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Paid Media Director

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Digital & Ecommerce

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  • Salary:

    £55k per year

  • Contact:

    Becky Smith

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  • Contact phone:

    0161 914 8556

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Becky Smith

Paid Media Director, Global Media Agency, Specialist Performance Team, Manchester City Centre, £55k

Forward Role are working exclusively with a global award winning media agency in Manchester City Centre who are renowned for their work with some huge instantly recognisable brand names. After impressive growth over the last year this agency is now looking for a Paid Media Director to join their specialist biddable performance team. 

It’s a unique proposition, as you’ll join a core team of just under 10 highly talented individuals across PPC and Paid Social, yet will be part of a global agency network meaning you’ll have the feel of almost a consultancy type agency whilst being supported by an agency group.

This is an exciting PPC Director role where you’ll act as strategic lead for biddable activity, owning senior internal and external relationships. You’ll help develop and drive forward Manchester’s paid search product and handle the planning and activation across all biddable channels with a focus on PPC (Google, Bing, Shopping etc).

You’ll be at the forefront of testing new technology, recommending data solutions and ensuring  a structured test & learn for each account. As Paid Media Director you'll work on global blue-chip clients & they are looking for someone with proven experience of being hands-on with paid accounts, activating in platform in addition to PPC planning and strategy.

As an agency they have gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years and with recent client wins they are growing the team again!

As PPC Director you will …

  • Have proven career history of PPC activity, with agency experience
  • Be hands on with setting up campaigns, optimising, reporting etc
  • Have proven experience of managing and mentoring junior staff members
  • Be agile and a lover of trying/testing new ways of doing things
  • Commercially driven
  • Experienced with ad serving platforms and skilled across Google AdWords and Analytics
  • Experienced working within third party bid management platforms (Search Ads 360, Kenshoo etc)

This agency are global, but down to earth. They have a relaxed feel about them and like staff to feel autonomous in their role, whilst being supported by the wider group. They have achieved great success over the last 12 months and this role is a key hire for them as part of their 2021 plans! The team are super relaxed, down to earth and a good bunch of people. It’s a unique proposition and alongside this hire they’re bringing another 5 biddable specialists on board, so there is a clear commitment and investment into the team. Flexible WFH is a given!

If you’re a bit fed up of working in an agency where you don’t have much say on new ways of doing things, then this role would be ideal. They are a fantastic agency and it’s a brilliant opportunity for a PPC Manager to step up and shape this expanding team.

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