SEO Manager

£30000 - £35000 per annum
21 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Kate Bergman
Business Type
Contract Type

SEO Manager - Agency - London

£30,000 - £35,000 + Benefits

SEO Manager - The Company

My client are a thriving global media agency and part of one of the world's most successful communications groups. Their forward-thinking and creative work with their clients has been recognised by the wider industry with a range of accolades including Campaign Golds, Cannes Gold Lions and a Drum Marketing Award. They are the only agency network to have picked up the highest recognition at all of the major awards festivals having been awarded Network of the Year awards at Cannes, Festival of Media, Eurobest, Dubai, Warc, Effies and most recently Campaign named them as Media Network of the Year.

They pride themselves as having an industry leading Learning and Development programme where every single member of staff has access to a personal business development plan, with almost 100 training initiatives available.

SEO Manager - The Role

You will be responsible for the day to day management of your clients, project managing all campaigns to deliver within deadline, against KPI's and within budget, ensuring output from you and your team remains within scope maximizing on campaign profitability. Also, you will manage and develop SEO Executives, providing them with guidance and support through regular feedback, appraisals and effective delegation. You will be an inspiring people manager and will be given the right support for you to grow in your role also.

You contribution to the definition of best practice and development of processes for our SEO offering along with your passion to enhance clients performance will ensure you and your team deliver award winning campaigns.


-Monitor team's output and quality of work produced ensuring SEO best practice is always adhered to

-Support with developing & presenting SEO strategies for a global network automotive client

-Confidently challenge briefs and provide innovative responses within tight deadlines

-Support with research, analysis and content for new business pitches

-Manage day to day relationship with your clients, resolve issues and know when to escalate

-Attend planning meetings and identify opportunities for organic growth

-Be accountable for SEO campaigns meeting brief requirements and client KPIs

-Project manage all campaigns and develop teams skills in this area

-Take lead on Competitor audits, keyword strategies, on-site recommendations, technical audits and off-site strategies with support from your AD as required.

-Ensure team exceeds client expectations and KPI's & project milestones are met

-Oversee robust SEO reporting and creation of PCA's

-Build strong relationships with suppliers and client partner agencies

-Maintain awareness of client's industry and their competitor's online marketing activity to make informed recommendations to clients and planning teams

-Measure the success of campaigns and develop team's understanding of how to analyze data to make informed decisions to improve client's performance

-Create cost plans and manage budget to ensure campaign profitablity

-Ensure team accuracy with client billings & supplier payments

-Lead on-boarding of new clients to ensure smooth transition

-Support leadership team to define processes and develop our product offering

-Identify opportunities to knowledge share and cross skill within the team

SEO Manager - Key Skills

The role is suited to someone with previous experience working on SEO campaigns in an agency environment. We will look at candidates without media agency experience, if they have actually been involved in the end to end process of working on successful SEO campaigns in-house.

Our SEO client teams work together, sharing ideas and knowledge, so it is important for the person we recruit to be a team player. We are also part of a wider content marketing team, so an understanding of how social integrates with SEO is essential.

In the past SEO has been less client facing than some other media channels, however this is rapidly changing, so we are looking for someone who is not only passionate about what they do but is comfortable talking to clients on the phone and face to face about SEO in an accessible way, which continues to build on the strong relationships the team has built.

Essential Skills:

-Experience planning & managing technical SEO campaigns for multiple clients

-Market, competitor and keyword analysis

-On-page recommendations & technical audits

-Content Distribution/building links- Develop, plan and execute

-Performance reporting on SEO campaigns

-KPI focused and proven track record of increasing SEO performance

-Sound knowledge of all aspects of off-site opportunities: blogs, directories, social media, paid links etc

-Awareness of search optimisation opportunities for other elements such as social media, shopping feeds, local search & universal search

-Understanding of paid, owned and earned media and how they work together

-Awareness of other digital marketing channels, specifically PPC and how they integrate with SEO.

-Use of SEO and analytical software such as Google Keyword Planner, Google Analytics, BrightEdge and other common web analytics platforms

-Clear understanding of best practice SEO and search engine webmaster guidelines

-Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and other web programming platforms

-Experience managing people and team development skills

-Project management skills and understand how to delegate effectively

-Experience with budget management and developing cost plans

-Flexible and hard working - used to working to deadlines under pressure

-Good verbal and written communication skills

-Able to work independently and as part of a team

-Experience working in an agency environment

If this is the SEO Manager role for you then APPLY NOW !!!!

For further assurance, please review my profile on LinkedIn and connect with me; Search for "KATE BERGMAN" To apply for this fantastic opportunity or for further information, please contact: Kate Bergman | DD: + 44| 207 845 7235. Please note all applications will be made in confidence. Feel free to call me directly

We have a variety of digital roles on at present (£20k-£130k), so if this is one is not suitable; please call me to discuss other exciting opportunities which you can apply for.