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Paid Search Manager

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24 Apr 2021

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Marketing & PR
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We're looking for someone passionate about Paid Search to help develop our growing team and continue to push the boundaries on what's possible with the Google Ads, Microsoft Ads and Amazon platforms! Our team works across a varied portfolio of clients of all shapes, industries and sizes, and we work very closely with the major search engines to remain at the cutting edge of our field. We're looking for people who are geeks (and proud), have experience managing high-performing individuals and who want to be positive disruptors in our industry.

This role gives you responsibility for overseeing delivery of high quality paid search campaigns across your own client portfolio, as well as managing and developing your own team. It requires an understanding of general marketing principles as well as business acumen to support understanding of our clients and the digital marketing space. It supports the development and execution of strategic and tactical initiatives designed to successfully achieve our clients' goals. The role is diverse and requires the individual to efficiently prioritise and manage multiple work streams at once, effectively communicate with clients, direct reports and more senior colleagues, and have an ability to continuously self-educate in this dynamic digital marketing space.

Life as a Paid Search Manager at Merkle

Understand client objectives and design paid search strategy aimed at achieving them

Industry, client and competitive research

Bid management, budget allocation, forecasting, performance monitoring, strategic testing and campaign expansion

Data manipulation and interpretation for campaign analysis, using actionable insights to improve performance through optimization

Manage a team of up to 5, including capacity and resourcing, goal setting, performance reviews, coaching and knowledge sharing

Daily engagement and collaboration with internal teams, search engine partners and client teams

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

Private Medical Insurance, Company Pension, life insurance and other corporate benefits

A selection of other benefits including ability to buy additional holiday, season ticket loan and 2 volunteer days


Experience in Paid Search at manager level
Experience managing and motivating teams of paid search executives
Familiarity with Google Ads and Microsoft Ads platforms.
Whilst not essential, experience using SA360, Amazon, international search engines (e.g. Baidu, Yandex, Naver) or other search management platforms is preferred.
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