Our client is a media agency/community for a leading financial service company. With collaboration at the heart of everything they do, they have developed a shared vision with the client's marketing team as well as aligning their values and behaviours all of which are built on a foundation of trust and transparency.
The agency is a team of 50 specialists working across all paid, owned and earned media channels using science & creativity to drive compelling, end to end media connections across the full ecosystem of channels.
Their teams are built around discipline expertise and connected by a truly channel neutral planning and analytics team. Together they apply a scientific approach to planning , working in tandem with deep partnerships with key creative, media, technology, and data partners.
Our client are looking for a passionate Search Director to join the team working across their financial services client.
This role will work across all paid search in the group, leading a large team of SEM professionals.
The SEM Director is responsible for campaign search leadership across the agency, managing campaign architecture, planning and implementation through their well-resourced team. The role has exposure to a range of technology stacks, complex performance frameworks and client-based data integration. The role also involves exposure and decisioning across business/performance digital strategy.
It’s the perfect role for someone looking to develop their discipline-based leadership, but who’s not prepared to let go of the dynamic world of campaign management. Additionally, the role offers plenty of client exposure, and is perfect for someone who wants to either maintain or improve their client facing skills. Our side-by-side working relationship with the client team also offers exposure to agile working units across multiple parts of the organisation, not just media.
This role reports to the Head of Technology and Digital Delivery. You will have a team of SEM Managers, SEM Executives and coordinators.
The role in detail:
Continuously improve planning and implementation standards across the team
Being the leader and key point of contact for the media team across the client brands
Working closely with the planning and agile working leads to activate campaigns
Lead the relationship with media owners to ensure a strong understanding of the business
Be a thought leader, staying across key industry updates and trends
Ensure campaigns are activated in market with 100% accuracy, through your team
Be a leader in the agency, through your discipline and across the agency culture
Attend agile working streams and meetings at the client when required
Train, develop and coach your team in technology and campaign architecture standards
5+ years experience and someone who is keen to teach, train, nurture and can work in a dynamic environment
A passion for the media industry and a strong understanding of the search landscape
A keen interest in driving performance of your client’s business
A willingness to work within performance planning principles and technology platforms
A preference to collaboration and team-based working
Strong attention to detail
Digital technology skills, specifically across Google and Adobe products
Good relationships within the marketplace
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU
Allows you to work deep within your search discipline, but with exposure to broad business strategy and technology
We’re completely dedicated to one client, meaning there are great opportunities to develop client relationships, as well as gaining exposure to their business beyond media
It’s a great agency to work! We are very well resourced, we all have a very positive work-life balance and we have a fantastic culture