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SEO Manager

Location: London, England.
Company Description:

** We invite people who are looking to work remotely to apply for this role. We will also be offering visa sponsorship for this position **

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specialises in the delivery of unique, personalised customer experiences across platforms and devices. We call it ‘people-based’ marketing, and with over 25 years’ experience, we are proud to be recognised as a global leader.

Merkle’s heritage in data, technology and analytics is the foundation for our understanding of consumer insights that drives our people-based marketing strategies. Combined with our expertise in performance creative and media, we can then offer our clients content-driven, contextual and compelling customer experiences that drive business growth.

In 2016, the agency joined dentsu, one of the world’s biggest media companies to form the Customer Experience Management (CXM) Line of Business.

Job Description:

The Role

Our UK SEO team was founded in the Summer of 2017 and after extensive growth we stand as a team of almost 30 with even more ambitious growth plans. As an SEO Manager, you will work directly with one of our key clients overseeing complex SEO projects supported by the wider SEO account team. The focus of this role will be to provide strategic direction as well as assist in the personal development of the wider SEO team. 

Life as a SEO Manager at Merkle

  • Working directly with our industry leading client, to plan and implement campaigns and SEO strategies, contributing to some projects and owning others
  • Motivating and supporting a team to deliver against campaigns
  • Providing regular updates on timeline, deliverables, performance reporting, competitive intelligence analysis and other follow-up items
  • Extracting insight from campaign data, to identify relevant trends and provide well-developed proactive recommendations to enhance and exceed overall client search marketing goals and objectives
  • Exhibiting clear understanding of overall client brand messaging and goals, and managing the development of content for search engine marketing purposes
  • Overseeing the solving of complex technical SEO problems for websites across different platforms
  • Working closely with key team members including, but not limited to, Management, SEO Technicians and Specialists, as well as team members in other functions, to ensure client success

A few of the benefits

Whether it’s the joy of working with people at the top of their game or the Merkle social calendar, people love working here – and we hope you will too

  • Career development through Merkle University and other tools; with access to courses, textbooks and mentorship
  • Private Medical Insurance, Company Pension, life insurance and other corporate benefits
  • A selection of other benefits including ability to buy additional holiday, season ticket loan and 2 volunteer days

Diversity & Inclusion

At Merkle, a dentsu company, we believe that creating diverse and balanced teams is not just a moral imperative, it is a business imperative. To help our clients reach millions of different people every day, we need our people to reflect the society that we represent.

We aim to create an inclusive culture where all talent thrives, and we champion meaningful progress in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for our people, clients and partners.

DEI is firmly embedded into our shared values - the 8 Ways to Never Before - and our Leadership Framework, which applies to all of our people. And our Global DEI Principles reflect our pledge to be an organisation that promotes wellbeing and inclusivity for everyone - regardless of ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender (incl. gender identity and gender expression), age, neurodiversity or physical ability. 

We are proud of what makes us different and encourage applicants from all different backgrounds to apply to join us. We are always happy to discuss all flexible and agile approached to working and should you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with our recruitment teams.

Qualifications:

What we are looking for in you

  • Experience within an SEO focused role ideally within an agency environment, and experience managing or mentoring more junior members of the team
  • Passion about the world of SEO with a keen interest in becoming an industry leading expert
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal; strong client relationships building skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus and productivity
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Comfortable contributing to a strategies across content, technical, outreach and commerce SEO
  • Experience with HTML editing, FTP, and CMS programs is a plus
  • Additional language skills are a plus
Additional Information:

At the point of application, the candidate must have the legal right to work in the UK as we are unable to sponsor visas as this time.

Merkle does not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Experience stipulated in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience. 

As part of our Diversity and Inclusion agenda, and as an Equal Opportunities employer, if you require reasonable adjustments during the selection process please engage directly with your Recruiter.

More Information:

Graduate Opportunities: Whether you're still studying, recently graduated or are already working and fancy a career hop, we could have a perfect opportunity for you.
Experienced Hires: Leverage your expertise, challenge the status quo and grow your career at Merkle.