Paid Performance Manager

Performance Marketing London, United Kingdom


Position at Havas Media


                          Paid Performance Manager


Reporting To: Paid Performance Director

Office Location: HKX Building, 3 Pancras Square, Kings Cross


About Havas Media Group:

Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups, operating in over 100 countries. The Group is made up of two major divisions: Havas Creative Group (the creative agencies) and Havas Media Group (HMG), the media agencies. HMG UK & Ireland today employs over 900 people and is made up of five leading media brands; Havas Media, Arena Media, Fullsix, LuxHub and Target Media, PR & experiential agency HSE Cake and specialist brands, Socialyse, Mobext and Ecselis.


Our ambition is to be the UK’s most integrated, agile media and marketing services group with data, content and entertainment at our core. It’s an exciting time for the business, with our recent move to the new ‘Havas Village’ in King’s Cross, where all UK agencies sit under one roof and share one common purpose; to bring media and creative closer together for the benefit of our clients.


About Ecselis:

Ecselis is the specialist digital media performance division of Havas Media Group, with over 350 specialists across 38 markets. We are responsible for managing UK and International paid search, SEO, acquisition and performance display advertising for 50+ unique clients, each with often complex and individual requirements. Offering extensive expertise and rich actionable insight, we help brands understand and navigate the complex performance marketing world, delivering simplicity across owned, earned, shared and paid performance channels. As an integrated and agile unit, Ecselis provides multi-channel solutions and flexible bespoke models to drive business level performance. What makes us stand out is our ability to offer the agility of a specialist agency powered by the strength of a major media group, bringing together media, technology, creative and data.


The Role


The Paid Performance Manager is responsible for the team and paid performance output to clients, including analysis, strategy, campaign implementation, optimisation, delivery and evaluation across paid search, affiliate and lead generation campaigns. As an experienced search marketer, you will be required to oversee the day to day operations to ensure the effective running of and performance of campaigns. You will be a senior point of contact for clients providing the strategic direction and operational guidance needed to drive performance improvements for their business.

Who we’re looking for:


      Proven experience of paid search working in a fast-paced agency environment with enterprise level clients

      Google AdWords qualified

      An strong understanding of and experience with analytics platforms

      An strong understanding of and experience with bid management platforms

      Experience of utilising a variety of competitor tools e.g. Google Trends, Hitwise, Adgooroo, Adthena etc.

      The ability to translate complex performance marketing strategies and lingo into simple explanations and propositions for clients

      A self-starter who will proactively seek out opportunities and strive for betterment of self, product and proposition

      Strong organisation and  project management capabilities

      Strong attention to detail

      Exceptional communication skills with the ability to deliver confident and structured presentations

      Passion for and wide understanding of all aspects of digital media

      Good numeracy skills with strong knowledge/ experience of MS Excel

      Management experience is a plus

      Ability to work under pressure

      A high energy, positive, can-do person who is always looking for ways to improve what we do

      Someone who can make things happen and likes to be accountable

      Someone with a strong voice and positive attitude who will help build a passionate culture in our team.