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PPC Account Director

Posted 15 days ago

  • London, Greater London
  • Any
  • External
  • Expired - 2 months ago
ROLE OVERVIEWCroud is a digital marketing agency with a unique business model, recently named a Sunday Times Best Place to Work 2023.We are looking for an experienced Paid Search professional with an agency background who is passionate about digital marketing and in particular PPC.The overall purpose of this role is to support the Channel Head and Strategy Directors and lead the PPC Senior Account Managers, Managers and Executives in implementing PPC strategy for key clients. You will be responsible for the management and delivery of PPC scopes for our clients, using both internal resources and our network of specialists, in order to achieve client business objectives and targets. You will lead the effective implementation of client Account Development Plans (ADPs) in order to achieve the client’s annual business objectives and targets. You will also be responsible for ensuring cross-channel workflows.Croud operates a hybrid working model with a minimum of 3 days a week based in our London office and the remaining days from home if you wish.RESPONSIBILITIESClient Services Working with the Client Directors/Client Services team, provide senior leadership and strategic guidance to your client portfolio. Develop & maintain strong relationships across your client base Share knowledge, new platforms and industry developments with your key clients, keeping them abreast of upcoming changes - becoming a source of truth and an industry thought leader Identify & develop opportunities to grow revenue from key clients, whether through increased investment in PPC or wider cross-channel conversations Leadership/Management Provide effective support to the PPC Management Team, maintaining standards, improving processes and streamlining delivery across the team Lead the delivery of PPC services in your team, ensuring a high quality of work that adheres to best practices and meets/exceeds client expectations Ensure all client revenues/P&L follow due process in the team Co-ordinate and delegate work amongst your team to ensure tasks are allocated effectively depending on skills and resources Manage your direct reports, including their development and training needs Commercial awareness and ownership of the commercial performance of your team and clients with a focus on costs, revenue and ways of working, to ensure profitable delivery for Croud PPC Delivery Be at the forefront of PPC by keeping up to date with industry news, new platforms and technologies Help in new business preparation and attend sales pitches as and when required. Lead new business pitches and drive the strategy for them. Attend and deliver the pitch Lead and build required key client communications and deliverables eg. QBRs, campaign reviews and client meetings Working with key stakeholders (strategy & planning, client services, etc), align strategy and ensure client needs are met with other teams across the business Develop imaginative, innovative and effective ideas and process improvements for your clients/the wider PPC team Contribute to the development of Croud’s paid search proposition, positioning yourself as a key thought leader within the PPC team/wider business Key stakeholders:
Direct Line Manager: PPC Strategy Director Direct Reports: PPC Sr Managers, PPC Managers, PPC Executives Key stakeholders: PPC Head of Channel, Client Strategy team,
Planning team, CDDs Other stakeholders: Development Manager, Network Support Manager, Shrewsbury Operations Director, Head of Operational Process PERSON SPECIFICATION Degree level education or relevant equivalent experience In-depth demonstrable experience in Digital Marketing In-depth demonstrable experience in PPC advertising Excellent communication, organisation, and presentation skills A mathematical and analytical mind Exceptional client service skills Highly organised and an ability to multi-task Impeccable attention to detail Excellent Microsoft Office skills which must include Excel, Word and PowerPoint Proven track record of working to deadlines Proven time management skills Proven ability to negotiate. The ability to autonomously identify opportunities, generate ideas and formulate strategies Leadership skills: managing direct reports, a motivator Extensive line management experience, mentoring & training Proven experience in client expectation management roles and situations, able to manage and direct client expectations Clear passion for digital marketing and cross channel COMPANY BENEFITSCroud offers a clear path to progression for all members of staff. We are committed to offering development opportunities alongside a support system of regular performance reviews. The opportunities are endless!Croud offers competitive starting salaries alongside numerous company benefits.On completion of the three month probation period every employee is eligible for the benefits listed on our careers site which include: 25 days holiday a year Annual performance bonus Sale commission Recruitment referrals bonus Gym membership contributions Ride to Work scheme Rail card Season Ticket loan Free fruit, breakfast cereals, snacks and tea & coffee Free home office chair and screen Enhanced maternity and paternity package Life and income protection Medical cash plan Agile Working Policy LinkedIn Learning and access to Croud Campus (our bespoke learning and development platform) Peer to peer recognition scheme 'bonusly' Team off-sites/regular socialsYear-round holiday parties Day to make a difference
Standard hours are from 9.00am to 5.30pm, there’s flexibility if agreed in advance with your linemanagers (it may also be necessary on occasions to work outside of these hours).Croud is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. All candidates will be assessed based on merit, qualifications and their ability to perform the requirements of the role.