Head of Search - (Digital Marketing Agency) - Brighton

Brighton (BN1)
£40k (negotiable DOE) + Benefits
24 Jan 2013
24 Feb 2013
Contract Type
Full Time


We are seeking an experienced Digital Marketing Specialist (Natural/Paid/Mobile/Social) to head up the search marketing function within an expanding digital marketing agency.  Based in Central Brighton, just a stone throw from the beach, you will join a dynamic, award winning studio environment.  Read on...

Founded in 2003, this specialist digital marketing agency helps high-end retailers deliver the ultimate shopping experience through digital.  Not only renowned for creating and innovating excellent search marketing solutions they are also famed for their strong company culture having won numerous “Best Place to Work” awards. 

Joining as their Head of Search you will help to shape and deliver search solutions for high-end retailers operating in the home and garden, lifestyle, accessories and fashion sectors.  Whether you are developing/implementing complex natural & paid campaigns, brainstorming new services, measuring search activity or attending client meetings your input will be integral to the ongoing success of this agency.

Skills and experience required:

Comfortable managing all of the above duties you should be an experienced Digital Marketing Specialist / Head of Search with good awareness of the retail markets and skills/experience that cover the following:

  • Natural search / Paid search / Mobile search / Social search / Global & local search.
  • E-commerce platforms.
  • A/B & multivariate testing.
  • Active selling, dynamic merchandising and content delivery.
  • Customer insight, segmentation & analysis.
  • Search analytics, measurement & forecasting.
  • Thought leadership with published articles online and experience of speaking at relevant events.
  • People management skills with the ability to lead and motivate others.
  • A passion for premium retail.
  • A great team player with brilliant communication skills.
  • Highly organised with an eye for attention to detail.

A black book brimming with contacts across the digital and retail sectors would be a bonus as would any exposure to search as part of a larger multi-channel marketing campaign, affiliate marketing or search as part of a full customer experience strategy.

If you relish a challenge and are keen to make an impact then this could be just right for you.  Perhaps you are an in-house search expert looking for a fresh challenge or an experienced agency player looking for that next career step into senior management.  Either way, this new role within the company offers great progression, a friendly working environment and a highly competitive salary.  Get in touch...

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