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Paid Search Account Director - Telco

Paid Search Account Director - Telco

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    £50000 - £57000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tim Dent

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  • Phone:

    0203 216 2563

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a PPC specialist to work on a huge telco account, for a global media agency. The role will be to lead a team of 5-6 paid performance specialists and deliver performance according to client requirements and targets. 
  • Capability (leadership, specialism)
    • Oversee optimisation of campaigns through utilisation of bid management tools to deliver on-going paid performance.
    • Drive best practice throughout not just your team, but the wider paid search team too; specifically improving the quality of campaign delivery, innovation and automation.
    • Be a digital leader, not only supporting Havas Performance, but engaging in knowledge sharing with your peers across the group.
  • Financial (admin, commercials and financial admin)
    • Overseeing accurate and timely finance administration and budgeting.
    • Own the profitability of your client portfolio and team.
    • Have a clear understanding of profitability for your client portfolio.
  • Management (people and development)
    • Independently manage personal development plans for all direct reports, ensuring SMART objectives are set.
    • Develop paid knowledge, tech knowledge and skill set of all direct reports.
    • Drive the strategic development of the Performance capabilities including qualifications, training and building expertise.
  • Behavioural (proactivity, agency culture)
    • Work on, and contribute to, new business efforts both within the Performance, but also within the Group as required.
    • Provide strategic leadership and clarity and drive the process from start to finish, ensuring that we deliver first class strategy and work.
    • Be a ‘thought leader’, both within the agency and across the industry. Taking a vocal point of view on industry issues and driving our positioning.
  • Relationships (client, internal)
    • Lead, maintain, and grow strong relationships with relevant client stakeholders.
    • Provide a point of escalation for account challenges/issues.
    • Manage client relationships to build respect and trust in your judgement.
    • Client facing presentations on strategy, campaign recommendations and subsequent results.
  • 4-5 years’ experience within a Performance remit, ideally within an agency environment.
  • Management experience is essential.
  • Commercial experience – commercial responsibility/exposure for clients or team.
  • Graduated to degree level or equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge/experience of paid search strategy.
  • Must be able to communicate well, interpret Performance marketing to clients and manage client expectations.
  • Excellent knowledge of industry tools and latest technologies.
  • Good numeracy skills with strong knowledge/ experience of MS Excel.
  • Passion for, and a wide understanding of, all aspects of digital media.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritise workload across your team.
  • Excellent communicator – written and verbal, with the ability to present confidently.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Thorough attention to detail.


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