[Vacancy] Initiative is looking for a Manager, Paid Search - Commerce

[Vacancy] Initiative is looking for a Manager, Paid Search - Commerce

Initiative is directly looking for a:

Manager, Paid Search - Commerce

Position Summary

NIKE Inc. is the world's leading designer, marketer, and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories.  

Founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight in 1972, Nike has grown over the last 50 years into one of the most valuable, most loved and most emulated brands in the world, singular in its ability to create cultural conversation within the world of sports and fashion and far beyond. 

 Nike's mission is to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world; a mission expressed every day through product design, digital and physical retail consumer experiences, and brand communications.

Initiative is Nike's and Jordan brands newly-appointed media agency of record for EMEA, responsible for strategy, integrated media planning and activation, measurement, and data & technology services across 34 countries.  Reprise partners with Initiative to create best-in-class solutions for Nike.

Partnering with Nike is an extraordinary opportunity requiring extraordinary talent. Our vision is to build the best integrated team connecting brand and performance to deliver best in class outcomes. The Nike Initiative EMEA team will be a highly diverse team, attracting the sharpest emerging and established media experts across all disciplines in the industry. With the chance to grow and do great work people all over the region will see, admire, and respond to.

*If you have a body, you are an athlete.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Search Engine Marketing:

  • Hands-on campaign management across Google Ads, Microsoft Ads and other Commerce platforms.
  • Forecasting and strategic planning of PPC activity to hit campaign objectives.
  • Reporting and insights into campaign performance and optimization.
  • Contribute to developing new products and ways of working that improve PPC results.
  • Develop an understanding of the various digital media channels (Display, eRetail, Social media) and the role of PPC/SEM.
  • Help to educate the clients on PPC/SEM strategies and tactics; engage clients in digital communications by demonstrating their direct response and creative and brand-building abilities.
  • Participate in and learn about social marketing and its impact on our clients.
  • Keep up to date with and lead the testing of new SEM products, including advanced features and beta trials for Google Ads and SA360.

Leadership & Management:

  • Lead the day-to-day client relationship, campaign or project development and execution.
  • Ensure that all client campaigns follow the internal Search process.
  • Provide consistent and practical support to Account Directors / Senior Account Managers and Business Performance Directors.
  • Prepare and lead performance review presentations.
  • Lead development of regular results analysis & reporting, recommendations and presentations.
  • Lead meetings and discussions and ensure accurate contact reports are issued within 24 hours.

Excellence in Client Service:

  • Work to understand your client’s pressures and internal demands to ensure Reprise Media provides the correct response at the right time and in the proper manner.
  • Build an understanding of the client’s business and digital marketing objectives, and develop strategies to help meet those objectives.
  • Effectively set and manage client expectations.
  • Understand individual client needs (on specific projects and beyond), so you can help them be successful in their roles and with their bosses; ensure clients have the necessary information and materials they need to do their jobs well.
  • Ensure all media schedules, forecasts and recommendations are fit for the client and it’s easy for the client to access.
  • Provide counsel to clients’ marketing issues and opportunities, engaging the Account Director as appropriate.

People Management:

  • Actively nurture the goal of making Reprise Media an enjoyable place for staff to work and for clients to engage with.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge of the Account Analyst through mentoring, supervision and providing feedback on performance.
  • Delegate the appropriate tasks and the appropriate amount of functions to ensure an acceptable workload.
  • Keep Business Performance Director informed of Account Analyst development and performance.
  • Identify opportunities for Account Analysts to take ownership of tasks or projects to develop and grow.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Needs to have search marketing experience, responsible for planning and managing campaigns across Google Ads and Microsoft Advertising (Bing)
  • Experience working with related feed management and Shopping platforms, such as Feedonomics, ProductHero, AdMarketplace and other CSS platforms.
  • Experience managing large budgets and delivering solid results across multiple markets and product types for a large retail brand
  • Extensive knowledge and experience running Shopping activities on Google and Bing
  • Knowledge of product feed management and its relationship with Shopping platforms and CSS
  • App campaign management on Apple Search Ads & UAC
  • Have driven e-commerce performance using third-party bid-management tool SA360
  • Experience managing PPC campaigns across multi-account MCCs
  • Be a trusted, knowledgeable source of information and developments in search marketing
  • Communicate effectively at all levels, both up and down
  • Strong client-facing skills: understanding client needs, maintaining relationships, building partnerships
  • Strong commercial skills
  • Able to work in a high-pressure environment and resolve client issues
  • Analytical, yet operate strategically, with an understanding of the ‘big picture.’
  • ‘Hands-on’ approach to operations: Plans, assigns and directs work, time, material, people

About Us

As the global performance marketing agency of IPG Mediabrands, we are obsessed with Customer Flow, the continuous movement of customers along the path to purchase. Our purpose is to help brands build and accelerate Customer Flow, and we offer deep expertise in digital crafts required to move customers along that journey. We do this by unifying our craft experts which include search, social media, SEO, eCommerce, content creation and strategy under a single operating system.

Our expert team of specialists delivers integrated initiatives that help the world’s leading brands connect to the people who drive their business forward – efficiently and effectively. Reprise is headquartered in New York with over 60 offices around the world and works with brands like Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, Amazon, American Express, Lego & more. At Mediabrands and Kinesso, we celebrate difference and believe this makes us stronger. Mediabrands and Kinesso are equal opportunity employers and committed to championing an inclusive culture that provides a sense of belonging for all our employees. We do not discriminate against any applicant based on age, disability, race, colour, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, belief, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need any adjustments to ensure our recruitment process is fully accessible to you, then please contact us on recruitment.uk@mbww.com

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