need to be creative in the way you solve problems, able to ‘think outside the box’ to find solutions to business challenges.

You will be able to explain complex concepts to clients and colleagues in a way that is easy to understand.