Group Director, Search & Social

Programmatic, Biddable, Paid Media & SEO New York, New York


Position at [m]Platform

Group Director, Search & social  

position description


Are you ready to show your broad and deep understanding of digital channels? Are you an attentive and consultative relationship builder who wins over clients? Are you a magnet for talent because you prioritize the development of your teams? 

Consider joining our leadership team as Group Director, Search & Social. 

In this high impact role, you will provide attentive oversight of assigned client accounts and direct a willing and talented team of digital experts. 

Partnering with the SEM, SEO, and Paid Social Practice Leads, you will bolster client relationships, identify new business opportunities, and continuously champion the integration of Search and Social into the overall digital strategy. 

You'll own your promises. You will be accountable for the successful project delivery and revenue health for a portfolio of accounts. 

You'll achieve this by leading the appropriate strategies, develops POVs, provide thought leadership and drive innovation. The overarching strategies you invent will anchor and glue all the workstreams and execution together. 



  • We need you to showcase your knowledge of Paid Search and Paid Social marketing to provide innovative strategies and recommendations to reach and surpass client goals.
  • Do you have a high EQ and empathy for others? Using this you'll foster highly productive client, vendor, and internal stakeholder relationships to ensure success on the account.
  • Love to celebrate the #smallwins? Us too. Create the business success story, lead quarterly client business reviews, and win renewals.
  • Run the overall day-to-day operations of your teams across Search and Social, always seeking opportunities to optimize and improve processes.
  • Scrutinize planning budgets to identify strengths and weaknesses and ensures proper financial allocations.
  • Partner on staffing with HR and Talent Acquisition. Collaborate with Search and Social Practice Leads to develop and approve staffing allocations and estimates against new and assigned engagements.
  • Serve as an adviser and mentor to your fellow team members, ensuring personal and career development are prioritized. 
  • You'll also be the go-to and provide in-depth strategic search/eCommerce recommendations to strategize with sales on prospects and grow revenue within the current client base.



  • A minimum of 8 years of digital marketing experience gained in Agency, Publisher or on the Client Side. At least 2 years of leading teams of 6 people or above. 
  • In-depth knowledge of Paid Search (SEM) and Paid Social channels and platforms. Working knowledge of SEO preferred. Strong understanding of eCommerce (Amazon, major retailers, Kroger, Criteo) a plus.
  • Managed over $1MM in client revenue with a track record of successful renewals 
  • Developed strategies for helping Fortune 500 clients achieve their digital goals 
  • Developed staff engagement hours estimates for digital marketing campaigns 
  • Proven ability to solve complex technical and strategic problems 


Company overview

Get all the benefits of working with Fortune 1,000 clients in a dynamic and open environment where we take pride in what we do. We are looking for smart, hardworking professionals to drive business results as a member of the GroupM family.

GroupM is a WPP company. WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services, with 158,000 employees around the globe. Within WPP, GroupM is the consolidated media investment management operation and parent company to world-famous media agencies.

[m]Platform supports the organic search, paid search, paid social, programmatic, and AdOps practices of several GroupM operating companies. Each of these is the agency of record for many of the world’s top advertisers.

The work environment is an upbeat, positive, and comfortable one that cultivates creativity and innovation. We have offices in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine, Atlanta, and Seattle.

GroupM and all of its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.