Head of Digital

London (Central), London (Greater)
29 Jun 2018
27 Jul 2018
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type

Head of Digital

  • A Head of Digital is required by The Lead Agency to head up our digital marketing team.
  • TLA is one of The Financial Times fastest growing 1000 companies in Europe for 2018. 
  • This is an excellent opportunity to be responsible for a pivotal department within a very successful lead-generation business.
  • We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about data, who can lead and inspire others and who is commercially savvy, comfortable with 7 figure budgets.
  • Central London

The Company

The Lead Agency is a fast-growing technology business with 16 years’ experience in lead generation and customer acquisition. We are a trusted growth partner to some of the world’s biggest and most ambitious organisations.

We connect consumers to products and services that fulfil their needs, help organisations to find and acquire new customers and enable publishers to monetise their audiences.

We are a thriving company with over 100+ specialists located across our Liverpool HQ, London and New York offices. We are a particularly technology focused business with an in-house development team continuously creating new lead generation solutions. With the focus on performance within the world of adtech and display marketing, some of these solutions are now offering significant opportunities to bridge the performance and display sectors.

The Lead Agency is made up of talented, creative and determined people.  We seek ambitious forward thinkers who are equally passionate and driven for career success.

The Job

This is a unique opportunity in the market to lead, develop and execute digital marketing strategies for one of the UK’s most exciting and fastest growing agencies.

The role can be based out of either our London office in the heart of Fitzrovia or our impressive Liverpool HQ. Reporting directly to the CEO and working very closely with the CTO you will be tasked with developing cutting edge digital strategies, managing partnerships and helping drive forward the unique proprietary technology being built internally.

A natural leader and innovator, you will live at the intersection of marketing and product development, leading the team as they conquer consumer acquisition, conversion and retention. You’ll work cross-functionally to design and execute digital growth initiatives, utilising the latest tools and technology to keep the agency at the bleeding edge of digital.

The Lead Agency is a performance business with all decisions based on data. This role requires absolute understanding of the detailed marketing channel data combined with excellent analytical skills and an accountant like focus on the numbers!

The Responsibilities

The Head of Digital’s mission is to deliver innovative digital marketing tactics, growing the return on investment from digital marketing activity. You will own the full digital marketing funnel from acquisition through to conversion and retention. Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead the role of growth within the business, implementing a framework for prioritising and testing growth-specific product improvements
  • Establish the digital growth plan to drive traffic, user acquisition, conversion and retention; prioritising gaps and quantifying progress in line with KPI’s for business priorities and profit targets
  • Help develop targets and ensure performance is front and centre of all execution.
  • Negotiate deals with key partners and ensure they are adding value above and beyond the standard terms of service.
  • Lead the team of digital marketing specialists, coordinating and executing growth campaigns aligning all market-facing functions
  • Work with your team to build and monitor a comprehensive data infrastructure to analyse user behaviour, targeted campaigns and marketing initiatives such Google Analytics, Optimizely, VWO, UnBounce (The tools of your choice) etc
  • Support product development by providing insights into integrating marketing technologies with the core business systems
  • Support the development of outbound focused technology within the business
  • Implement and manage a cross channel marketing platform
  • Constantly seek new channels and opportunities for lead growth & spearhead marketing automation platforms

The Skills

  • Able to inspire others and lead a team
  • Data driven, fueled by insights
  • Technically minded with a thorough understanding of digital marketing technologies, including the AdTech sector - knowledge of the latest technologies and approaches
  • A performance focused individual with an analytical mind
  • Ambitious and never satisfied
  • Focused on the user
  • Obsessed with testing and conversion, experienced with Google Analytics (ideally 360)
  • Commercially savvy, comfortable with 7 figure budgets
  • Innovative, always challenging the status quo



The Culture

The Lead Agency is a fast-moving and creative company that believes that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

We value ambition and persistence, and we encourage each other to drive progress through continual improvement and innovation. We’re working on exciting projects with the potential to transform our industry and allow us to expand both in the UK and internationally.

Balance is important to us, which is why we offer flexible working hours, free personal training and squash games, subsidised gym membership… and a free office bar every Friday! In addition, we have regular nights out and charity events throughout the calendar.

If you are a Head of Digital interested in this job, please apply now or alternatively send your CV or LinkedIn profile to careers@theleadagency.com or call +44 (0)151 221 9889 to discuss the role.

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