Manager, Paid Search


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Position Details

Manager, Paid Search
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Role Summary & Impact

As a Manager, Paid Search, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a client's paid search marketing initiatives. You will manage junior teammates and focus increasingly on strategy development for your dedicated account(s).

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the day-to-day supervision of client-paid search programs including strategic approaches, bid recommendations, execution details, budgets/accounting and overall goal achievement. 
  • Understand the client’s product, marketing objectives and digital goals with an emphasis on paid search, presenting to clients on a regular basis. 
  • Monitor, track and evaluate campaign performance analytics, based on client KPI targets and baselines. 
  • Stay on top of the latest updates regarding tools and User Interfaces (AdWords, Bing, Bid Management Platforms, eMarketer, SEMrush, Search Engine Land, AdCenter, AdGooroo, etc.). 
  • Think creatively, research and develop tools and innovative tactics to improve efficiencies or advance the practice. 
  • Actively contribute to corporate initiatives, automation projects, process changes and roll-outs. 
  • Stay current on industry trends, focusing on how changes can help improve offerings to accounts and enhance our overall practice.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Analytics, Marketing, Communications, Advertising; OR equivalent professional work experience. 
  • 3+ Years experience in Analytical Tools (Google Analytics, Web trends, Omniture), Search Engine Desktop Tools (Google AdWords Editor, Bing Ads Editor). 
  • Expertise in Pay-Per-Click (PPC) optimization techniques (ROI / CPA / CPL / Impression Share). 
  • Bid Management tool familiarity (DoubleClick Search, Kenshoo, Marin, etc. Marin & Searchlight) as well as 3rd Party Tracking Tools (DoubleClick, Floodlight, Sizmek, etc.). 
  • Experience meeting with and delighting clients is essential. 
  • Desire to manage and mentor junior members of a team; prior experience as a manager a plus.

The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $60,000 to $140,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, please visit for more details.

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