Global Head of Search

£65000 - £70000 per annum
05 Apr 2017
03 May 2017
Clare Humphreys
Job Discipline
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
I'm looking for a Global Head of Search for a hugely successful online retail brand. Due to constant expansion and significant investment they are looking for a Global Head of Search (PPC, SEO, International, Ecommerce, B2C)

The Global Head of Search (PPC, SEO, International, Ecommerce, B2C) will manage a team of people and be responsible for a multi million pound budget.


* Refine and deliver the paid and organic search strategy and roadmap for all markets
* Update key stakeholders with clear, concise and regular visibility on performance
* Set ambitious, yet realistic quarterly team objectives, aligned with company goals
* Effectively manage large paid search budgets against strict KPI targets
* Improve efficiency by rolling out test plan though solid AB testing methodology
* Identify new opportunities to drive incremental profit and revenue growth
* Forecast search performance and recommend monthly/yearly budgets
* Develop the Search team's capability, knowledge and sense of ownership.
* Energise, motivate and mentor the team.
* Develop new processes to increase efficient operations within the team.
* Manage the relationship and roadmap with key suppliers (e.g. Google, Bing, Marin)
* Communicate new developments, risks or opportunities to key stakeholders
* Work in close collaboration with other teams (Display, Brand, Trading, Social, Partnerships and Offline) to ensure integrated campaign execution.
* Work closely with the Product and Tech teams to ensure 'search' is front of mind within roadmap setting.
* Stay at the forefront of search best practice, media and digital technology innovation


* Proven experience of successful management of large paid search budgets, performance teams and achieving results.
* A great team leader with high passion, positive energy and enthusiasm
* Must have experience of bid management platforms (e.g. Double Click, Kenshoo or Ignition One) but ideally Marin software
* Great understanding of broader online and offline marketing mix
* Must be proficient in Google Adwords and Bing
* Full awareness of the latest Google SEO developments and SEO tools.
* Proven track record of devising and implementing an extensive A/B testing roadmap
* An excellent planner who is forward thinking
* Flexible and adaptable to a fast paced environment

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