PPC Account Director

Programmatic, Biddable, Paid Media & SEO Manchester, Manchester


Position at MediaCom

Hello. We are MediaCom.

We believe in People First, Better Results.

MediaCom unleashes brands’ growth by helping them See the Bigger Picture. This means that we apply our unique ‘Systems Thinking’ philosophy and technology to all marketing levers: media, message and data. As a result, we design communication strategies that deliver short term results and help brands build for the future.

As part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm, we have access to the richest data, most robust benchmarks and most advanced capabilities in the market. This helps us provide comprehensive solutions to all marketing challenges.

Our success is underpinned by our long-standing ‘People First, Better Results’ belief. We know that by investing in our people’s whole-person wellbeing, careers and capabilities, we will help grow our clients’ businesses.

In 2020 this approach led MediaCom to be crowned Global Media Network of the Year by Eurobest and Festival of Media Global, in addition to being the most awarded agency at the WARC Media Awards.

MediaCom is one of the world’s leading media communications specialists, with billings of US$17.6 billion (Source: COMvergence, 2020), employing 8,000 people in 125 offices across 100 countries. Its global client roster includes adidas, Coca-Cola (TCCC), Dell, Groupe PSA, Hasbro, Mars, NBC Universal, P&G, Richemont, Shell, Sony, Uber and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

To find out more about MediaCom visit us here:  www.mediacom.com

The Team:

The Mediacom Search team works to effectively manage paid search campaigns to consistently deliver excellent results against client KPIs. We are a team of approximately 25 people working across a range of clients within many different markets. You’ll be a part of the wider Google Practice, which is a community for all Mediacom UK digital experts, which focuses on connecting the Google ecosystem and delivering best in class performance for our clients. We are now looking for a Search Account Director to come and join the growing Search team based in Mediacom North’s Head Office in Manchester.

Overview of role:

As a Search Account Director you will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of your account(s) across paid search campaigns whilst operating as the main campaign point of contact for our clients.
Making use of platform knowledge and account management practices, you’ll ensure effective management of projects to brief, schedule and budget. Ultimately, you’ll work to deliver world class paid search programmes which exceed our client’s expectations.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Performance

  • Responsibility for the output of your team, both client facing and operational, and acountability for adherence to controls and best practices across paid search.
  • Strategic understanding of the client’s business and KPIs, keeping up to date with latest Industry news and proactively spotting trends, product releases, and other opportunities which could enhance our activity.
  • Maintain a forward thinking and innovative approach in the development of all paid search activity.
2. People
  • Develop strong relationships with your client and key suppliers, leading team communications with these stakeholders. Be able to communicate with clients on subjects outside your remit and provide them with useful insight.
  • Take responsibility for your team’s development and career progression within the agency.
  • Play an active role in recruitment and interviewing processes to build strong teams.
3. Process
  • Helping to drive process automation through adoption of scripts and efficient ways of working.
  • Lead on application and adherence to all areas of paid search activation finance process.
  • Contributes to the development of strategic revenue and services opportunities.
Reporting of the role:

This role reports to the Search Director

3 best things about the job
  1. The opportunity to work across large budget, innovative accounts which are tailor-made for someone with a progressive mindset.
  2. Working within a truly collaborative agency model with great opportunities for continued cross-media and performance marketing learning.
  3. A talented team supporting each other in implementing best-in-class, award winning campaigns, and has fun along the way.
What you will need:
  • In-depth understanding of search campaign set-up, management, optimisation and reporting across media owner and technology vendor platforms
  • Excellent understanding of the strategic and tactical application of paid search and digital marketing in general
  • Proven Project Management, Leadership and People Management Experience.

If you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, we would love to hear from you! 

*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at MediaCom*

Mediacom is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We want applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to race, colour, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.