Head of SEM - Randburg Verfied

R 50000 per month Randburg, Gauteng Randburg, Gauteng more than 14 days ago 13-07-2022 5:07:27 PM
Craighall, Johannesburg
R45 000 – R50 000 CTC per month

About the Role:
My client, a results-based marketing agency based in Johannesburg is looking for a Head of Search Engine Marketing. In this role you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all the PPC clients paid media, content and channels and reporting back on these with data-driven insights. You will be responsible for leading a small team of juniors who will assist with keyword research, tracking results and monitoring results. As the Head of Search Engine Marketing, you will oversee each brand and the vision and growth for each brand, including paid media strategy creation, understanding and implementation, technical knowledge sharing and problem solving with clients and the internal team. You will ensure you maximise ROI, drive traffic and customers for all clients.

Responsibilities:
• Overseeing all paid media for PPC clients across the agency
• Creating and executing SEM strategies for clients
• Forecasting with budgets and possible results based on budgets
• Manage a team of juniors who assist with SEM, including hands-on training and feedback
• Execute tests, collect, and analyse data, and identify trends and insights in order to achieve maximum ROI in paid search campaigns
• Track, report, and analyse website analytics and PPC initiatives and campaigns
• Creating and testing audiences
• Building PPC campaigns from scratch
• Advising internal team, juniors and clients on campaigns, creative and results/issues
• Implementing GA4 on client’s websites
• Pulling and collating data from multiple sources
• Creating media plans
• Meeting and maintaining relationships with clients
• Being on-hand to explain results and data to a client or colleague
• Technical assistance on pitches
• Manage campaign expenses, staying on budget, estimating monthly costs and reconciling discrepancies
• Optimise copy and landing pages for paid search engine marketing campaigns
• Perform ongoing paid keyword discovery, expansion, and optimisation
• Research and analyse competitors and advertising links

Minimum Requirements:
• 4+ years of experience in digital media marketing
• 6+ years of experience in running paid media specifically
• Google ads certified
• Google Data Studio & SEM Rush
• Proven experience as a PPC Manager & running a team
• Experience in data analysis and reporting
• Well-versed in the principles of search engine marketing (SEM)
• Experience with google ads: Search, display, and shopping, discovery, performance, max, YouTube
• Working knowledge of analytics tools, including the implementation of tracking on websites
• Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in search engine marketing
• Extensive experience with Google Tag manager implementations and custom event setup
• Comfortable navigating WordPress
• Understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript is a plus
• Proficiency in Excel completely essential
• Analytical thinking with strong math skills
• Strong computer skills
• BS/MS degree in Marketing or a quantitative, test-driven field