SEO Manager

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive + Benefits
Posted
13 Jul 2021
Closes
13 Aug 2021
Ref
REF27715A
Discipline
Media
Specialism
Digital, SEO
Sector
B2B
Business Type
Agency
Seniority
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time

Spark Foundry make up part of a thriving global media network and are part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading communications groups. 


We offer outstanding Learning and Development programmes and pride ourselves on having an industry leading Accelerator Programme (our ‘Grad’/Entry Level programme for all entry level hires) as well as programmes to develop each level. Every single member of staff has a personal development plan and we care about every individual’s career development equally.

Job Description

Spark Foundry make up part of a thriving global media network and are part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading communications groups. We are globally connected with over 8,000 employees in 110 offices across 70 countries.

At Spark Foundry we harness a startup spirit with a powerhouse soul, melding an entrepreneurial, innovative business approach with the full resources, capabilities and clout of Publicis Media. And, like the best foundries where raw materials are heated and forged into something even more useful and beautiful, SPARK FOUNDRY will bring a kinetic balance of heat, passion and creativity.

Who We Are in the UK? 

Spark Foundry, the Acceleration Agency.

We help brands to identify, learn and respond to opportunities faster than the competition.

Every client has an area of their business they need to accelerate, from short term goals to long term transformation.

We’ve proven our approach during the most difficult year on record. Now we’re using it to provide a launch pad for their future.

Come be an accelerator with us.

How we accelerate

•        Planning: an approach that works in practice rather than theory, arming planners with the ability to create cutting edge campaigns

•        Intelligence: a suite of tools that give definitive answers to big questions, and uncovers actionable insights about real people

•        Trading: a model built on flexibility and trusted relationships, underpinned with bold guarantees

•        Relationships: a culture of asking challenging questions to better understand the brief – we are not a ‘yes’ agency

•        People: a strong history of recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds and accelerating their careers

We are an accredited member of the IPA and offer outstanding Learning and Development programmes. We pride ourselves on having an industry leading Accelerator Programme (our ‘Grad’/Entry Level programme for all entry level hires) as well as programmes to develop each level. Every single member of staff has a personal development plan and we care about every individual’s career development equally.

Team/Department

Spark Foundry’s SEO team sits within the overall Performance Department together with the performance disciplines. Being part of Publicis Groupe gives us market leading access and training to tools, tactics and platforms developed internally and powered by Performics. Our excellent relationships with key suppliers means as a team we get access to regular training, we are usually the first to trial new products across our clients, invites to industry events and a monthly lunch and learn session (with free lunch)!

We are diverse in our experience, personalities, nationalities and the clients we look after - and we celebrate that diversity.  Our clients are professional but also creative and fun and this is reflected in the way we work and relate to each other.  We know the way to deliver great work is to work together – and we enjoy it. We are a tight-knit team who socialise together and share in each other’s successes.

We are passionate about the sectors our clients work in and would welcome people who share our enthusiasm.

An opportunity has emerged for a talented SEO Manager looking for their next step up in digital.  Working closely with the SEO Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the day to day technical and content needs across one of our largest, international clients.

The successful candidate will be able to join a 20 strong SEO department, and further develop their skillset alongside a supportive and experienced team.

Attention to detail, excellent time management, technical knowledge and creativity are essential for this role. Previous experience in an SEO Manager role is preferred. In return, Spark will provide the very best training opportunities and career progression for the right candidate.

As an SEO Manager you will be responsible for the day to day running and optimisation of technical and content aspects of a number of our key clients.  The role of SEO Manager will cover the following responsibilities including but not limited to; you are able to turn strategy into performance, you have good knowledge of SEO optimisation and planning. You are able to carry out competitor analysis, technical audits and are comfortable with ad-hoc technical support, as well as intent focussed keyword search. You will be able to manage client relationships, and be able to manage the expectations of both internal and external stakeholders. You will ensure delivery of monthly and weekly reporting. This includes writing on-page copy for site optimisations, monitoring SEO tools to ensure optimum performance. You will be able to work effectively with planning and channel teams to ensure an integrated approach, and work directly with, and manage the relationship with third party agencies.

Qualifications

To ensure this career opportunity is a suitable match for your experience and job search, we require the following:

  • You will have strong hands on experience in an SEO role
  • You possess good presentation skills and inter-personal relationship skills
  • You must have the ability to communicate concepts simply and effectively
  • You have excellent prioritisation and project management skills
  • Up to date knowledge of the search marketing industry
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office solutions – particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong web Analytics understanding, particularly Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics
  • Experience with DeepCrawl, Screaming Frog, Ahrefs, SEMrush or similar SEO tools
  • You have excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong technical skills
  • Strong creative skills 
  • Experience with Outreach preferred 
  • The ability to multi-task and work on several areas at a time, you must be a self-starter and highly motivated

Additional information

We are diverse though our experience, people and the clients we look after - and we celebrate that diversity. Our people hold us accountable to our beliefs and via regular surveys and our grass roots D&I team, The Collective, and internal next generation board, Firestarters, we hold regular events and work continually towards generating ideas, initiatives and educating our people to ensure we are a diverse and inclusive agency. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities and for candidates in our application process.  If you need assistance or adjustment due to a disability, please contact us.

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