SEO Manager

Merkle Uk One Limited
London, UK
18 Oct 2019
06 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description
Our UK SEO team was founded in the Summer of 2017 and after extensive growth we stand at as a team of 35 with even more ambitious growth plans. As a Manager, you will have the opportunity to work with the wider SEO team including the Associate Director, helping lead the SEO vision for 2020. Acting as a subject matter expert and thought leader within the SEO community we will support your career development in both leadership and technical SEO. The focus of this role will be to provide strategic direction on named clients as well as assist in the personal development of the wider SEO team.

Life as a SEO Manager at Merkle:
  • Work closely with the Associate SEO Director and the wider SEO team to establish best practice and develop new goals to push the department forward.
  • Act as the main point of contact for key clients, planning and implementing campaigns whilst also providing regular updates on timeline, deliverables, performance reporting, competitive intelligence analysis.
  • Manage and execute online marketing strategies including Technical SEO and content development.
  • Extract insight from client data, identify relevant trends and provide well-developed proactive recommendations to enhance and exceed overall client search marketing goals and objectives.
  • Identify ample opportunities for existing and prospective clients whilst representing Merkle on pitches and maintaining a consultative approach to external stakeholders.
  • Attend industry events and knowledge sharing sessions. This will include contributing externally as a thought leader positioning Merkle as an industry leader in SEO.
  • Support the career development of the wider SEO team including training, conducting regular 1:1's and performance reviews and supporting the interviewing of new hires.

A few of the benefits

Whether it's the joy of working with people at the top of their game or the Merkle social calendar, people love working here - and we hope you will too
  • Career development through Merkle University and other tools; with access to courses, textbooks and mentorship
  • Company Pension, life insurance and other corporate benefits
  • Free breakfast, fruit and most importantly, biscuits!
  • Food Fridays - enjoy a takeaway lunch courtesy of us once a month
  • Four Thirsty - have a drink on us on a Friday afternoon!
  • A selection of other industry standard benefits

What we are looking for in you:
  • Experience within an SEO focused role ideally within an agency environment
  • Ideally you would have previous experience within managing or mentoring more junior members of the team.
  • Passion about the world of SEO with a keen interest in becoming an industry leading expert.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills for websites and technical SEO implementation experience including: on-page SEO factors and site architecture improvements, along with knowledge of content management systems.
  • Experience with HTML editing, FTP, and CMS programs

Company Description
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specialises in the delivery of unique, personalised customer experiences across platforms and devices. We call it 'people-based' marketing, and with over 25 years' experience, we are proud to be recognised as a Global leader.

Merkle's heritage in data, technology and analytics is the foundation for our understanding of consumer insights that drives our people-based marketing strategies. With our expertise, we can offer our clients content-driven, contextual and compelling customer journeys and experiences that drive business growth.

With our Head Office in Columbia, Maryland and offices US wide, we continue to grow at a rapid rate across Europe and Asia. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network, one of the world's biggest Global media companies.
Additional Information
At the point of application, the candidate must have the legal right to work in the UK as we are unable to sponsor visas as this time.

Merkle does not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Experience stipulated in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience.

As part of our Diversity and Inclusion agenda, and as an Equal Opportunities employer, if you require reasonable adjustments during the selection process please engage directly with your Recruiter.

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