Paid Search Account Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

With a history that dates back over 80 years,Starcom is a global communications planning and media leader. We are an agency still grounded in our founding principle that people are at the centre of all we do. Each day, we apply this belief to harness the transformative power of data and technology to inspire and move people and business forward. With more than 7,000 employees in over 100 offices around the world, we are the flagship Publicis Media agency that uses our ‘Power of One’ business model, with teams that span multiple disciplines across clients such as Aldi, P&G, P&O Ferries, Primark, Samsung, Stellantis, and Visa. 

We place a huge focus on our People and have driven flagship D&I and L&D programmes within Publicis Media; our goal is to help every individual reach their fullest potential and we encourage everyone to make “Brave Plays” in how they approach their work and their own career development. As a result, we have an exceptionally energised and committed talent base, all of us proud of our welcoming and supportive culture, as evidenced by our recognition as one of Campaign’s Best Places to Work for three years in a row (2021, 2022 and 2023) and most excitingly, Media Week's Agency of the Year 2023!

Job Description

Join an award-winning team working alongside the Paid Search Director and other teammates to deliver market-leading strategy and execution on one of the industry’s largest retail accounts. Sitting within Team Constellation, a bespoke collective of experts bringing the best of the global Publicis network to collaborate across strategy, planning, technology, audience, and activation for Samsung.

As a DTC (Direct-to-Consumer) performance-focused client, Samsung’s Paid Search team plays a critical role in delivering results throughout the year, commanding large budgets and high focus from the client. You will be working directly with your client counterparts to ensure we’re hitting targets and identifying additional growth opportunities, while ensuring we are following Search best practice across all media we run. Product launches and promotional periods are the most exciting tactical moments for Samsung where teams work to deliver flawless execution and develop industry-leading approaches that often become award-winning work.

Coming in as a Paid Search Manager, we’re looking for someone who is passionate about performance media, technology, and looking to make their mark on a rapidly growing client. Your responsibilities will range from client communications, PPC strategy, campaign responses, forecasting & finance, and of course innovation. You will play a pivotal role in aligning with the wider planning and activation teams, whilst managing a team of Executive-level colleagues to support you.


What are we looking for?

· Prior experience across all things Paid Search including planning, strategy, and execution

· Experience in working on campaigns with performance and direct-response KPIs, such as revenue and ROAS objectives

· Expertise in using Search Ads 360 to manage campaigns at scale, including the use and optimization of bid strategies, reporting and more

· A passion for innovation willing to push the limits of Paid Search and the wider digital plan

· Someone who can build collaborative relationships with clients and internal teams

· Ability to manage large budgets and develop a clear and simple finance process.

· Confident presentation and communication skills

· Some experience in working with dashboards, such as via Looker Studio, to help visualize and contextualize performance for clients and internal teams

· Some experience in training and managing the workloads of others in your team, whether in a line managerial and/or mentoring capacity, desirable

· Experience in working on wider biddable campaigns, such as YouTube, Google Shopping or Performance Max, preferable but not essential

What can we offer?
Starcom works differently to most agencies; we base many of our models on consultancy ways of working to build a more agile workforce in this hybrid world. We complement our account teams with Squads – small teams that work for a short period to solve a specific brief. We hold cross discipline Sprints to crack client briefs at speed. These processes are designed to fuel high performance and fast results through collaboration and naturally mean that our people learn and develop incredibly quickly.
In addition, we have a variety of more typical benefits to working here including 25 days of annual leave (plus bank holidays and your birthday off), a generous pension scheme, lots of Employee Action Groups to join and lots of discounts across Westfield.

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with employees being office-based on Mondays and two other days during the working week.

If you have any adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.


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