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SEO Manager

  • Location

    Manchester City Centre

  • Sector:

    Digital & Ecommerce

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30k - 40k per year

  • Contact:

    Becky Smith

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    0161 914 8556

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Becky Smith

Forward Role are proud to be working exclusively with one of the world's largest media groups who are currently looking for an SEO Manager to establish their SEO offering in their fast-growing Manchester office. They are a renowned agency, working with some huge global brands across a variety of sectors. It's a really exciting time for the agency as they are currently continuing to build their Manchester proposition and this is a truly unique opportunity to be part of a growing team. As SEO Manager you will form part of their specialist online performance team, traditionally based in London but now being developed in Manchester.

As SEO Manager you will be responsible for taking ownership of organic search strategy, implementation and all client communication. This is an exceptional opportunity to be the agency’s lead SEO Manager with the scope to grow a team around you.  A key part of this role is the ability to be hands on in terms of the day to day SEO requirements of the agency's clients, whilst having enough seniority and gravitas to hold your own in client meetings, oversight of strategy and new business pitches.

This is a really important hire for the agency and so they are looking for someone with a proven background in SEO and the desire to grow a team around you, aiding with the growth and development of employee's.

As SEO Manager you will be responsible for both the team and the search performance output to clients. This will include, strategy, implementation, optimisation and delivery. As SEO Manager you will be an all-rounder, someone who is comfortable with technical SEO but also with the ability to manage your own accounts and work with the London team to lead their growth. 


  • Day to day management of campaigns, with accountability for deliverables
  • Reporting, analysing and presenting results and findings to clients
  • Perform technical assessments, deliver on outreach with the content team and roll-out onsite optimizations
  • Investigate ways to improve the agencys approach to SEO and including performance and research.
  • Implement SEO strategies tailored to the client
  • Undertake audits
  • Support in new business pitches

For this position you will have a track record of delivering great results in organic search, alongside a proven knowledge of technical SEO, on page optimisation and outreach. This role requires someone with the ability to lead the search offering for the agency, backed up with the desire to implement your plans. The capability to explain complex situations to clients and enable the growth of both business and the team. 

This role offers a brilliant opportunity for really shaping a team within a well-established agency with global reach. You'll join a supportive team, based in a creative office space in the city centre who put a lot into staff engagement and social activities making it a collaborative place to work. Opportunities like this are unique, so apply now or send your CV to

SEO Manager, Global Media agency, Manchester City Centre


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