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Are you an experienced Account Director or Paid Social Director for an exciting new step?
Have you managed large Paid Search teams 15+
Have you managed a Paid Search function covering: PPC, Paid Social, Display & Programmatic?
Do you want to be the strategic lead for several high profile Blue Chip clients?
Are you immediately available to start a new role?
Then this could be an exceptional opportunity for you! 

The leading digital marketing agency is looking for an Account Director or Senior Paid Search Leader to manage their Paid Search function (25+) for a yearlong maternity cover. This role will be the strategic lead for all Paid Search activity for a range of clients across Travel, Automotive & Retail.

The Digital Marketing Agency is a market leader in Digital Marketing and has an award-winning Paid Search team, they have embraced digital and are constantly focusing on keeping the client at the heart of their business decisions. The company is one of the most recognized agencies in the UK and have a stable of Blue-Chip clients working with them.

Their culture is centered around empowerment & passion for their products with the appointment of their new Marketing Director there is a new drive within the team to grow and expand. The Digital Strategy Director is a real leader within marketing, they focus on empowering the team to succeed and grow within their roles.

As Paid Search Director – Digital Agency you will join our successful  Marketing team based in their London offices and be responsible for:

  • Overall responsibility for financial and strategic growth of Paid Search offering
  • Maintain strong relationships with key vendor partners, search engines and technology suppliers to stay ahead of latest market trends and developments. This will extend to managing tech suppliers and auditing new ones; e.g. bid management platforms, analytics platforms
  • Responsible for Paid Search accounts from a senior perspective; relationships with key senior clients – both Search and broader stakeholders. This will include working with the Performance Strategy Director to ensure strategic integration with other channels on those accounts, particularly SEO, Programmatic and Social
  • Responsible for new business – Search specific pitches, Search as part of wider pitches and also Search projects for clients
  • Responsible for overall delivery of work and quality of work from PPC teams driving forward best practice
  • Growing the Search product including integration with other departments and identifying growth areas such as TV syncing, CRM integration with PPC and how these can be developed. Providing clients with game changing projects and strategic innovations linked to accounts’ critical priorities
  • Department management, vision and structure ensuring team members’ career progression and the happiness of client teams
  • Planning and controlling the distribution of resources and recruiting senior members of staff according to the needs of the business whilst maintaining the responsibility of ‘key contact’ amongst the team and clients
  • Responsible for external PR through own presence as well as promoting the team members
  • A key driver in the Paid Search operations and implementation for EMEA (23 markets). Working alongside local market leaders on the creation of planning methodology, set-up, optimisation and checking processes to ensure market-leading innovative campaigns for the entire client portfolio

The ideal candidate will have a hands on approach to Paid Search, be a well-regarded leader in the Paid Search community, be a natural leader and managed teams in a complex environment this role will suit you. This role does require an extensive agency pedigree and demonstrable experience managing highly complex blue-chip accounts.

The Paid Search Director – Digital Agency role requires the following experience: 

  • Operational experience of running a team (e.g. resourcing, revenue management, etc.)
  • A demonstrable, impassioned and compelling opinion on the state of Paid Search – today and tomorrow
  • Hands on approach and passion for training and mentoring others
  • Ability to motivate and lead a large team
  • Proactive approach to work
  • Ability to sell Paid Search internally and externally
  • A highly organised individual with an analytical approach to work
  • Excellent presentation skills to be utilised both internally & externally
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Good sense of humour, intelligence and great personality
  • Experience of delivering international campaigns is an advantage

 Title: Paid Search Director – Digital Agency – 12 Month FTC
Location: Kings Cross, London
Contract Length: 12 month
Salary: £80k - £90k
Benefits: Bonus & Benefits 

** Must have the necessary visas to live and work in the EU** 

Max Tullis-Turner 
Senior Consultant 
Blue Pelican Marketing 
01892 507 100 -

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How to apply

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Max Tullis-Turner