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    Media Agency, Marketing

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    Up to $80,000 inc. super

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    Tracey Weinrib

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​Our client is an award winning digital marketing agency. Established in 2004 and has grown into a team of over 100 running digital marketing campaigns in all forms of biddable media, from Search to Display and Paid Social Media.

Our client has deep expertise in working with retail and travel brands internationally. Their specialism in Paid Search and Display, together with their culture is what sets them apart. They are a proudly independent agency with a culture that is positive, encouraging and ambitious.

We are looking for someone to join their search team as SEM Trader with SEM performance experience.

If you want to work in a fast growth environment, and play a leading role in shaping and building this critical area, you will find the agency provides an environment in which you can make a real impact and progress rapidly. If you want to slot into a team with a pre-defined approach and an established way of working, this is not the right role for you.

You will be part of a team of Traders, working across a number of clients to deliver search campaigns. You will report into the Australian General Manager. This role is the lead search trader for the Sydney office and is responsible for maximising advertisers digital budgets according to their required goals. In more simple words, media traders will be responsible for defining / creating digital SEM strategies, implementing this in SEM platforms (various sophisticated technologies are used) and wisely spending a pre-determined budget - all to ensure client digital goals are reached & that they see a full return on digital investment. You will need to understand how to buy inventory via the technologies at what price and what keyword / audiences / strategies will be successful of a campaign.

The emphasis of the role is very much on taking ownership of the end to end delivery of SEM campaigns, owning the campaign set up and execution, and running the team to ensure the service and the results exceed the client’s expectations. You will support the client services team in analysing performance, generating insights and working with the social and display teams to deliver a rich and integrated service to our clients.

You will take a leading role in devising and planning the account strategy, working with the client services team to develop the client roadmap, identifying new opportunities and media planning to grow your accounts.

Our client manages by outcomes which gives every individual the freedom to exercise their entrepreneurial talent and to take responsibility for the outcomes of their work.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Agency side experience as a Paid Search (SEM) Trader

  • Experience of running SEM campaigns, developing strategies, optimising for performance, and developing and reporting back insights to clients.

  • Have extensive experience in managing performance SEM campaigns is a must.

  • A thorough understanding of the Search space, including keyword optimisation, testing and Paid SEM performance campaigns.

  • Previous Retail experience is a bonus • Experience of other programmatic channels is a bonus

  • Comfortable working with data to drive insights and recommendations

  • Excellent team and client management, and organisational and interpersonal skills.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.

  • Tertiary qualifications in Marketing, Communications or related area